13 June 2011

Monday's Link to Free Crochet Pattern 06-13-2011

I just realized that I haven't posted a link for a free crochet pattern for some time. I need to get these set up ahead of time to auto-post when I'm not around. Anyway, today's pattern is for a pretty shawl. Hope you enjoy.

I'm Finally Back in Blogland...

I'm finally back here in blogland after my visit with friends in California. I left California on Wednesday afternoon at 3:15 and I arrived in Louisville at 12:45 putting me home at 2 a.m. I was feeling a bit under the weather when I left and have been fighting the flu or something ever since.

While I was gone, the garden under dh's tender care has grown tremendously. Unfortunately, I should have planted the sweet potato vine I had growing because it turned into a stinky pile of mush.

While I was gone, I visited yard/garage sales and a few thrift stores with my friends.

I found this at a thrift store. I'm going to try to "rescue" it. There is a stain on it. I got it for free because of the stain.

Haul of yarn from yard sale. The variegated color is what I need to finish 
the topsy turvy doll I have on hiatus!

We also visited 2 casinos and no one won :( --
This one is in the SF Bay area.


This one is in San Jacinto

I crocheted a "few" dishcloths too. I love this pattern from Lion Brand Yarns. I did "tweak" the pattern a bit and on some of the cloths I put a scalloped edge.

This is a super-sized one my friend Laurie wanted to use as a doily. 

Then I made some scrappy dishcloths for everyday use. I really don't like to waste any yarn-- cotton yarn has really gone up in price!

And a square dishcloth:

I missed all of you. I'm glad to be home and hope to be up to par soon! Hugs...

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