Stuffing For Brains

I made this scarf for a friend on a whim while teaching her to crochet. She's since taken off into a world of excited crochet work~ (I swear, she's only been at it for two weeks and she's going to surpass me!) She took this photo for me with her fancy Nikon camera. ooh. ahh.

The design sort of looks like butterflies to me, if you look at the holes in the work, rather than the actual crochet. It may be easier to see in person, but if you sort of turn your head and squint, maybe you can see it too. The butterflies are actually upside down, in this picture.
Butterfly Lace
The design comes from The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs, but the pattern is otherwise original.

Lily's Sugar n Cream: Plum

This one was for a coworker that transferred out of my branch to another one. We were all really sad to see her go. :( So I wanted to give her something to take with her.
The scarf is quite long and the yarn changed colors a lot. Of all the pictures I took of it, I liked this one the best. The yarn was lovely, it switched from cream to white to cream to brown to purple to brown to cream to white and back and forth, so it always came out look symmetrical, rather than rotating colors. (i.e. cream, white, brow, purple, cream, ...)
This is just a super close up of the pattern made on the scarf.

The yarn is Paton's Lace: Midas.
Made with an E hook.

The pattern came from Paton's website, called "Delicate Lace Scarf"

This is actually one of my favorite projects I've made. It's the first time I've worked with a lace weight yarn and the outcome is so pretty and, indeed, delicate! :)
So, I was teaching a friend how to crochet, because she wanted to learn to make a blanket the way her grandmother did. I bought this yarn, which is exactly the kind of colors my friend would love (her favorite color is rainbow!), so I decided to make her a scarf with the waffle stitch that I figured out for my first friend.
From this image, it's just about impossible to tell that it's a waffle stitch, because the color of the yarn was so intense, my camera couldn't actually hand it AND the waffle stitch at the same time while showing the whole scarf. In other words, here's a macro of the waffle stitch:
Yarn: Red Heart Kids: Bikini Multi
Hook: J/10

The pattern is original, for the scarf, I'll post it whenever I can borrow the scarf and remember just what I did. :) Though, I did just notice that the macro image of the scarf is sideways. Hah!
I made these two scarves for a Relay for Life auction. This is the same pattern I used for the bright blue scarf I made before (pictured with a hat a few posts back). I love this pattern because it's so easy to do and makes a cool, soft ripple effect when it's done.
Caron Simply Soft Collection: Pistachio
Caron Simply Soft Eco: Black

Hook: I/9

I also made a purple one using Caron Simply Soft Collection: Passion. I'll post that one when I get a picture of it. It's still around the house, but I had to turn these two in before the auction. Thus the not-so-great picture of them, taken 2 minutes before leaving for work!
But the hat and scarf are sooo delightful.

I'd been looking for a good pattern for a hat for a while, but having trouble, because I don't actually like hats very much. I was frustrated till my friend showed me this pattern from I liked it right away, so I made it my project for the September Church of Craft meet up.
The hat is convertible, so it can be either a hat or a cowl. Or a hat that you can pull your hair through. If you look at the pattern, the girl who made it models her own hats in all the styles that you can wear it.

I really liked the way the brim of the hat was made, because it switches off between front post and back post double crochet stitches, so you get this really cool ribbed effect, which is very soft and squishy. Because I loved the color of this yarn so much and the brim of the hat, I went ahead and made myself a scarf to match. It's extra long, too, and I love to wear it.

The yarn is, I think, my favorite yarn to date. Caron Simply Soft Eco, Ocean. Caron's Eco yarn is made 100% from recycled bottles, but it's seriously soft. Their Eco colors are also really awesome.

I made these items in September of 2009.