Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Crochet Me.

I've never really been sure about Crochet jewelry. You can do come cool stuff with wire, but yarn? It always seemed a little odd. Like knitted dog coats*. Interesting, possibly functional, but a tad conceptually challenging. Of course this means I want to make both!


Pattern: Wisteria from Arboretum by Colinette.

Yarn: Colinette Tao in 'Madras' from here (for the Aussies). 100% Silk. Hand-dyed. Yum.

Hook: 3mm hook from KMart. Ridiculous. The hook, not KMart.

Measurements: I wasn't sure about the size of the neckband or the length. But both are good. The bottom flower sits just above my boobs. Cool! I didn't think you would appreciate a shot of that, so here's a not quite finished (shorter) version.


Modifications: I couldn't quite put mine together like the picture. I somehow ended up with two of the littlest circles left over. Oh well.

Comments: What's up with British Vs American crochet? You'd think they would at least use different terms. I was going along quite happily until I realised I was Crocheting 'American' on a 'British' pattern. Silly me. This yarns is so soft and lovely though. Very light too. I have about a half skein left so let me know if it takes your fancy and you want one! I would definitely recommend this as a beginner-type project. If I can do it anyone can!

This is probably my first crochet FO other than the odd bookmark. If anyone has any crochet advice for me I'd love to hear it, seriously.

Yes...I think I can handle this crochet jewelry thing. Dog coats here I come!

I managed to put a finished object thingo on the sidebar too (woohoo!) Check it out if you're interested, there's a couple of baby things there I haven't blogged about here.

*I don't dislike dog coats. My family dogs always wore them in winter. I just think they're...well...odd? Possibly related to the fact that a 'stalker' sent me a dog-coat pattern book once. It was quite the mystery.

10 comments:

Stephanie said...

It came out quite well :) I'm also not sure what I think of crochet (or knit) jewlery yet...
perhaps I'll have to give it a try!

Sourire11 said...

I’m another one who's not quite sure about the whole yarn jewelry thing yet... but that crochet necklace is really, really pretty and unique...

oh and if you want to see a very odd knit dog sweater check out my blog archives for january 2006...

SadieandLance said...

Brownpants, you should definately knit some dog coats. I vote for the tuxedo from the book that magically appeared on your dorstep. How funny.

Pretty jewels lady.

Nora said...

Tres Chic!

Shazmina Bendi said...

cute lady! Love the wool, love the pattern. I too am unsure about crochet jewellery, although I guess it depends on the occassion??

I vote for a boobie picture next post. If you have fabulous boobs, you should flaunt them! (and you do!!) :)

Bells said...

I'm sure there's scope for interesting stuff. You never know, I'll join you (now that I'm back to being crochet obsessed) and we can be at the forefront of the crochet jewellery revolution!!! Well done!

Vana said...

I like the colours of the necklace...the concept I will have to warm to.

How is the dog coat coming along, anyway?

See you soon!

Love from your friendly quirky stalker...

ladylinoleum said...

I think this is just fabulous, though I completely understand your reservations regarding jewelry made from yarn. I share them.

Anyway, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog. I am adding you to my bloglines!

Lizzy said...

Love the Wisteria ! This is the same colourway of Tao that I bought to make it. The one I made in Twilleys Goldfingering looks pretty good but is not as heavy as the original version - still love it though. Even if you don't wear it, the necklace looks great adorning one of those head shaped hat stand things. It's just lovely to look at ! Maybe the leftover yarn would make a good matching wristband. Anyway,great work ! ...and I agree with you about the American/English thing being confusing.

melissa said...

i love that necklace! crochet jewelry has the potential for serious wrongness i think, but you've done a wonderful job, and it's lovely!