Monday, 20 October 2014

October Crochet

 It is grey and damp here and the evenings are dark and chilly........the perfect time to have a crochet crush again..........the yarn in these photos is some i bought earlier this year and i did show a quick peek of it at the time on here, but i had no idea what i wanted to make with it then, i just liked having it to look at.....
 ..............it is very soft and cosy and ideal for making autumn and winter projects...........
 ................at first i just made some simple granny squares, which i still love and which was why i learnt to crochet a couple of years ago....i do love colourful granny squares and the effect of them all joined together :).............the grannies sat in the colourful paper gift bag along with the yarn most of the summer as i worked on other, bigger projects.........
 ............then i found them during my sewing room tidy up and made them into a cushion.......

 ...........and i began making some wrist warmers with the leftover yarn..........i liked the colours and the speed of making something small for a change from huge blankets.............

 ...............my new wristies are very cosy and i am looking forward to making more in different stripes and maybe a scarf too............after a day working on sewing projects, at the computer and drawing, it is a nice change to settle down on the sofa with some soft pretty yarn and a crochet hook.........

 ..............i have to make sure i don't leave any balls of yarn or partly made crochet around at the moment though, as miss molly the fluffy puppy has developed a huge yarn crush too......
 .............when she sees a ball of wool she gets a glint in her eye and lunges for it, carrying it off to de-construct somewhere if she gets the chance............so i always keep it in a basket or bag and when i've finished a spell of working on it whisk it up high where she can't reach........luckily molly likes to doze all evening at the moment so my crochet time is safe.......
 ..............bag filled with (hidden) yarn..........this bag is in my book *simple sewn gifts*..........
 .........i brought some autumn leaves and berries in from the garden to look pretty this week.......
 ............the last of the tiny pink roses are blooming and the trees are turning into those lovely autumn shades......such a colourful sight, 'where every leaf is a flower'.....................
............thank you for coming to see me here, dear readers, and thank you for the lovely comments you leave for me, i so enjoy reading them all.............wishing you a wonderful crafty week wherever you are in the world, and if you are in northern climes, keep cosy :)...........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxx

51 comments:

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I love the color pillow you crochet, it looks just beautiful.

KC'sCourt! said...

Pretty colours for your crochet
Julie xxx

Anna-Marie Field said...

Love your "every leave is a flower" So beautiful and true!!!! Yummy colors and love the cushion cover!!!
Have a fab and happy week!!!
Love
AMarie
xxx

Ingrid K. said...

Hi Helen! What a lovely post!
Your yarn looks so pretty, particularly that pink/magenta colour!
And your finished cushion cover and wristwarmers are very pretty!!! <3
Loving your Autumn decorations!
Naughty little Molly!!!
Have a nice week!
Ingrid xx
http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

Ingrid Orens said...

Your yarn colours at the moment are thé perfect antidote against the dull & grey autumn days !
Lovely wrist warmers !!!

Annerose said...

Ein sehr schönes Kissen, liebe Helen. Ich mag die Farben sehr gerne und die neue Tasche ist wunderschön, gefällt mir sehr gut.
Noch eine schöne Herbstzeit und liebe Grüße Annerose

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh Helen part of the pleasure of yarn is having it to look at, I so understand that! :)
So little Molly likes yarn, what good taste the little puppy has! ;)
Love your new crochet cushion and your autumn posies are beautiful.
V x

Cindy said...

What pretty yarn colors! I like those "wristies". Very cute idea and looks quick and easy too. Have a great week!

❤Coco Rose❤ said...

Gosh, what a gorgeous burst of colour on this drab and dreary day Helen! I adore your cushion. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE granny squares. However, your wristies are divine. I am partial to the odd one, two or fifty pairs of wrist warmers, and these are beautiful in those colours.

I'm loving your jug of Autumnal goodness too. So, so pretty.

Have a super week

Vanessa xxx

my4lilgirls said...

Gorgeous colours Helen, loving the shade of pink with grey
Karen x

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Helen! Your yarns are very beautiful colours and have made a delicious-looking cushion. I hope you are having fun with Mollie the puppy!! :) xx

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Helen! Your yarns and this pillow look very beautiful! I need now wrist warmer even it's still almost summer here. So I think some crocheting is needed. Have a lovely week! x Teje

Lucie said...

Bonjour Helen. You did a "great job" with the crochet. I'm a granny fan.
Have a great week!

Carla said...

Oh wow. Your posts are always so pretty ! Lovely yarns. They look like candy : )

Michelle Hagger said...

I just love the colours you have done for the cushion, I am just starting granny squares, wish me luck!, The Autumn in a case looks great.

x

Sam I Am...... said...

You have a way with words too besides fabric and yarn. Your descriptions are like poetry.
I love the way you pulled in some gray on the pillow...it gives it a totally "fall" look yet still so pretty and colorful. Genius! I love Rooster yarns but a bit pricey for me to order from over there but if I get my heart set I may have to anyway. The colors are different there than here. I can get Debbie Bliss here and that's great. It took me awhile to figure it out.....why I loved projects from "across the pond" so much and then I would get yarn here in approximately the same colors and wouldn't like it as much. It seems here the colors are too bold for me and yours are color-filled but softer and more muted. So I am definitely a fan of your yarns there. I love Deramores too as they are fast, efficient and not bad on shipping prices.
Your flowers are lovely and I need to bring in some Fall leaves and berries...they're just now starting to turn here.
Your mitts are cute and love the stripes.
I have so many outside things to do while the weather holds but once I get my maintenance outside done I will be curling up with lots more yarn! In fact, I think I will place an order today so it will be "ready" for me! LOL! So good to visit you as always. Thank you for your blog.

Jooles said...

Oooooh such pretty crochet colours in your cushion and your wristies are gorgeous and a very good idea to use up some little bits of yarn, i must remember that.
Molly sounds like a cutie x
love Jooles x x x

Kate Eastwood said...

Such lovely bright colours to brighten a bit of a dull day - just adore your posts.
Have a lovely week,
Kate x

scrappyjacky said...

Love your cushion...so bright and happy...For me it's the time of year to start thinking about getting out the knitting needles.

Samantha Roberts said...

The yarn is lovely to work with isn't it? Loving your cushion, Sam x

Gracie Saylor said...

Helen, it is lovely to visit you and scroll back and enjoy your posts I missed while traveling [and recovering from traveling :-)] As always I find myself trying to soak in your wonderful gift of combining colors as well as creating pleasing forms. You continue to inspire me! I am knitting a bunny for my 7 yr old grandson [his request!] from some wonderfully soft brown Alpaca yarn I bought in Missouri. Love pats to fluffy little Miss Molly Dog xxx

Jane said...

What yummy yarn Helen, so bright and cheerful. It's a good job you have a bag to keep it out of reach from Molly, I am sure she brings a whole new approach to crafting bless her.It's good that you can still enjoy the last of your roses from the garden. Keep cosy and carry on with that beautiful crochet xx

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Hi Helen ~ It's always so much fun to stop by and see what you're up to, and I'm always a fan of your bright and happy color choices. LOVE the granny square cushion (or throw pillow as we can it in the US) and your wrist covers too. Happy autumn to you!

Amy at love made my home said...

Your cushion is very pretty, but gosh, I just love those wrist warmers!! xx

driftwood said...

such pretty colours x

Teresa Kasner said...

Hello dear Helen! I must tell you that I love your pillow cover in pretty hued granny squares. And I particularly love how you've mixed squares, but how also they are symmetrical! Bravo! What a treat for the eye! Love your wrist covers, too. I need to make some of those. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Madelief said...

You made some lovely things Helen. I especially like the pillow. The bag looks lovely too.

Have a good week!

Madelief x

Betty said...

Lovely colours I did enjoy your post.. The wristies are yummy. Betty

angelasweby said...

What pretty early autumn colours. They remind me of berries. The little pillow is beautiful. I love the display of late roses and autumn greenery and your bag is lovely and doesn't look too challenging for a beginner like me.
Your posts never fail to inspire me :-)

liniecat said...

