Saturday, September 3, 2011

crafty swap.

i did get the little crochet project i was working on finished for my craft swap partner. i just didn't quite manage to get it sent before the 1st of september deadline. not to worry though, it got sent the following day, packed with a few other little goodies too!
would you like to see?



it's a convertible cowl! modelled here by the ever so helpful, fred the fan. i scored the pattern from here but in my usual style, didn't really follow it to a great degree... also i mayyy have had to fudge my way through a couple of things. for instance, whenever i'm crocheting into a base chain (to work straight, or in the round or whatever), my base chain is ALWAYS too tight! does this happen to anyone else? or just me?
in any case, i turned my crochet inabilities into a 'design feature' by decreasing the other end to match my terribly tight base chain. voila!



i also sent my swap partner a little crocheted picture frame which i found the tutorial for through pinterest (slight obsession happening with that place...). it was my original idea as to what to send my partner, but i wanted to make something a bit bigger and more useful. i have a feeling the cowl should be quite useful heading into a washington autumn and winter.

i hope you like your little bits and pieces kristi!

2 comments:

m.e (Cathie) said...

the "cow" looks amazing and that little frame..oh so purty!

your swap partner will definitely be smiling when she opens her parcel up.

happy weekend Nicole, enjoy the sunshine ♥

Calico Child said...

oh you'r clever I wish I could crochet, thanks for stopping by my blog the lamp fabric wasn't upside down I had corrected it (silly me) I should have took a picture of my mistake so every one could have seen the difference & the fabric is still attached that spray is good stuff :) Have a lovely weekend.