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Projects Completed In 2007

  • Pineapple Pullover

  • Clay items - beads, etc.

  • Abi - Rowan Sweater

  • Several Beaded Necklace/Earring sets

  • Christmas Table Topper

  • Rhubarb (aka "Tomato") knit

  • Larger Than Life Bag - Crochet

  • Vogue Cardi #19 - Knit

  • Summer Bag - crochet

  • Lucy in the Sky with Bob - Knit

  • Spiderweb Cardi - Crochet

  • Bianca's Jacket - Knit

  • Something Red - knit

  • Two tea cozies - one knit, one crochet

  • Square Neck Tank top - knit

  • Doris Chan's Lace Cardi - crochet

  • Nantucket Jacket

  • Fish Bath Mat

  • Crocheted Triangles Purse

  • More dishcloths than one person should EVER make

  • Fountain Lace Cardi - Knit

  • 2 Knit & 1 Crocheted Calorimetries


  • Knitting Patterns Crochet Patterns by


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June 24, 2007



I must admit, I wondered about the skirt myself - even looked at it in the magazine at the mill shop the other day. But I just kept thinking: "That sucker's going to be heavy!"

But Rhubarb, she's going to be lovely - especially in the newer, drapier style :) I have the pattern and I keep looking at it thinking "It's top down - you could do it!". Hmmm...


WOW!!! Rhubarb is going to be beautiful!


I love that skirt but it definitely needs a finer thread. Rhubarb looks sweet :)


Step away form the crocheted skirt :) Good think you tried it on when you did! Glad you had lovely backup projects in the wings!


I think for that skirt you have to be about 6 feet tall (you're good there) and weigh about 98 lbs to pull it off-better you found out now then later-I hate when that happens and it happens more times then I like to admit.

The bag is moving along for me. Again, I am envious of your cones of cotton and the colors. I am using leftover balls of yarn from my stash and lime green, off white and a turquoise/lime green and off white as part of the square. Use stitch markers (PITA for the corners and moving them), but then it becomes mindless crochet and you don't have to think-important to me. I am slowly moving along because I was trying to make the bag, talk to someone on the phone and Elena at the same time and did something stupid at the decreases and didn't realize it til 11 rows later and the next dcreases-no biggie-it's easy and mindless.

Black is good too-won't show smutz.


Oh how sad about the skirt! I agree with Deneen's comments; it should be mad in finer thread (not yarn) and the style is for someone tall and bony.

Love Rhubarb. Going with larger needles looks much, much better, and you've got a nicer drape.

Have a great day everyone!


So, are we all growing our kids taller these days or what, LOL! My nephew just turned 14 and he is really tall too, I think up to about 6 feet and wears a size 14 shoe. His feet are the biggest in the family. We think he will end up being the tallest in the family.

Sorry about the skirt failure. Sometimes I look at crocheted skirts in magazine and the look so "eye candy." However, I know that if I ever tried to make one and then wear it I would feel like I was wearing a crocheted table cloth. Those crocheted skirts just aren't for me.

Willa Jean

Oh, sweetie, what a heartbreak! I'm so sorry. I truly think the problem is more in the design than the execution, though. Truly.
You're right about Rhubarb, though. It will be much more wearable knit more loosley. Good thinking!


Personally, I've never been a fan of knit/crochet skirts.

I'm guessing by "drape", perhaps they actually meant that it would prevent sagging, since cotton doesn't have the elasticity that wool does?


Sorry about the skirt. The purse is very cute, though.


Well I have to say, I like pretty much everything you make. I think the skirt would look fine, maybe just in a finer thread? Can't wait to see the finished Rhubarb and the purse!

Bron you are a hoot. I loved those pics. Shame about the skirt, but hey, crochet around the hips???? I gotta say girl, 'what were you thinking?' :o) The models in those mags are rediculously thin. I don't think any normal person could look good in a crochet skirt. Sorry. Just my very humble opinion. I'll shut up now. :o)
Nearly. LOL. Had to add I love the colour you've chosen for Rhubarb. :o)


That was me writing that last unnamed post. Fingers flying faster than the internet - the page wasn't loaded properly. :o)


You know, you just highlighted my pet peave about skirts these days. I've seen some really cute skirts in that style and have tried them on this summer....and I tell you, it's not a pretty sight. I think you need to be tall and thin, er, emaciated to pull of this look for some reason. I'm not big, I'm a normal, short little girl, and I put a skirt like that on and suddenly I'm an ooompa loompa. It's frightening.


I'm glad you tried the skirt on. Sorry it didn't work out for you. There are still some knitted skirts I want to try. I'm going to try one just for grins to see how it works out. If it's not good, then I can always rip out the skirt and use the yarn for something else.

Your son is so tall and so handsome! They grow so big, don't they? Yeah, leave it to the male persuasion to tell you the truth! The truth you may not want to hear . .

I think Rhubarb is going to be just great. I'm thinking of using the Terra Cotta Cotton-Ease with the chocolate brown I bought recently as an accent color!

Carrie K

Oh no! Oh well.

Excuse me, ma'am. There is no such thing as a gratuitious cat picture.


Thats a bummer about the skirt bron. Congrats on the rental gone!
I completely understand the 14 y/o pics. My 14 y/o gets me to make the "coolest" pics of her. lol

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