Monday, August 20, 2012

Lovely Lariat

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This pretty piece of lace--which is meant to be worn as a necklace, is that weird?  I don’t think that’s weird, but when you get down to it, it’s only a piece of lace without a clasp or anything—was totally easy, and it also totally took me forever.  The cotton thread was so small, and the hook was so comparatively huge, and it was a little bit miserable to persevere, but I did, and I’m glad.  If I had something filmy and romantic to wear this with, I would, but what I have is a whole bunch of striped pirate shirts, so that’ll have to do. 

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This is the Linen Lariat by Amy Palanjian, from this book, which is full of adorable things to make.  A normal person could make it in an hour.  I don’t know why it took me a month, I really don’t. 

21 comments:

  1. I rarely work with thread because it's so hard to deal with, but the end results are worth it. I finally down to the last few squares on the never ending afghan I'm making, so you are motivating me to hurry up to be able to make some pretty small projects. The lace on your lariat was certainly worth the trouble the thread gave you. Good work!

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  2. It is very lovely...you were brave to work with such small thread....that gets all tangled in knots when I use it. Great job!

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  3. Very Very Pretty! I would love to make something like that. So very dreamy............ahhhhhh..........sigh............xxx

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  4. You really did a great job, that's a wonderful necklace!

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  5. very, very pretty! You did an awesome job! :)
    m.

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  6. I have never worked with thread but I imagine it must be as difficult as you say! It looks great with your striped shirt! Great job!

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  7. I love this! I have seen them in Japanese crochet books and I think they are beautiful. Well done you for tackling the skinny thread. I think it looks mighty fine with your pirate shirt.

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  8. It is sooo pretty! I crocheted a flower necklace this summer using embroidery floss and a very small hook. I thought I would go crazy! I am not one for working with fine threads! The entire time I was working on it I kept picturing my grandmother crocheting away beautiful doileys using the tiniest threads and hooks at the age of 84! Half the time she wasn't even looking at what she was doing! Her hands just knew what to do! :)

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  9. That is so pretty! I don't have the patience to work with thread that fine lol, I would end up like a cat playing with a ball of wool,,,,,,tangled up!

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  11. It's lovely. So long as you enjoyed the process (or the result) it doesn't matter how long it took. :)

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  12. It's lovely. I like wrap necklaces so why not one that is crocheted. :) Wishing you a beautiful day. Tammy

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  13. Ooh, I think it's just lovely, and I love how it looks with that shirt too! :)

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  14. I'm a thread fan, but it can be hard on my eyes. I've seen similar patterns and thought would I wear this? Seeing what you've done makes me think it would be just fine for a T-shirt gal like me!
    Very nice!

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  15. I like the contrast of the lacey necklace and the stripy shirt. If the shirt were too delicate you wouldn't get to appreciate the necklace.

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  16. Love it! Fiddly stuff to work with but totally worth it. Hope you're having a fab weekend hon.
    Leah
    xx

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  17. So simple and pretty. It reminds me of vines.

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