A gift for my mother
My mum’s birthday is rapidly approaching and I wanted to make her something – more specifically, I wanted to crochet something for her. At Christmas, she was the only close family member who I didn’t crochet anything for and I felt it was time to redress the balance. The reason I’ve not crocheted anything for her before is that Mum is very stylish and I simply couldn’t imagine her wearing anything I’d make. Oh, I’m sure she would to humour me but I wanted to make her something that she’d want to use – not simply be obliged to – so I opted to make something for the home rather than a wearable and decided on a bookmark. I plan on teaming it up with a book by one of her favourite authors.
For anyone who fancies making one of these themselves, here’s the details:
Pattern: Fancy Filigree Bookmark
Yarn: Anchor Artiste Linen Size 10 Thread
About: The bookmark might look quite fiddly to make but it’s actually deceptively simple. You do have to pay attention but the pattern is well written and precise. I think I’ll definitely make more of these. They use such a tiny amount of thread that I suspect I could get about a dozen more from the 50g ball!
Modifications: None, other than to miss off the crocheted tail and make a tassel instead.
Modeled by: Albion by Peter Ackroyd (an attempt to make myself appear intelligent and literary!)
Finally, a question for you – when I went to photograph this, I initially put the bookmark the other way up, with the tassel at the bottom. It just seemed natural to me but my husband insisted that the tassel should come out of the top of the book, which I guess makes sense for if you’re putting it on a shelf. What do you think? I know it’s not exactly all that important in the scheme of things (!) but I’d be interested to know…..