Spring Wrap

February 4, 2015 scarf 004

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This very soft, lightweight spring wrap is crocheted with my current favorite yarn.  This is Red Heart’s Boutique ‘Unforgettable‘ in Tidal.

These ‘Unforgettable’ yarns feel like a soft wool; almost a Mohair blend.  The yarn itself has the sort of loose and variable texture usually found in hand spun yarn.

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February 4, 2015 scarf 003

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The color palette comes directly from nature.  Tidal reminds me of the layers of color in sea and sky looking out towards the horizon from the beach.

I enjoy handling these soft and colorful yarns in winter, when so much color has drained away from the landscape.  This wrap was worked with a #5 hook, which gives an open and lacy texture.  The design evolves as the piece grows, with only a sketchy idea at the beginning of it.

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February 4, 2015 scarf 001

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It will go in tomorrow’s mail to a friend who could probably use an extra layer of warmth at the moment.  It is headed north, with a promise that spring isn’t that far behind it.

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September 17, 2014 Oregon 252

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Woodland Gnome 2015

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September 17, 2014 Oregon 201

 

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About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

11 responses to “Spring Wrap

  1. Beautiful wrap! What a lucky friend you have – she will appreciate such a thoughtful gift. Wishing you a speedy spring (no matter what the groundhog says). Blessings! Sarah

    • Thank you for all blessings, Sarah 😉 Have you made anything with this particular yarn yet? Ground hogs are as fickle as cats. We have high hopes for this cold weather to melt away soon. Stay warm 😉 WG

  2. Very pretty, WG. I’ve been absolutely the laziest thing imaginable lately as far as my needlework goes. You really did a great job on this wrap and whoever is the lucky recipient will cherish it, I’m sure.

    • Thank you, Barbara. Does knitting count as exercise on your new gadget? I bet you’re too busy walking to sit still long enough for needlework 😉 Best wishes, WG

      • Well, that’s true! I need to learn to strike a better balance, WG, between everything I enjoy doing. Hope all is well with you and yours.

        • Balance is out of the window here, Barbara 😉 I’m trying to get over this bug so I can finally come your way for the day this weekend. I’ve neglected that front for the last several weeks. I’m still in and taking massive Vit C and all the meds hoping to get the lungs clear again. Then, I’ll follow your good example back out of doors 😉 Thanks for asking- all things in time… WG

  3. What gorgeous colors – they remind me of a summer sea – so lovely! You are so talented!

  4. The wrap is gorgeous, WG! I love the colors, and it looks so warm and soft. The shades of color remind me of the sea, too.

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