Look Up!

As I was rushing through the city, last week, I looked up and noticed this building on Collins Street (Melbourne, Australia). The contrast of the old building (Olderfleet Building) and the modern building behind, as well as the way the afternoon light was hitting the building, was truly magical. Reminds me of the architecture of “Its A Small World” at Disneyland.

Olderfleet Building

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Crochet Cowl

I have just finished up at a job, so was looking for a small project that would get my design juices flowing and also be relaxing and therapeutic. I went through my yarn stash (three plastic tubs worth) and found I had leftovers from my previous university projects that were small amounts – not enough to make anything with but together they could make a small accessory. So this cowl was the perfect way to use up these leftovers.

Going row by row (I worked flat and then seamed), I used a combination of hand dyed and purchased yarns – Shepherd Colour 4 Me 8ply (rust and indigo), Patons Dreamtime 8ply (indigo), Adorn Silky Merino DK (140 Denim) and Grignasco Tango (204 Chocolate). I kept the stitches simple to let the yarn do the talking.

This piece is all about the texture and letting the blue break up the brown without either colour dominating. I now need to give it a hand wash and block to allow the stitches to settle. Then I can start to wear it!

Crochet Cowl

Crochet Cowl

Crochet Cowl