Adorned for Summer

May 22, 2009

The seasons have changed, but we here in Colorado seem to have jumped directly from Winter to Summer. My wardrobe has performed the same leap from snowboots and wool socks to sandals and skirts. The wool and alpaca yarn has temporarily been tucked into drawers and shelves, and I have pulled out the bright cotton thread. I found a fantastic little jean skirt that just begged to be adorned. I have also been looking for an excuse to try out a few motifs from the Harmony Guides: Crochet Stitch Motifs. The flowers and leaves were finished in just a few hours, blocked, and left to dry overnight. Another evening I'll attach the motifs and create a stem or two.


I love crochet's ability to turn an off the rack garment in a one of a kind creation. In fact, I had so much fun I am busy planning which skirt, pair of jeans, or shirt to adorn next. Perhaps a crocheted edging? I would love to hear your ideas. What have you adorned?


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sue_syd wrote
on May 23, 2009 2:34 AM

<p>This is very good idea!!! I think I will try it too.</p>

margie38572 wrote
on May 24, 2009 12:59 AM

<p>Have you ever researched any of the old stuff from the 60's and early 70's?  Good Housekeeping's Needlecraft magazine was a great source for the "latest".  Once in a while the magazine would feature add-on motifs.  </p>

<p>I'm new to this website but I'm an old crocheter and I'm loving the current revival in my beloved craft.  So many new ideas happening with all the new types of yarn.  I'm in crocheter's paradise all over again.  Please keep the fire burning.  </p>