Thursday, April 15, 2010

And a few more little things...

One of my fiber friends has been on something of a 'pioneer' kick, and her enthusiasm has drawn the rest of us into various endeavors. We've dyed fiber and yarn with natural plant materials, taken a class on simple cheese making, and now -- soap making. Well, if we're going to all the trouble of making our own soap, then I'd like it to be gift worthy. Hence the many facecloths. Hopefully we'll end up with lovely, sudsy soap (and no lye burns!) and can make up little gift baskets -- who knows, maybe I'll even throw in some of last summer's loofah harvest!







One skein of DK weight cotton (forgotten brand, possibly Elann house brand) yielded two crocheted cloths. On the left is a generic pentagon motif from one of my stitch dictionaries, and the pinwheel motif on the right is taken from a design in Doris Chan's new book "Crochet Lace Innovations" (Rosalinda top). (Excellent book, by the way, with several designs you'll see me working on in the coming weeks.) Perhaps it's a little too open for a cloth, but I loved it. In any event, it's for a face, not scrubbing out the oven, so...



Then there's a little fun project, a crocheted button necklace --




Nothing more than some buttons, leftover size 8 perle cotton, and a magnetic clasp.






3 comments:

Calico Prairie said...

Oooh nice doilies and necklace! Did you do them from a pattern?

drea_dear said...

I love the little pinwheel one - maybe you could use them as wrapping for the soap if they're too open for face-washing. :)

Mary Sarah said...

Beautiful! I love the designs and the color. I think I'm off to buy the book! I'm anxious to see what you make from the book.