1.20.2010

entrelac checkerboards & books


My entrelac checkerboard scarf is finished! Wow. I am amazed -- yes, completely amazed -- that this came from my crochet hook! It is unlike anything I have ever done with hook & yarn and I simply love the whole tunisian entrelac technique.
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Ordering this booklet was key in trying to get the whole triangular edge, but once I was able to visualize this in my head and then get that message to my hands -- oh! the combinations and blocks I am going to make........
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And I must have a one track mind. Or maybe crochet is the only thing I talk about.
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Here is a pile of books I received from my family at Christmas time. Unbelievable is the only way I can describe how I felt (and yes, I even leaned over and kissed my 22 yr. old nephew -- not once, but twice -- for buying some of these for me.)
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Oh, my family gets me.
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And that just makes me giddy when I see aaaaallllll of these beautiful pages to page through.
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Thank you, thank you family!



10 comments:

Barb said...

Lucky gal you are to receive those books! The scarf looks great, your photos are really nice.

L Johnson said...

Wow your scarf turned out amazing! How fun to sit wrapped up in a blanket and explore each of those books!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Wonderful. That scarf is simply fantastic and I have that book. I need to give this a try.
Teresa

Jackie said...

Absolutely beautiful!! Now I wish I could crochet.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Your scarf is so beautiful. What wonderful gifts that you received. It is wonderful when your family knows just what you'd like. I can't wait to see what else you make! Twyla

Isabelle Kessedjian said...

J'adore!

QuiltedSimple said...

I love it. It is absolutely perfect.
kris

pets carriers said...

designs you'd think they are extroverts, but I feel great, i loved your blog and hopefully make more like this! bye, thanks

Killiecrankie Farm said...

i never get over how neat your work is - such precision in your squares - another lovely piece of art :)
Good to see another book-a-holic getting what they should for Christmas !

Yarncrazy said...

Booklet you linked to is no longer available.
Any idea where else I might get it
Lovely work.