hello and welcome!
the snowball made of yarn leftovers is now a basket with a neon edge.
sometimes i amaze myself with the fact that i forget to think. i had the basket when it was finished, washed and then i used fabric softener. it was nice and soft, including the side, which obviously remained lying flat.
to solve this, i have a mixture made of water-soluble glue/children’s glue and sugar water and applied it onto the basket. now the basket is firm enough to function as fruit bowl/basket and in december i can fill it with baubles. the material feels a bit like a straw basket.
earlier this week, i admired the work of haafner and she asked whether or not you like variegated yarn. this is an ongoing subject on the ‘interwebs’ i have the impression and it seems a majority don’t love this kind of yarn.
to my opinion variegated is nice as long as it is not ‘into your face’. a part of the melange blanket (photo below) is a scarf that i made years ago and then i did nothing with it, because it is too much for me.
but over the years i have learned to appreciate variegated yarn and have used it for projects regularly.
sometimes variegated yarn consists of such soft tones they don’t really stand out like the yarn of this scarf. and if you work with multiple threads of different colors, you create your own variegated yarn as in this round rug.
i like to combine variegated yarn with single colored yarn, i can well appreciate the effect of it.
but sometimes things go a little wrong and then i am unable to imagine a project for the yarn i have. it was a small child who said to me that the yarn was beautiful and i thought then i like to make something for a little girl’s room. that became the storage bag and while i was crocheting it reminded me a bit of a fish tank, hence the fish.
because i came yarn deficit for the melange (patchwork) blanket i bought some new, you guessed it, variegated yarn. you see it on the photo above, the smaller square. and also this time i cut it into pieces and made smaller balls.
from another part of the yarn i made this container
and from the dark parts i hooked small bowls
and a cover for a tiny glass jar with plant cuttings. it’s on the windowsill in a cold place and if the temperature is going to drop i prevent with this ‘sweater’ the cuttings will get cold
feet roots 😉
i wonder how you get inspired by your yarn, let me know in a comment if you like?
that is it for this week, hope you will celebrate your weekend and it would be great to see you next week!
thanks for visiting!