Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Yarn Along

Happily joining Ginny and the gang over at small things for this week's Yarn Along.
Following on from last weeks post, my head and hands are still full with small projects, with young beginner crochet students in mind. Inspiration for this red envelope came from here. Great fun : ) I'm enjoying this break from knitting and
 I do so love doing crochet with pure cotton...makes for quite a strong, hardy  piece in the end too.
  Clover make my all-time favourite hooks. I picked some up when I was in my old stomping ground of Ashland, Oregon last summer and my dear aunt sent me some more this summer. Hooks widely available here at home are uniformly grey. And being that we see a lot of grey out our windows I rather see a glint of gold as I stitch away. 

And for some rejuvenation...Rumi.

First, lay down your head
then one by one
let go of all distractions.
Embrace the light and let it guide you
beyond the winds of desire.
There you will find a spring and 
nourished by its sweet waters
like a tree you will bear fruit forever.


  1. I don't crochet, but seeing those little envelops makes me want to learn! Adorable.

  2. Those envelopes are so cute! Hmmm, those might just be the inspiration for me to try some more crochet (I've made one thing so far!)

  3. Oh I love those little envelopes! I am feeling spired about something for the kid's Christmas stockings!

  4. More cute crochet envelopes, love the contrasting colours.

  5. Love the envelopes, haven't made those in a long time. Thank you for the reminder : )

  6. so pretty, and useful too. :)
    love rumi, thank you for sharing.

  7. Very cute projects and I do love those colours.
    Enjoy encouraging young beginners in this serene art.
    Thanks for sharing

  8. It's really lovely to have you all stopping by lassies, thank you! And I hadn't thought about it, but yes these would make lovely pressies.

    Mistea, it is a special thing to be guiding young children in their first stages of learning crochet, it's challenging too. And you're so right it is indeed a serene art : ) x M

  9. Beautiful !!!!!!!

    I love Rumi, has inspired the bluest days and lifted the light.

    These envelopes are gorgeous xx