Sunday, March 08, 2009

Mystery Laceweight Shawl CAL

I've joined my first real crochet along at Ravelry, the Mystery Laceweight Shawl CAL '09 by Tracey McCorkle. I'm using the Knit Picks Shadow yarn in Spring Green that I was going to use for the Goddess Knits Anniversary Mystery KAL last year but decided against doing until I'm a more accomplished knitter. I meant to keep track of how long each clue takes me but I forgot for the first clue so I'll need to redo it with some scrap yarn to get the time.

Clue 1 was released on 3/1/09 and here is my completed clue for rounds 1 through 4:


Clue 2 was released on 3/8/09 and it took 45 minutes to complete rounds 5 through 7:


I'm hoping to one day be able to design my own shawl and this is excellent practice, plus, I'll have a gorgeous shawl in my favorite color once it is completed!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Crochet Uncut Spring 2009 Issue Released

The Spring 2009 issue of Crochet Uncut has just been published! The issue includes articles dealing with hand/arm health and being an LYS-friendly crocheter, reviews of Tunision Crochet: True Entrelec Diamonds by Angela "ARNie" Grabowski and Crochet Bouquet by Suzann Thompson, two Q&A items on turning chains and twisting yarn, and six patterns ranging from Spring puppets, to an end of winter hat to a Spring scarf and kerchief!

Check out the issue and then queue them up on their Ravelry project pages!