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Friday, October 21, 2011

COLOR

         
This is my newest addiction, crocheting.  The yarn I am using is from New Zealand.  I found it on the Internet, where else :)  I also made a new friend.  Her name is Helene and she hand dyes all of her yarns.  This yarn is all cotton and it is beautiful.  Here is a link to her store and this site is her blog.  She's also on Facebook.  I just ordered some more yarn from her to make more "things".  I'm telling you, retirement is wearing me out.  I've been taking a knitting class, but I like crocheting better.  There's only one hook to keep track of and it takes less time to make hexagons and squares than it does sweaters and scarves. I have found that it is the color that draws me to most of the crafts I get involved in.  When I first learned to knit and crochet, colors like those above were not available in yarns.  Actually I think the world is a lot more colorful than it used to be.  Look at these hats that Helene makes.  When I was a kid we wore plain colored things.  The whole world is just prettier now don't you think?

                                           


4 comments:

  1. Harriet,
    Did you make all those beautiful hats??
    Mary C.

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  2. No Mary, I didn't make the hats. My friend in New Zealand made them. Aren't they adorable?

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  3. They are wonderful.
    Did she make them with a knitting machine or by hand? The knitting looks so fine. If she make them by hand she must have used small needles??
    I am so jealous!
    Mary C.

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  4. She knit them by hand on #3 needles. I am awaiting some of her cotton hand dyed yarn and I'm going to try making a couple. I will show you a picture of what I already knitted later on this week. I'm taking a knitting class. I learned to knit years ago, but I needed a refresher :)

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