Friday, August 21, 2009

Potholder/Dishrag Set

I made this set for a swap, and was a bit sad to see it go. The result was both soft and sturdy at the same time! A characteristic desirable in a kitchen set. I began with a pattern from a pamphlet, don't remember which one, and got bored half-way through and began to improvise.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Root Veggies

Crocheted food is so much fun, and all the more so when you add little embroidered faces.  I made up some carrots with embroidered smiles and button eyes for the babies of two of my friends.  Then today I did a turnip, by request.  I made up the pattern as I went along, using Knitpicks dk-weight Palette in a variety of purples ranging from light to dark, white for the body, and grey for the face.  The eyes are little french knots.

My next project is to be a bigger carrot, more huggable.  I'll probably use Vanna's Choice, as I have so much of it in my stash.  I happen to have just the right orange, and green for the carrot tops.