I love all things elegant.

Definition of ELEGANCE
1a : refined grace or dignified propriety  b : tasteful richness of design or ornamentation c : dignified gracefulness or restrained beauty of style : polish d : scientific precision, neatness, and simplicity
2: something that is elegant

But step into my house and you will see:
 a brand-new puppy keen on chasing crabby kitties
homework that seems to be geared heavily toward stupifying the smartest of parents
a dryer & a Jeep that pick the most inopportune time to stop working
a prognosis of acute cabin fever,
yadda, yadda, yadda.....
And...my life is anything but elegant.
How to remedy that?

Simple.  You crochet something that is elegant.

First off ---->My Cascading Elegance pineapple doily from : Crochet Pineapple Centerpieces from HouseWhite Birches. (I have had this book forever & don't know if it is available to purchase anywhere.)

And you know --there is something so elegant about a crochet pineapple pattern --- and of course, this Aunt Lydia Bamboo Cotton thread is still my fAvOrItE!! The drape alone is more than sumptuous.

And then on to this book.  My sister purchased this for me and not only does she know me oh, so well, she learned  how to knit!--drat her...but that is a whole 'nother post for a whole 'nother time...ahem.

In her book, Linda Permann shows so many delightful stitches and one that I have always wanted to do is: Catherine Wheel.  Every time I have tried to crochet this stitch -- ugh, let's just say it never resembled the pattern. 


But man! her directions were clear.  The diagrams were clear...

....ta-da!  A Catherine Wheel Washcloth.

Love this so much, that I am trying two totally different colors.

Okay.  Now it's onto my very sagging inbox...