Tuesday, August 23, 2011
I got a new phone a week ago and I was inspired to crochet a cozy that was fun, whimsical... and uncomplicated. I also wanted it to be a project I could get done in one hour.
You may remember the crocodile I crocheted last month... this cozy was inspired by those loopy stitches that are so very easy, and offer a fun look without a lot of trouble!
Here is the open view. (that is my daughter's bedazzled device... not that I haven't been known to bedazzle and item or two myself)
Here's a side view....
When the cozy was finished (and my afternoon plans fell through) I decided to be brave and try to make some hand-warmers. I had been putting off this pattern found in the Nov/Dec '10 issue of Crochet Today because they looked so complicated.
Now I am sorry I didn't make them last winter. They were simple. It took about an hour for each glove. And they are soft and lovely.... maybe a little bit big... but wonderful.
Then I decided to make a Kaleidoscope hexagon (also from Crochet Today, July/August 2011), just for kicks, to see how easy they would stitch up.
This was of course the kiss of death-by-crochet. I'm in love. This hexagon stitches up BIG. This one is nearly 9-inches across. I see a new blanket in my future... which is sort of funny considering I haven't finished the afghan I put down early this summer, when it got too hot to crochet under all that yarn....
Hmmm.... I think I may have a new project for the weekend: finish the wavy blanket to make room for the kaleidoscope...
Until then, its business as usual.