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

8 comments:

melanie said...

What a lovely thought, that us crocheters are like artists, love that thought. xxx

The Garden Bell said...

Love these. Great color choices. Off to have a closer look at those wonderful boots....

Kate

Kimbles said...

You are right Jackie, working with colour is very artistic and the effects of different colour combinations can vary dramatically! Its great fun to experiment and hook and yarn is so quick to do this with. **Kim**x

Jenny said...

Gorgeous! Those cream ones look so summery and light :-) x x

Sarah said...

How lovely - all of those colours are just great!
x

Jacquie said...

Hi ,I've just found your lovely blog,I'm already a fan of your flickr !!
Your squares are gorgeous :0)

smilernpb said...

What wonderful things! So colourful! :o) xx

Lucy Pursglove-Jones said...

Wow! What fab woolly creations! :) x