After a busy week of deadlines, topped off with replacing a laptop after mine died (the night before one of those big deadlines), I had a nice relaxing morning yesterday, crocheting these sweet little necklaces. Trust me when I say, these are quick and easy if you have crochet experience.
And fun! If you crochet a chain stitch and a slip stitch, you can make these. And if you've never done it, adding the beads is no sweat at all
Size 8 pearle cotton thread
Crochet hook, Size O/1.75mm (This size gave me a loose chain, which I wanted. Choose the size that works for you.)
Seed Beads- For the light blue necklace, I used size 8 opaque butter cream luster round Japanese seed beads. For the gray necklace, I used slighly larger beads in orange, yellow, and red; left over from another project, also from Fusion Beads.
I am so honored to contribute crocheted doilies to Lisa's SEN project, for her show at Fouladi Projects this November. I just can't wait to see all the doilies gathered together, its going to be gorgeous! Lisa talked a little about this show (question 6) in my recent interview with her for my Friday Favorites series.
Crocheting this tiny is so challenging, but very satisfying!
I'm not gonna lie, its been a weird week. Kinda good, I mean Fall! I love Fall... but kinda blah... maybe cause that rain they told us to expect never came. Maybe I just need more chocolate. I know I really need to get myself organized. If I do that over the weekend, next week will automatically start out better.
I am still finishing my granny square sampler. Every stitch I add makes me love this hodge podge of granny squares more than before. Well. Except for the thousand tails I have to weave in. Good lord. Its like its own pompom.
In the meantime, here are some links that are making me less blah today:
I have been on a mission to find the perfect sweater. This may be it.
Amy Karol on Creativebug! If anyone could ever convince me I needed to make my own underwear, if would be Chicken. And seeing her on video is the next best thing to visiting her in Portland, so I'll take what I can get, go check her out!
I love everything about this quilt.
I will announce a winner of the custom crochet hook giveaway on Sunday evening or Monday. There's still time to enter.
And lastly, I treated myself to this book and this weekend, I plan to make something from it to tell my own self that I am awesome.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!
I just looked at the Flickr group at the finished afghans, GORGEOUS! Wow! I am so glad you guys kept going with it and didn't wait for me to post. I love how different each one is!
After a busy couple of weeks that left me painfully short on crochet time, I was finally able to pick my sampler back up this week. I've now joined and completed the inner rectangle portion of the sampler, and am now on to adding the rest of the squares around the rectangle. For anyone who is still working on joining their squares, I thought it might be helpful to share a few joining tips that worked for me, in case they might help anyone who is still joining. If you're done, you just go pour yourself a glass of champagne and don't mind us!
Over the next week, I will play with placing my remaining squares around this rectangle, and deciding if I need to crochet more granny squares. There is an even border of squares around the inside rectangle on the original sampler, that's the look I'm aiming for.
At week 17, I put a call out to anyone that is doing this sampler with us to provide your links, which I am now adding to the project page. If you'd like to be added, just leave a comment in that post or here.
Hello fellow samplers! I am taking some unauthorized liberties today. I wanted to share some photos of some of the samplers that everyone is doing. One of the best parts of this granny square sampler project is, although we all crocheted basically the same squares, each afghan is so unique to its designer. So much color and pattern out there! There were times I was constructing this afghan that I started to wonder if it would end up one hot mess (you may have wondered that too!), but that couldn't be further than what we're ending up with. Just beautiful. Take a look at some of the in-progress afghan shots from our Flickr group-
From Grace B1, I love all the white space on this one.
And then I absolutely love the explosion of color (the pinks, cranberries, and reds really pop) in Melissa's-
And in all of Daniela's squares
I don't say it often enough, but I have really enjoyed crocheting this project with all of you. It has resulted in some often funny exchanges on twitter and instragram from folks who are learning to crochet along with this project. (Oh goodness, I really hope you have learned or relearned something, and that I just haven't confused you to frustration.)
Please leave a link to your blog, flickr photostream, etc in the comments on this post, I would love to compile a list of permanent links on this page of everyone who has been working on this project with us this summer.
We are nearly done! Next week we will start joining the rest of the granny squares.
Enjoy your weekend!