Thursday, October 29, 2009

the (Habu) line up

Last week at Stitches East I couldn't resist getting some Habu yarn. I snagged two sample bags of unusual and interesting silks, linens and wools, some crinkled, some paper ribbons, some bound, and some with halos. Here they are all in a row - beautiful!

I also like arranging them like a specimen collection. I don't tire looking at them.

These three bundles were not part of the samples. Ideas are floating around in my head as to what they'll become.
But first, I've been crocheting one of the samples, a tsumugi silk, into circular motifs. Now to add another yarn to end up with a necklace.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

no more brown bagging it for me... that I made a reversable Japanese inspired bag, perfect for carrying my lunch to work.
From the book, Linen, Wool, Cotton. A free project here.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

little things on a rainy autumn day

A few small leaves, another sweet design from the Charming Crochet book.
The green leaf of KnitPicks Wool of the Andes kettle dyed worsted weight in Grasshopper.
The gold leaf of DMC perle cotton #5.
And the kitties? Found long ago amongst nails and screws in a "hardware store in a can" coffee can from my father.
Despite the chilly gray skies, my geranium continues to bloom bright pink . Its hot pink inspired me to pull out some Malabrigo Silky Merino I bought in the heat of the summer last year and begin to turn it into a flowery scarf.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Hempathy's Bounty

A skein of Hempathy is 153 yards. I've found it can go a long way, and that's even with yarn-eating crochet. After I made myself a Comet using the Tea Rose yarn, I still had alot left over. I added a crocheted edge to a gauze scarf. And I still had yarn left so I crocheted a necklace pouch to hold my eyeglasses or iPod Nano.

Even after that I had a bit of yarn left. I could have made a little flower or motif. Instead I crocheted this little bird from the Japanese book, Charming Crochet, that has no function other than hanging sweetly on my wall.