|Colour scheme of new crocheted jacket|
It's been a busy week! I've been dyeing yarns on dry days to complete a new free form crocheted jacket. A bit pricey to sell, but I did want something wow! to submit for Kerry Fashion Weekend. The colour scheme is all reds/pinks/natural wool in a kaleidoscope of patterns. It's starting to shape up nicely and should be done within this week, I think. Unless I get the mad idea to start beading it in parts, which is entirely possible :)
When I crochet, it gives me a chance to think a lot. About life, about my son, about things that need to get done. It's a kind of stream-of-consciousness thing where the hands are busy and the brain relaxes and releases random thoughts, things that have been kicking around in the back of my brain. That's what creating does, I think: it allows you to think and feel and interpret life. Life can get pretty hectic at times, so its good to sit down and crochet or muck about in felt and stitch and just try to understand this life we have.
|Part of the jacket pattern. This is the|
front right panel.
|I went back to my old friend the Tunisian|
crochet hook. It's a bit like knitting &
crochet mixed. You cast on and off...
So, I'm off to felt/dye/sew on this beautiful, sunny Spring day. I hope you all get outside for your vitamin D!