Friday, December 02, 2011

Indie Designer Day

PhotobucketDesigner: Michelle Blohm
Blog: My Daily Fiber
KnitPicks Bio
Rav ID: MyDailyFiber
Some Great Designs: MyDailyFiber's Rav Designer Page

In my present-making mode, I present you today with a designer who's created an array of pieces that would all make for great presents! (that's right, present three times in one sentence. I could have said gift, but I chose present and I ran with it!)

With beautiful crochet work, The Diamond Exchange scarf (pictured) makes great use of a shell pattern and coloured yarn. I can't think of a single knitter/crocheter who wouldn't love a piece like this!

Cascading Stylish Shawl is another wonder in crochet. If you ever hear people (ahem... knitters...) bad mouthing crochet, send them that link and I think they'll have their minds changed. This is a delicate pattern, with variety and interest created through changing textural effect/crocheted shapes. Utilizing the strengths of crochet in the best of ways!

Finally, I'd like to point out her Plumeria Frill scarf. This piece is no-kidding-fantastic. I love the ruffle shape it creates, and how great it looks in both self-striping yarns and solids. It's also pretty rad that it's categorized under scarf, cowl and collar. Depending on how you wear it, this piece could be all three!


Bonnie said...

Wow! I've put the first scarf in my rav faves. That's a project I want to do as soon as I learn to crochet. (I'm taking a class next week.) Thanks!

Erin Kate said...

Awesome scarf! Definitely on my to do list. :)

Julie said...

ooh, such awesome knits!! I love that crochet cowl.

Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous!!! Love her work!

Hilary said...

That is a gorgeous scarf! And what a great use of color-changing pretty against the white!