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.
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........

And I must have a one track mind. Or maybe crochet is the only thing I talk about.
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.)
Oh, my family gets me.
And that just makes me giddy when I see aaaaallllll of these beautiful pages to page through.

Thank you, thank you family!


Barbara said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Unknown 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

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QuiltedSimple said...

I love it. It is absolutely perfect.

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.