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Shawls and Italian herb rolls

Not that the two things in the title have much in common other than I’ve been working on both today, but I love to bake and haven’t been doing much lately so I made biscuits and the rolls today and am planning on making some french bread later in the week.

The shawl is the Elise shawl (the link will take you to the ravelry pattern page) which is a free pattern that uses sock weight yarn and an I hook to create a lovely light shawl, but I’m substituting Lion brand homespun because I like working with bulky yarn (and because the completed shawl will be quite a bit warmer than if I were using sock weight) also I had some of the “Harvest” color which is really pretty. I’m just going to work until I use up all my yarn and it may be more of a scarf than a shawl but that would be fine too 🙂

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Granny squares

Granny squares were the bane of my existence when I started crocheting, why? Well they are really easy and can be quite pretty but it takes sooooo many to make anything other than a potholder or pillow (neither of which were things I would use) HOWEVER I have finally found a use for granny squares that doesn’t take a box full of them: a scarf! And why I didn’t think of this before, I do not know 🙂 If you want to check out a great pattern for them look to the left and on my blogroll is a link to “Lion brand granny square scarf”

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