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November 2012

finished this quite a while ago, but as you can see, I’ve been derelict in my pic-posting duty!

This is my “Tunisian Mitered Throw.” I made it larger than the pattern because it was really quite small. See more of this blanket below in the collage…

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Check out my Babette in progress. It is really just a sampler: I need “practice” with color. I am TERRIBLE at color combos like this. So I thought I’d start working on it πŸ™‚ . Not too bad, but not the best either!

Note how different lighting changes it from a purle-bluish base color to a orangey color.

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January 19, 2012

wow this page went screwy! 😦 Not sure how to fix it. When I try it just goes even more haywire…

I’ll just try posting pics one by one…sigh. Takes so long.

I’ve got lots to post, but no time.
But, here’s the completed Aztec Blanket

Sunny Spread fini, crochet blanket

Sunny Spread fini, crochet blanket

Sunny Spread fini, crochet blanket

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December 2011 –

Update on my “Aztec Blanket”

I’m finally joining the squares!

Tunisian Crochet Cap

This is a grocery bag. Great in cotton for a light bag that holds LOADS! I’ve got knit versions too; they are also fab in hemp.

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Here I have randome stuff I’ve made up πŸ™‚ Some of these items are made using my own stitches I sorta, well, made up πŸ˜‰Β  The variations of entrelac are my own creations…I’m still not 100% satisfied…needs a bit more tweaking, or perhaps just more practice to get smooth stitching…

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October 29, 2011

Here are some fun Halloween pumpkins I crocheted a couple years ago….

I used a battery light to make the lacy ones glow.

The large one (first few pics at the top) is a hat!

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October 24, 2011

Currently working on the popular “Sunny Spread” blanket. Unusual for me, since, I really don’t find many crocheted items attractive (meaning garments, actually; I do find crochet acceptable for accessory-home items and toys, etc. πŸ™‚ ) This blanket, however, is quite nice.

Crocheting it block by block is also attractive :D. I’ve crocheted only two blankets in my life — both were Tunisian — and they were done in one piece. This is a nice way. Although, I’m a bit anxious about having to sew them together…I haven’t decided on which method I will use yet. I think it will be a decision made when I am done with all the squares.

I am weaving as I go (at least I have that much sense πŸ˜€ )

So far I’ve got 12 of these babies…

I’ve named my version of it my “Aztec Sun” blanket πŸ™‚

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I’m not a prolific crocheter; I actually love crocheting, but not crochet ;^). I do love, however, Tunisian Crochet, which I plan to do more of (she always says) when I get the time.

13 Comments

  1. November 6, 2011 at 8:04 am

    I love the pumpkins! πŸ˜€ And the apple with the little worm! πŸ˜€ The other pictures are broken so I can’t see them. 😦

  2. Strix said,

    November 6, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Lol! That’s a pumpkin hat with a little ghostie πŸ˜€ But an apple hat with a worm is an awesome idea!!

    Not sure why you can’t see the pics…I can see them πŸ˜•

  3. kerri said,

    June 14, 2012 at 4:32 am

    Love all the projects you have shown,,,makes for a happy day ,,,,and gives me incentive to start another myself….just got my grass grown to the right height for my birds and guinea pigs(i just put pot and al in their cages) but its fun watching them explore and enjoy it, it is just wheatgrass this time but you would think it is Christmas morning the way they act,,,lol,,,anyhow just wanted tolet you know i enjoy your sight. Kerri

    • Strix said,

      June 14, 2012 at 6:59 am

      Hi, kerri! You crochet? What project do you have in mind?
      I’m working on a Babette and finishing up my Tunisian Mitered Throw blanket.
      My Babette is sort of a trial one. I did it to really learn about color. I know what i like when I see it, but I have a really hard time choosing so many colors to go together! I bought some inexpensive yarn and so far it’s just okay. I really am color challenged! :^) This will definitely NOT be a gift to anyone!

