Friday, February 1, 2008

Crochet for Guitarists

This gorgeous gal is the concertmistress of my orchestra. She made the mistake of admiring the hat I made for my niece: now she has to be seen in the one I made for her! Actually, she looks totally awesome in it I must say. It's a pleasure to make stuff for her, a privilege to conduct her and a delight to play with her. Maite is a grace to my blog and my life.


Now this wee mite is also a guitarist, but he doesn't know it yet. He's looking at his Dad. Every time he looks at his Dad he has a fit of giggles. Most of us have a similar reaction to his Dad, and we keep on playing guitar for the sheer pleasure of being his friends.
This happy kid was born at Christmastime, so I made him some warmies. I'm really excited about this technique I invented ( I think...at least, I've never seen it done before). It's just the same old Crochet Jacquard, but instead of weaving in the super-bulky 100% wool, I left it in floats on the inside of the work, then felted it.They're very warm and woolly on the inside, to protect this future guitarist's wee hands.

6 comments:

Riggwelter said...

They look just as good inside out too.

Azaharania said...

Cute!

Pushka said...

oh! ah! oh!!

Pushka said...

it's possible you'll find a copycat made by me xDD

Maven said...

Isn't that called "thrumming?" Fantastic work!

Lara Croft said...

maven: I call it "thrumming", but it isn't really. Bona Fide thrumming uses 3" wisps of roving which make a lining about an inch thick.