Art and Needlework by Rebekah

Art and Needlework by Rebekah: November 2010

Nov 27, 2010

11/27/10: Comfort and Joy -- A Look at My Knitted Shawls

I was very happy to see that my Sunny Spread afghan has found a home finally! I'm SO excited! So as I send out my first-ever-internet-sell, I am going to put up two more auctions. This time it will be two shawls, one that is crocheted and the other knitted. I'm not straying too far from my knit collection as you can see!

So here is the knitted shawl, aka The Nicky Shawl. It was knitted using the pattern of the same name from the Berroco Yarn website. See the pattern here.

I used Lion Brand Homespun for this project and I knitted it up in the Fall of 2007. This triangular shaped shawl measures 53" x 38".

And now I bring you my crocheted shawl, which is named The Paris Shawl. The pattern also came from Berroco and you can find it here.

I used TLC Amore yarn which has a boucle appearance and feels a bit like terrycloth. VERY SOFT! I crocheted it in Spring of 2008. It measures 67" x 28".

The starting bid for both of these shawls will be $18. I don't have the auction link yet (will have it probably later this evening), so I will update this specific post as soon as it is available.

UPDATE: Here are the links to my ebay auctions:

Click here for blue shawl
Click here for green shawl

Thanks for looking!


Nov 18, 2010

11/18/10: Own a Bit of Art and Needlework

My bit of news for you today concerns my afghan that I crocheted last Spring. To help jog your memory, you can visit some of my past posts here or go to my Ravelry page here.

I had it up for sale at my family's farm market this past season but it still hasn't found a new home. Since it is the middle of November and snow will be here before we know it, I will be auctioning it off on Ebay. The auction will begin this coming weekend (20th-21st) and I will be returning to this same post with a link as soon as I put it up for auction. The starting bid will be $65.

Here is a description of the afghan:

This afghan was made crocheted using 100% soft acrylic yarn, which can be machine washed and dried. It measures 49"x48". The crochet pattern was designed by Ellen Gormley and was published in Crochet Today magazine under the name "Sunny Spread."

So make sure you come back here this coming weekend to obtain the link to the auction. If you have any questions about the afghan or auction, just leave a comment here or email me via my profile.

UPDATE, 11/21/10: So here is the link for all who are interested!

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Nov 17, 2010

11/17/10: Timing is Everything

Can blogs get dusty? I'm not sure but I think it has happened to my poor Art and Needlework. I've fallen behind in posting not because of lack of projects, ideas, and tutorials to share, oh no. The root of the matter is this: I am waiting to have more time to post. I am waiting to buy a computer of my own so I won't be doing what I loathe to do, and that is borrowing. I've been borrowing my parents' and siblings' computers constantly and because blog writing takes time, I decided to wait with my posting until I have my own.

As soon as I do purchase one, just wait and see the flurry of new things I will be sharing. I can't wait! After Thanksgiving sales are coming up and you know what that means. ;)

I have some news for you tomorrow so come back then!