Thursday, August 25, 2022

Sauron defeated...and yet...


Sauron defeated…and yet…

What of this Middle Earth we claim as home

Where fires burn where no dragons roam.

Where coasts are drowned as surely as Westernesse

And the Wise have sailed; sailed to the West.

Orcs breed, but not in Misty Mountains cold;

In City Canyons built on gold;

In Empty places where fear and hate

Are allowed to stew and percolate.

Dark Lords reign in Corporate Towers

And promise pain to those that cower

Among the wreckage of Middle Earth

That greed and corruption now devours.

For Men above all desire Power.

Beth Webber 8/25/2022

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Another outfit for Hitty!

 DK weight yarn on the left; size 10 crochet cotton on the right

One more outfit for crochet Hitty, done in both DK weight cotton (1.75oz/140yds) and size 10 crochet cotton.

Full skirted dress in size 10 crochet cotton

Apron Pinafore in size 10 crochet cotton

Full skirted dress and apron pinafore in DK weight cotton

Enjoy the crochet!

Revisiting Crochet Hitty and her clothing

 Having updated Joyce's crochet Hitty pattern, I thought an update on her wardrobe would be a good idea too.  Size 10 crochet cotton was a favorite medium of mine for making small doll clothing, but as my hands get a bit older, and my eyes a bit dimmer, manipulating and seeing the stitches has become less than fun.  And honestly, crochet has to be fun!

Above is an example of crochet Hitty's camisole and petticoat.  On the left, they are worked in DK weight cotton yarn; on the right, size 10 crochet cotton.  There is more detail and better drape with size 10 cotton, but I am happy with the way the DK cotton outfit turned out.  One thing that occured to me as I was making the DK weight outfit:  crochet the petticoat to the last round of the camisole, and reduce the bulkiness at the waistline!

Here are links to both of the patterns:

Camisole and Petticoat in size 10 crochet cotton

Camisole and Petticoat in DK weight cotton

Crochet Hitty also has a tee shirt and overalls in DK weight yarn:

And here is a link:

Overalls and Tee Shirt in DK weight cotton

Coming soon...a full skirted dress and apron pinafore in DK weight cotton.  And if you are wondering what DK weight cotton is, look for cotton yarn that is 50 grams (1.75 ounces) and 125-130m (135-140 yds).  Sportweight falls in this catagory as well.

Enjoy the crochet!