It’s ours this time! Getting ready for holiday shows means making ornaments. By crocheting with cotton thread, I made a traditional white snowflake, then another one with silver beads, and then a black pinwheel. Here you see me starching them, and after they dry they will be ready to hang.
I also made some Christmas cards, using stamps, markers, and whatever else is on hand. Cards are an easy project to do with kids or with a craft group.
Recently crocheted a custom skull cap for this gentleman. He asked for cashmere in fall colors, and was very happy with the way his hat turned out. This was my first time working in bulky yarn.
Most design houses have a fall collection, but here at Fitting and Proper we also like to pay extra attention to that most important event which livens up the beginning of fall. So here are some creations for the Halloween season! Spooky earrings, with skulls and black crochet.
Clip made of a silver bat on a bed of cotton lace. The lace is a scrap leftover from a friend’s project; another example of zero waste sewing.
So you’ve seen me crocheting necklaces, and purses; now here is both at once. Amulet bags go around your neck so you can carry something special close to your heart: a lucky penny, a crystal, a ring you can’t wear on your hand. Or you can carry something practical like a spare key or bus fare. The beads make a nice texture; come over and feel it at my next show.
Having some fun designing with beads. These reticules take quite a while to crochet, because the stitches need to be tight enough that nothing can poke out through the holes (even a bobby pin, or the tip of a pencil).
The grey and black one was a commission, which also included these matching gloves.
I have been making fingerless gloves for the last month or two, crocheting them out of several different weights of wool yarn or cotton thread. The pattern is my own and I revise it as needed to suit the thickness of each yarn. The glove shown modelled is made from size 10 crochet thread that has a tinsel-like metallic plied in. The metallic keeps the thread from stretching as much as cotton normally would, so I had to work carefully and loosely so the gloves could stay supple.