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Archive for April, 2010

crochet cardi

A woman came in last month looking for a pattern to make a sweater for her granddaughter’s First Communion.

We considered many books, magazines, and patterns – and then came upon Precious in Rowan’s booklet, The Organic Cotton Kids Collection.

And let’s just say… the result is indeed precious.

Rather than using Rowan’s Purelife Organic Cotton as the pattern suggested, the customer selected Babyboo by Knit One Crochet Too.  The bamboo yarn is soft, with a bit of sheen – just perfect for this sweater.

I’m so glad I got to see it and snap this photo before it was given to the lucky little 8 year old.

crochet sweater

on my needles…

When a customer walked in recently wearing a Textured Shawl, I decided to knit one too.

This pattern is free on Ravelry.

It looks great in solid or variegated yarns, and can be knit in various weights.

I’m using Malabrigo Sock Yarn in the color indiecita.

Mine is a smaller scarf version.  Here’s what it looks like so far.


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