Friday, August 28, 2009

Blue Green Socks

Finished a new pair of socks. Uploading the pictures from my computer not photobucket, which is missing the upload button :(

This is a full picture of them on my feet. Didn't want to take them off.

This is a close up of one. They color stayed pretty close to the same. (the pink cord is the earbuds to my pink MP3 player, a SanDisk Fuze).

Yarn: Bernat Baby Jacquards
Hook: Size D
Pattern: I just made them up. The foot and leg are the basic stitch of (sc, ch 3, sc) in each chain space. Basic afterthought heel.
These are so soft and comfortable. My new favorites.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Skinny Scarf in Burges Lace

Continuing with the Bruges Lace, I made a skinny scarf.

I used Red Heart WW yarn in a green (it was rolled up in a ball, some left over yarn).
Size J hook
Diagram from here:

bruges lace scarf

Close up:
bruges lace scarf close up

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bruges Lace Doily Finished

I started this doily (photos here) and have finished it.

Size 10 thread
Size 8 hook
Pattern started from a photo of an e-bay item (first bruges lace section) and just made up.

bruges lace

1862 Granny Square Shawl Pattern Link

Going through the Antique pattern library book list links, looking for bruges lace items (finding a photo but nothing else so far), I found a book printed in 1862 and it had a granny square shawl on it!

Here's the link it's on page 4.

I like it as there is a neck and then even a tie. I would prefer to leave off the fridge.
Your guess as to what type and size of yarn and hook is probably as good as mine... lol... probably worsted weight I would think, but who knows... I would actually like to make this shawl...

Enjoy the links!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Bruges Lace Doily Stated

There's a CAL over on Crochetville for this type of crochet, not necessarily a doily, but anything done in Burges Lace.

Because there isn't much on the web (free patterns or even instructions) I started with what I know. I found a doily (pattern or finished, not sure) on ebay and used that as a starting guide. Then continued after the first bruges ribbon on my own. I also had a Decorative Crochet magazine that I used as a guide for the bruges ribbon, which is a (5dc, ch5) ribbon stitch. I joined with sc. The pattern in the DC magazine was a large table runner for a top expert. That's why I didn't try this type of crochet, most were very hard patterns. But now I found a new... um... obsession ;) ...

So here's the start of the doily, 2 photos. Both with the lace half done so you can see what I'm doing. Sorry for the poor photos, taken with my cell phone.

Bruges lace doily started

Bruges lace continued

clickable for larger images.