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dustinac
03-29-2008, 11:50 AM
:woot: I'm so excited. If you check out my blog (the Let's go Mountaineers) you will see that I have tried to figure out crochet for awhile now, but just couldn't get it. I had a sock pattern that needed crocheted flowers up the side so decided to give it another go...after I finished those I decided to make a bookmark that I always loved...here it is...I'm going to send it to mom next week so she can kinda tell if (where) I'm making mistakes before I do another one...

I have always wanted to crochet this (http://www.stitchdiva.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=SDS-021)shawl and now I have found this (http://www.nexstitch.com/pat_sweetpea.html)shawl, they look similar so not sure which I'll do :yay:

Pattern: Fan Bookmark
Crochet hook: 1.25mm
I made it from some red Aunt Lyda's that mom had gave me a long time ago...
Started 3/28/08
Finished 3/29/08
Thank you to Julie for your help and encouragement :yay:

Karina
03-29-2008, 12:03 PM
Well done. That looks really nice. I really like the second shawl but it could just be the colour that makes this stand out since they do look a lot a like.

The.Knitter
03-29-2008, 12:17 PM
Lovely job! I am sure you Mom will be pleased that she got the second crochet project you have ever worked on. How I wish I could knit some socks for my Mom! Oh never mind, enjoy your crocheting!

evona
03-29-2008, 12:32 PM
That's so pretty. It inspires me to try my hand at crochet :)

Jan in CA
03-29-2008, 01:16 PM
How pretty! Nice work on it!

I prefer the look and drape of knitting, but I think crochet as an added border or flowers is beautiful. I just checked out Knitting Loves Crochet (http://www.amazon.com/Knitting-Loves-Crochet-Stylish-Designs/dp/1580178421/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1206810979&sr=8-1) from my library as a matter of fact. :teehee:

Knit4Pie
03-29-2008, 01:40 PM
That turned out really great!

ritaw
03-29-2008, 02:28 PM
That looks lovely . I really like the colour . Well done !!

auburnchick
03-29-2008, 05:24 PM
That's so pretty! Great job!

dustinac
03-30-2008, 09:57 AM
Thanks everyone!!

Jan thank you for the link to the book :happydance:

Cynamar
03-30-2008, 11:36 AM
:yay: Good job!!!

Debkcs
03-30-2008, 01:01 PM
That's a very cute bookmark!

I looked at both shawls, they look fairly easy, if you have some experience with following directions, which you do. There is nothing in crocheting that is all that difficult, just a bit tedious at times, same as when you have row after row of stockinette or garter to do in knitting.

You can make that shawl without any problems, I promise!

dustinac
03-30-2008, 03:26 PM
Thank you!! :hug:

I think I'm going with the pink after I finish up some things first...I'll be back with lots of questions when I start it :rofl:

PamJ
03-31-2008, 08:15 AM
It turned out great and is so lovely, Dustinac!! I can't wait to see your shawl.

Amyzing
03-31-2008, 11:22 AM
The bookmark is so pretty! I want to learn to crochet and I came across that pattern on Ravelry. I hope mine turns out like yours did! And those shawls are beautiful, too, especially that last one. Thanks for sharing!

MerigoldinWA
03-31-2008, 06:41 PM
You did get it! Nice job. Crocheting is pretty different than knitting, but not that hard once you get the concept.

Ronda
03-31-2008, 07:09 PM
:cheering: :woot: