Crochet blanket

 

Christine brought along her crochet blanket kit on Monday. We just loved it. We loved the mandalas, the grannie squares, the colours , the look. It is vibrant and has such a high visual appeal. It is painstaking work and is taking time but Christine likes that sort of a challenge. This will be a stunning blanket when it is finished. It is already impressive.

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Restful colours

Natural colours and the colours of nature are very restful. They don’t jar the sensibilities. They are soothing and calming. We had some good example of restful colours this week. Marina had started weaving on her mini loom in fawns and light browns. Peter’s shepherd coat has equally calming colours with the tans and creams. Janette’s waistcoat was beautifully soft and warm. In camelhair and silk plied with llama fleece. It looked lovely and felt beautiful. Anne’s socks were in woodland colours. The hint of green lifts the fawns and creams and the pattern is peaceful. Beautifully knitted socks with perfect toes!

Pantone Colour of the year 2019

Take 10 minutes to feast your eyes on this beautiful coral colour. It is one which Christine has often favoured in our group and Alexis’ electronic spinner has been swathed in clouds of this beautiful coral during the year. We spin by the sea. Coral is a colour which really appeals to us. Next year we shall truly be in our element!  We are going to love Pantone Living Coral 16-1546.

All the spinning

We love spinning and it’s good to see all the colours and then yarns which are produces. It is then even better when we get to see what happens to all these lovely yarns. Marina plied some colourful tops and then she plied a blue wool batt from Alexis with some silk. Cathy had learned to use a carder better and was spinning a wool batt she had carded. Margaret was spinning one of Suzie Horn’s lovely greens. Janette had spun  camel hair and silk and plied it with llama fleece. Karin likes to use merino and alpaca to make her woven scarves. She has trimmed this one with her own spun wool. Such lovely colours and textures and all so original.