Monday, June 20, 2011


I thought I'd pop back and give a quick update on the Pergola. I think I will be able to finish it today as I'm on the last section. It is taking me a while because firstly the pattern is complicated, and secondly I've been under the weather and have had no energy to think about complicated patterns. heh

When I'm finished this last section, there will be the sewing in of tails and the edging if I decide to put one. I generally do, but the size requirement is 6" wide and I believe it already is that.

I really think this is a beautiful pattern and if you work the back piece it would also be very warm. For $2 you really can't go wrong. If you buy it and have trouble, holler out to me. Even though this is not my pattern, I've made two and I think I'm getting the hang of it. :-)

My best suggestion is to write your own cheat sheet as I suggested in the post on my first Pergola scarf pictured here.

For these I've had to use the specific yarns and colors for the project, but if I were making it for a different project, I might like to use the colors specified in the pattern as I think it is a really beautiful effect.

Speaking of beautiful effects, I just love going to the SIBOL web site and seeing all the beautiful pictures of the squares and ghans Sue has received. They are donated to her local nursing homes. Sue has such a talent for photography. The pictures always highlight the items in gorgeous surroundings. Sue is in the UK, but I've donated to her cause a couple times because I get so much pleasure from her work and I know that the elderly need the extra warmth and comfort.

When I take photographs of my items, I don't pay near the attention to details that Sue does. My purpose is just to have a picture of the item for my record keeping and I am just not that creative. 

Happy crocheting!


  1. What a beautiful pattern. I swear there are so many different techniques and patterns to try in crochet that I'll never catch up to all that I want to do!

  2. I hear ya! I feel the same way.