Saturday, August 25, 2007

Caribou Abydos Vest

I finished the Abydos vest a few weeks ago. It's a pattern from Doris Chan's Amazing Crochet Lace. I used the yarn called for in the pattern, Filatura di Crosa's Brilla, a cotton rayon. If I had seen this yarn in a yarn shop, I probably would have passed it by. I purchased it for a great price at Elann. It was quick and easy to crochet, with no seaming.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Two Mini's

It's summer...
but it feels like autumn.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Last train to Utopia

Yesterday I took a quick train trip to Salem to the Peabody Essex Museum for the last day of the Joseph Cornell show, and I'm so glad I did. It was a full survey of all his work. There were many collages and box constructions I hadn't seen before, along with many favorites. A day full of wonderful images, and a very blue-colored day. It was an extremely well put-together show. I believe it travels to San Francisco next-go- if you're in the area.
I crocheted this scattered web lace for a sweater while I was traveling on the train. It will be the lace top in the new Loop d Loop Crochet book. I feel like the fabric is a little stiff even though I have the right gauge. I may block this piece and see if it softens up. Tomorrow, some rug hooking to show you!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Some Summer Thanks

A delicious dinner thanks to the farmer's market, including homemade mozzarella cheese.
And progress on a sunset scarf, thanks to Bonnie, who gave me the yarn awhile back.