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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Not Your Grandma's Crochet!

Matilda, all dolled up!
Would you believe that I've been at the hospital AGAIN....this is just too weird. In the last 6 months, I've spent more time in the OR waiting room than I have in my entire life combined.
Cataracts for husband October last year, twice, two weeks apart.
4 1/2 hours of surgery time to rebuild my sons shattered arm 4 weeks ago.
Heart catharization a week and a half ago for husband (no angio needed, thank You, God!)
and then last night late, my husband's eyeball went AWOL! The retina detached in his left eye. We had to drive out of town to a specialist to do an emergency surgery, finding out that if Dave had waited until Monday, he would be blind in that eye. I don't know what happened to make his eye suddenly do that. Just strange.

...but the good news!!! I finished the Linen Bodice. Name is still being debated on. A new friend, Cheryl, suggested Summerbreaze. But after I got home this afternoon and put her on "Matilda" (the dress form - and yes, I stuffed her bra with socks, she needed cleavage for this, and she also wanted to wear the red skimpy tank top.) What do you think??? Crochet goes sexy! Them aren't granny squares!

Euroflax Linen
And then after his surgery, I asked if he would mind if I just "very quickly" (parenthesis) run into this awesome yarn store (King's in Pensacola). They are the only yarn store I know of that carries the Euroflax Linen - which I am extremely impressed with - in tons of colors, and still at the 14.75 price (until she gets in her next shipment). I bought 5 hanks and I finally picked up the new Interweave.


At May 13, 2006 4:17 PM, Blogger Mary, Mary... said...

That's really pretty! I have some Euroflax linen for summer tops--it's a shame that I can't crochet worth beans. Sorry to hear about hospital visits--I hope everyone's ok.

At May 14, 2006 1:18 AM, Blogger emy said...

This is gorgeous! After my crochet dress, I am looking for more sultry sexy patterns! :)

At May 14, 2006 10:55 AM, Anonymous Jessie said...

I love love love this bodice!! Where will the pattern be available?? I'd love to make this for myself in a dozen different colors!!! Please let me know at jessc031778 at!!!

At May 14, 2006 11:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful!

And whoever said "You can't make a silk purse (your linen bodice) out of a sow's ear (all the time in the hospital)" is very far from the truth in your case.

Congratulations on such gorgeous finished project!

At May 15, 2006 1:04 PM, Blogger Steph said...

gorgeous! I prefer knitting but would definitely be tempted to crochet for this! ditto on posting the pattern, when????

At May 15, 2006 4:07 PM, Blogger Catherine said...

You need to sell that. Sexy crochet is so hard to find!

At May 15, 2006 5:47 PM, Blogger ~drew emborsky~ said...

I think you should call it "Granny Gone Wild"...

At May 16, 2006 5:06 PM, Anonymous Cheryl said...

Sweat& Sassy....Is another name, I hope all is well with you all. Read your blog. Just checking in to see how the bodice was coming out. And What can I say but FANTASTIC JOB. It came out super. You should be very proud of it. Cheryl


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