I’m embarking on new yarn territory. Broomstick to be exact. I normally knit cold weather accessories with heavy, chunkier yarns, but it’s been so nice here lately (I think I’ve said that for the last 3 or 4 posts now?) that I don’t want to think about making a heavy wool anything. I found this post on Cult of Crochet a few months ago and bookmarked it because I knew I wanted to try it out.
Welp, I did. And that’s what I made as a little birthday trinket for a friend. I’m not going to do a whole tutorial because she does a pretty good job of it (and for lefties, too!). These are the instructions I used for learning how to make the actual stitch. I used a giant crochet hook as my “broomstick.” Those instructions say to use a giant knitting needle which I think would be easier so you don’t have to go around the hook, but you gotta use whatcha got, you know?
I’m sort of on a broomstick lace kick now, and I’m currently working on a headband for myself. I’m growing out my bangs and they’re at that horrible inbetween stage of too short to pull back but too long to not look like a shaggy dog. I’m doing the same thing as the cuff, just making it long enough to go around my head.
I started perusing the web for more broomstick lace ideas and came across a ton! (surprise, surprise, name one thing you can google and not get a ton of results…) Here’s some fun ones:
// 1. another donkey design // 2. stitch diva studios // 3. yarn pearl //
4. Polyvore.com // 5. 4474.blogspot.com //
Inspired yet? Go get broomstickin’!
It’s Wednesday! Only one more week of work for me before an 11-day break from work! Eleven Days! Can you even imagine the things that can be made during those days?!
Ohhh man, too pumped.
In the meantime here’s a hat I made during my second year of grad school. Architecture school means lots of nights with little or no sleep, and that means if I could get by without doing my hair for an extra half-hour of sleep, that’s what happened. So here’s a nice little hat that can cover up a bad hair and actually make it look like you tried to look like that! ha!
ahhh, I couldn’t get away with cropping out my head with this one…
I actually completely forgot about this hat until I posted about the green circle scarf because this was where one of the scraps came from. It was Lion Brand Nature’s Choice Organic Cotton in Olive (? maybe? or mustard? I can’t really tell from my screen, and I don’t really remember)
Note: It must seem like that I’m an avid Lion Brand Yarn user and obsessed with all things green (gum, yarn, soda, etc). Neither are true. All coincidental. Non-green, non-Lion Brand things are forth coming.
Note 2: I was just looking for the pattern I used for this and the blog isn’t up anymore! I’ll be on the lookout for another similar pattern, but if you find one that you like, let me know!