I have been in the mood for a bit of crochet lately. It was a good break from knitting, and I enjoyed it so much.
I had this little vintage porcelain doll that I wanted to display, but it needed new clothes, and I decided a little crochet something would be just perfect.
Also on the “make-over” trend, this old but still very useful basket needed some attention, and a frilly edge and flowers did the trick. I bought the shiny green bead / buttons, but changed my mind once the flowers were done. Now I just need to add some pretty handles, and it is ready to carry some of my goodies or projects again.
While I was at it, my kitchen got a cloth to absorb the water on the sink and my I Pad got a sleeve as well.
With the colder weather, I am tempted to knit more than usual, and when I “rediscovered” this pretty pure wool in my stash, I could not resist petting it a bit.
And so the need was born for a shawl. Something cosy, soft and easy to wear. A simple pattern that does the softness of the yarn justice.
I found Abyssal on Ravelry, and loved it immediately.
I might make the border a bit wider, since I have a bit of extra yarn.
I am happy to say that I finally completed this Vintage Crochet piece I have been working on. I seemed like I was working really slow on this one, and I should not have been so slow. It is a very easy crochet piece, and goes at an even and relaxed pace. I just kept putting it down in order to knit or do other crafting projects.
But once I had the centre piece done, the edge did not take long at all, and now I am able to use it wish pride.
Worked on a quick Buttoned Beret for myself. This is the pattern “Buttoned Beret” by Jodi Lewanda on Ravelry.
I absolutely loved the progress on this, it was an easy knit that I could take with me. It knitted up faster than I normally knit, and even the darker yarn did not slow me down.
Fall is settling in beautifully around here, and I am planning to enjoy the last comfortable days before the winter arrives.
I am planning to get some crafting done before the really colder days, and this is one of the projects I am planning to work on before its to cold for the fingers to work nicely, and only want to knit or crochet. 🙂 Or even less, like just sitting with a cup of tea and a book or magazine.
(got the pretty kit and floss as a give-away) floss all rolled and ready to start. Need to be able to work during the day when the light is good, as it is getting darker earlier now and needlework (for me) is limited to daylight. 🙂