In the Pink…newest knits added to my designs. One of the colours I noticed somewhat missing from my designs is pink. It is not a colour I wear often and perhaps that is why, but after making several designs in different strengths of pink I have realized that I must add this beautiful colour to my wardrobe. Pink can be so soft and gentle or striking and bold. You can wear the tone you feel that day and want to project to others around you. I love these two different hand painted yarns I used on the base of the different scarves. Both have a completely different effect and character.
I love working with hand painted yarns! It’s like a constant surprise every stitch you take with anticipation to see what that next stitch becomes in colour. Always keeping your eyes happy with something new to look at just around the corner or in this case stitch. To top it off each skein is different from the other making it a challenge to bring them all together and so interesting each time I start a new project. I am completely hooked on hand painted yarns as you can see by my designs. I also love mixing solid colours together and working them so they become one. Once again each piece has it’s own character depending on how the yarns decide to land while I knit and crochet them. You can see these and more of my designs at:
The hand warmers are both designs I have previously designed, but in different colours and colour techniques making the design new again. I love reworking a design be it different yarns or colour ways to see how I can improve or change the look. Some designs give birth to new designs with inspiration abounding from the vary stitches of each piece. As you see with my Rose collections, it just keeps getting bigger as I become inspired by the previous piece I designed. Roses happen to be my favourite flower which could be part of my inspiration as well.
Off to be inspired by Christmas and my crocheted garland. I have started working on it this week and of course I am using hand painted yarns for at least some of the garland. I love being inspired by nature and all it’s wonderful gifts it gives us everyday. Must run and get back to my garland…I love Christmas!! Have a fabulous day!!