Musical Offering

Last night my partner and I went to the Sydney Opera House to see the US singer Dianne Reeves in a tribute to Sarah Vaughan. As well as her own trio of musicians, she was accompanied by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. What a fabulous night. She sang in the film "Good Night, and Good Luck" which I didn't see.

Aladdin's Carpet

well - a while back I joined the yahoo group for the Mystery Stole #2 from Melanie at PinkLemonTwist. (she also wrote the pattern for Leda's Dream that I finished recently - well, my version of it anyway)

As usual I used a different yarn and a different sized needle - so I truncated the pattern by about 150 rows or so. 8 foot long is really sufficient.

since I really can't call the result 'Scheherazade' since it it only BASED on 'Scheherazade', I'm calling it Aladdin's Carpet.

I used US #8 needles (5mm) and jaggerspun heather 2/8 yarn in 'burgandy'. will try for some pictures tonight or tomorrow. Got to get it blocked as it is a wedding gift for Saturday morning. (Not that I work under pressure or cut deadlines close!)

Adapted vintage pattern ribbed tri-color sweater

I used a vintage 60s pattern for sizing and shaping of this "boat-neck" sweater, but added the ribbing and tri-color from a contemporary French pattern. It fits perfectly and is a Plymouth Encore wool blend. My only regret is not having used a "better" wool yarn for the project. Hope you like it.

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Crochet Anyone?

Now, I know that I can probably find this online in 6.5 seconds, and I just might as soon as I am done posting this entry.  However, the hat that I just finished instructs me to "single crochet" around the edge in a contrasting color...now I have the contrasting color, and UPS is bringing me a big box of knitting supplies (and crochet hooks) this afternoon...but can anyone tell me (or direct me towards an priceless resource that can tell me) how I might go about this "single crochet"?  Clearly I am a crochet virgin!  Any help would be greatly appreciated!  Thanks guys!