Friday, July 31, 2009

Block It!

Hi All... :)

Most of you would be familiar with the art of blocking your granny squares. Well, I came to know about it very recently. Initially I was a bit sceptical about the success of the process. But I can tell you, it was indeed worth the try.

Would you like to see my attempt at blocking my Granny Square? Well, here it is...

I had some leftover yarn which I couldn't use for a whole new project. I was wondering what to do with it when I thought of a mix and match sort of cloth piece for the kitchen and I started with it.

I won't call it a Granny Square, but probably a Granny Rectangle :-D Seeing those curled up edges I felt sad. Finally what I had read about Blocking dawned upon me. I thought of giving it a try. I used a big cardboard, a big piece of thick cloth, board pins, tepid water, and a sprayer from the kitchen.
After 8 - 10 hours, it looked like this:

Not the complete intended effect, but a big difference right? I was pretty pleased with the curls disappearing. And I happily carried on with my project. Added more left over colours to it.
And more to it....

And finally, it looks like this now!
I received a suggestion from a few - it should have been more colourful!
Next time... sure :-)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pink Love!

I am an ardent admirer of 'pink'. Though I don't intentionally pick up pink coloured things, I love the color a lot. The crochet flowers I made have more of pink in it for the reason that I loved that yarn so much. Unlike seen in the picture, it is shiny and a smooth textured. I had bought without knowing what to make of it.

My current project - a shawl for my mom, also is a lovely shade of pink. Don't have the In Progress snaps right now :-(

Thought I did share my first crochet project with you today. See this.

Don't know what to use it for. I know it is not that perfect either. But still I love it a lot and each time I see it, the more inspired I am to get onto my hooky business.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Craft Stylishly

Have you people come across the website CraftStylish? I know most of you would have. But if you still haven't, browse through from here. There are different categories like crochet, sewing, paper craft, jewellery making, and the like. The members on the site are increasing each day. And I also became a CraftStylish member recently. And my first post is there today :-) Read it - How to Crochet a Cellphone Pouch.

I might keep posting if I do something creative :-)

By the way, I have started joining my crochet flowers.

Happy Crocheting!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Red and Greenish Brown!

Does the title sound like a good colour combination to you? Well it doesn't sound nice to me either. But I have done a project with that combination because it looked good together :-)

Looks good, rt? Well, for the love of it, I made one more. I know it looks prettier! I was confused what to make out of the two pieces. Still kept on making the second one the same size as the first. And then, I thought of doing this:

And finally it became this pretty cross bag or satchel, as you wish to call it.

The thing I liked particularly about this bag is the shell edging I gave. Somehow I am so delighted to see my crochet bag hanging like this :-)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Till Date

I have done a few projects till date. Thought I'll show those to you today.

This is my new mobile pouch. I love that mix of blue and dark pink. I had to use the light pink one in contrast to the dark ones as I ran out of blue. But I guess it looks nice. Don't you feel so? :-) And that golden button. It is actually one from an old dress of mine. It had come off and was waiting in my craft box from a long time.
This is a table cloth sort of thing. I have used
Granny Square pattern for this and gave an edging. This is the unfinished version. I have added a few more rounds to it. And now it is on our old Griller making it a bit more beautiful.

And this is the latest thing I am working on. I started it as I wanted to make a crochet flower from so long. And once I made one, I couldn't stop. It becomes superfast. You can see the progress. Now actually I am confused what to make of it - a neck scarf, room decorator, or a dress embellishment. Pour in your suggestions as well :-)