Friday, 26 March 2010

Woolly paint

At the beginning of the week I was playing around with my little metal hooky stick and some very lovely colourful woolly stuff. I was supposed to be busying myself making a few more summer garden granny squares with some green grassy borders but somehow I got a little side tracked along the way.

I started making my flowery circles with creamy coloured middles and instead of surrounding them with their grassy borders I decided that I would play about with the colours a little bit. For some reason those little creamy circles surrounded by the bright colours reminded me a bit of an artists paint palette or paintbox ~ I'm not sure why!

It then set me thinking that for all of us like minded crocheters out there that a crochet hook is very similar indeed to a paint brush and that the colourful woolly stuff is a little bit like the paint. I was very pleasantly surprised at just how different the same little granny square could look just by using different colours.

Little summer flowers surrounded by their greeny grassy borders::

And a completely different look here altogether ~ a rather colourful creamy concoction ::

All this playing about with different colours just reminded me of what a wonderful medium that hook and yarn are. I can definitely see a colourful woolly paintbox cushion cover being made from these colourful little granny squares too ~ just the right kind of cushiony loveliness to brighten up my comfy settee.

Think it must be time now for a cup of tea and maybe a biscuit or two ~ I hope that you all have a very lovely weekend and look forward to catching up with all your blogs next week :O) xx

Monday, 15 March 2010

Raspberry Ripple

Firstly I would just like to say THANK YOU all so much for your lovely comments about my Flowery Circle ~ I was overwhelmed by all the Flowery Circle love that you sent my way :O) xxx

Yippee!! I can't quite believe it ~ I have at long last finished my little girl's Raspberry Ripple Scarf. It was supposed to have been finished in time for Christmas! But it didn't quite make it as a Christmas pressie!! However......... Here it is now in all it's beautiful pink berrylicious glory.

My little girl loved my Watery Ripple Scarf so much that she asked if I could possibly make her a pink girly one. I have to admit that when she picked out the colours that she wanted I wasn't that sure that they actually blended that well together. However ~ now that it is finally finished ~ I am pleased with the way the colours look and she is absolutely delighted with her very warm and very cozy Raspberry Ripple Scarf.

Once again, I used the very lovely Attic 24 Neat Ripple Pattern and Rowan Pure Wool DK in the following pinky berrylicious colours::

Tea Rose 025

Hyacinth 026

Raspberry 028

There are 59 lovely pink ripply rows which were an absolute pleasure to crochet ~ I LOVE rippling away! Unfortunately to go along with those pretty little ripply rows there were 118 horrible little ripply ends that needed to be sewed in. WHY did I do my usual and leave them all to do at the end?

Still......... there is something strangely satisfying about seeing a growing pile of little ends that have been sewn in and snipped off and I just love seeing all the little end bits sitting in a colourful little pile too :O)x

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Flowery circles

First of all I'd like to say Thank you all so much for your very lovely birthday wishes and also for all the purple woolly boot love ~ your comments were all very much appreciated indeed :O) xx

This week I have been playing around a bit with all the little crochet flowers that I had made recently ~ I have had this idea whirling about in my head for a little while now and have finally had the time and the inclination to actually do what had to be done to get it made.

And here we have it! and I LOVE it, LOVE it, LOVE it!!

A pretty little flowery circle of woolly loveliness just waiting to be hung up somewhere that needs to be prettied up a little bit. It works along the same principle as the little button hearts that seem to be quite popular at the moment. I thought that if you could thread buttons onto craft wire then it would be fairly easy to add something as pretty as a little crochet flower into the mix too.

I really do have to say that I am very happy indeed with the resulting flowery circle and I can definitely see a lot more of these little woolly circles being made in lots of different colours and I also think that they would make rather wonderful little Mothers Day gifts too.

It looks very pretty hanging up in all manner of places ~ I know this because I have been going around the house and the garden this morning hanging it on door handles, windows, beds, drawers, garden gate latches and once I had made sure there were no neighbours looking I hung it on the holly tree just to see how it looked there too!

This blogging lark makes you even more mad than you actually thought you were to start with! I'm quite sure that there is a few of you that will agree with me on that one :O) xx