Friday, May 31, 2013

A Hodge Podge of Fiber

I've been finishing up projects and dreaming of new ones.

Hooking project..........

Our grandson, Graham is in a new house, and I wanted to make a little rug for his room.  I haven't been there yet, but know his room colors are red and navy.  I wanted to have something a bit rustic, and with his name.  Something simple.



I really enjoyed working with these pleasing colors in a hit n' miss fashion.




This makes me want to hook something like this for myself.  I'm thinking of doing a little bag for summer.  Something soft and old fashioned looking.

Weaving shawls..........

I'll be heading north soon up to Grand Rapids and onward from there.  I'm taking two shawls I made using my triloom for friends I'll be traveling with.


This is a super light weight Noro yarn.  Perfect for summer evenings!

On to knitting...........

I was working at the Master Gardener's Hot Line with my buddy Ann, and she happened to be knitting a great little sock in the most luscious colors.  Loved the yarn, and she told me she got it at Michael's.  I popped over there and picked up some for myself!


I ADORE this color pattern!  This is a cheaper yarn, but feels very nice.  It's a merino, nylon, cashmere blend.  We'll have to see how well it holds it's shape and washes up.  But anytime I can find a good alternative to pricey yarn is fine by me.  But......... texture, color and quality are so important when I knit.  I'm working on a practice sweater out of some acrylic that I just had to put down.  The color is very nice, but I really just couldn't stand the texture any longer.  I hate that "acrylic sheen"!  I may redo it in a cheap cotton before I move on to anything more $$.

Too weird?.........

Okay, this may be really a bit much, but I've had this little hooked piece forever that I've been trying to figure out what to do with.  It was just an experiment using some needle felting with the hooking, and using scraps of this and that.  I decided to mount it on a painted canvas just for something different.


 I sort of have a like/hate feeling about it.  Maybe I'll just set it aside for awhile........... it could end up a pillow................

Have a lovely and creative weekend!
xo
dulcy

7 comments:

Susan said...

I like the mounting, but I would use one color on the "frame". But I am less adventurous, I think.

Love your other work also.

Pixie said...

Oh Gorgeous rug Dulcy, and also the shawls....all very beautiful....and i think a rag bag like the rug would be stunning....
Hugs Hugs
Pixie xx

susan jenkins said...

Hi Dulcy! I just LOVE the rug for your grandson, I love everything! the would make a wonderful little bag too. You have been busy! All just wonderful as always!!
xx Susan

Darlene said...

I think...maybe you need something on the chair....a small cat....knitting needles and yarn...just a little something "more". Very sweet though...love your work.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I love your work --it is very lovely and distinctive! The shawls are so beautiful--I'm curious as to where you learned the triloom method. Central Arkansas has many quilters and knitters but no rug hookers that I know of. I would love to learn more fibre arts, but more than likely will have to travel to do so!

Mary Stanley said...

Love the hooked piece for your grandson. I want to do some "words" again too...like "Home Sweet Home"..and your shawls are so beautiful...makes me miss my weaving days!

Jennifer Richardson said...

your creativity always inspires me
to dig a little deeper:)
thanks and love,
Jennifer