Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Yarn Along



Happily joining Ginny and the gang over at Small Things for this week's Yarn Along. 
Always feels great to finish something doesn't it? Just in time for Spring, I've been really enjoying wearing these. They put me in mind of another era : )
You may remember the first pair I made from this pattern. I made even more changes this time, especially with the shaping and they fit great. Slowly but surely I think I'm learning some things about how crochet really works. The learning is absolutely in the doing. I'm realising now that yes, it's really important to learn how to follow patterns, but just as important to learn to think independently about the project and be able to design a piece as you go and to understand how to make that happen. I think I need to keep a crochet project on the go now no matter what else I'm working on, just to keep those skills alive and fresh in my mind, as I seem to have a hard time retaining things, yikes!






It's been another couple of weeks where reading feels like a luxury! But I just spotted a copy of Jane Eyre in a charity shop and the wonderful painting on the cover called me ; ) So, looking forward to losing myself in that soon.
 Thank you for visiting.

20 comments:

  1. LOVE your gloves. and i also
    LOVE your header gnomes. did you make them?
    i recognize the angora texas goat hair... i made a waldorf doll with the same fluff. xxxx

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    1. Thanks Angelina, yes these lads were part of a Moss Gnome Clan I made : ) Mohair locks are so beautiful to work with eh? Your doll sounds wonderful x

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  2. The gloves are so beautiful! Another era is right, that's what they remind me of too. There are times I wish we all still dressed like that, but then can you imagine the laundry?!
    Happy yarn along.

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    1. Thank you Tracey and yes, I often yearn for the petticoat-wearing days too, I imagine we'd have had more time to do the laundry back in those days ; )

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  3. Oh your gloves are wonderful! I love then, and I'm jealous of your crochet skill! Jane Eyre is one of my very favorite books, enjoy!

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  4. so pretty! makes me want to hone my crochet skills (they are very poor!!)

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  5. The gloves are fabulous, I love the little bow and button; and the colours of course... swoon.. :)

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  6. Those gloves are very Jane Eyre! It may be time for me to pull that one down from the bookshelf too :)

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  7. You're right - those gloves could be worn in a different era. How fun. I like the red edging very much.

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  8. Wow! those gloves are just beautiful! I'm sure Jane Eyre wore similar things.

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  9. Sweet gloves -- I love the combination of blue and red!

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  10. They're gorgeous! Fab colour combination too :)

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  11. a beautiful job mia, enjoy the wearing of your lovely creation! it's always so inspiring here. xx lori

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  12. Oh your gloves are fantabulous! Amazing! Love the color combo too.
    be well,
    ang (peach coglo)

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  13. wow-- I just love your work. what a great talent you share. Just fantastic:) love your friend, rebecca

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  14. Your gloves are absolutley beautiful, I love the colour!

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  15. Your colours inspired my shalom cardigan - thank you! x

    http://stitchandpurl.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/yarn-along-53/

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  16. Beautiful Svenna, love seeing this! You inspire me with all that wonderful knitting x

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