It feels good to finish 2 things in one day, I tell ya.
These are the first granny squares I have ever done. The pattern is for the sow thistle motif that is used for the scarf on the cover of Hip To Crochet. It is a rather lacey looking motif...doesn't show up well with black yarn in a photo. I used some simple black fabric for the lining and had a heck of a time deciding on the handles. I tried out some plastic handles and circular bamboo handles but neither was what I wanted. I wanted a sort of slouchy, hobo look for the bag. Finally I just decided to go with some piping, sewn together in a circle.
These slippers were a gift to my mom on mother's day. She really adores them. I used the Turkish Slippers pattern from Ericka Knight's Simple Crochet. The yarn is Landscapes by Lion Brand. I really like the pattern, although I had to skip rows here and there to get the right size.
I needed a project to take in the car with me on a recent trip and so I started this simple mesh shawl. The pattern is from a vintage craft book I picked up from a yardsale. I finished 3/4 of it in the car over the course of about 2 1/2 hours and would have been able to finish the whole thing within the space of another hour but I ran out of yarn!! And nobody else in the car wanted to stop anywhere to get more. Anyway, it is Softee Chunky, by Bernat. The pattern called for tassles along each side, which I added but then took off because it was just to much for me. I like things simple and understated.