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New Year, New Me

At least that’s what I hope. Last year I was very laxed in my posting and in my crocheting. This year I plan to be more active in both. I have joined a few swaps on Ravelry which should have me busy.

Speaking of swaps I did a scarf for A Secret Santa Swap I was in for Christmas

I do wish I had used a larger hook so the lacey effect would have come out better but I still love it.

I got myself a new, better, 14.2 mp camera so this year my picture will be better. Example
I have some stash yarn and I bought some today so that I can do a project in 3-Colour Tunisian. Fingers crossed that it comes out good before I get frustrated.
Plus I have projects to finish. I need to do a proper list, hopefully i can get that done this week and post what I want to make this year and then I can decide order. I have alot queued on Ravelry but I am getting ready to change my living situation plus a few other balls that I have in the air. Huh.

Here’s to 2010!!!


Lion Brand Moderne Jacket CAL II

Okay, so I am finished. I actually finished a couple weeks ago but I have been too busy and too lazy to get here to talk about it. I think I mentioned that this was my first adult wearable but I have to say I liked it.  I changed the pattern so I could do it in tunisian. I think it came out very nicely.

My sister to some of the pics and they aren’t properly focused. I followed the  pattern using tunisian simple stitch instead of single crochet and I found that with the ch-1, I got a faux cable look.

If I manage to take a better picture, I’ll post it.

I kept notes of my progress on ravelry which is great for me because I tend to change stuff in a pattern or add and don’t remember what I did. Although I didn’t keep pattern notes I charted my progress and trials. I liked it.


I start my next CAL tonight which is Kim Guzman’s “Guatemalan Suprise”.  I am already envisioning a matching pillow or two, hope I have enough yarn.

Lion Brand Moderne Jacket CAL

So I am participating in Lion Brand’s CAL, The project is the Moderne Jacket. I have have modified it slightly since I am doing it in the Tunisian Simple Stitch as oppose to the single crochet. I started on March 7th, and am doing well. I don’t work on it everyday as I would like since I have other commitments as well as other projects that I am working on, but I am pleased with my progress.

I have completed the back and both front pieces. The fronts gave me some trouble, but I overcame. I think this is the first project that I have ever done where I had to frog so much of my work. Today I was buying yarn and the sales clerk asked me if I had a lot of patience when completing my work. I said sometimes, this was one of those times, I questioned if I should finish it or just cut my losses and do something else. This is my first CAL and I am the kind of person that does not like to fail, so I am moving along. I now believe I don’t really have patience, I am just stubborn. Hopefully it will pay off and I will have a great jacket to wear.

Here is the link to my project on ravelry: