Wednesday, September 21, 2016

WIPS: Birds & Crochet, Plus a New Hat

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What bird(s) do you think of when you see this color combination?  While the colorway is "gelato" I'm all about feathers this time. (Full disclosure, this cell phone photo is pretty terrible, it just doesn't capture the true vibrancy of this yarn.  You can see it on Amazon and Michael's but even there the lighter green is somewhat washed out -- in person it's almost a neon lime green.)


I have a lovely pattern that I am working on writing up to share with you all, but I am still debating the name.  Maybe one of you will will be able to give me some inspiration.  Birds that are on my mind are peacock, parrot, and canary.

Photo Source: Free Images
Photo Source: Free Images
Photo Source: Free Images
I have another project going using the Caron Cakes Yarn.  I am attempting to knit a hat sans pattern.  Always dangerous.  Especially since my knitting skills aren't nearly as honed as my crochet skills.  The brim is going to be a braided cable . . . at least, that's the current plan.  Cable charts terrify me.  I can read just about any crochet chart with no problem, and love when they're included for intricate patterns, but a knitting chart still looks completely foreign to me.  It's a fear that needs to be conquered though, because I adore the look of cables.  (And in my humble opinion, crochet cables just don't measure up.)


I'd like to invite everyone to link up their yarn-y projects at this week's Yarn Fanatic Party!  Also, don't forget about September's yarn giveaway!




As always, I'll be sharing this Works In Progress post at the Yarn Along and Kelp Calm Craft On

5 comments:

  1. See now I look at those colors and see a macaw

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  2. I absolutely love the hat so far!! I can't wait to see it finished :) and naming them after birds is adorable

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  3. I love the peacock comparison! Would be adorable for a new baby photo shoot... little knit peacock feather diaper cover with matching headband? Be still my heart...

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  4. Very pretty. It almost looks like fish scales to me.

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  5. Peacock colors, for sure! Such beautiful potential!

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