Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thread crochet

Since we will have limited space on our return trip to the "lower 48," I figured I should scale down my projects a bit and try some thread crochet. Now I have never done thread crochet before, and was not really sure I had the patience for this sort of thing, but turns out I am really enjoying it.

This was my first piece and is a start although definitely not perfect.

Second one just for fun, no pattern. Sits by my bed and holds my water glass.

Is the glass half full or half empty?

Okay, now we're cooking with butter. I was very pleased with this coaster, this one is correct. I was so pleased in fact that I ...

made three more and now have a set of four. These have not been starched and blocked but then I'm not sure I'm a starching and blocking sort of gal. I like the extremely soft feel of the thread crochet.

I am in the process of making a pink doily and am pleased with the progress so far. I hope to have it done prior to Easter.

I also went to the doctor yesterday to get my thyroid level checked and hopefully we'll get a blood level soon on that so we can tweak the medication some. Still feeling pretty fatigued but no longer having to nap for hours everyday! Very pleased with the doctor, if you need a doctor in Fairbanks, Alaska let me know and I'll give you his name.

Happy Thursday!


Sandy said...

Love your thread pieces! What size thread did you use and what size hook. I have thread passed down from my paternal grandmother but I haven't used it at all. So far I've just worked with yarn.

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Wow Valerie ! You are doing wonderful girl !! I just can't get the hang of crocheting. I just can't understand the directions !

Liz said...

I think these are awesome! They look like they take a long time. I'm all impressed! :)


Vicki said...

Hi, Valerie,
I think you definitely have the patience for the crochet. Everything you have made is very pretty. I think I would prefer them to be soft and not too stiff with starch. I hope you get your thyroid levels in check. I have the same problem and sometimes just tweaking the medicine a little really helps. Have a happy Friday and beautiful weekend! Vicki

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Sandy,
I used a size 10 thread for all the pieces. The pinks are worked with a #7 steel crochet hook and I don't remember what I used for the green but it was not a steel hook (which is what you are supposed to use for the thread). I'm learning as I go! :)

Shelia said...

Hi Valerie! Oh, you poor thing! I'm hoping you'll continue to feel better and the meds will help you.
I'm so proud of you crocheting with string. I've been a crocheter for a long long time and started out with string. The friend who taught me, taught me to make a little rose because it contained all the stitches I needed to know! I think you did a very good job. I've made lots of doilies and a couple of tableclothes. Crocheting with the string is so rewarding.
Thanks for popping in to see our little Carter.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Hi answer your question about the insulator stand...I do believe it was made for that purpose. I found it at a country shop years ago. You may be able to google it.
Love your crochet. I still love doilies!!

Piney Rose said...

I love crochet - yours is so pretty! Have you seen the crocheted posies! They are so cute to embellish with.

Miss Janice said...

Me + crochet did not work! But, you definitely have the hang of it:) Love your pieces.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very beautiful!