Even as we welcome Spring and eagerly leave behind our warm sweaters, knit and crochet inspiration still strikes in the form of fun and functional accessories to learn fundamental skills to practice during the warmer months. Now is the perfect time to sign up for a class to build your skills with smaller projects over the spring and summer and to learn new stitches and techniques in time to create beautiful projects to enjoy in the fall and winter or to give as gifts.
om·bré – adjective \ˈäm-ˌbrā\ Definition: having colors or tones that shade into each other —used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark
One of the hottest design trends these days is “ombre” color palettes… from hair, to nails, to clothing and accessories. My March and April blanket (or throw) class projects are worked in a single simple stitch with contrasting colors in a “color block” wide stripe design for both the crochet and knit versions (see photos on my “CLASSES/PROJECTS” page). While I love the fun and vibrant look of contrasting colors, another idea occurred to me to arrange the colors tonally to create a beautiful ombre effect…
If you’re interested in browsing for a little crafty inspiration, check out my knit and crochet boards on Pinterest. I’ve finally gotten around to sorting through my many “Likes” and organized two boards with mostly simple project ideas (plus, a few more challenging ones for motivation!). Continue reading
I thought I would post a photo to show you some things I’ve been working on to prepare for my new March classes. Once equipped with a few “basic” skills, you can begin to make a variety of projects, big and small, limited only by your imagination! Here are a couple of simple items I made in an afternoon after crocheting a few small squares (and a couple of rectangles) from the new “Crochet Basics” class, using only one or two simple stitches: