Inspiration

Beyond the Blanket

It’s been nice to see some coverage of knitting over at Huffington Post recently. One of the articles details things you should be making for your home that aren’t blankets. (Not that there’s anything wrong with blankets!) I also appreciated the quick knitting history link included in the article.

The article reminded me of some crocheted home decor I’ve seen at national retailers lately. All three of these examples feature really nice neutral tones that could go with a lot of different decorating styles. In any case, I enjoyed the inspiration!

It looks like the Kayla Crochet Mirror from Company Kids might actually include some knit swatches, too.

The Lainie Crochet Pillow from Home Decorators Collection combines a rustic element (jute fabric) with elegant crocheted trim.

Pottery Barn’s Crochet Bath Accessories (almost out of stock as of this writing) feature a unique fiber choice.

Finished Objects, Past Projects

Crocheted Angel Ornaments

Now it’s officially acceptable to talk Christmas (I’m looking at you, Christmas in July at Hobby Lobby), so I thought I’d share one of my ornament projects.

Crochet angel ornaments

One of the funny little things that my husband and I have in common is that we both had crocheted angels at the top of our Christmas trees while growing up. Although I haven’t made a full-size one yet, I’ve made a few miniature versions. These ornaments are made from the Lora’s Angel pattern – one of the best angel patterns I’ve found (and it’s free!). Mine were made with Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread. They really need to be starched again, but you get the idea. 🙂 It’s an awesome pattern – give it a try!