      Thanks for writing ;^)

  4. Kerri said,

    June 14, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Ahhh!! I crochet and knit.. used to crochet beautifully and always wanted to knit then got hooked on the knitting and hadn’t crocheted in soooo long I almost forgot how.. so learning again, not such a bad thing I guess.. I think I might give a market bag a whirl, I have some bamboo I have been looking at here and again and then putting it away so I think it is time.. I have been inspired, Thanks!! I have been working on a shawl (Entrelac) LOVE THE COLORS!!! it is an off and on when the mood hits… but someday.. I wish you luck on your present challenge, are there pictures of it on your sight I may have missed?? I am lucky as far as color I seem to have the Knack but, you know, to each his own…that Aztec blaket you worked up is to die for, nice delicate work .. well shouldn’t run on any loger.. going to get some domestics done around here and then get my knitting started.. OOOPs! forgot to mention I have not ventured into the Tunisian business yet, I have seen it and ran ir by myself but have take the splash.. HUH, food for thought!! Kerri

  5. Kerri said,

    June 14, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Checked out the Babbette you are talking about.. I think it is the right one.. just found the pic and the pattern..WOW.. That is a fun one!!

    • Strix said,

      June 15, 2012 at 6:07 am

      Yes, I love entrelac too! I want to do an entrelac blanket, but not yet. I also have a cable blanket in mind. I’m on a blanket binge at the moment! I’ve got socks and gloves on the needles too…I enjoy having multiple things going at once!

      Thanks for the compliments on the Aztec blanket; it was my venture back into traditional crochet, so I know what you mean about forgetting and getting back into it. πŸ™‚

      Oh, you know this is a nice and easy knitted bag, and here is the crochet version. The crochet one whips up in like an hour or less! I like these as substitutes for the little produce plastic baggies; but they can be made bigger and used for other products.
      Good luck, and, if you set up a blog or a gallery of photos account let me know; I’d love to see what you’re up to! :^)

      P.S. Oh, by the way, at the Purl Bee, there is a post on the Babette you might want to look at. Hers came out beautiful.

  6. Marieta Woods said,

    September 1, 2013 at 2:01 am

    Hi Strix, I have just discovered Tunisian crochet – been quilting for the past 13 years – and have just finished a blanket for my son who lives in Connecticut and really feels the cold in winter. 122 6 inch squares! Still putting them together, Quite a job. Also started an entrelac blanket which I did from a tutorial on the internet and I just love it! But, now I have seen your beautiful mitered entrelac project on your website and. I just have to do it! Is there a pattern I could buy or could you suggest a tutorial? I particularly like entrelac, beside the fact that there is a minimum of threads to be sewn away, that there is no sewing or crocheting together afterward.
    Oh, by the way, I am an active 75 year old Ouma (Granny) living in South Africa with my equally active husband. My three children live in different parts of the world with their families, so I crochet, knit and quilt to fill my days
    Best wishes
    Marieta Woods

    • Strix said,

      September 7, 2013 at 1:42 pm

      Hello, Marieta, and greetings South Africa!
      I think the mitered blanket you refer to is this free one! That’s the one I crocheted. It’s super easy, too. It is not done in one continuous piece, though. It is done in rows, lengthwise, so not so bad :^)

      Here is the Tunisian Blanket pattern: http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/tunisian-mitered-throw-0
      My Mom’s a quilter. I would love to get into it, but it seems I do too much knitting, crocheting, hand-sewing, embroidery! My sewing machine is out of service right now, too, so I’ve not been working on it for a while.

      Good luck on the blanket πŸ™‚
      Cheers!

  7. Marieta said,

    September 14, 2013 at 4:58 am

    Hi Strix, Thanks so much for your reply. I did find a Coats and Clark pattern and I have done a practice piece – strike while the iron is hot!
    I do think the reason I fell in love with your blanket in particular was your choice of yarn – so beautiful, Variegated thread seem to be the way to go.
    Go well and enjoy the last of your summer. We are anxiously awaiting our summer. It has been a long, cold and very wet winter for us down here in the Western Cape (southern tip of Africa). Not nearly as cold as your winters but we are not into central heating as a rule.
    Regards, Will send pic of my blanket when it gets done
    Marieta

    • Strix said,

      September 15, 2013 at 1:19 pm

      Great! I used James C. Brett Marble yarn in the colorway, “Autumn,” — MC7.
      (That is the home site of JCB; but I purchase mine from here in the U.S. where it is sold on various sites)
      Would love to see your blanket!

  8. Rebecca Fouts said,

    October 4, 2015 at 6:34 am

    May I ask what brand and color of yarn you used in the. Tunisian mitered throw??

    • Strix said,

      October 4, 2015 at 5:39 pm

      This is James C. Brett Marble. I used chunky in “Autumn” colorway.


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