Wednesday, December 27, 2006

A Preview

I've finished 4 hats and 2 pairs of arm warmers since the last post. Here's a sneak preview - more to come this weekend.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Here's darling Charlotte Stokes, who's 18 months old now! She's modeling two sweaters I made (that light blue one is clearly an early effort, from when I was still figuring out sizing). Charlotte's about to move into a new home in Brookline with her parents.

Click here to see Charlotte's first crochet photo shoot.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

New Hat Pattern

Here's a new one, specifically requested by Adam's brother Wes. It's a close approximation of the first hat I ever made. Single color, ribbed border around the edge. Wes chose the color for this green one. The blue version is my mom's Christmas hat (we celebrated Christmas last weekend; that's my parents' house in the background).

Monday, December 11, 2006

Oh Jay-Z...

It's hard to believe everything you read, but according to this article Beyonce and Jay-Z just dropped $40K on this crocheted chair.

If you have the big bucks, too, buy it here.

P.S. Actually, it's a "Chrochet" chair.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

I just finished this (it's a Christmas present). I was trying to:
1) use a really thick, warm yarn - the future owner lives in a cold climate
2) finish this quickly
3) create something somewhat stylish and dressy
4) find an interesting stitch - I hate working row after row of single crochet
5) avoid the common problem of the scarf being super bulky (hence uncomfortable) around the neck

So there you have it. I'm pleased with the results. As intended, it's very comfortable to wear - the mesh allows it to clump together without getting too stiff.

I found this similar version in the MOMA store catalog a few days ago. Funny.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

We're getting a mountain of catalogs these days - apparently Adam signed up for a dozen or so lists when filling out his change of address form. Here are a couple of my favorite crocheted (or crochetable) finds:

Garnet Hill's Haverhill Afghan Throw. $329.00.

Urban Outfitter's bra top and hot pants, and popcorn scarf.