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What to do when color drains away from the garden in winter?  Enjoy it indoors, of course!

On winter evenings I keep my hands busy with colorful yarns and a crochet hook.  So many visitors to Forest Garden share an interest in knitting and crochet, I decided to share a photo or two of this wrap completed with Red Heart Boutique “Unforgettable” yarn in  “Dragonfly.”


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I love the names of these beautiful yarns!   I’ve been working with this ‘Unforgettable’ yarn for the last several weeks because it is incredibly soft and easy to work, and because it is drenched in the colors of nature.  Although it is 100% acrylic, it looks and feels like a very soft wool.   Other favorite color combinations include  “Tidal,” “Echo,” and “Stained Glass.”

Dragonfly” is my current favorite because it reminds me of so many of the herbs and perennials growing in our summer garden, and of course our beautiful living dragonflies.


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This wrap ended up at a little more than 8′ long and nearly 2′ wide, and can be worn in a variety of ways.   It is light enough to fold and soft enough to drape.  It is a good weight to wear indoors on these cold winter nights to hold off the chill.

Although many of my finished pieces end up as gifts to friends and loved ones, this one is for me.  I’ll wrap up in the colors of the garden, page through those plant catalogs yet again, and make plans for spring.


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Woodland Gnome 2015



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8 responses to “Color!

  1. farseems

    It’s turned out beautiful, and so glad it’s for “you” this time.

    • 😉 Thank you, It reminds me of a Pashmina- which wasn’t what I set out to do, but it can be worn similarly as a head covering and thrown about and re-arranged as you would a Pashmina. Yes, I’m keeping this one 😉 Hugs, E

  2. Beautiful protect WG! I love the colors too. – vibrant and perfect for a winter-dreary day. I’m going to look for the yarn at my next visit to the craft store. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous handiwork. Blessings, Sarah

  3. Oh, such a beautiful wrap you made! I’m glad you made a post about it. All those yarn colors were scrumptious, it must be hard to limit yourself. We like the same colors -Tidal and Stained Glass. Petunia looks lovely, too, but might be tough color to wear – maybe better for a little girl like your granddaughter. 🙂

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