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11  Diagonal Box Stitch Scarf of Awesomeness in Crochet: Completed Projects by Beach on: May 19, 2008 11:37:40 AM
I saw this project on someone's Ravelry and had to do a version of it - it's so simple but looks so much more complicated!

It's just a diagonal box stitch with SWS yarn....

It now lives happily with my mom in New Brunswick where it will get much use during the cold winters!

(Here's the link to the original on Ravelry, if you've got Ravelry access: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Hookandyarn/harmony-scarf )
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12  Fingerless gloves in Crochet: Completed Projects by Beach on: March 27, 2008 10:02:13 PM
Finally - after having cold hands for months while at work I finally made myself some fingerless gloves!

I used the pattern from crochet me: http://crochetme.com/patterns/basic-fingerless-mittens  which was very straightforward and easy to modify to get a good fit....  they're nothin fancy but they do the job!

Excuse the enormo pictures!

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13  Tiramisu ribbon decision - help! in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by Beach on: February 10, 2008 10:31:34 AM
My latest almost-done project is a crocheted baby blanket for some friends who are about to have a very long-awaited baby. I followed Alicia Paulson's (http://rosylittlethings.typepad.com/posie_gets_cozy/) pattern Tiramisu (http://rosylittlethings.typepad.com/TiramisuBlanket.pdf) which I've seen fabulous examples of on Ravelry.

Now that the blanket is done I need to pick the ribbon! Eek! I came back from the craft store quite muddled about what I should use. I'm going to put some of the options up here - please weigh in with your fave! The mom is not quite as bold as I tend to be - she's more conservative... so I'm leaning towards the yellow on yellow which seems a bit dull but also classy... but let me know what you think!

(click here to go to a gallery with larger images: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v109/lbrideau/ribbon/)

The options are:

1. Yellow Polka Dot
2. Orange Polka Dot
3. Black Flowers
4. Green

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14  Sewing Machine Cover for my new machine! in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Beach on: September 20, 2007 01:21:48 AM
After several years of too-much hand sewing I have finally scored myself a sewing machine (and a computerized one at that!  And for a bargin!).   First things first, I sewed a cover for it - especially since the machine lives on my desk where everyone can see it all the time.   I'm quite impressed with myself that it actually covers the machine!

Here it is:

And here's my baby:

I'm off to the sewing thread for inspiration!
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15  3/1 Twill Scarf in Weaving: Completed Projects by Beach on: August 20, 2007 05:34:33 PM

I rented a table loom from my local weaving guild so I could give this weaving thing a try after being inspired by the work of this artist: http://sweetgeorgia.planetfishdesign.com/

And after doing a sample piece that is quite hideous, I launched into my first project - a scarf.

I did a 3/1 twill with grey warp threads and light pink weft thread which turned out much more subtle than I expected, but not bad.  I also had to learn the floating selvedges trick to get this to work, that wasn't bad.   It ended up 64" (163cm) long which seems just right for me.   Made from some soft but cheap acrylic yarn (I dream of the day I can afford to work with natural fibres!).   Also, you'll see I put some beads on the fringe to add some sparkle...

I love it when you guys post lots of pictures of your weaving projects, so pardon if I overkill here with photos; I'm just so pleased to have finished!

I loved weaving it except that my table loom is ridiculously noisy.  Every time I changed sheds it sounded like I was dumping a cutlery tray onto the floor.  My cats hide under the bed when I weave.  So, I'll continue with weaving one day when I can get my hands on a quieter loom!
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16  Another round ripple blanket? yes, indeed! in Crochet: Completed Projects by Beach on: November 27, 2006 08:56:19 PM
I'm hooked on these round ripple blankets [insert groan here for awful pun]!

Here's my latest for a friend who's due in February, done in Bernat satin yarn and a 5mm hook:

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17  Re: Ruffle Scarf! in Crochetalongs by Beach on: May 20, 2006 07:04:15 PM
Thank you to the original poster - this was my first crochet project and gave me hope that I can pull off more complicated stuff one day.  I love that this was so easy to work up but looks rather complicated.   I love the two colour scarf malgudi - I'll have to try that next time!

Here's my ruffle scarf:

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18  Re: beaded brooch and more in Beads: Completed Projects by Beach on: February 15, 2006 11:57:49 AM
At the risk of being annoying - here's another one... this time in blue with a sparkly swarovski crystal in the centre:

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19  My take on the book purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Beach on: January 26, 2006 07:39:38 PM
Another project inspired by crafster, I took a stab at the book purse (and the fabric flower, also from a crafster tutorial).  This was my prototype, I have a bigger book that I hope to do really nicely with what I learned on this one.   

(I'm particularly happy with the handles on this - $0.50 plastic hairbands wrapped in blue ribbon - way better than the $10 plastic handles the craft store had on offer!)

Thanks again for all the inspiration crafster-folk!

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20  craftster inspired ribbon bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Beach on: January 03, 2006 09:19:22 PM
I've been poking into the purses, bags, wallets board for a while and I've been inspired by a lot of the craftster genius.   In particular, the woven ribbon bags enchanted me.... so I've taken a dive into sewing and here's the result:  my small wrist wallet/bag dealie version of the ribbon bag; I love it!  

Thanks wonderful craftster folks!
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