Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Some New Patterns

It appears that I may be on a blogging roll all of a sudden. Or, perhaps I am just making up for a long absence. What ever the case, I have a few new projects to share today.

The first is this pair of scarves. My friends Chris and Lisa were gracious enough to model them for me last night (it was a bizarre coincidence that I had the scarves and my camera when I ran into them).
These scarves will be available as a kit through the Pisgah website soon. They are both made with new colours from the Peaches & Creme Premium line.
These were designed to be easy projects for newbie crocheters. I have a few online friends like Melanie, and Aly that have been trying to learn crochet. I figured it would be great to have a pattern that would be easy for them, and others that are learning, that actually produces a nice wearable project.

It's a bit late in the year for new scarves. However, it snowed here yesterday. So, a new scarf didn't seem totally outrageous. The colours may show up a bit better in this photo, since it was still day time when I took it. The scarf on the left is made in OD Spice, and is a single crochet pattern worked from end to end. The scarf on the right is made in Dark Purple Ombre, uses a similar pattern in half double crochet, but is worked from side to side.
I also have this new dishcloth design almost ready to go.
I call it the Quick & Lacey Round. This is made with the Cotton Cabled, and will be a free pattern. I actually made this months ago, but I sent it along to a pattern tester along with a pile of other stuff, and it got lost in the shuffle. I'm glad it has surfaced, because I really like it. I can make at least two or three of these in an hour. It is on the small side ( about 7" across) but, I figure it will come in handy for last minute gift additions.
The last thing I have today is this little amagarumi style crochet hook holder. I had been looking for small cylindrical containers to keep a few tools handy, but didn't find anything I liked. So, over the weekend a simple gauge swatch turned into this.
This little cylinder uses only half an ounce of yarn, but will easily hold a dozen or more hooks. I plan on making a few more to keep in various places, so I will always have a hook handy.
I will also write up a pattern for this (although it's so easy I almost feel silly doing it), and offer it for free if anyone is interested.

11 comments:

Knitnut,Karen said...

Looks like you've been busy! Lovely items you shared today!

Joansie said...

Seems good to have you crafting and blogging again. I love the both the pattern and colorway of the dishcloth.

Deb said...

Hey....welcome back! Great scarves & great blog! You've been missed my friend.

Unraveling Sophia said...

So glad you're back as I love your blog! You are always designing!

LDSVenus said...

I love the way the color worked out on the purple scarf, very cool. I also love the circular lacey round, it's really nice and makes me want to pick up my crochet hook, which I haven't done in about a year. :) Glad you found some time to add to your blog, I need to start spinning and knitting some more so I can add something constructive to mine ;P.

Maureen said...

Cute stuff! Love the scarves!

Jodi @ Happy House Quilts said...

I need a hook/needle holder..hmmm i like the easy pattern idea :)

Lil Knitter said...

Hey! Love the scarves...especially the one Chris is wearing and the dishcloth is really pretty.
I lost my "lessons"...printer is on strike...Froggie graciously printed them out for me again today. I hope to get to practicing my crochet soon.
Then I can acutally make the scarf. :)
Hugs!

Cat said...

Hi hon!!! I that you are blogging again. I love the things you have been working on.

You can count me in on the new crocheter list. I have made a simple afghan and can do sc, dc, treble but that is it, a granny square LOL yeah right LOL.

Hugs!!!!

Knitz2 said...

Love the hook holder - and I'd like the pattern but it does look intuitive enough I think I can do one without a pattern.

Unraveling Sophia said...

Just a gentle nudge that its been **a month** since you posted... I'm having Briley withdrawal symptoms! How about catching us up on what you've been doing, designing, and crocheting?? :D