01 December 2006

Happy Hooker

For most projects I prefer knitting to crocheting. Knitting has more flexibility and, to my eyes, looks much nicer. There are some projects, though, that demand to be worked with a hook. Here are three such projects:

fan choker

diamond choker

cross choker

These were all made with DMC Senso wool/cotton blend and my ivory hook, which is a hair smaller than a US size F. All three patterns are out of 220 more Crochet Stitches from The Harmony Guides.

I've been knitting, but it's mostly swatches for various projects, some of which must remain secret until after the holidays. I'm also trying to find a good lace shawl pattern that only takes about 600 yards of DK-weight yarn... any suggestions? I may end up designing my own pattern, but if there's a nice one out there that saves me the trouble, I'd love to know about it.

3 comments:

Martita said...

Those are lovely and such a great idea!

Paul said...

The chokers are beautiful. They remind me of the delicate crocheted lace that my Grandmother used to make.

c.barnardo said...

I made my Shaun the Sheep from a pompom and an old sock (see www.dadcando.com in advanced models, but you could so easily have knitted his jumper, now wouldn't that be cool. Love the Penguin, was that from the Wallace and Gromit's the Wrong Trousers by any chance?