Sunday, April 19, 2015

Ripple throw for Colette ... WIP

WIP means "Work in Progress"

Her color requests: blue, purple, gray and white.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Beyond Call the Midwife

So enamored was I with this pattern, I created a colorful blanket. 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Jonah & Chen blanket done

This blanket was created for our nephew and his new bride, Chen, who live in Israel.
The original pattern that they chose looked like this: 

But I decided to go with more big circles and random colors, 
rather than the style of the original.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Call the Midwife blanket

This blanket was posted on the Creative Crochet Crew facebook page.  It was seen in the program, Call the Midwife.  I love it... this will be my next project.
Maybe I might just make it a shawl with three rows of squares, but longer.

I have been making this shawl with the extra colors from the Jonah and Chen blanket, but ...
I'm thinking I can use the left over soft yarn in pastel shades and make a lovely lacy shawl instead .. 
or in addition to.

Coming together

This Jonah & Chen blanket has been challenging. It is the first time that I haven't LOVED a crochet project. But it is now taking shape and looks quite cheerful and I do like it alot!

A big border with white and other fun colors will complete this.  Then it is a matter of getting it over to Israel to the bride and groom.
Of course when it is finally finished, pictures on this blog will abound.

Some of the squares don't line up quite right, leaving gaps to be filled with plain white.  

Because I used different weight yarns, it doesn't lie exactly flat.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Kimono: A Modern History

Took a brisk walk on a chilly day to visit The Metropolitan Museum.  The kimono exhibit was gorgeous, as I had hoped and expected.  I dig the Japanese sense of design. The show featured fabric, variety and innovation, and history if you cared to read the displayed text.
It's there until January 19, 2015.

An official photo. The rest are mine.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Crocheting for Charity

Once a month, I try to attend IN THE LOOP,  a knitting and crocheting club held at the World Financial Center. We focus on projects with a purpose, knitting and crocheting garments and gifts to benefit those in need.

For the past few sessions, I had the pleasure of visiting with my friend while we crocheted. Betty Chen, needlewoman extraordinaire, finished the fingerless gloves with speed and precisions.
I had to take the pattern home to complete mine.  
Just mailed them to our club leader, Ina, in NJ, today.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cynthia's Shawl

Dear Rebecca, 
Last night I cuddled up in this sumptuous shawl while I meditated. I sit near a window, so it was great to be able to feel so cozy and warm. I really love the look and feel of this hand-made shawl. Thank you so much for the beautiful and generous gift. I will treasure it, and use it often. 
Love, Cynthia

Sunday, October 19, 2014

This was posted on the facebook group that I joined, Creative Crochet Crew.