Hello! Wednesday already? This week is flying by for me. I hope it's treating you well.
I thought I'd pop in to show you a crocheted cuff I made for my sister. Last summer I let her look through Ravelry and mark her favorite patterns so that I could make her things she really liked. The Julie Cuff is one of the first things she came across. The girl likes cuffs. She has since emailed me two other bracelets she wants--a goddess cuff and a broomstick lace bracelet. Considering The Julie Cuff took me months to finish, I'm not making any promises about more bracelets.
The Julie Cuff was actually fast to crochet, but it took me ages to get motivated to sew on the buttons. Don't ask me why. I finally wanted this out of my in-progress basket so I bit the bullet and sewed those buttons. I got it to Julie in time for Valentine's Day.
This is one of those things that looks better on. Off, you can see the odd edges that even extra slip stitching couldn't smooth out. On, those edges disappear around the curve of your wrist.
The buttons that plagued and taunted me for six months? They're my favorite part. Tiny little champagne pearls from a downtown button shop that sadly closed a few years ago.
Julie loves her namesake cuff. I mailed it to her at college (and then had to repeatedly remind her to check her mail--she never does because she never gets mail, she says). She opened her package to oohs and aahs at the cafeteria dinner table. That sure makes her crocheting sister happy!
Name: Julie's Julie Cuff
Yarn: Vintage thread
Hook: Not sure anymore
Made for: Julie
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I also thought you might like to know that the crochet lessons I've been giving my friend Jennifer have been going great. Jennifer caught on quickly and now she's almost finished with her first hat! She shared her progress over on her blog. Check it out and show her some crochet love.