Saturday, July 12, 2008

Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts Lacy Crochet

I recieved my Lacy Crochet book this week and I wanted to share some of the beautiful pictures and projects that are in the book. This book has 26 projects all small and easy to do. Most are done in a thread crochet, but I think you could easily adapt these to fingering or lace weight yarns.

All the projects are very easy to follow and they are charted, not written out. In addition, this book includes a tutorial on how to read the charts and how to work with from the charts with very clear pictures and drawings. With this book, you can learn how to work any Japanese crochet project that is charted and not have to be concerned that you cannot read Japanese!

This is just some eye candy from the book:

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My first project is going to be the lacy basket and I think the coin purse is just adorable with the little leaves on it.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July to everyone!!
I've been working along on my projects. I've also updated my Ravelry site with these pictures as well. The entrelac socks are working up great! I've completed one, and I'm almost up to the heel on number 2. I was knitting them at my daughter's softball games (about 3 a week) so they were really working up fast. Now that softball is over, I am working on them whenever I can.
entrelac IP

I've also sewn together the first block of my mitered afghan. It like the way it looks. Sorry the picture isn't great on this one. The block is about 24" by 24," so I will need to make about 6 of these. I'm working on a better way to join the squares because I really hate sewing all the smaller blocks together.
mitered afghan block

Enjoy the weeken and Be Safe