Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Creative Crochet Patterns

As you can see the postman called again today. There is still no sign of the Interweave Crochet that was posted on the 29th December nor of my Amazon parcel. I was chatting to the postman and he said there is still a backlog of post and he has been delivering Christmas cards to people this week that were obviously posted before the 25th December!

Today's delivery is some more patterns from Kay Jones. I have put the link to Creative crochet on here so if you click on my blog title it will take you there. I am especially fond of her patterns as she uses UK terms for the patterns which means that I don't have to convert the stitch names in my head all the time that I am crocheting as I do when I use a US pattern. You have a choice whether the patterns get posted out or are sent as a PDF. I think that I have more than half of her baby crochet patterns now so I am ready for the next wave of babies.

At the moment I am knitting a baby cardigan from a vintage Patons baby pattern that I bought recently from Sue West The Vintage Knitting Lady
I used to have this pattern many years ago, I lent it out and of course never got it back so I was glad of the opportunity to buy another copy. I was also pleased to see that I could still buy some Baby Quick Knit. I bought this Sirdar version from Purplelinda but sadly she only stocks it in white. It is a nice weight for babies. Thicker than a 4ply but finer than a double knit. This little jacket is for the Kings Arms barman's new baby to be. I don't know why but I find vintage patterns a lot easier to follow than today's modern patterns.

Last night I went to the Kings Arms Knit Club. There were 4 new knitters that came to join us last night. It's nice when young people are eager to learn. Rachael was doing the teaching. I didn't join in as I do knit and cast on slightly differently to Rachael and I think that it is confusing if learners have more than one teacher at first. I was chatting to a few of the regular club members. Roger brought his crocheted cowl for us to see and Rachael brought the lovely knitted wire and bead bracelets that she has been making. They are very pretty. I might try one out soon but I would need a magnetic fastener as my fingers just don't work well enough for the normal clasp bracelet fasteners. One reason why I rarely wear jewelry is that I can't do fasteners and have even had to sleep in necklaces and bracelets until I can get someone to help me out of them.

I hope to finish off the little white matinee jacket today and will probably start another one tonight.


Anonymous said...

As you know, I just love Vintage patterns. While many of them aren't very well written, they are worth the try. That little white sweater is going to be absolutely precious -- but I have to say that I love the ones you posted yesterday. So pretty. Well, everything you do is pretty. I don't think I could actually choose a favorite.

Enid said...

I echo Beverooni; the old baby patterns look much nicer than modern ones. For new babies, I use my patterns that are at least 30 years old, unless I am asked to make a garment from a new one. Your girls are going to look ever so ever so in those jackets.
Have you been out this week?

crazymotheringchick said...

I love seeing your reviews. You post so many pictures. I'm always looking for new books, it's terrible.