Wednesday, September 15

crochet!

oops, sorry for shouting, but isn't it exciting? you know AUTUMN, the coming winter... days of hibernation, of books and fireplaces (we have a wood stove), of more cuddling, of chai, of wrapping up and crunching through leaves, maybe snow.

and of cosy, meditative, crochet! (or knitting if that's your thrill)

i haven't crocheted since forever. okay, since last cold weather. but autumn has hit here and it's time to start thinking of useful or just plain yummy projects.

i guess my sweet girl could do with a cardigan or general warmth-giving-garment.
and my indulgence? well a hat of course. i'm going to try the newsboy crochet hat i practiced last year. in plain black.

i have a nice stash and hope to use it up.

what are your cold weather hobbies? have you made a start? to my southern friends, what did you create?

21 comments:

  1. I have a cardigan I have knitted for moon, and it's so ridiculously close to being finished, but I'm stuck on the band...hehe. I just can't figure it out for the life of me, but it's been fun so far. Gorgeous colours - like boysenberry icecream. It's my first 'real' knitted garment (scarves and arm warmers aside).

    And now Winter is over, so, um, that didn't quite work did it? Fortunately it's also ridiculously big, so by the time I've worked out how to do it, in a couple of winters, it will fit moon nicely : P

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  2. I love that Autumn because I can get out the crochet hook. Unfortunately I'm at the other end of the world here

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  3. oh nettles, too funny.

    what did you create Ariad?

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  4. Oh lovely. We warm as you cool. Enjoy your autumn days...xxx

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  5. Why wait for autumn!?! I have the crochet hook out all year round, even more so in the darker months though. It is comforting sitting watching the fire (we also have a wood burning stove) and create.
    x

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  6. i know! i enjoy crochet so much it's surprising i don't do it all year long.
    but 40C doesn't inspire to get yarn out. eeek! summers are filled with doing art instead.

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  7. Yippee! Lots of crochet eye candy ahead then! You know I'll drool over everything you make!

    I, ahem, am still no nearer finishing that darn striped jumper I started for Aoife about a year and a half ago. The silly thing is I've only got the trim left! I'm hoping to dig that out again in the next week or two and actually FINISH it! It probably won't fit Aoife now, even though I made it too big, so good thing there's another babe on the way to grow into it. Want to make use of the rest of my yarn stask too, so hoping it will be a very crochetful (yes, I just made that word up) winter.

    Other than that I do a lot of cross-stitch and felt stuff in winter. And cooking.

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  8. I love the cooling of the weather and the hibernation of winter. However, it's also the time that the kids' hockey schedules interfere with my hibernation. Luckily I can knit small portable projects while the kids practice and while waiting for them to change in and out of their gear. I think I'm going to get going on a knit ball for my littles, just to take a break from the squares and rectangles of a beginner knitter :-), plus it'll be a head-start on gifts for winter Solstice.

    Happy crocheting...

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  9. I love crochet too. Plan to do some this fall.

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  10. Yay! I've been knitting like crazy and starting to spin. But wow, my yarn is ugly! Can't wait till I get the hang of spinning!

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  11. I wanted to learn knitting last year so I could knit hats and actually afford to have some wool clothing, but I just didn't get far. I need lessons. Anyway, I hope to make my son a hat this year and maybe something warm and woolen to wear.

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  12. Great, sound good. Have you made anything from the lovely possum stuff yet? The perfect time now :)

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  13. I've been knitting up a storm the last month and a half. I made my son a sweater...and myself a cardigan. Thought it would be nice to make each member of our family (there are three of us) something knitted for the winter; just have to finish hubby.

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  14. I haven't crocheted in years! Used to love it but got sidetracked by knitting a while ago. The last few winters I have been knitting scarves, in every colour, nice and quick. This winter, however, I didn't do anything with wool at all. Now it is spring I have about a month before it gets too hot. Can't wait to see what you do, maybe I can get some ideas for next year
    Lee:)

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  15. oh Ruth! the possum yarn, yes, i think i had planned that for a hat.

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  16. SO true! My first thoughts when i felt that tinge of coolness in the air are toward my knitting -- sorry, i never got the hang of crochet -- i'm going to have one last bash next time i see my aunt...hoping she can set me to rights. LOL.

    I got my stash sorted into a big tub (rescued it from various bags and the ravages of the cats) and am currently going through my patterns and compiling a list. SO many ideas....LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this time of year...*wriggles*

    xoxoxo

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  17. i remember you were learning from your aunt Mel. when you say, one last bash, do you mean you didn't get it last time?

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  18. I'm knitting again and loving it! So relaxing.

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  19. Mon -- i ended up learning via youtube the first time - LOL (hey, if it ain't on youtube, you don't need to know it!!)because I forgot my gear when last i saw my aunt - and i got myself all in knots -- i could *do* it, but I couldn't get that nice rhythm i get with knitting and anything beyond the simple first stitch was Chinese to me!

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  20. ~yeah for pulling out your hook! i crochet and knit all year long...i just finshed a cowl for the autumn exchange i had and am working on another...i tend to work on quite a few different ones jumping back and forth but all in all one of the most soothing activities one can do...ps...i l♥ve the bamboo you have on your post today...wishing you a warm cozy day crocheting away...brightest blessings~

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  21. I love autumn! Long walks in the woods, coming home drinking tea, reading reading reading, drawing ofcourse, candles. :-)

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