Thursday, 3 October 2013

My blanket of many colours .....[learning left hand crochet]

Part One

While, yarn of various textures,pretty colours and good quality is expensive I don't won't to give up my new found passion; learning to crochet for that reason. Since, I utilise [most of the time] recycled, thrift-ed or given by friends, or friends of friends items in my other creative work, I choose to do the same for crocheting.




These yarn, I got are from the thrift stores for $1-2 each. I would have liked to work with cotton but not much luck so far. What I found was acrylic/worsted, [some had labels]something new to try. And also,a couple more of a softer variety. The ones which had labels are from Sears and Hudson Bay Company, I never knew those companies sold/sell yarn.  I am making solid squares of five rounds;

...... and it is a long way to the end ..............



reminds me of  the song 'My Coat of many colours' ..............  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1zJzr-kWsI

My coat of many colors
That my momma made for me
Made only from rags
But I wore it so proudly
Although we had no money
I was rich as I could be
In my coat of many colors
My momma made for me
                                           ~ Dolly Parton ~  
    



I will keep you posted of my progress.

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Yard sale finds!
a few hand embroidered things that I found at a yard sale recently. They are so pretty, and delicate. Each piece was $0.25 cents.  

so much  patience and skill

Thank you for taking time to stop by,

Until next time,
xxx,
Gaia

9 comments:

  1. Your crocheted squares are coming along beautifully! It's always great to find wool and threads at thrift stores and the embroidered cloths are a treasure for sure.

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  2. Such beautiful embroidiered cloths, what lucky finds!
    Your crochet squares are coming along nicely, all looking so pretty and colourful together. I will be looking forward to seing the progress :)

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  3. Your blankie already looks wonderful, Gaia., Surely it will be one cozy warm :) The cross stitch finds are beautiful, I have a blogger friend who collects vintage embroidered linen.

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  4. your crochet squares are rally coming along a lucky buy with the wool and good range of colours.
    The embroidered pieces you found are delightful.
    The Dolly Parton song is one of my favourites

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  5. Your crochet squares look good - very neat. That's the thing about crocheting blankets - it feels like it's never going to end but when you finally get there it's so satisfying.

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  6. Your crochet squares look good - very neat. That's the thing about crocheting blankets - it feels like it's never going to end but when you finally get there it's so satisfying.

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  7. I know what you mean about the expense of yarn. I inherited pounds and pounds of yarn from my mom, and I didn't knit very well then. I gave away three garbage bags full of yarn to a friend who was an avid knitter. I've left myself with enough to experiment with, but have been buying some yarn that I like lately and am discouraged from the prices. Your blanket is coming along really nicely, and you're going to love it all the more for the fact that you collected the yarn carefully as you saw it. I like all the embroidered pieces you picked up too ... I love embroidered work and have a shelf in my linen closet packed with little beauties such as these :) Wendy

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