Such beautiful crochet, fab colours and natty wrist warmers too!

Lorrie said...

Hello Helen, everything is so pretty. I really like the bag you made and the colours of the yarn on your wristies. Happy week!

Baa. xxx said...

Very pretty colours - love the wristies. We had to rescue yarn the other day - strung out from the garage into the lounge, round the chair, round the table twice - what a mess, and Snowy is not a puppy any more - but likes to take any chance he gets!

Lori ann said...

perfectly lovely colors, just right to warm up your chilly nights!

Cream Linen said...

Good morning Helen,
I love the colours of the yarn you have used. The bag you have made to keep the yarn in, is very pretty.Thank you for the beautiful pictures you upload ,they always make me dream and inspire me.
Tina xxx

moonstruckcreations said...

Such cozy crochet loveliness!

Have a lovely week, Helenxx

Ladybird Diaries said...

Hi Helen....what a gorgeous post full of colour. Your cushion is stunning,..but those wrist warmers?! I love them, they are so pretty and fresh.
Marianne x

Gillian said...

It's lovely to sit down and do a bit of crochet at the end of the day. Your wrist warmers are lovely. We've had wind, rain and hail today but now the sun has come out.

Ana Lopes said...

Hello dear Helen! I always love your yarns and colours combinations! Beautiful pillow!I love the idea of
making wrist warmers, they are gorgeous! Your flower arrangements are awesome, I love those little and delicate roses! My cat is crazy for wool balls :)
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Simone said...

It is all so lovely Helen! As well as your crochet/sewing/drawing talents you are very acomplished at flower arranging too! I really like the mixxof flower and foliage that you used. x

Jennifer said...

Gosh, Helen, you are just so talented. From sewing to crochet to flower arranging, you are really good at it all. I love the colors of these yarns and they look so soft and cuddly. Everything you made is lovely.

cristina said...

A wonderful granny squares cushion! and I love their colorful mittens!
In our home, the wool balls is my daughter who take it ... she love mother's things!
Have a nice day, Helen! Kisses from Catalonia!

susie said...

The yarns are just lovely and I agree, it's nice to get comfy on the couch and continue with more creativity. I get tired from sitting at the computer too and find stitching in my big chair very relaxing & a good change. Your post is very nice as usual and the granny square pillow is perfect! xxxsusie

Miss said...

I always love the wool you choose.
You always have bright colours and I imagine you always live in summer.
But reality is different. It is dark and we have wind and rain here too. But great time to knit!
Miss.

Bee Lady said...

I love the pillows and the wrist warmers. I have some yarn that I am anxious to make some hand/wrist warmers out of, but I am trying to finish a WIP at the moment. I actually have several to finish! I did a craft room clean out. yikes!

Cindy Bee

Anonymous said...

Helen, your yarn is beautiful as always! Can you tell me where you found the instructions for the wrist Warmers please? I'd like to try them. Thank you for your lovely blog so full of inspirations.

Kay said...

Your house must be so beautiful filled with all of your crafting pretties everywhere. x

gillyflower said...

Both the crochet granny square cushion and the wristwarmers are so pretty. It is nice to be able to finish off a quick project in a few sessions as opposed to chipping away at larger projects when you can get a bit demoralised!
I'm the same and tend to crochet mainly in the cooler months. The autumn foliage looks good and reminds me to go and forage.
Puppies do love a bit of yarn don't they? My dog likes batting around cotton reels (like a cat!) but luckily doesn't chew or unravel them!
Happy crafting Helen and have a great weekend.
Gill xx

Mia said...

Hello dear Helen,

Lovely crocheting again, that pillow case is simply beautiful! And I can so see Miss Molly chasing your yarn balls around :) you definitely need a bag or two to keep them save from her little paws!

Happy crocheting!

Yours,
Mia

Knitting Free said...

Gorgeous combination of colors, so pretty!

forgetmenots blue said...

Lovely wrist warmers! they look really cute x

Anonymous said...

Very nice job and lovely pictures.
You are amazing.

Stefanie.