Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Crafty Madness

Some recently completed crafting projects that I absolutely love. In fact, I'm feeling so good about my skills I may be ready to try a full-fledged knit sweater. Whoa!!

Ocean Purls Cardigan in Elann.com Endless Summer Luna in a gorgeous raspberry color. Modified the underarms slightly to use a half double crochet stitch to make the transition flow more smoothly, and this has the best underarm comfort of the four crocheted cardigans I've made.

Anna's Shoulder Wrap in gorgeous purple acrylic/wool blend. Just a big rectangle, but I love it because of it's versatility. I plan on making another in a summer-weight yarn.

And I love this Aspen Infinity Cowl I made for a swap out of a bamboo/silk mix. It's so soft, and the orchid color is such a beautiful, saturated purple.  I wish it were colder here so I could make one for myself.

I had taken some outdoor photos, but oh dear, oh me, oh my! Where did the crepey middle-aged neck come from? I've been slathering on my Oil of Olay for years.  I'm trying the L'Oreal Revitalift this month to see if the firming action they claim actually happens. Oh my, what a shocker that was. Okay, I'm in a confessional mood. Here's the photo. This is what nearly 50 looks like. Nearly 50 with work- and play-related sun damage. Sigh.

Don't look at my neck, look at the color of the yarn.

Dang. I'm going to  have to start wearing flowy scarves and cowl to hide that old lady neck. No disrespect to old ladies intended at all. Ya'll are beautiful. My neck? Not so much.


  1. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE tell me that gorgeous purple cowl is for me!!!

  2. Umm, it's for a Crochetville swap, but do you want one? I'd love to make another, and will make you one for your birthday. Surprise! LOL It is so super soft and silky, I totally love the yarn. I assume you want orchid, yes? (Sarcasm there)

    I thought you might like the shoulder wrap. It's got the trendy points at the side and higher waist in the back, and people have it layered over light shirts and turtlenecks. Follow this link to see the others made from the pattern and more photos of mine.