Saturday, November 20, 2010

Neon Brights Soft

I bought some yarn, it was on sale. It's still silly, like a shoemaker buying shoes, I have a lot of yarn already. But I wanted some bright colors, not in wool, and I wanted to be unafraid to mix it up and cut it when I needed to.

To make these fun granny square flowers.

I don't know yet what they'll turn into when they're done. I made these four last nght, as a test.

I think I'll do the traditional thing, and frame and join them together with a black border. Not sure what order, and how the colors will repeat and come together in new ways. Color is so grand!

I don't know if they're headed to be a front for a little girl sweater.
Or maybe a design on a backpack knitted for little shoulders.
I liked the old-fashioned granny square design, very nostalgic. Combined with the bright neon colors, to give them a little up-to-date punch.

When the weather starts to get cooler, I find myself turning more toward knitting and crochet.

I don't think I could ever do it fast enough to make sense to sell it, but it's a nice thing to keep my fingers busy on a cool, dark fall evening. The soft yarn, the bright colors, and the rythmic movement of my hands with the crochet hook. Very soothing, after a long, long day at the day job.

Maybe I'll make some knitting stitch markers or crochet row markers for the Etsy shop. I already make them and use them myself. 

Maybe someone else would enjoy having and using them in their handwork, already also working the soft fibers into fabric, with the holidays coming up.


SummersStudio said...

There is something absolutely timeless about a granny square. I think they are best in bright colors randomly made. It's a good evening project, for sure.

Anonymous said...

Yummy colors!

Angel.Pearls said...

Hi! This is a beautiful handicraft, lovely bright colors together! ..Love to crochet too!Eva