Waste not, want not

We had some lovely oddments projects this week. Part of what we naturally do as a club is ensure nothing we do goes to waste and hoping we keep on top of our stash! Often there are left overs from projects and it’s good to see how people in our group are inspired by the colour creativity of oddments projects.

Cathy made a beanie from her home spun English Leicester. The band is leftover camel hair and silk. The butterscotch colour is actually avocado dyed fleece. The dark stripe is alpaca fleece and the yellow is merino tops. Autumn colours with a nice fluffy pompom.

Janette made a beautiful shawl which doubles as a knee rug. She has used a hair ornament as a clip for the shawl. What a great idea. The colours are cheering for a cold winter’s day and the shawl would keep you lovely and warm.

Alexis has made a beautiful jumper from her oddments. How many colours are in this jumper? It is vibrant . The jumper is soft but would keep the icy cold weather at bay . The colour therapy would be sure to chase away winter blues.

 

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Show and tell

show and tell 24th JuneIt was a frosty 3 degrees in Adelaide this morning and 6 degrees when we started our meeting. By lunch time it was 9 degrees. Alexis was wondering why she had spent the day looking at her beautifully knitted jumper on the show and tell table instead of wearing it to keep warm! It looked beautiful on. So colourful and cheerful like our day. The cold had not dampened our spirits or capacity to share some really good ideas. Our time together was wonderfully woolly and warm.

Show and tell 

Janette : a knitted shawl or knee rug made of left over coloured spun wool.
Alexis : a jumper knitted in left over spun wool very colourful stripes.
Cathy: a beanie in various brown stripes and a fluffy pompom.
Marina: a peeked cap in brown.
John finished woven scarf in red.
Margaret crocheted beanie with matching fingerless gloves in several shades of blue.

Colour your life

Every week we are treated to a feast of colours. It doesn’t matter whether they are hand dyed colours, commercial colours, colourways, colour combinations or natural colours, they are all exciting and have their impact. Every time you look at something you are wondering what the person is going to make with it or what you would make with it. You then see what happens and in the meantime you have been inspired to life your colour palette and ideas. The hidden agenda of subtle creativity is there for us just by looking. It’s the first hand experience of immersing ourselves  in colour which makes us want to create and stimulates our ideas.

Keep warm

Two different looks by way of winter wear but both so warm and cosy! We loved them both for different reasons and we agreed they both had style. Alexis had spun the wool and knitted the beautiful ocean coloured jumper on the left. It is different and so beautifully made. The ocean colours are a good choice for winter. They are cheering without being overwhelming and this jumper could be dressed up or down and accessorised to give it a number of stylish looks. You could just put it on with jeans , though, and really feel like you are both warm and well dressed.

Marina knitted a zipper waistcoat in wool she had spun from dark fleece. The natural colour changes shades and adds visual interest. The cables are what makes this waistcoat attractive. It is soft, warm and very functional. She made a little scarf to go with it and then made a beaded pin to fasten it. It just looks lovely and has that country feel about it. Handspun wool is warmer than commercial wool and so it is well worth the effort to make garments like these.