Friday, February 08, 2008

The Prize

I finished mllr's prize yesterday, it should go out in the mail tomorrow. See, being brave has it's advantages. I used thread crochet to make a bookmark, and I think it's pretty, but it's huge. I crochet so big! I don't know what my problem is. I even downsize to a smaller hook to try to combat the problem, but it doesn't help much. This bookmark will be best used in some giant tome. At least it will be hard to lose? Here's a picture,
and with a book for reference.

I didn't think that I liked thread crochet at all when I made that snowflake, but since then I've made two other little projects with it, so maybe it's not so bad after all.

I'm still working on the star blanket, it seems like it's taking forever, but I only work on it while watching TV, and I don't do much of that.

At the moment I'm not sure what to start next. I have lots of items on my to-do list, but none are immediately exciting.


Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

My crocheted bookmarks are always huge, too! Have you tried size 30 thread? That's what I plan on trying once I get my cast off!

betsyann said...

I haven't, but I think I have some here. It's just so small! I don't know if I have the patience for it. And thread is so much stiffer than yarn, it's harder for me to work with. I checked out your blog, I may be inspired to learn to tat. It's all so beautiful!

mllr said...

Wow! I love the oversized bookmark! I hate it when my bookmark gets buried in my book!

linda jean said...

I think that the book mark will make it really hard to misplace the book too. I know not everybody has that problem, but I think that a giant red bookmark would be helpful.

betsyann said...

Well! Who ever thought there'd be a market for oversized crafts? I'v also made some GIANT baby hats, anyone interested?