Sunday, 28 January 2007
Sun, Sea & Crochet
As some of you know, Jon and I were on holiday recently. I have been hard at work today preparing some photos to share with you, but they're not ready yet, so I thought I'd share something else holiday-related with you, instead:
Yes, I took some wool and a crochet hook on holiday and was not idle with my time! Look:
I made this shawl on holiday and wore it out on New Year's Eve! It didn't take long and I did most of it while sunbathing by the swimming pool. Mum said it looked like a large pair of knickers, which I thought was mean, but she liked it when it was finished.
That was all I made on holiday, but the day after we came back, while suffering from jetlag, I made this:
It needs some more work: a base inside to help keep its shape, and a stronger strap than the drawstring. But it's good and I like it. :)
Both of these were adapted from patterns I found on the Internet: Crochet Shawl with Love Knots and Free Crocheted Beach Bag Pattern. So, if you want to try something similar, take a look and have a go! :)
BTW, did you know that airport officials consider a crochet hook a dangerous weapon and won't allow you to take one in the cabin? I put mine in my luggage, but I carried a pen onboard, which was about the same length, and far pointier. No one quibbled about that. Ho hum!