Friday, July 1, 2011

FO Friday July 1st

AUGH!! It's JULY! No no no, can't be.

Anyhoo, this week I can show you my finished prayer shawl:

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I think it came out very nicely, and I finished it just in time, since I can't face having something big and hot on my lap when the weather tops 90 around here. The pattern can be found here if you are interested!

I also made a cute little something this week:


I think this heart is just adorable! I learned a new stitch too, the edge of the heart is done in Crab Stitch, also known as Reverse Single Crochet. It's not a hard stitch, although it feels kind of awkward at first, and mine definitely is not consistent all the way around. I watched a couple of videos on Youtube to help me get the hang of it, just search for "crab stitch crochet". The motif is part of the Teen Throw free pattern on the Caron Yarns website, and it's designed by Andee Graves who is an absolute sweetheart! She has a wonderful blog too, you can visit her here.

Tomorrow is my Wire and Bead Crochet class--can't wait! Maybe I'll have something awesome to show you next Friday. Have a great weekend! And check out more Finished Objects at FO Friday over at Tami's Amis.

17 comments:

pinkundine said...

I love that heart, so cute!

Stitched Together said...

That heart is so lovely. Really cute. Crab stitch feels so counter intuitive, but it works brilliantly as an edging for knitted garments.

Mindy said...

Beautiful shawl and heart! How fun!

Can't wait to see how your wire and bead class go. Enjoy the weekend!

Calophi said...

Lovely shawl!

I love reverse single crochet. It tends to look good even if it's not consistent, hee hee!

Yarn Changer said...

Your shawl is just beautiful. Lovely work! Christina

Vivianne said...

You know, that prayer shawl is a very serene, peaceful color.

Michelle said...

That heart is super adorable! Is that duplicate stitch in white?

Cris said...

huh... all this time and I've never heard it called the crab stitch hehehe too funny and SO crochet :) the heart looks great and that prayer shawl is gorgeous!

Affiknitty said...

Your shawl came out beautifully, and that is a very cute heart!

CrochetBlogger said...

That heart is too cute! I want to make some and add them to everything!!

Julie said...

OMG, I just realized there is a fly sitting on the heart in the picture I posted! How observant of me, lol.

Kathleen said...

I'm kind of in eek mode that it's July, too! Summer = not my favourite time, and how can the year be half over already?!

Anyway---that prayer shawl is beautiful, I love the colour and the lacey pattern, and I think I gasped out loud at the sheer cuteness of that heart. I'm going to have to make one ASAP.

Contessa said...

OMG, I just LOVE that heart!

Have fun in your class -- I'd love taking a class like that. :)

Sam Findlay said...

Aw your shawl is so pretty! I am also a little bit in love with the heart!

Ness said...

That heart is absolutely adorable! I love it! Love the color of the shawl, too!

wrchili said...

I love the heart!

Tami Klockau said...

Beautiful shawl! What a great color. Also, have a great time at your class.