Many thanks to Deneen at Yarns and Musings nominated me for a Brilliant Award.
Like her, I don’t consider my blog to be brilliant, but I do love to find links for the crochet patterns that keep me inspired to pick up my hook. In honor of her, I thought I would post a few new patterns that I’ve come across in the past few days (I’ve been researching just for this post!).
- Rook Hat (Ravelry link) by Sophia Kessinger. The pattern is only available as a free download on Ravelry, but check out her blog for amazing knitting posts. There is a coordinating Rook Scarf also.
- Driftwood Cap (Ravelry link) by Ellen Gormley (check out her blog). It will be published in the Fall 2008 Interweave Crochet. I cannot wait for this edition to hit the stands. This is one of many patterns that I cannot wait to make from the magazine.
- Chicago Swing Jacket by Tammy Hildebrand. I want this to wear to school. The classrooms I’ve been in so far this year are freezing!
- Crochet Brimster. I am in a hat making mood when my haircut is the absolute worst for wearing hats.
- Mary Jane Slippers (Ravelry link – link to her blog here). I need slippers for walking around on my tile floors. I don’t know what happened to my old ones. They were eaten by the house goblins, I think.
- 9 Sided Kitchen Mat – I want to make this in a bunch of pretty, bright colors for my kitchen. I’m tired of my neutral/fall colored home. Bleh.
- The Munro Bag – I want this bag. I really, really need to get started on one.
- Felted Hook Vase (Ravelry link) This one is also available as a free download on Ravelry. I like the idea of using it not only for hooks, but pens and such for my future teacher desk.
- Matryoshka Roly-Poly Dolls – I cheated and bought the kit to make these so I would not be tempted to put them off because I didn’t have the right filling or felt materials.
I could keep going, but I’m just getting frustrated again at hard to find crochet patterns for girls. This is why I need to finish Mad’s skirt and Laura’s rocker accessories.
Now to give out my awards! I give Brilliant Awards to:
- Julie at With a hook, who is always amazing.
- Sheryl at Hip Cat Hooks, whom I miss now that I’ve moved out of Houston. Not only does she do brillian work with a crochet hook, she has by far, the best yarn shop in the Houston area.
- Vera,who inspires me regularly with such beautiful work.
- Sara at Crochet all Day. She’s a teacher so doesn’t post as much during the school year, but I still love checking in with her knitting and crochet work.