Second block for mother in law's comfortghan.
None of these have ends woven in, or edged, just the raw finished blocks. They are all approximately 6 inches by 6 inches. I am making plain squares to go between the bullions. Each square will be different, because I just can’t choose one of the blocks to work with! This is a nice bulky yarn and I’m using a K hook.
Another block for mother in law's afghan.
One of the blocks for my mother in law's comfort-ghan.
I love doing bullions. I honestly don’t do them often enough in my projects, since I really do love making them. When I was deciding what kind of afghan to make for my mother in law, I happened upon Bonnie Pierce’s book, Twenty Four Blocks on a Roll, in my office. Besides being a dear friend, Bonnie is an exceptionally gifted, talented and generous person, still I didn’t buy the book because of all of that; I bought the book because it’s full of very beautiful squares.
Never mind that afghans are the one project I make the least, I had to have this gorgeous collection of squares that just defy the “same ol’ same ol’ reputation of crochet.
I never follow a pattern to the letter, though I am following her stitch counts. I think freeformer that Bonnie is, she’d be dissappointed if I actually used the color schemes as prescribed in the book.
Aren’t these just beautiful? To see the original blocks go to her website http://www.elegantcrochet.com.
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CLF Member MoonCobress made this stunning stole! And her Ravelry project notes are excellent! She used Kal Mistry’s Apple Blossom Stole pattern which is available for free here http://www.theinsideloop.com/Issue2/Patterns/appleblossom.html
MoonCobress I adore this piece, I would so wear this piece, you have set my imagination and my picot free! Congratulations, you are duly awarded the Set My Picot Free award for stunning crochet!
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Candi Jensen, Executive Producer of Knit and Crochet Today asked me if the CLF would help her generate awareness about the need for funds to produce Season 3 of the show! (To air on PBS starting Jan. ’10).
Before I tell you all that a $5 donation could actually help save her show, I want you to know a little bit behind the production of the highest rated tv show of it’s kind!
Candi is a one woman operation. She fell into being the Executive Producer of the show, had to learn how and what to do as a producer and owner of a production company. She’s a designer by trade, and has many patterns, books and articles floating out there. But imagine being thrown into that awesome path, having to learn on the fly and THEN losing the sponsor and having to find the money to keep the EMMY NOMINATED and HIGHEST RATED TV Show on the air!
WOW! Daunting! I so resonate with Candi, and over the past few months have had the absolute pleasure of helping her with ideas for fundraising, and gotten to know that she really is as nice as she looks in her pictures in the magazines! (I’ve admired her and her talent for YEARS…yes, I have stars in my eyes)…When I found out she was a one woman operation I had to help, even if she named her show incorrectly. I mean we all know it SHOULD say Crochet and Knit Today, but really there’s trademarks and copywriting in the way now, so I’ll stop bugging her about it.
I’m a one woman show too, and thank heavens I have so many willing helpers in the CLF to get things moving and running! That’s why I offered to get the word out! So, here’s the deal, the link to the donation page is
You can help by donating, or blogging about this fabulous TV Show. I have the shows on DVD and I love them. I have even learned a thing or three from them. (And shshshs don’t tell anyone, I was even tempted to pick up the sticks!)
Please help the show out! There is more information on the website listed above. I think we often imagine tv shows being millions of dollars of budgets. I happen to know that this show doesn’t have that kind of budget and if we can help raise about $50,000 in small donations then YEAH we can show the world that we LOVE this kind of programming. It’s worth it to me, and I hope it’s worth it to you!
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CLF Member Liana made this fabulous skirt! It totally sets our picot free! Fun, sassy, and red hot!
The pattern is by Patricia Pepe.
Check out the project notes here on Ravelry! http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Liana/patrizia-pepe-crochet-skirt
Congratulations Liana! This is a fabulous, fun and fantastic skirt!
You are duly awarded the Crochet Liberation Front Set My Picot Free Award for outstanding crochet!
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CLF Member adr1enne made this gorgeous wrap using Motif 6 from Edie Eckman’s book Beyond the Square.
This wrap wins our hookaclicious award! I love the motifs, I love the colors and I love the wrap.
If you haven’t checked out Beyond the Square by Edie Eckman it’s a fabulous book of motif patterns, with suggestions in cartoon for for project ideas! I bought the book when it came out, but haven’t had much chance to use it, since my daughter took it for her own use and I am probably gonna just have to knuckle under and buy myself another copy!
Once again I shall say, I LOVE THIS WRAP! It should exactly what we can do with a simple idea, some hooks and some yarn! Congratulations adr1enne!
Check out her project notes on Ravelry, for they too were excellent!
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Call it a cozy, call it a bag, this is so darn cute!
CLF Member KAshmore makes these really cute bags to hold your Gadgets! The pattern is available for download at her Etsy store,
KAshmore pat yourself on the back! These bags have earned you the Kitschalicious Award for awesome crochet kitsch!
Hooks Raised, CLF Salute!
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