Sunday, January 11, 2009

Crochet WIPs

I've been crocheting, and the more I crochet, the more I like to crochet. I'm feeling more confident with my (still limited) skills. Now I know where the end of a row is, and how to count the stitches. I know I'd rather dc or sc than hdc. I'm just past the mid-point of two projects at the moment: a top and a pillow.


("Icelandic Turtleneck" from Crochet Me, but without the full turtleneck -- in fingering-weight Jojoland 100% wool)



("Knotty Pillows" from Crochet Today -- in Bernat Satin and Red Heart Soft Touch acrylics)

19 comments:

vivian said...

Nice choice of patterns! Can't wait to see the FO's.

shannon said...

both patterns are quite wonderful. i should learn to crochet just so i can make that pillow!!

jane said...

I heart both projects and have them on my MUST crochet list...but like in different colours.

Lee Ann said...

I clicked on the link for the wood pillows, but I don't see which issue it's from...want want want! Those are SO cool!

Lee Ann said...

Whoops, duh...it's on the home page, latest issue. :-) I am brainless...

meezermeowmy said...

Love the application of crochet to create wood grain. Very nice work!

FilleAinee said...

mmm ... i'm wondering if I would not just stop the top here ... looks like the perfect thing between the sweater and the capelet to me !

shannyb70 said...

I just love the pillow! Very clever! I congratulate you on expanding your crafty skills!

Shaina said...

Gah! I was just sitting her smugly, mocking the knit-bloggers-crocheting trend and smirking that NOTHING could ever convince me to crochet. And then you posted that pillow. Thanks a lot.

Ryan said...

Your pillow looks great. I must admit, I bought the most recent issue of Crochet Today just for this project.

rachel m. said...

the pillow is incredible!! i love it, dude.

Carrie said...

wow, I love both of these. The pillows are so freaking clever! I have one crochet cardi in my Rav queue - I haven't worked up the courage yet, but I'm going to one day.

Seanna Lea said...

I still love the turtleneck top, but I am valiantly resisting buying the book! I really should finish the crochet projects I have first!

Anonymous said...

Crochet is awesome! I just wish there were more good patterns!

I love the log pillow and the sweater!

Keep up the good work!

beth (big geek)

gleek said...

ha! i love HDC. i did a whole scarf in it once :) these are both coming along so quick! that's another thing about crochet. it's fast!

Knitting Linguist said...

Wow -- now I wish I knew how to crochet...

Nell said...

That ALMOST makes me want to learn to crochet!

Crystal said...

Fun pillows! I haven't crocheted in forever, I will need to get on that :)

mattresses said...

Hmm... Here I can see the beginning of that lovely pillow.