Handspun yarn…. A new direction perhaps?…

Handspun shawl

No, not really, but I do love handspun yarn & so admire those who devote so much time & effort creating it. Some time ago I inherited a large box of handspun yarn which, initially, inspired me to make a coat with over-sized crochet motifs but, over time, my enthusiasm for the project waned & it was put on the back-burner.

Needless to say, I’d already invested a lot of time making the motifs, then to just push the project to the back of the cupboard was such a waste & that bothered me. The idea came to create smaller items… here are a couple I’ve finished… Big, bold & chunky…Handspun beanie hat2Handspun beanie hat

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Freeform Crochet Headband, Ear warmer or Cowl, Neck warmer….

rainbow 2 headband/cowl Here are 3 new women’s freeform ear warmer/headbands, or.. are they cowl/neck warmers,  that I finished this week & are now available for sale on Etsy. I used beautiful Artisan rainbow yarns with long variegations & just love working with them… for their colour combinations, durability & softness. These are always popular pieces, which is just as well because I really enjoy making them… blue purple cowl headbandrainbow headband cowl

Freeform Crochet Shrug, Bolero, Jacket…

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Here is another freeform crochet shrug, bolero, jacket based on my ‘Easy Crochet Shrug, in 3 steps’ pattern…

This particular shrug was created in Noro King & assorted yarns using chevron & spirals patterns as the most prominent crochet motifs. I love these little shrugs… they’re loose fitting & lightweight, great for those summer evenings or to jazz up your favourite winter jumper (sweater)… best of all they’re super fun to make… enjoy!!

Available for sale in my Etsy shop

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Mocha & Cream Freeform Crochet Scarf Collar….

Mocha & CreamThis little Freeform Crochet scarf collar is one I made some months ago. The seemingly easy flow from smooth, milky cream to rich, velvety chocolate mocha is sometimes quite difficult to achieve but I never tire of the challenge. It was created on the curve so that it sits on the shoulders beautifully…

Available for sale in my Etsy Shop

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Urban Blues…

On a recent visit to the big city (beautiful Sydney, Australia) my senses were totally ambushed by the hustle & bustle, the perpetual activity & chaos of the place – non-stop traffic streams, roundabouts, flickering buildings, sun struck glass & chrome & unexpected parklands – relax, I told myself… embrace the colours, textures & ambience – ‘Urban Blues’ evolved & is the compilation & impressions of those city images.