practice makes... something, right?

The other day, after getting my hair cut, I went to Porter Square books and got a couple of crochet motif books to use in addition to my tiny collection of Japanese crochet books in finding the perfect motif for a potholder. I am nearly overwhelmed by the possibilities now! The Beyond the Square book in and of itself is amazing, and I highly recommend it. The Interweave book rounds it out nicely, though, presenting a plethora of motifs not included in Beyond the Square. I decided to start with motif #49 from Beyond the Square:

The end result is this:

potholder practice - different sides of the same coin

Yep, I've got a fluffy coaster! Or a pretty little star-shaped wall ornament. Either way, I've got a lot of learning and practicing to do, and thankfully my yarn is here (at last) so I can get right into it:

I am starting out with some Cascade 220 in Coral, Pear, Anis (hehheh), Ruby, Charcoal, and Black, but depending on how that works out I may end up using cotton. I am still kinda up in the air about that. The deadline for the swap is May 31, so I've got a little bit of time to work with here (as long as I use it right). Right now, however, I feel the urgent need to finish this sock. There's a whole story with this one, but I will get to that in my next post:


grumperina said...

I'm starting to get a little overwhelmed! I have some of the books you mention here, and a few other crochet sources - all together, millions of possibilities! It's hard to choose just the right thing!

tiennie said...

Look at you go! Very cute stuff. So are your nails! :)

knithound brooklyn said...

Whoa! Check out those nails - the color against the sock is great!

Amanda Elizabeth said...

I want to learn how to crochet so so so badly!!! Also, what is your nail polish color!? It's gorgeous!!!!

Angela said...

great color combinations. i never did get much into crochet - i can barely keep up with my knitting and spinning!

oh, and i LOVE your nails!