Thursday, March 8, 2012

Still crocheting like mad ...

Octagon flowers - aren't they nice? Quite unusual, still easy to make - so I had to try them out ...



... with some scraps of cotton yarn - but I reckon they would look interesting with variegated sock yarn as well ;-).

I found them in the latest issue of 'Marie Claire Idees', a great French craft and decoration magazine, que j'adore - it comes six times a year and is a real treasure box of ideas and inspiration.



A couple of weeks ago I also finally managed to get hold of my preferred crochet hooks (at Amazon UK), the ones which are completely made out of metal - I just don't like the ones with soft grip or full plastic.

To celebrate this, I sew myself a brand new hook case too,

open -



- and closed:



(German summary: Ich finde diese achteckigen Blumen recht apart, und doch sind sie sehr einfach zu häkeln, Stäbchen und Luftmaschen im Wechsel, jede Reihe in einer anderen Farbe - das Muster habe ich in 'Marie Claire Idees gefunden'.

Und dann habe ich mir noch ein Häkelnadeletui genäht, denn im Moment bin ich ganz versessen aufs Häkeln ...)

7 comments:

Elizabeth said...

The flowers look great but ofcourse you have to make them in sockyarn since only than will they totally be yours :)))

What a lovely purse you made for your hooks with your name on it. Does this mean that your daughter gets also one?

See you later.

Sara Lechner said...

immer machst du so tolle sachen. ich habe momentan zeit für absolut nichts. ich kann nur durch deine fotos leben!! aber alles ist ok.
bussis, sara

Wolle Natur Farben said...

Was hast du denn da wieder herrliches produziert, diese Flowers einfach zauberhaft...Dann dieses Nähteil so praktisch und schön, gefällt mir alles ausgesprochen gut. ganz herzliche Grüße Anke

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Thank you so much, dear friends!

@ Elizabeth: Regarding sock yarn - I'm already working on it :-))! Nope, my daughter isn't too keen on crocheting, I'm afraid ...

@Sara: Herzlichen Dank für Dein Kompliment, auch beim Noro-Schal - freut mich, daß es Dir gefällt!

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Vielen lieben Dank, Anke - ich freue mich sehr über Dein Lob!

Clare Wassermann said...

well I like your hook case. maybe I could do a tea dyed birds one? I love your Anneli label!

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Thank you, dear Clare!

Well, I'm sure a tea dyed birds one would look just fabulous!

I did the labels a couple of years ago, carving my own animal stamp out of a soft eraser and glueing it to a piece of wood. The writing wasn't possible to do that way, so I used a pearl maker bottle for that.