"If you hear a voice within you say, 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." --Vincent van Gogh

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Hooked?

While doing a little blog surfing recently, I came across Attic 24 ... a blog written by Lucy in England. I was drawn in not only by the gorgeous colors, but by her stunning crochet work. I used to crochet a lot ... oh about 20 years ago! And I have been toying with dusting off my hooks, and Lucy's blog was just the encouragement I needed.
Using one of Lucy's patterns, I stitched up these lovely flowers. (maybe my photography skills will improve this year ... one can hope! ... sorry about the poor photo quality). My good friend Carolyn is an avid quilter and knitter. She makes fantastic dishcloths, and dreamy warm socks, which I love. She passes on the ends of her skeins to me, and I have quite a little collection, which was just perfect for diving into for this project.
so I gathered up some yarn, and dusted off those hooks (miracle of all miracles, I was able to find them without too much stress!) ...

and I spent a little time with Lucy. In addition to the flowers, above, I also made some of her teeny tiny flowers and a few leaves (the largest flower is about 1.5"). I just love them. They are quick and easy and oh so cheerful.

I wonder where this rekindled passion will lead me? Thanks, Lucy, for the inspiration!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Have Fun. If you make socks or mittens, try Alpaca yarn. It's more expensive but very warm.

Wiseguy

Anonymous said...

M, It's fun to jump back into an old craft after lots of years "off".

I'll keep the yarn balls coming. C

Elizabeth said...

They are adorable!! Don't you love it when this happens AND you can find your needles without totally trashing your art space??? COOL BEANS!! They simply scream art quilt embellishment or clothing embellishment- perhaps a fabric cuff??? to mee!!
Happy New Year!!
E

kiwicarole said...

Ah Ha! And can you combine them with paint???? lol Carole :)