Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Dancing crochet

Voila a new stole I crocheted the other day, the stitch pattern was inspired by Ravelry but I have amended a few stitches and rows and added a beaded flower dangle fringe. Faerie shamrock shawl this is, light and soft and to be worn and Scottish dance balls in the Autumn..?

It's in Blur mohair with a 5.5mm hook and I started it as a scarf but kept adding rows when I found some extra Blur on e-BAY. The shamrock fringe has a pearl bead in each centre- such fun to do and a first for me.

I am incredibly tired most days at the moment with many headaches and migraines which I think are due to the air pressure, stress and too many bad/ late nights. Am longing for a ''proper'' holiday but nothing is being booked as yet.Work and OU study are keeping me tres busy busy and the eczema is playing up on arms and legs etc. Some battery re-charging in the sun with sea and soft water would be a treat? We've had weeks of muggy ''white cloud'' days again in the first 2 weeks of July. To keep positive I'm planning the next ''big'' project: a Chanel style jacket or maybe a top -down textured one?

From WHISPER patterns by Kim Hargreaves- this is a pattern that was £20 as all the other patterns are for knitting but the photography is fabulous and very inspiring.

This is the stitch gauge sample for it, in Patons DK with a 4mm hook , SALICE.

Crossed trebles with a row of dc in between.

Or a 2 by 2 basketweave?- SCRUMMY texture!

Also have made a denim DK cotton shrug for dancing in strappy tops( I hate my arms) from the Sirdar summer crochet pattern book - published in Spring 2010 I think.

And after the success of the denim one I made another in rose red Bamboo- shiny and wonderful, with a smaller hook and a longer ''sleeve'', more my own pattern really but using the same unusual stitch.

The border too is slightly different, but it also looked good without any border actually as earlier photos show.

And before the shawl became a shawl it was a skinny-ish scarf..

I'll say goodnight with the denim shrug as it's getting late again and I have washing to put on and dogs to walk.

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