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Category Archives: crochet
I painted this little guy for a friend.
I finished this crochet bag for my mom. I was pretty happy with it even though I used the wrong hook and it came out a big too big and loose. I will try another smaller one soon.
We had a beautiful double rainbow spreading across the neighborhood.
I began a new shawl. I ran into a few trouble spots only because I was distracted so I pulled back a few rows and now I’m doing well.
And apparently I’m in a blue phase. 🙂
What’s going on with you lately?
I’ve just finished up part 1 of the watercolor class with Yao Cheng on Creativebug. It was lots of fun to do and I’m looking forward to part 2. I like her carefree approach to the medium. These are some of the exercises. I really enjoyed watching all the colors mingle together.
This one just happened to match the crochet bag (pattern from Attic24). She states to knot the new color but it was looking messy so I looked in one of my books and was reminded that it looks better to fasten off before joining in a new color.
On the Daily Sketchbook front I played with some different tools like my fine line painting pen, my ruling pen and my tracing wheel.
Then I moved on to creating some patterns. These pics aren’t great. One day a better camera will happen.
Finally, I played a bit with different brushes and strokes. It was fun.
I did manage to finish my Haiku shawl. It’s very pretty but would look much better on someone built like Kate Moss. 🙂
I had to frog my knitted cowl and I’m kinda itching to start one of these.
It really wasn’t in my plan for the summer. They weren’t even on the radar but somehow I’ve been taken over with a shawl frenzy. I’m one to catch a chill easily so really I can’t wait to finish one. Plus all the learning, trying new yarn and colors have kept me happily knitting/crocheting along.
The above one is Haiku from Quince and Co. It is a joy to work on and I think at some point I want to make one in a lighter color.
This shawlette is Pebble Beach by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade. This pattern is written so well. Every row it gives you stitch count and it lets you know what percent of the shawl you have completed. I am enjoying it immensely. Another one I will try again.
I couldn’t wait to start Let Your Heart Unwind by Joji Locatelli. I love the name and I love the color she knit the sample in. For some reason this one is proving more challenging for me and the one I want to work on the least. Hmm..
Please visit each pattern page to see them all done and pretty.
I have about 5 (probably more) shawl patterns waiting in the wings. And then of course there are the socks, and baby blanket and,and,and. 🙂
A few posts back I mentioned this blog. Also, a few posts ago I had mentioned I was collecting yarn for a summer crochet project. Above is the start of it.
Kate had written a post about creating a motif a day in May. Of course I didn’t find this until nearly the end of May but I fell in love with the idea and the motifs. Her basic idea was to create a motif a day for the simple pleasure and meditative qualities yarn work brings to you. I had to order the book but unfortunately when I did the book was destroyed (according to the USPS) in transit and so I had to re-order the book. Recently it arrived. It is wonderful.
I haven’t been making one a day and I have no idea what I will do with them at the moment but it is one my summer projects. I think it will be easy to fit in among all the general summer activity. So far I have learned some new crochet techniques and I have enjoyed working out different color combos. I also imagine doing a really large one in a heavy yarn. I think it could be incredible.