Sunday, January 10, 2010

Crochet for a Winter's Day

I've been crocheting a few different items as I try out my Habu mystery yarn samples. The doily pattern is from the Kyuuto! Lacy Crochet. I love the claw-like petal/leaves and its simple design. The Habu yarn is a laceweight linen so I used a small 1.75 mm hook. The yarn has a beautiful natural color and texture and draped nicely with blocking.
Sometimes it's very satisfying to complete something from start to finish in just a matter of a couple hours. The Habu yarn I used for this simple necklace appears to be a silk paper/ribbon yarn. It's bronze color seemed to be the perfect compliment for some peach seed beads I had left over from a scarf. I played around with several hook sizes before deciding on a 1.75 mm hook for smaller chains. The necklace is long enough that it can be worn in single strands or doubled up around the neck.

This motif reminds me of a passion flower. I'm not sure what this will become. I had just enough of this yarn to make two circle motifs. I may combine it with some linen or wool fabric to make a brooch. Plenty of winter days left to ponder its use.


M* (Melanie) said...

heavenly! It's all so delicate and fine. My favourite kind of crochet.

Bonnie said...

Stunning work and photos, Betsey. The necklace is so lovely!

Shelda said...

I really love that necklace (found it wrapped around Bonnie's wrist, and had to come over here and see more!) The Habu yarn sounds scrumptious.

Btw, I'm a friend of Jennie's from the Columbia knitter's group.