When I saw what Jennifer at the Prairie Girl did a couple of weeks ago, I knew I had to give it a go. It would make a great little Christmas present for my mum. Something different too.
A crocheted necklace. Now, please give this a try. Stop and think. It's clearly not a granny looking necklace, but something rather more sophisticated. What sold me on the idea was when I saw the photos uploaded by the original Ravelry designer. Have a look, you'll know what I mean. And it also meant having to learn a new stitch, the double treble. Easy peasy it was, but it still felt good learning something new.
It'll look great on a simple black top, with no jewellery. The necklace is there to take centre stage and it's brilliant. I'm sure it'll look great on my mum who is your typical French woman, very stylish, sophisticated, and skinny (how is it that I'm anything but!!?!).
So there, it's basically done. Apart from a rather important detail. I'm yet to find a chain. I'd like one similar-ish to the one used on the original Ravelry project, something a little vintage looking, so too shiny and new. But where can I find something like that? And then, second problem, even if I do find something appropriate, how the hell do I attach it to the necklace??? Well, I guess I'll have to figure that one out once I have the chain in my little grubby mitts. Until then, all suggestions welcome!