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La recompense

I finished my second La Mer scarf (ravelry link). It measures 63.5″ x 5″. I used a size J afghan hook, 2 skeins of Paton’s Grace in Lavender and 544 beads.

La récompense

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I named this The Reward. I’ve been listening to Jonathan Helser’s new album, The Reward, and the title song seemed to fit this gem.

If you check out this link and forward through the songs until you get to The Reward, you can listen to the entire song. Beautiful.

In a garden he fell
In a garden He prayed
Not My will but Yours be done

My sins He became
So I could be like Him
To go beyond the veil and see His face

The cross has made a way
So we can enter in
To go back to the garden once again

The cross has made a way
Forever I will say
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain

He is worthy
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
To receive the reward
Of His suffering
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain


Aube Nouvelle

Hubby and I have been re-watching Lost. We got to the episode, “Whatever the Case May Be” where Shannon tells Sayid about the song lyrics Rousseau had written over and over. The song was called, “La mer”. I really liked the way Shannon sang it and decided to research the song. It was originally written by and performed by Charles Trenet. Beautiful song. After a week or so of listening to it on YouTube, I decided to buy it from iTunes.

On Tuesday (7/1), Kim (CrochetKim on Ravelry) posted on the Tunisian Crochet forum about this hottest new pattern on Ravelry called La Mer.

I had this scarf listed in my Ravelry queue but my queue is 3 pages long!!!! Ravelry user, knita, suggested a CAL (crochet-along) for this pattern and alce, Moderator at the forum, started the crochet-along.

Yay. I picked up 2 skeins of Patons Grace in Tangelo. It’s working up nicely. I’m using a J afghan hook. The pattern calls for Fiesta La Luz Multi, a sport weight yarn made of 100% mulberry silk. But, at $30 a skein (I’d need 2), I had a difficult time justifying the expense to myself on a scarf that I probably cannot pull off wearing for myself. So, the Patons Grace, priced at a more modest $4.00 a skein, will be used.

Depending on how this works up, I may head over to an LYS that is not too far away, relatively speaking, and see what sport weight silk they have and the prices. Although, I vowed never to return to that store again since they refused to acknowledge my existence when I walked in. They must have smelled crochet. *shudder* Well, we’ll see…

La mer scarf pattern is found in Interweave Crochet, Summer 2008 and is designed by Sheryl Means.



I will probably get more Grace on Thursday and maybe take a trip to an LYS then as well. I have birthday money – whee!

Here’s pictures of what it looks like so far, though:




I was finally able to pick up another skein of Tangelo. I didn’t pick up any beads for this project, but I’m thinking I will need to. So, it’s off to either Michaels (again) or a local bead store either tomorrow or Friday. Then I can finish this. 🙂


Finished! Got my beads (too many of them) and finished it up. 544 beads on this scarf. Nice, though. I like it.

Finished Aube Nouvelle

Pearls and Lace

Pearls and Lace
Originally uploaded by cmama

House of White Birches Collectible Doily Series, Heirloom Table Toppers

Design by Zelda Workman


1,032 4 mm pearls

Size 6 hook, size 10 thread