søndag, januar 20, 2013
Favourite makes; crochet
Thank you all for your most lovely comments in regards to my favourite patchwork makes. Encouraged by your response I thought I would keep going with the "favourite makes"-theme, and do one about my crochet efforts. Now I am fairly new to crochet (in comparison to patchwork anyway) and do not have that many makes. And most of them still live here too ;-) Anyhow, here are a few of them...
This blanket inspired by Cath Kidston was my first attempt at ripple. I had several goes at it, until I got the gist of it. But I do have to say I was mighty happy with the end result. However, this colourful blanket has since found a new home.
In between bigger, bulkier makes it is fun to make some smaller projects too (even though I tend to favour the larger ones, for some reason). This little crochet stool cover was made over one Christmas Holiday, and now both the stool and the cover reside in my little studio.
Now this is my second attempt at ripple, in calm soothing creams, naturals and light greys. In this one I used a fair bit of alpaca yarn, which I love for the softness (but not for the price tag). This blanket found a new home at the Christmas Fair I attended a couple of years ago.
I think it is fair to say that out of all of my crochet makes this cotton blanket is my favourite one. It just makes me smile every time I see it. But I did not always smile while making it though, as at times it seemed like a never ending project to make something as sizeable as this out of the thin cotton yarn I was using. But definitely worth it.
The "Sweet and sour" cushion (the only crochet make with a name ;-) was another fun, quick make. One day I would like to attempt a blanket made out of small squares like this...
Finally the last ripple blanket (and the only one in my possession). Actually, I believe as far as blankets go, "rippling" them is the most fun way of crocheting. Where was I...? Oh yes... since the creamy grey ripple found a new home, I just had to make a new one. In cream again, along my favourite soft blues. This one is a keeper.
I do, of course, have other crochet makes, but they appear so often here in my blog (like my very first cream and pink granny blanket. Why start small when you can just as well make something big...?) And various crochet cushions. You are most likely to see them againg... and again!