Monday, April 24, 2006

One Skein Secret Swap

I signed up for the One Skein Secret Swap. I've never done a yarn/knit/crochet swap before, it sounds like fun. The folks at Interweave Press have put together a swap based upon the book, One Skein. Basically, it works like this: you are assigned a secret pal in May, then you send your pal one skein of yarn in June, another skein of yarn in July, and then in August you send your pal something you made from one skein of yarn (it doesn't have to be something from the book). In the meantime, someone else has been assigned your name and is sending you stuff. There is a big reveal at the end. I'm still not sure what's secret but the whole thing promises to be exciting.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Crocheted Cable Purse

I've seen some nice knitted cable purses lately but couldn't find a crochet pattern anywhere. A few weeks went by and I still wanted one of those cute purses and I got to thinking about what stitches might work, so finally one day I picked up a couple of skeins of Bernat Cottontots and decided to come up with my own pattern. It took a bit of rework but I kept at it and this is the finished purse. I lined it with some cotton broadcloth and it makes a great new purse for spring.

Pattern available here. (Edited to add.)

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