Lucky lady! Paula, you win the book and yarn. Please send me your mailing address to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for playing along everyone.
Now on to other -- not so exciting -- news.
A YEAR OF PROJECTS REPORT
Mood Scarf - Started (ongoing)Shoulder Wrap for DD
Baby blanket - finished
Shawl for a friend - Finished
Design new Tunisian crochet shawl (changed to crochet instead of Tunisian for now)
Flurry of Foliage shawl
Volkswagen graph pattern for one of my BFFs - started
Cancer hats using Cancer Charity Hat by Christins and others. Goal is at least 50 (great take along project).
Vest for DIL birthday -started
3 projects from my Ravelry Library, including gifted baby blanket pattern
Use stash as much as possible for them.
I was going to make a shawl using Tunisian crochet and a mitered square. As I got to working on it, I decided to try it with regular crochet first. This is my start. I'm not liking it at all but I'm determined to get at least the prototype done so I can start to tweak it. I'd still like to do it in Tunisian if I can.
I purchased some awesome yarn that I think will look nice in the final design. I used some Muskrat cotton for this "draft." Whatcha think?
I also started a new scarf and this time I'm putting in a few beads. I'll report more on this next week.
My mood scarf is coming along but I'm having a lot of just plain old days. Not enough sunny times but thank goodness not a lot of dark times either. This is a new week, right? LOL!
Report on missing Tunisian hooks. I ordered a new set from WalMart (cuz they're a lot cheaper there) and wouldn't you know it. Not five minutes after I received the email stating they had shipped I found mine in the bottom of a project bag. I swear I looked there before. Anyway, now I have THREE sets of Tunisian hooks: 2 Denise and 1 KnitPro.
The above is a pretty sad picture of the vest I'm making for my DIL. It's really more a a gray but the lighting in here is so bad it comes out more of a BLAH. It's coming along though and next week I'll try photographing it outside - when it's not raining or windy. That's about all we've had lately. I'm not complaining though because living in a desert you don't get much moisture so I'm always happy to see it rain a bit.
I'm pretty sure my swap partner has no clue I've got a blog so I'm going to show you this awesome treat jar I made for her in the Dog Days of Summer swap on Ravelry. I think it turned out so cute.
I love the paws and the hook to keep your leash on, etc. Next time I make one it will be a bit different though. I had The Hubster help me and we ended up with something just a tad different than I had in mind but it works. ;-) I love him for the effort and willingness to even take it on. He's not the crafty type.
Well, that's it for now. Tooda-Loo (or however it's spelled).