Monday, July 29, 2013

Project Gallery July 2013

Jodi modeled her show-and-tell item of an intricate, lacy sleeveless top/vest.  She is working through the book Custom Crocheted Sweaters: Make Garments that Really Fit by Dora Ohrenstein and this is the second garment that she's created, we can't wait to see the others!

Stephanie made a bright yellow beverage bottle holder using techniques from our last tapestry class. She crocheted in the back-loop only, creating ridges that added interesting texture to the item.

Theresa showed off her tapestry skills with a small purse in beige/orange

Speaking of tapestry projects, we had two more. Jeanne finished her pencil holder from May with complementary colors of maroon and chartreuse.

Jodi also finished her pencil holder in blue and white. (And it even matches her sweater, did she do that on purpose?)

June knit a charming child’s sweater from worseted-weight yarn she received at last year's retreat.  The hood has a pair of ears on the top.  The pattern called for a chunky yarn, but she found that this worked just fine.

Julie took the headbands made in our last Tunisian class and joined them together into a purse with a ruffled top.  The pattern was in the book, One Skein Crochet.  The book contains 4-5 Tunisian crochet patterns. Interestingly, the purse also worked pretty well as a hat!

Erin was just finishing a white mobius/cowl with some interesting accents. The accent yarn is a made from strips of recycled silk saris and is a "destash" yarn that was given to her by another CTC member.

Maxine showed some star motifs that she made for the “Knit Café” at the castle event at the American Swedish Institute at the end of July.  The stars are a the primary motif from the Pleiades Shawl pattern, found in the magazine Interweave Crochet Accessories 2012. The shawl pattern uses sock-weight yarn (and many more motifs!) but Maxine made these stars using Plymouth Encore, a
worsted weight yarn.