Wednesday, November 3, 2010

More Projects from the Dapple Apple X-mas Workshop

There are some cool new projects getting underway here in West Texas as the countdown to X-mas has begun.  There are currently 4 Adventure Bags and 3 aprons cut out, 2 shawls almost finished, and 1 super cool Computer Messenger bag in the planning stage.

These are pictures of the shawl I am working on now:

 I debated for a long time on colors and stitch patterns for this shawl and am very pleased with the way it is turning out. I just have 3 more rows and two rounds to go until it is done! 

This is a close up of the first few rounds of a very lovely border from my new book!

Originally it was going to be solid gray, but it was simply too dull and I was getting depressed just making it, so I decided to bring life to it with the aqua and navy. It worked perfectly, being a simple shawl with just a bit of life. 

I am in a coffee shop with lots of florescent lights right now, so this picture is taken with the flash to show the true colors. Though the aqua isn't actually day glow as it appears here.

I will post more pictures of the finished shawl in my post tomorrow, but I want to share with you now the splendid book where I am learning the borders.

I just love everything about this book!  There are simple to follow instructions and diagrams, there are unique and creative patterns, and there is a sense of encouragement and motivational support in all of the tips and instructions!  I don't usually buy books about crochet or work from patterns, but this book is WELL WORTH the exception!

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