My latest project is a tulip doily:
I hadn't made a doily in a while and really wanted to make another one, they are addictive! I made it with some left over 4 ply / sock yarn.
I don't know where I'm going to put this one, so in the mean time it's sitting on one of my yarn baskets:
Do you remember my yarn basket project?
This doily is a really pretty pattern. It is simple but the effect is so lovely:
The pattern can downloaded free from the Coats website. It's the German version of the website and the pattern is in German but it's charted so is universal if you can read symbols. That's one of the reasons why I love charted crochet so much, it's totally international!
Now here are a couple of shots of things I bought in Munich
I saw this button while I was at the register paying for some yarn. There was a Little plate of buttons and I have a thing for buttons so I had a closer look and saw what was written on it. Isn't it cute? I'm saving it for a special project and I'll sew it on.
I also bought this:
A knooking needle.
It's like a huge sewing needle with a crochet hook head. I've been wanting to try knooking for a while now, so when I saw this wooden hook/needle I bought it straight away! Have you ever tried knooking?
And finally here is one of my current wips:
I took it with me on our trip thinking I'd finish it sitting out on the balcony after a day of sightseeing.
You can see how far I progressed, I only crocheted on one afternoon the whole week we were in Germany!
It's going to be a summer top. The yarn is 100% cotton and I'm really looking forward to finishing it and wearing it now it's really hot here in Madrid.
Have a wonderful weekend!