We were having fun. It was all Alexis’ fault. She had been spinning these autumn colours for quite some time. A skein of wool doesn’t just make itself. Monday was the day! She had finally finished and then that beautifully, squishy, colourful skein of wool was calling out to us. It has that real Look At Me quality about it but it was something you wanted to feel as well. Karin ,Wendy and Alexis had some fun using it as a nice cowl. It was cold. The skein of wool looked and served the part. Winter warmth with lovely colours. It was great against Karin’s rust coloured top and then, with Wendy, it stood out nicely with her red , felted tunic top. Colour. It makes you feel well.
We have cropped Wendy’s picture because the camera caught her when she was blinking and we should have retaken the photo. We are not perfect…but we are colourful.
Crochet mandalas are very popular . It’s the colours peole use and then the visual impact. Great way to use up oddments, spend a happy rainy afternoon or have an on the go project which fills in small amounts of time when you want a break from bigger things. Mandalas look different in home spun wool or yarn. The pattern definition is not as stark and it will look more like a watercolour. Commercial yarn is very even and doesn’t have the texture. You use what you want to create the visual effect which suits your project. They can be framed, used as cushions or bags. They can go on the back of jackets or be grown into blankets or table covers. They are pleasing to the eye and this mandala is a good way to start.
Margaret used a crochet medallion pattern from a Better Homes and Gardens blanket pattern to make a really colourful and well thought out beret. It looks stylish and cheerful . Such a good idea to find yourself creating your own thing from something you see in a magazine.
There are some nice crochet beret patterns on theSpruceCrafts.
Marjorie knitted some very colourful but seriously functional fingerless gloves. They are designed for bowling. The palm of your hand and fingers are uncovered but the back of your hand is protected from the sun. In Australia this is important. Our sun can be very hot and if you are outside bowling you have to protect your skin properly.
There are some nice fingerless gloves patterns on AllFreeKnitting