Sunday, March 3, 2013

Fall 2012/Winter 2013 Projects

Here's my first crochet blog update of 2013! First is a portion of my completed "Amaryllis Tablecloth", which I had posted a photo of one of the squares last time. I have it stored away for future use (one day when I have smaller and less inquisitive dogs -- and when, hopefully, my husband will have cut back on his immense amount of clutter...). I completed it last December.
After completing such a large project, and with it being the holiday season, I made 5 angel doilies for 5 friends and/or coworkers in various colors (though I only got around to photographing this one before giving them away). They worked up fairly quickly and can double as a window or wall hanging or a large tree ornament.
Next, I returned to adding to my collection of fancy Barbies. This one is "Miss July 1992" from Annie's Cotillion Collection. I used Cebelia #745 yellow for the main color of the dress instead of the white she was pictured in. The ruffles were quite a ordeal to individually make and attach -- but worth it.
Next, I created "Miss August" from Annie's Edwardian Lady Collection. I fell in love with this Barbie when I found her on eBay and had been looking forward to creating a special gown for her. I added some brightness with the jade green and purple, as opposed to the neutral colors this gown was pictured in.
Having just completed two Barbie gowns, and having just sorted through my many crochet patterns and finding several small items I want to try, I am taking a short break from the Barbies and currently trying several baby bootie and hat patterns to see which I like best. I finished the set below yesterday (the yarn is "Cloudsoft" from Herrschner's, a soft fingering weight yarn). Though they came out nice, they will likely be one of a kind, since the pattern (from an old "Workbasket" magazine) was poorly written and I had to improvise. So the search continues for great bootie and hat patterns that can actually be created the way they are written!
Thanks for looking! I'll have more baby items to post next time -- and maybe one or two more Barbies.