Brilliante Award and Additions to my Queue

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.

2 thoughts on “Brilliante Award and Additions to my Queue

  1. Name (required) September 7, 2008 at 7:32 am Reply

    Wow! thanks! I love the Swing Jacket. Guess I’ve got more for my favorites list. 🙂

  2. Deneen September 7, 2008 at 6:02 pm Reply

    Damn you Tiff! I had some already bookmarked and the Mary Jane link is the wrong link, however the Rook hat is new and I plan to make it (One skein of Noro, how can you go wrong????)

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