Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Show and Tell


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....

and the back...


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.

Happy Tuesday!

4 comments:

snoodlings.com said...

Man, I wish i lived closer! I would gladly be your crochet/needlework/sewing student!! I hope you're teaching G how to do all this cool stuff!!!

When my mother-in-law was here in May she taught me one crochet stitch but she completely lost me when she tried to teach me the next step.

Gretchen said...

So fun! I love the colors you pick. Vibrant & rich. I'm still learning my stitches. The "quick" factor is still in progress.

Lindsay said...

So fun! yes you need def. need to finish that blanket.. I can see you sitting under that on your back deck.. sipping a coffee and reading your bible this fall.. so you better get on that.. k? ;-)

Rachel said...

You've got mad crocheting skills! I'm so jealous! Wish I could do more than little flowers...
I'll just add it to neverending project list. :)