Saturday, November 26, 2005

Chuggin' Along. . .

I've finished 18 of my 35 Squares. . . too bad I can't go to grad school for crochet! I'm done for the evening though, as I promised myself I'd type out at least eight pages on my papers tonight. There's no good t.v. on, and my fingers are tired, so no excuses!!! I do think I'll sign up for the master crochet program in January though. . . it would be nice if I were certified to teach! But which one to choose. . . the CGOA Master's Program, or CYCA Certification?

In other news, Melissa has received her tote! I can finally post a photo of it, and you can see comments here.


It took a little over eight ounces of Caron acrylic in cream (ultra washable!), and I used an I hook. It's adapted from my aran afghan pattern, but the form and strap are my own design. The base is reinforced with "ultra stiff" plastic canvas (felt pretty regular to me!) tucked into a double-thick crocheted strip. Overall, I'm happy with how it turned out -- I've never made a tote before!

6 comments:

Jomo said...

I love this bag! Very very beautiful!

Sue said...

Wow! It's gorgeous! You are so clever! Nice job!

Tandi said...

That is beautiful! Looks super sturdy too. Great job!

Maria said...

I absolutely adore this beautiful bag.......please write out the pattern.....please, please, please!!

Andi said...

Very beautiful! Nice Job!

Cristin said...

I'm going to beg as shamelessly as Maria did above! I LOVE THIS BAG (and I'm not a bag/tote crocheter!) LOVE THIS BAG!! LOVE IT!! LOVE it!!
Please share your pattern!!!! Please! Please! Please!!! With a picot on top?!?!