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  1. That's lovely. I'm really into lace scarves at the moment, and yours is beautiful!
  2. Thanks, I used Margaret Stove Arisan lace (less than 2 skeins) Michelle
  3. hi Joyce - send me a PM with any queries and I will get back to you asap
  4. I've just finished my latest shawl - it's a present for my mother's birthday. I used my Eva's Shawl pattern again (pattern on my blog), this time using a very light laceweight yarn. This shawl only took about 50g.
  5. I'm making a blanket/ throw. Not sure how big it will be when it's finished. I've done about 37 squares so far, but I've been working at it on and off for two years!
  6. I've just posted a pattern for sock yarn squares on my blog. The squares can be made with oddments of left over sock yarn, but they would look great in one colourway of self striping sock yarn (e.g. Noro sock or trekking) as each square would be subtley different. Here are four squares I made with a part ball of Trekking sock yarn Michelle
  7. They're clover lockable ring markers. I think that they are fairly widely available.
  8. The shawl pattern will work with any weight yarn. I prefer light weight yarns. I'm sure size 10 crochet thread or fingering weight yarn would both be fine
  9. I've finally finished the navy alpaca shawl I've been working on. It's turned out really nice, the yarn (fyberspates laceweight alpaca) is lovely, and it's surprisingly warm for such a lightweight (approx 100g) shawl. I took it to visit my mother over the weekend, and she really liked it so I've started another one for her in spring colours. The pattern (Eva's Shawl) is available on my blog.
  10. Here is my latest finished object. I only had two balls of the yarn (Rowan Damask) so I decided to make a cropped sleeveless version of my top down round yoked cardigan for my 3 year old daughter. Further details on my blog. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2073/2274891457_0f6775dcb3.jpg
  11. Here is my latest shawl. The yarn (Manos silk blend) was absolutely gorgeous to work with. The pattern (Carmen's Shawl) is available on my blog
  12. really nice! I think it's an improvement on the original
  13. Here's another top down shawl. I used an aran weight mohair blend for this one, but it should work in any weight yarn. The pattern is on my blog.
  14. Here is one I am working on at the moment
  15. I just finished this shawl today http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2195/2217661256_1b6a6e7bba.jpg This version is for one of my daughters. I'm working on another one in Navy laceweight alpaca for myself. I've posted a rough pattern on my blog if anyone wants to try it out.
  16. This is not exactly a pattern, but more of a tutorial on how to make this cardigan using knitware software (there is a free working demo - I have posted the link on my blog). The reason I didn't write out the pattern is because I want to make sure it fits well, and the best way to do this is to plug your own measurements into the software. Also the yarn I used is quite hard to get hold of, and a substitute yarn might not have the same drape if it is crocheted to my gauge. This tutorial will allow you to make the same cardigan in your size using your preferred yarn. The tutorial can be found here http://milobo.wordpress.com/2007/12/16/eyelet-yoke-crochet-cardigan-tutorial/
  17. I'm milobo on ravelry. I have a started a seamless crochet group over there - http://www.ravelry.com/groups/seamless-crochet
  18. I've finally started mine - http://milobo.wordpress.com
  19. Here is a shawl I finished a few months ago http://farm1.static.flickr.com/163/379143929_565bccb1e3.jpg It was made using this pattern http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/clsu-shawl.html but I added a fringe. I actually wear this one a lot - it goes with everything. It's a very quick and easy pattern. I used Sirdar blur yarn, which is a mohair blend, and incredibly soft (not at all itchy). I also made one in Rowan kidsilk haze holding two strands together (lovely but expensive!) - I gave that one to my mother as a present, and didn't get a photo before I sent it Michelle
  20. Colleen - my sweater sounds very similar to yours - I hope it gets as much wear!
  21. The software is available here http://www.greatknitdesigns.com I used the free demo version of the sweaters program, but I will probably buy the full version at some point. There are lots of options available, but I choose top down round yoke for this one. There are a few modifications I needed to make to the pattern I got (e.g. The number of starting chains does include the chains you skip for the first stitch), but with a bit of experience and common sense it is easy to follow. For the round yoke, you work the yoke stitches increasing every few rows then divide for the fronts, sleeves and backs. You join the fronts and back, skipping the sleeve stitches to work the body, then pick up stitches for the sleeves and work the sleeves.
  22. Thanks for the kind comments. Yes, with the software you can design garments in several sizes, from baby to mens' large
  23. I haven't finished this one yet, but I thought I would post a progress photo. This was designed with knitware software, and is crocheted in one piece. It's for my two year old daughter. Michelle
  24. JoAnn, I like this program. I have used an earlier version in the past for knitted sweaters, but that version didn't have the top down option. I have the trial version of the Sweaters program- the crochet instructions are fine, but there are a few glitches e.g. it doesn't take into consideration the extra chains that you miss to form the first stitch, so you have to add them. But it is really good, you an choose top down, bottom up or flat, then you can choose cardigan or sweater and various sleeve, body, neckline and collor options, sizes range from baby to large man. You basically crochet a swatch, type in your row gauge and stitch gauge and the size and design that you want, and it writes the pattern for you. It even estimates the yarn needed. I am really enjoying working on the top down round yoke. I will post pictures when it is finished. Michelle
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