Well - almost....
Crochet Ball Necklaces
Very fast projects - crocheted because quick is the order of the day and it's much faster to make a crocheted thingy than a knitted one. I'd planned to thread ribbon with little crocheted beads made from oddments of left overs but so far I've used complete skeins of rather nice yarns.
Clockwise from top left - The Knittery skinny sock ( I think) - from Socktopus last iknit day, the next and the last are both Maya from The Natural Dye Studio a pure silk now sadly discontinued and the one in between is Posh Yarns Eva sock yarn - Silk/Cashmere in colour carousel - or carnival.
I think they're great fun -what do you think?
Rachel says she wouldn't wear them because they're not shiny like real beads but I love them and Kate has already requested one made from Rowan denim - it can't be photographed because she wanted it for her holiday so its been posted off. Hopefully she'll send me a modelled shot...
Queen Anne's Lace Scarves
And more fast work....
Each of these little Queen Anne's Lace scarves (rav link) took only a couple of hours to crochet.
The first is in Noro Silk Garden Lite, colour #2025 with a 4.5mm hook.
Excuse the hairy neck - it's not mine.
The second is Noro Silk Garden, colour 282 and a 5mm hook.
The colours are incredibly difficult to photo accurately and in the photos you could believe that they were in fact the same colour. They're not. Here are two more photos - one of each of the scarves in the same order.