Thursday, March 22, 2012

Working on "a little something"...............

This is a sample swatch of a "ripply" pattern that Attic24 had on her blog and on Ravelry

In case you haven't heard of either, Ravelry is a free site for knitters and crocheters with lots of wonderful patterns and designers.  It also has a place where you can post your projects, join forums for particular topics, keep a notebook of your "favs" and get help from others.  It is the most wonderful resource and that's where I found Attic24.  I was first attracted to her colors....gee, what else is new?  I love color and she has the most wonderful way of combining them in her gorgeous designs and creative projects.  If you like color, you will LOVE Attic24!  She's also from England and I've noticed how attracted I am to designers from overseas.  I don't know why but every time I find some project I adore it is usually from someone outside the U.S.  Maybe it's because they seem to always use high quality materials or because they learn these skills at a younger age and are just more proficient?  Another gal whose projects I adore is Esther from Happy in Red who crochets and sews the brightest, happiest creations befitting her blog name! 

Below is Lucy's (Attic24) ripple crocheted blanket and she has the most wonderful tutorials of all kinds of awesome projects!  I can't pick a favorite.  Her choice of colors and how they go together so beautifully is what I love about her.  I want to make every one of them!   

 Here's a real cutie!  I want these hanging in my windows!  Lots of them!

And if this isn't right up my alley for Spring.................

All of her patterns are free and she has tutorials for all of them and they are the clearest instructions with step-by-step pictures that even a beginner could follow.  She's an amazing designer!  Please visit her will NOT be disappointed!
Here are some samples of Esther's work at Happy in Red.  A tutorial for a reversible tote bag!  Too cute!

And how about some darling crocheted flowers to embellish it with?

Or you could make a garland of these for Spring! 
I hope you visit these marvelous bloggers/designers and tell them how much we appreciate them sharing their talents with us!  Have a great day and "make something" of it!

1 comment:

  1. Hello!
    Just wanted to bob by to say hello, but also to tell you that the ripple you've shown here on your blog is a cushion and it's Rowan Pure wool dk. My current ripple blanket is made with Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.
    I would tend to avoid cotton for blankets as it makes them very heavy and not particularly snuggly. Go for wool/cashmere mix, pure wool or a good acrylic such as the stylecraft special dk.
    Happy hooking!


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