Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Crochet So Fine

Oh my gosh. I picked up this book just before Christmas. I really hadn't meant to get it, mainly because I really prefer yarn over thread, but one day I was looking through it at Michael's. Well, you know that's really never a good idea, just to pick up a book and start looking through it. I'm just going to want it. Of course, once I looked through it, I had to have it. Here's why.....
This is the Diamonds Shawl. Pretty, isn't it. Very, I say. It's made of laceweight yarn. That's hard for me to find, actually. I can find pretty much anything else here locally, but I have yet to find laceweight yarn. I have found some yarn shops listed locally, I need to check those out.
This is pretty, though. I might try to make it. When I have time. Ha!

Oh, I love this one. This is the Dragonfly Shawl. Gorgeous, huh? It's made of regular size 10 crochet thread. Crochet thread is available in such beautiful colors, too, these days. I will, and I mean I will make me one of these. It is breathtaking, I think. See, I have a thing for dragonflies anyway. I'm thinking this will be beautiful in a metallic color, silver or gold, or maybe like a blue or teal metallic? Maybe I'm not looking for metallic, more just shimmery. This might be the February accessory I make. I've got several going for January. LOL


I'm actually not crazy about this one. It seems to heavy. The above and below pictures are both of the Orchid Circular Shawl, made with a fingering weight yarn. My crocheting buddies, what is the difference between laceweight and fingering weight yarn? They're both a number 1.
I do think this shawl might be pretty as a tablecloth.................. ah, why go there. That's just me.







I am undecided about this one. It's the Shimmer Beaded Lace Cape. There are many things I like about it, and some I don't. It actually seems kind of heavy to me. It looks like a circle, but the diagram in the book is not circular. And what's up with that leather belt on that shawl? I wouldn't do that, but that's not something included in the design, LOL.

As an aside, Interweave Crochet keeps this pretty model busy, don't they. She's all over every issue, and every book I've seen that they publish. She must like crochet. LOL I would like to know her name, just because I see her so much.

I do not care for this one at all, actually. It's too big. I think something this big should be an afghan. LOL It's called the Spiral Waves Shawl, also made with fingering weight yarn.

I love this, and think I will probably make it as well. It is supposed to work up very quickly. It's called the Sprout Chains Shawlette. Cute, huh? It's made in a #3 weight yarn, so I don't know that it qualifies as 'so fine', but whatever. LOL It is cute.

This is the Starry Night Wrap. It's made of laceweight yarn. (Wait, looking, laceweight is #0, isn't it. LOL I guess that's the difference between laceweight and fingering weight.... LOL) I am wondering. I have a beautiful Vanna's glamor blue, it's a #2 weight, but I was thinking about trying this in that yarn. It would turn out bigger, yes, but wouldn't it also be pretty? That yarn is so gorgeous, I think I'm gonna try............
There are so many other things in that book. Hats and tops. I may blog about them another day. I have a thing for shawls, though, so thought I would share these. They're all truly gorgeous, aren't they?
Y'all have a great day!








7 comments:

glor said...

These patterns are stunning. I wouldn't know which one to start, I love all of them. And yes, I could see the one as a tablecloth! You've got me thinking!

Clara said...

Wow, these are extraordinary! Lots of work but very beautiful.

You should put your "David" scarf in my new Crafty Links blog and then everyone can link back to the pattern. It's really great.

wendyb532 said...

try knitpicks.com for laceweight yarn. very reasonable prices I have found.

crazymotheringchick said...

So, Clara, ummmmm... how would I go about doing that.....

Thanks, Wendy. I'll try them.

Designing Lady Jane said...

Those are beautiful shawls. Tho I don't like the one you refer to as a tablecloth, it reminds me of a spiderweb. Also, the large geometric one you disliked, I didn't care for either. Any of those others, I can picture them will a long crinkled crepe skirt, so romantic!

Yarni Gras! said...

my friend bought this book right before the holidays and has made several items....they work up beautifully!

Monica Groeneveld said...

I had to order the book, its not for sale here in the Netherlands. But I am not sorry, although I don't like the big spiral waves thing either.