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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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August 19, 2007



I'm drooling over the French crochet !!


So many beautiful designs! I wish they'd make an English version of the magazine.
I love Patons Grace, but I heard it's being discontinued. I've noticed some of the online companies have it on sale, and I figure that's why.


The crochet is lovely and that's saying a lot from me because usually I'm not all that keen on crocheted items. But these are really nice - delicate and not too over the top. I'm not sure about that pink knit though. I'm thinking that could be a somewhat unflattering design. The others are definitely knittable though. Lucky you - such choice. :o)


I have been doing the mono vision thing for 12 hours a day for the last 15 years. It was tough to get used to ( I tended to veer to the right) and driving on rainy nights was incredibly hard (I kept focusing on the rain drops on the windshield!)I don't think about it at all except for the first 10 minutes when I take my contacts out and put my glasses on. It's so working for me.

Good luck!


First, good luck with the eyes. I wish I could wear contacts!
I love, love, love those crochet designs. They're so dainty and girly, and so pretty. Yup, wish they were in English.
Sheri in GA


There's so many European crochet patterns that I love. However, they all seem to be very fine gauge. I mean, the "little-bitty cotton thread on little-bitty hooks" thing. Those French women must have some patience. Or at least a lot of free time.


Tony agrees this is a good way to not have to wear bifocals and he has seen doctors do this all the time, make one lens just for reading and one for far away. I want lasik, too!


I have the Phildar pattern book too! I'm hoping to try to improve my chart following skills. I like most of the patterns including the ones you showcased above, but I love the little bolero with attached flowers and leaves on it that you didn't show.


I hope its just a rumour that the Grace has been discontinued. It was something I read on one of the Yahoo groups. has it for $3.59 a skein, but their shipping and handling seems kind of high. has it for $3.74, and I think her shipping is $5.99 for anything over a certain amount.
I enjoyed working with the Grace, also, and it makes a good substitute for Luster Sheen.


My mom has the same eye-condition as you. She cant wear glasses or contacts at all due to the difference in the eyes. She has had this ever since she was little and has learned to live with only using one eye at a time.


I have been near/far sighted since I learned to read, but it didn’t really matter until I got old enough that the far sighted one was taking over. Until then, my brain just used which ever eye it needed to. I had tri-focals, but they were terrible; like you said, too little of a space to see through. I finally opted for two sets of glasses, one for computer work (I'm a computer scientist at work) and one for distance. But I made them give me a bigger reading area in them, so I don’t have to look down my nose to read or knit. That always gives me a headache.

Carrie K

So. Pretty! Must. Crochet.....

I've been mono visioned all my life. You know what's annoying? Caps. They're contoured for binocular vision. So biased. ;)

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