Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hooks and Needles: Fringe Benefits Poncho

I knew the moment I saw this project in Simply Crochet Magazine that it must be done...how could it not?

And that Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton in Aloe that I had purchased the week before from Ewe and You would be perfect as the overall color!

Pros:
- Easy pattern to follow.  The only thing I really needed to concentrate on was the difference in terms, as Simply Crochet Magazine is an English magazine....treble crochet was actually a double crochet.
- Loved working with the Blue Sky Alpaca in Worsted Cotton...lots of color and so soft!  It will definitely keep me warm when I need it to.
- Goes together fairly quickly!

Cons:
- Colorwork: I love color, but I'm one of those people who need to have all my colors play together properly.  I frogged the poncho twice to get the colors I wanted...but that's just me.

I'm still struggling with the fringe...six inches of fringe...and I'm under five feet tall!  But I'm embracing my friend Beth's comment: Just because we're short doesn't mean we have to skimp on the fringe!!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hooks and Needles: Crocheted Purple Shawl


Project: Schultertuch/Dreieckstuck by Orchideeflower (Ravelry)
Yarn: Spark Yarn in Purple

Guess what?

You know all those giveaways on Instagram?

I actually won!!!

Spark Yarn actually sent me a bundle of yarn that included this purple awesomeness!

But I needed something equally amazing to create with it to show off the beauty of this yarn...so I began to search Ravelry for a pattern.

A simple shawl...very easy to do...and once I finished the first hank I decided it needed to be bigger and ordered another hank and turned it into this beauty of a wrap that's perfect for summer night dinners on the patio at the Cantina, don't you think?

And stay tuned... I might have done something equally awesome with the other yarn!