Tuesday, March 19, 2013

craving some color




 
Despite the imminent, official start of Spring, it is still winter here in all it's varying shades of browns and grays with a bit of drab green.
Feeling a need for some color, I dug out a crochet project from 2 years ago--some granny squares to be made into a pillow cover.
After spending some time under our bed, the squares had ended up
in the basement, where I rescued them this week.
After some digging in my knitting basket,
I found the blue yarn and spent some enjoyable time,
with tea and some Irish soda bread,
crocheting the last round and connecting them at the same time.
{Tutorial for that can be found here.}
Hopefully I can get the pillow cover finished before
two more years go by!

21 comments:

  1. Seeing work pillow cover really makes me yearn to learn crochet, it's lovely.

    Spring is here in the south...along with the yellow haze of pollen it brings with it!

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    1. Thanks Tracey! Right now I'm ready to take some pollen over snow :) ...Deb

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  2. I can relate its time for some sprkng color. Love the colors of your grannie squares and your photos are gorgeous.

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  3. funny--i just posted about my obsession with brown and grey!
    i love the color combos you are using in your squares, too.

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  4. i have so many things that just sit in my knitting and crochet bin that i have not finished, when i find them i usually pull them apart. i should really be more like you and actually finish them! thanks for more inspiration.

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    1. I know...sometimes it's hard to get enthused about finishing some of those long-lost projects {of which I have many!}...Deb

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  5. I get so inspired to do things but have more plans than finished projects! LOL! But altogether it is enjoyable; the planning, seeing others WIP's and FO's, looking on blogs and Pinterest, magazines.....and on and on!
    I love your color choices and what a gorgeous pillow that is going to be. What yarn and hook size did you use? Your blog always reminds me of Alicia Paulson whom I love too. Do you read her blog? If not I think you would like her too. I better go work on some of my WIP's now! Take care! Don't forget to show us the pics when it's done!

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    1. Thanks for coming by! I am really trying to make an effort to finish projects, not start them. {Why is it so much more fun to start them!}
      The yarns used are all scraps of worsted weight, and the hook is H/8/5mm...Deb

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  6. I am finally starting to work on all those unfinished projects. I was happy to find out that I am not the only one who seems to have many of these around the house. Your pillow cover looks lovely.

    God bless.

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    1. Thanks Jackie! I could probably spend the next year finishing up all the projects I've started.
      Deb

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  7. Your photos are so lovely... sunshine streaming through the windows. Please show us the pillow cover when it's finished. The colors are so pretty! It's pretty drab here in Northeast/Central PA, but soon the bulbs will be blooming! Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thanks Patti! I will be sure to show the pillow cover finished - that will give me incentive to get it done quickly....Deb

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  8. Love your crochet! Are you a fan of Attic 24? I have become enthralled by the possibilities of crochet, but am just learning. I love the gentle rhythm of it.
    V

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  9. Love the colors in the granny squares. Be sure and show a pic. of the the finished pillow.

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  10. You must finish, it looks beautiful!

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  11. It's beautiful - like everything else you've made. I'm sure you'll enjoy it soon and wonder why you didn't finish it earlier.

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  12. I love the colors and so admire your gift of crocheting. Can I just say that white table and urn on top of it are to die for! Love those pieces! Have a wonderful weekend.
    melinda

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  13. I love your granny squares...beautiful colours!

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  14. It will make a lovely pillow. Such pretty colours. I love found again projects. Completing them always seems like money saved.

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  15. I love all the home living blogs I subscribe to and want to pass on that I enjoy homespun living the most! So many great crochet and knit projects as well as great recipes. Plus sharing pictures around your farm.

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