Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Wednesday Works - Hooked on Hooks

I haven't been blogging because my crochet hooks have been keeping me busy. They have refused to let me put them down to write here! This morning I forced the hook out of my hand to show off my latest projects.

A few weeks ago Crochet World published The Joy of Crochet, a special issue of crochet thread projects. One of the patterns is for a beaded eyeglass case. I decided to make the case using Aunt Lydia's size 10 crochet thread in Ocean. I love how the case turned out.
I plan to line it with blue satin and add a clasp. Instead of an eyeglass case, I plan to use it as an evening clutch. It's just large enough for ID, bank card, lipstick and a few small essentials.
Last fall I purchased a hank of pink hand-dyed yarn from Sunflower Yarns. Around Valentine's Day I started a Claudia Scarf. The pattern is fast and easy.
A close-up of the stitches.
One of the first projects I started nearly two years ago was a Chakra Purse by Naturally Caron. I finally finished it last week. I had put it away and decided it was time to finish it. Like the beaded clutch, I plan to make a lining for it. It needs more body to be truly useful.
A couple of friends have challenged me to make the bag on the cover of this book. I plan on living up to the challenge. The bag uses about 11,000 beads, with about 10,500 of them being seed beads, and it is worked with perle cotton. This should be an interesting project.
What are you working on lately?

Sweet P