04/07/2009

Instant Gratification

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.

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My creation


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.

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Excuse the hairy neck - it's not mine.

The second is Noro Silk Garden, colour 282 and a 5mm hook.

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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.

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4 comments:

Probably Jane said...

Those pieces are all such fun - I would wear them!

Maureen said...

Such beautiful work! I wish I knew how to crochet.

Jean said...

The scarves are gorgeous and the colors so rich, wish I knew how to crochet.

scj said...

I LOVE these scarves!! So delicate and so colourful. The necklaces are fun too. Thanks for sharing.

Sheila