I read a book by Doris Chan, Crochet Lace Innovations, and I was quite inspired. The patterns she had were delicate and beautiful. But unfortunately, the library won’t let me keep the book forever. Bummer!
So I chose to try my hand at lace a different way. With all the doilies I have running around (my great aunts made them and my mom gave them to me), I thought it might be fun to re-engineer one into a hat. It’s got a ways to go – I’m a little less than half way – but I’m LOVING how it’s going! I started it with some gorgeous purple yarn, but the hook and the yarn just weren’t right for it. Yup, you guessed it. Frogged. Then i remembered the sock I’d started and how I loved the yarn, but it was too hard to use for a sock. (It stranded too easily leaving my hook between stitches.)
So I grabbed that yarn, a larger hook and voila! I’m LOVING the drape of it!!
All photos taken with my Canon EOS 5D MkII and a 50mm or 100mm lens