Reading well known crocheter's blogs like Stacey Trock's Fresh Stitches
I learned about FO Friday and WIP Wednesday (FO=Finished Object, WIP=Work In Progress) and tried to participate but I kept missing the right days to post. So I decided to combine them in the end oF Week update.
It's been a little bit more (cough) than a week since my last post so there's quite a few things to share.
I showed you my new bag. The next day I took it out to a local craft fair and lo and behold, halfway through the day it had stretched so much it was practically on the floor. The only way to solve it was to line it, so the nect day I started working on it, using an ecru colored pillow case from Zeeman. I found two tutorials on creating a lining
and sewing it in
and off I went. I'm no expert on using a sewing machine, I've only ever sewn on paper and plastic page protectors but I managed to make something I was happy with.
Here's the lining inside out before sewing the bottom corners to the bag. You can see the pockets I added for pattern sheets and books, and for my crochet hook wrap.
Here's the finished bag with the pockets in use.
I made my Amineko a little sister using crochet cotton and a 1.75mm hook. Quite tiring but its very cute. I'm working on another one with catania cotton for my mom at the moment.
When I started crocheting I found one or two cowl patterns and I just knew I wanted to make some. I'm always fighting with my scarfes to try and keep them in place and the idea of a cowl is just perfect.
I started with the Convertible Cowl by JustessDesigns
Next I found the scalloped cowl by Lion Brand Yarn
, a lovely pattern for a light cowl. I made a hat to go with it, using the divine hat pattern by Sarah Arnold
I made a second cowl for ?y mom, who's knitted a number of scarves for me over the years, time to return the favor.
Now for the WIPs. Once I finished my bag I wanted to start on a granny square afghan. I have a few squares finished, still contemplating the final design (which squares in which color combinations and how many of each). Here's the squares i chose so far. Willow and Briar Rose from Jan Eatons book, and the Sunburst square by Priscilla Hewitt.
And right now I'm working on a shawl. I bought some soft mohair yarn at zeeman and wanted to give it a try. At first I selected the sweet pea shawl that's included in the Stitch 'n B.... crochet book but I wasn't happy with how it was turning out so I selected the crochet shawl pattern by Bernat
Here's my shawl so far, love the look and feel.
Finally, I made two roll up cases (or wraps, not sure what the "official" term is) for my moms knitting needles and my tunisian crochet hooks, both using a slightly modified pillow case.