Thursday, March 19, 2015

Warm Weather Projects

Warmer weather calls for light-weight yarny projects. It's not pleasant to be working on a full-sized afghan, sweater or shawl, sitting on your lap when the weather is warm! Of course, if you're making an afghan from squares or strips, that's much better.
I like to make dishcloths, spa cloths and doilies and/or place mats in warmer weather. These are smaller projects, usually in cotton or light-weight yarn that are easy to transport.
Here are three spring and summer projects that caught my eye:
The Kaleidoscope Mandala would make an excellent hot pad or one side of a potholder. This is also a good project for using up small bits of leftover fiber.
Kaleidoscope Mandala

I saw this pattern on Ravelry and was enchanted!  I admire relief decoration in a piece.  I do love how a photograph of the trees, mountains and clouds inspired this washcloth, called 3 Sisters Mountains Cloth.  The 3 Sisters Mountains are in Oregon!
3 Sisters Mountains Cloth

Inspiration for 3 Sisters Mountains Cloth

My friend, Faith, is a beekeeper.  I saw this filet crochet chart online for a Bee Trapped in Filet Netting. Multiple squares would make an excellent veil for Faith's beekeeper hat!

Bee Trapped in Filet Netting
The Bee Square could also be paired with some floral squares for a wonderful afghan or table runner!
Has Spring inspired your yarny life?


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