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Friday, September 30, 2011

Bring out the blankets (and scarves)

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Much to my chagrin, cooler weather has arrived in Illinois. It's been raining for the better part of the last several days and that makes me think of bundling up.....or curling up.



I've always said that, if it weren't for Chicago winters, Autumn would be my favorite season.  I love sweaters, and scarves, and blankets; warm socks and mittens. I love  pretty much everything about autumn. Winter, with its bitter cold, perpetually gray days, and biting winds, well...notsomuch.  I'm sure that I'll mention that at least once in the coming months.

As for blankets, scarves and the like: Knit, Crochet, Weave, 2 play, 4 ply, mixed medium; as long as they are soft and interesting to look at. My favorites are worked on large needles with more than one fibre held together at a time because they are visually interesting and I can make them before I suffer an attack of crafter's A.D.D. have to do something more pressing.  I love working with chenille, cotton and the new, washable wool but acrylic works just fine for blankets for babies, college kids or anywhere that they are going to get alot of "love" and need frequent laundering.

These are some of the blankets and scarves that I've made over the last few months:


Crochet throw. Acrylic.
Closeup of mixed fibre throw (one of three different colorways). Knit.
Simple Woven Scarf. Mixed Fibre
Crochet throw. Acrylic.
Cotton Chenille Scarves. Knit
Mixed fibre scarf. Knit
Close up of mixed fibre throw. Knit.

Stay Warm!

xo,

S

P.S. Serendipity has a Facebook Fan Page with more photos...in case you're interested. :)