Thursday, March 25, 2010

My creative space.

After yesterday's excitement, I am enjoying the meditative rhythm of crocheting granny squares in my creative space this week.

I am crocheting a cushion cover for a very special birthday girl.

I am hoping to use this thrifted yarn to hook them all together and make a bit of a border. But I'm not mad on the colour.

So I am winding the balls onto this chair,

tying them into hanks,

and then I'll dye them dark charcoal or black.

I hope things are creative in your space this week.
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41 comments:

  1. What a great idea to dye the wool! The cushion cover will look fabulous with those colours.

    xx

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  2. Good luck with the dying, it certainly worked well on that adorable beanie from yesterday. That’s going to be one very special cushion cover, made with so much love!
    ps congratulations on yesterdays big news, I hope it has brightened your week.

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  3. I think I see a Niddy Noddy in your future, much easier than the chair :)

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  4. Oh, so pretty! You're a creative machine

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  5. am loving the grannies sooooo much and congratulations on your big news! well done you guys xx

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  6. I love your little squares, so cute. It's going to look very 'jewel' like with a dark border around them, delicious.
    Lizzie
    XXX

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  7. Do I come out of the closet.......I am not a lover of the granny square..to many holes for me...I like to keep warm. BUT I LOVE THOSE ONES!!! THEY ARE THE BEST I HAVE SEEN YET. and Kate those wool photos are BRILLIANT!!

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  8. I love the grey- love it... I am crocheting chef a grey beanie as we speak.

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  9. Cutest granny squares ever! Gorgeous!

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  10. Can't wait to see it all finished.

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  11. love the pop of colours on the dark background in the granny squares.

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  12. Kate the granny squares are STUNNING! Love them and love the colours you've chosen, like a flower garden.
    Happy dyeing.
    I'm doing a bit of that today xo

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  13. excellent idea - and lucky you finding that cotton in the op shop!
    I have recently been using that exact cotton to make basic washcloths - it's lovely on the face!

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  14. Love those granny squares especially the colours. Great wool find lucky you.

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  15. Lovely more Grannies :-) Can't wait to see it finished. Good work on all that cotton....lucky you!

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  16. I too love your grannies & am keen to see the results of the dye job.

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  17. beautiful granny squares!
    Hope the wool dyes well for you. Do you have to keep it moving in the dye pot.

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  18. Love your green granny squares! So comfy to the eyes~~~~

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  19. What pretty granny squares. Love the green base, with all the pretty colours...

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  20. that op shop yarn- is that Jo Sharp? Good score! LOvely lovely grannies.

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  21. Wow I love the use of the two greens together there Kate. Very appealing. I love how you've got two meditative creative things on the go - very soothing!

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  22. Can't believ you found all that Jo SHarp wool at the oppy, what a score! Envy.....

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  23. It seems like you're still in Spring mode! All of your creations are so bright and cheerful. xo m.

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  24. Where do you find the time?? Everything you touch turns to something beautiful to look at, or delicious to eat. (Your girls fall into both categories!) xxxx

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  25. nice granny squares.
    very envious of your yarn score....my local op shop doesn't really have anything :(
    good luck with the dying.
    l
    x

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  26. LOVE your granny's! Great idea for the boarder.

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  27. Love the grannies! They will look fabulous joined with a charcoal colour. Happy dyeing!

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  28. Your wool photos are amazing!! I love it! Thr wool dye is too messy for me - but i'd love to see what ya' gonna come up with =)
    The squares are well done and beautiful colors choice=)

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  29. Great idea !!
    Love the granny squares and the colors!!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Cecilie

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  30. Love your granny squares and can't wait to see them all put together. I have been wanting to make some with the same outer edges and different inner colors. Your have inspired me!!

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  31. I often drop by here, I love to visit you and see your beautifully styled photos and wonderful crochet. I have really enjoyed it and appreciate the inspiration that I obtain from your creations!

    thought i would say hi rather than just visiting. thank you kate!

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  32. It always makes me happy to drop by too. That cushion is going to be really lovely. Have a great weekend Kate. x

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  33. Happy knitting & congratulations on being in the top six of awesomeness!! Super exciting!! Can they give you a poster?? Have an ace weekend, love Posie

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  34. Love the granny squares ... just like a magically garden.

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  35. Gorgeous Grannies and such lovely colours. Did you make up the pattern? It's lovely...I love the flower effect and would love to have a go myself.
    Good luck with the dyeing! I wasted 2 very expensive bottles of dye a couple of weeks back becasue the plug for my laundry trough had a teeny hole in it!!

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  36. Those granny squares are so pretty. I agree with Becky, a Niddy Noddy is a great help for your skeins. Dying is fun, looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

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  37. Your granny squares are really pretty. Can't wait to see it finished.

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  38. I am peeking through my hands, because they are bee-autiful squares and you're making me want to crochet flowers but there are a kazillion unattached and un-end-weaved-in grannies floating about this place. Aaaargh!

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  39. wanted to pop over ..late but so excited for your news..and the squares are sublime!

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