Thursday, September 28, 2006

dishcloths, bookmarks...and something red...

a weird trio, to be sure, but that just gives you a little insight into my enigmatic brain...

thanks to vik's blogpost about her new obsession with the garterlac dishcloth, i have added another pattern to my bewilderingly large, yet ever increasing dishcloth arsenal:

i really like how the pattern shows off the variegated yarn, and i think it's really cool how the colours line up and form their own little patterns...yes, small things do amuse small minds...




i had been contemplating making this bookmark pattern for a while...but since it was made with thread and a really reeeeeelly small steel hook i was a little apprehensive as i don't have that much experience with either...but then thought, 'what the heck' and gave it a go...and before i knew it, i'd made two of them...

i was going to use a larger hook than the one recommended but did end up using the smallest steel hook i have, and was surprised how fast they worked up and how simple they were once i got going on them....that teeny tiny hook though, i doubt i'll use that one on a regular basis, i'm not sure how people can to be honest...

this is one of cupcake's patterns that she has on her blog.



this is just a motif i've been playing around with...i found it in the book 'so simple crochet'...the title is a bit of a misnomer, as this pattern is marked as 'advanced' in the book ...i would have to agree, as having to work double, triple, and even quadruple trebles is something i don't think a beginner would know how, or more to the point, be able to do with any great success.

this motif is from a poncho pattern in the book, but since i think the poncho has already had it's brief day in the sun (again) and don't see anyone wearing them anymore, i doubt i'll make a poncho, but it could be incorporated into something else...but what? decisions, decisions...

if you would like to make the garterlac cloth, you can find the pattern on dave's blog, criminy jickets

cupcake's fan bookmark is available on her blog, crochetroo...stop in and say hello.

4 comments:

Dave said...

Very nice -- I really like the colours you used :-)

Susana said...

I have to figure out that garterlac! The bookmarks are great too. Thanks for sharing the link.

Vik said...

Hahahaha! I´m laughing Kiki! You got hypnotized like me with the Garterlac Dishcloth! I knew it!!!
I love the cotton you used!

Good for you! You got it! Cupcake´s fan bookmark with the very thin thread! I could never ever do it. Congratulations!

About the red thing, I have an idea. Don´t you like it as Christmas ornament? Hanging in the tree, or just in a window... I think it´s very pretty -you´re right, not for beginners and not simple!- It´s very cute!

Joni said...

I looove the red motif! And re. the garterlac cloths, I totally understand. The pattern is so well done, and it's great fun to knit and look at when it's done.