Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Simple Shrug Completed

I have no clue how to get a good picture of this shrug, because it won't lay 'open' like it would if you were to be wearing it.......so this is the best I could do. I wish I had a model to wear it, but I don't, so I hope this gives you an idea of what it looks like. The arms go into the sleeves and the rest just sorta wraps around your back, so that your arms and shoulders are covered. The top part is the back collar, and the bottom part is the part that goes around the back at the bottom. This is an easy pattern, and can be found at: http://www.caron.com/projects/shadows/sss_shrug.html The yarn is very soft, and nice to work with, but one thing I found is that you need more yarn than the pattern calls for. I used 2 more skeins than it said to use, so if you make this shrug, be aware that you will need extra yarn.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

October Stamp Class

I've been trying to prepare for this months stamp class and this is what I've come up with. The green set is a checkbook cover and matching card to go with it. I think the gals will like that a lot. :) I still have some cutting to do and then I think I'm ready for class! :) This month is: 5 cards and the checkbook cover.

Next month will be my last class of the year, as we are going to skip the December class because we're all so busy then.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Like.....I Needed A New Hobby!

When Jim and Jo were here last week, Jo showed me her Swedish Weave afghans and I thought they were beautiful and they looked so interesting.......so guess what I've started. LOL There are lots of mistakes, but hey....it's my first one! Much, much easier on the eyes than counted cross stitch, and pretty relaxing to do once you have the pattern in your head. From there on, it's just repeating. I probably should have started with a placemat or something, but do I ever start with something easy? NOPE! LOL Will send more pictures when I get nearer to completion. This is just the very beginning and actually looks pretty pathetic. :)