Wednesday, August 14, 2013

thank you, Traci!


My beautiful crocheted coasters given to me by nice person extraordinaire and recent out of town visitor, Traci. Wow, Traci. They are so pretty and I feel like they must've taken forever by looking at them. The loops are so tiny. The colors are just right for my living room too. However, I confess I am busily trying to think of a way to use these pretties that doesn't involve someone putting a sweaty glass on top of them. That just seems wrong.


I am in continual awe over the mysteries of crochet. I consider those who crochet and knit to be in some higher echelon of crafting excellence. It looks like magic. I did try to learn once or twice upon a time, but kept messing up with the turning the row thing and then gave up.

(Late Note: Traci tells me she found the coaster pattern here in case you would like to make some.)  

15 comments:

  1. śliczne!
    a szydełko nie jest trudne, próbuj, próbuj... ja też dopiero się uczę...
    powodzenia!!

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    1. Barbara, I'm so glad it's easy for you, but I may have some kind of crochet blindness. LOL. I might try again, some day.

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  2. could you get Traci to give us the directions? i am an avid crocheter & i would love to make some of these for Christmas gifts. they are really beautiful. thank you.

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    1. Sandra, hey! I have asked Traci and will pass it along to you as soon as I hear back from her!

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    2. Sandra, here it is: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/home-decor/crochet-coaster-vintage-doily-look/45369

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    3. thank you very much. i now have the patterns & am fixing to start on them. again thanks

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  3. Why not put these under glass in a frame as you would when showing off any awesome collection?

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  4. Love the suggestion from PCS above! I have never figured out crochet either. I feel like I need someone who knows how to do it to sit right next to me and do it where I can ask questions as needed. Youtube videos are just not cutting the mustard for me.

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    1. Skooks, I think there is so much I'd rather be doing and I guess my heart is never in it when I try.

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  5. I have tried my hardest, and learning how to knit and crochet is just never gonna happen! I just don't get it. I get it for a minute, and then I totally forget and I'm frustrated and don't care anymore. Haha.

    But, recently I REALLY wanted some tiny things knitted for the Maggie Rabbit that I had made and I found someone via instagram that is a fantastic knitter so I contacted her and we traded skills! She knit for me and I sewed for her! It was really awkward for my introverted self to ask a total stranger for a favor like that, but I am SO happy that I did.

    Your coasters are gorgeous, you should totally turn them into some sort of artwork.

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    1. Jessica, what a smart thing to do. And now both of you are happy. Way to innovate.

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  6. I love these, too. I am trying to learn to crochet. I did manage some baby espadrilles. They were fun. I think it would be fun to learn this, too.

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    1. Mama Pea, you can do everything. This is no surprise.

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  7. String them into a bunting to hang on the fireplace/china cabinet? They might spice up your wedding china a notch. Also, I am so over my wedding china.... when you figure out how to sell it without putting a curse from the wedding china witch on your marriage let me know. ;)

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