Saturday, November 03, 2007

Hello, Old Friend

You know how it is. Sometimes you've set your sights in one direction when another - long forgotten - jumps right out at you and you say to yourself, "Where have you been?" Thus it is twixt me and crochet.

I rejoined the land of the crafty going on four years now, and crochet was my ticket to ride. Since then, I've strapped myself to a knitting rocket, intent on expanding my knowledge and improving my skills with socks, lace and beads. Now, physical circumstances have conspired to pull me up by the shorts and forced me to face the fact that I have production needs and not much time in which to meet the (self-imposed) demand. Enter crochet, handspun merino purchased in a frenzy from Fun With Yarn ages ago, a few yards of pink and cream Louise Harding Kimono Ribbon, and a leftover bit of Rowan Polar as hatband / edging.

Fury fueled last weekend's fulled hat. Nostalgia and necessity nudged this weekend's hat and scarf into being:

Crochet Hat & Scarf
Hello, my friend. I guarantee this is not the last we'll be seeing of one another. I've got yarn to burn and time's a-wastin'!

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Blogger bellamoden said...

These are tooooo lurvely. Love it!

11/03/2007 03:16:00 PM  
Blogger Christina said...


11/03/2007 03:39:00 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

I haven't crocheted a garment in YEARS (like 30!!) but I find myself contemplating doing so more and more.. there is definitely something to be said for the swiftness of the single needle!

Your set it lovely Karen!

11/03/2007 04:40:00 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Very nice. Love the model, too!

11/03/2007 05:46:00 PM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

I started as a crocheter and loved that I could turn out a scarf and hat so quickly. I was always intrigued by the intricasies of knitting (all those pointy needles) and taught myself to do it. I still like crochet and make chemo caps out of soft yarns and scarves for kids and adults that I know don't want to handwash anything. I don't know why so many knitters are afraid of the hook, maybe it's the urban legend/ghost stories about men with hooks?

11/03/2007 06:09:00 PM  
Blogger Pirate Alice said...

Crochet is my fallback as well. It's easy and calming. I have MANY afghan books if you'd like to borrow some.

Your hat and scarf are bellisimo!

11/03/2007 06:19:00 PM  
Blogger monica said...

Soooo cute!!

11/03/2007 08:07:00 PM  
Blogger Opal said...


11/04/2007 02:36:00 AM  
Blogger sarah said...

You have *such* a sense of style and colour. That's a lovely set!

11/04/2007 07:26:00 AM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

ok, i have no idea how to crochet.
i would so love to learn just to make that!
you, my friend, have many talents!!!

11/04/2007 09:19:00 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Love that set, Karen! You know I learned crochet as a kid, and can still churn something out so quickly with a hook.

11/04/2007 11:20:00 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

You have such a great eye -- those go beautifully together!

11/04/2007 11:40:00 AM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

Love them! Great job...and btw, I adore your model!

11/04/2007 09:08:00 PM  
Blogger Susan Pandorf said...

VERY cute! And frugal too, you clever girl...


11/05/2007 11:13:00 AM  
Blogger Alyssa said...

Love them!

11/05/2007 11:22:00 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Well, I had no idea you were a HOOKER, Karen.


11/05/2007 03:19:00 PM  
Blogger WandaWoman said...

Sweet hat and scarf set. Love it.

11/06/2007 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous meg said...

Beautiful set! I love your yarn mix :-D

11/06/2007 06:41:00 PM  
Blogger Bonne Marie said...

What an adorably sophisticated palette, m'dear!

AWESOME stitching...

11/06/2007 08:11:00 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

I LOVE the hat and scarf. Very cute!

11/07/2007 01:41:00 PM  
Blogger kels said...

holy you are a knitting machine...i stumbled across your blog on the counting the things i know blog. looks awesome. i knit too and am excited to look through all your posts!

11/07/2007 05:27:00 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

So pretty! You did a wonderful job of putting those colors together, and the hat shape is so flattering. Are they for you or a gift?

11/07/2007 07:45:00 PM  

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