Friday, May 22, 2009

crochet crazy

I learned to crochet a few months ago - and I've become hooked!

getting ready for vacation in France - j'ai besoin d'un beret violet, n'est-ce pas?

Here's the first hat, which I made for Joe while we were on vacation in Carmel/Monterey. I found a cool yarn store, and a hip how-to book.

He was cold, I was creative, and he had a new cap the next day!

I love doing hats, because it only takes a day to make a completed project. I can do it anywhere: watching tv, in the car . . . and its easy to put down and pick up again. I am loving multi-colored yarn, especially the expensive japanese wools that change colors only a few times in each skein - Joe's hat and several others are all one ball of yarn - with maybe another neutral added for contrast.

I've given these 3 away - and more!

Now I'm getting fancy with the stitches - this is multi-colored cotton yarn for a summer purse.

I sort of follow directions, but I am making things up as I go, which is really fun and easy with crochet!

I also love the rhythm and repetition - very relaxing but creatively stimulating.