Saturday, March 24, 2007

Gollum Hat, & Bookmarks

I did it I make my own, my precious, Gollum Hat I didn’t think I would make it to the final product but I did. After going shopping way far away to get the right kind of yarn but incidentally not the kind used by Lady Linoleum for the store didn’t stock the yarn. The hat is made out of Cotton classic yarn made by Stacy Charles Inc. Sadly I still paid to much money for supplies but do I regret that no. After making the crown of the hat two previous times with a sizes C hook then a steel hook #1 it still was looking too big. So I did the smart thing and made a swatch with a #4 I found the right size hook. Note to self if I make another hat I will make the swatch like the directions indicate, which I normally ignore. I finally made all the parts while on spring break but needed to consult the Lady herself for more direct guiding about the placing of the ears. I do not know if I am perfectly happy with the position of the ears but I’ll live with them unless I see a more perfect orientation.

The inspiration for this bookmark came from Ccat she apparently fiddled around with her hook and came up with the pattern I love her picture of it so I attempted to recreate it from her picture. I think I was somewhat successful though I chose to make it in a red color.

When I showed this to my mom she made a playful attempt to acquire it without me seeing so I told her she could have it after I took a picture of it. I know I’ve had success when my mother wants the result.

This is another creation by Ccat but she sweetly placed a pattern on her site so I made one and decided to try it again in a solid color.

The result of the solid color pleased me but was extremely difficult to capture without it being at all fuzzy.

Here is the non fuzzy close up.

This bookmark I had seen a number of places on foreign websites and non foreign websites so took the time to work out the pattern from the pictures I found and voila I have my own fishy.

A better look

The following bookmarks come from Crochetroo’s Sea Creatures from the Australian Coast. As soon as I got these patterns I had to make the dolphin, but as you will notice in the close up there is no eye present for I didn’t have any beads with me when I left the house so …. a blind dolphin was the result.

I’m blind

Well next came Mr. Great White Shark who can see.

You have to get a close up on him

Last but not least is the Mile-A-Minute Heart Bookmark this pattern came
From Gram of Crochetville who so kindly let me see into her creative mind. The first I made was a sad creation so I will not show it here but happily I was able to learn from my mistakes and produce this one.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Bookmarks... Butterflies & A Psychotic Tomato

I got this sweet bookmark from Allyson, thanks I have yet to make any kitty cat bookmarks.

This bookmark I made from Precious Crochet Rose with Leaves pattern for Cay. I just added a long chain with a leaf at the end of the chain.

And a nice close up of the rose.

Cay sent me this lovely bookmark. It is much nicer than the pic shows.

This pattern I got from the Crochet-A-Day calendar for February 14th, this shows how behind I am I made this before Valentines Day.
This pattern I got from a website that was in a foreign language but the picture looked cute. This is the 2nd pattern on the page. I have not decided what to do with this I might sew it onto a tote bag you can never have to many bags. Ok you do not have to read the instructions I just looked at the diagram the symbols are almost identical to the American symbols. I used Cannon SC 044 for this butterfly.

This is the 1st pattern on the page it was made in a circle but is then folded in half. This butterfly is destined to be made into a decretive pin, my mother made it known she wants this one, many people have called it the 3-D butterfly. I recently have been looking at crochet patterns in foreign languages as you can see; there are some lovely patterns out there. I used Cannon SC 039 for this butterfly.

This is the Psychotic Tomato designed by Regina Rioux Gonzalez aka Lady Linoleum. It ended up the size of an orange with steel hook size 1; it is stuffed with black beans to my mothers chagrin. I gave this to my brother who likes bean bags.

A profile view

This is Cheri’s Fancy Filigree Bookmark; it turned out so nice though I changed the tassel from a curly cue to a dc circle with Cheri’s little 3 picot stitch in the middle of the circle. This bookmark is supposed to go to another if I could just get my act together.

For this Fancy Filigree Bookmark I used thread I got on clearance, not enough for a doily but enough for a bookmark. I gave it as a gift to someone recently.

I started this bookmark a while ago, but the White Clover Bookmark was stubborn and I had problems on the last clover before the tassel, it wouldn’t lay right so I packed it away till I had more patience. Which I had lately so I conquered the last clover then I decided I wanted a clover in the topmost ring though the pattern calls for two tassels one on top and another on the bottom, I made a call as my taste dictated. Seeing as how Saint Patrick’s Day is around the corner I thought it was time to present this.

I originally made this Fancy Crocheted Cross Bookmark designed by Cheri with Cannon SC 039 but that was not the right color for this bookmark for I think solid colors are the best for this design.

The following bookmarks come from Crochetroo’s Butterflies, dragon flies and moths from downunder Motifs. I finally cleared off my to do list and was in the right mood for these lovely creations. This Tiger Moth was made Anchor KAM 14, in my Language Acquisition class on a boring day.

The best part about this Tiger Moth is the wings I love how Crochetroo designed them they are so unique.

Below is the Cairns Birdwing made from Anchor KAM 08. If you notice the antennae they are different from the pictures of Crochetroo’s Cairns Birdwing, can’t see try the next pic.

I realized as I was making the 1st antenna the one I was making was not the same I followed the instructions provided and since Crochetroo translates her lovely patterns from the Australian version to American one dc was missed but I liked how it looked so made the 2nd antenna the same as the first I think it turned out darlingly.

And I absolutely love the dragonfly pattern, so I kept on making them.

This was made with my new Cannon SC 029 that I sadly hadn’t gotten to use yet but purchased it before Christmas.

This was made with my new Cannon SC 044.

This was made with my old favorite Anchor KAM 14.

This was made with my new Cannon SC 036.