Thursday, August 23, 2012

Crocheted Gypsy Earrings


Thank you all for your very sweet comments about my lovely daughter.  You’re all so kind, goodness, I love crafty people.  We both got kind of big-headed over all the praise, and now I don’t know how we’ll keep her down on the farm.  (If she suddenly decides to change her major to Supermodeling or Disney Princess Hair Sciences, I’ll know who to blame.)  Anyway, she is always willing to put on whatever weird thing I have hooked together and go stand over by that tree so I can take her picture.  What a good girl.  She even folded my laundry the other day.  No, you can’t have her. 

I keep crocheting doodads in a desperate attempt to not have to keep knitting this huge blanket.  (It’s got me down, this blanket.  I always like to brag that I never got tired of making this or that, but I can’t say that this time.  I am dead tired of making this blanket. I am also running out of yarn.  Can you believe that?  I am!)  These fantastic gypsy earrings only took me away from the arduous knitting for about an hour, but it was an hour well spent.  The pattern can be found in the July/August issue of Crochet Today magazine, and I used DMC size 5 Pearl cotton in burnt orange, hooked over a pair of hoop earrings I already had around the place.  

I know I’ll love the blanket.  I will.  I know it.  Must persevere.