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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Baby poncho

20190304_110718.jpgCathy used crocheted grannie squares to create a baby poncho. There is a round of edging and several extra rows for the neck. The squares are based on the African flower motif – three for front and back and two for the shoulders. The pink is mohair. There is cream  and merino and some naturally dyed Border Leicester cross. The crocheted neck tie has a hand made pom pom on one end and then a tiny giraffe on the other. Nice, woodland colours.

Handspun, hand knitted rainbow jumper

It takes a lot of time to spin the wool and then knit a big jumper. We do it because we love it. Janette’s jumper is beautifully soft. It’s a generous size because she believes in knitting for the bigger people in life. The jumper is made from boldly coloured merino tops plied with light alpaca. The resultant look it very effective because the alpaca tones down the bright colours without losing their cheerful impact. There’s  just about a whole rainbow in this jumper!

Show and tell

Janette: Limes and silverbeet.

Cathy : Crochet and knitted fingerless mittens from Margaret’s idea. Pinks, tans, green and browns. Oddments from her blanket last week.

Marina: Fingerless gloes, work in progress. Pinks, purples and blues.

Hilary:  3 skeins of spun wool . One from a wool batt of Alexis’ very popular Tasmanian Blue gum colours. Two from carded wool , silk, mohair and hand dyed colours in greens, blues aqua and yellow.

Christine : Art yarn in merino wool in coral and grey;   crochet mobius scarf in the softest merino wool  in clues and greys.

Wendy: Cream, hand knitted Aran jumper in the O’Brien clan pattern. Probably 10 ply wool and hand knitted in Ireland. For her husband. People were guessing it would have taken a good kilo of handspun wool.