Saturday, April 19, 2008

Hairpin Lace Shawl from Vogue Magazine 2007

Hers is a shawl I thought about making but never got around to it. I've never done any hairpin lacing. I have heard that it's very easy.

If I take on this project, I will probably make it a bit shorter. Although she appears to be dressed up, I wouldn't have a problem wearing this over a shirt or turtleneck for work.
One thing though. It does look as though it would catch on to a lot of things with it being a bit loopy.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Oldies but Goodies...

These scarves are from the Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2005 issue. You may remember them. Beautiful, aren't they !
I like all three but am especially partial to the first and second scarves. In terms of crocheting scarves, the shell stitch is my favorite. Years ago, I had crocheted them in no less than a dozen colors. I sometimes regret giving them away.
As I go into this journey of familiarizing myself with crochet again, I will try not to crochet too many shell stitched scarves.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Okay, I did it...

I actually finished a scarf. I haven't crocheted in a while and this shell stitching came out a bit smaller than I'd planned but all in all, It looks really pretty over the black blouse. I'm pleased.

I worked this scarf from the Blue Sky cotton group. The color is not showing up as it really is but this is their periwinkle. It's still very pretty.