Monday, January 04, 2010

Summer Dragon update and foray into crochet

On Saturday I joined in Terri's Stitch In. From 12pm to 6pm, whatever your time zone, you stitched. Including the rest of the weekend, I got a lot done. I finished my Mill Hill ornament which I have already posted about. Then I got Summer Dragon out although I was tempted to start something new. I am determined to finish him this year. Page 5 is about half way through and after that I only have one more page to do which does not have too much on it. Then all the back stitching on the dragon itself.

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I saw an advert on telly for a crocheting magazine. It's a weekly publication in which you get to make a throw made out of various crocheted squares. Each week you get a ball of yarn and the instructions plus the magazine has patterns each week as well as step by step guides http://www.theartofcrochet.com/
So I purchased the magazine, stitched the first square and now I am hooked. Needless to say I have subscribed to the magazine. They send 4 issues at a time so I will probably have to wait for a few weeks before I receive any so I have set myself a challenge to see how much of Summer Dragon I can get done in the meantime lol.



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I haven't crocheted since I was a child so it's a challenge for me to learn all these new stitches, but I'll get there in the end. This is my first square for the throw. It's worked over two rows of one row double crochet then one row 1 double crochet stitch then 1 treble crochet stitch. I just got to figure out how to work the ends in nice and neatly and how to get them to stay there.

18 comments:

  1. Dragon looks really good, Kelly.

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  2. I'm so glad to see more work on the dragon Kelly! :)
    Looking great.

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  3. WOW...great progress on Dragon! He's lookin' really good.

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  4. Summer Dragon is looking great. It will be a finish before you know it.

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  5. Kelly, your dragon is looking great.

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  6. Looks great Kelly.. Cannot wait to see you finish it.. Your crocheting looks great

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  7. Wow it is a great dragon and the colors wow.

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  8. Summer dragon is really coming along! I love watching the progress of it! I am sure that you will be able to finish it soon! Take care.

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  9. Wow! Summer Dragon is coming along wonderfully! Congrats on the progress. Good luck with the crochet. Looks like your picking it up pretty quickly. I want to learn to knit.

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  10. You've made fantastic progress on SD! And I love your crochet square! Sounds like fun (but I need to learn to crochet first... :)

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  11. He looks great and I know you will be completing it this year! My sister has taken up crochet or knitting and I have several dish clothes. I love them. I don't use them for doing dishes but for wiping up the counters. Good luck with learning!!

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  12. Anonymous1:46 am

    Your dragon looks very nice and you have made great progress on it.

    Marl

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  13. Love the dragon! Cant wait to see more updates.

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  14. Your summer dragon looks great.

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  15. That is a one, nice dragon. Can't wait to see him finished. Good luck crocheting.

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  16. Summer Dragon is lovely!
    Haven't seen this design before. Who's it by?

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