Monday, November 12, 2012

Purple bowls?

A colleague likes purple, so I made these "bowls" for her. Needless to say, I started them some time ago (at least it was this year!), and finished them up last night. I used a pretty basic pattern for the base and sides.  The relative sizes show up much better in the top photo; the purple bowl is really not as big as it looks in the bottom photo.

To make the big bowl a bit sturdier (and also to link all three together), I crocheted the sides using both light and dark purple yarns together. I like! I hope she does, too. 

My clapochet -- just in time for fall

I can't believe that it's already nearly mid-November. Where has the time gone? I finally finished this clapochet last night, having begun it in (ahem) December 2011!! It feels and looks really nice. I'll post information on Ravelry eventually, but here are some key facts: Yarn: Paton's lace "Midas" (85g, 498 yards, and I used almost the entire skein); Hook: Boye F (5 mm), crocheted very loosely; pattern from Crochet Kitten at . I made a few changes and corrections to the pattern, but otherwise went with the treble crochet on the diagonal. I love this!