crochet · for home

November strawberries

dsc02014

I’ve been feeling quite exhausted recently. Spending day after day by my laptop, typing and reading and thinking about the dreaded deadlines and not being outdoors enough = not the most stimulating lifestyle. I have to endure that, in December it’s going to get easier and I’ll be able to be more outdoorsy again, so no real reason to complain, but I really wish I could make November end sooner.

I crochet either mindlessly while working or in the evenings – I actually go to sleep later than I should just to have some time for my hobby. It doesn’t really help with the tiredness of course, but I need it to unwind… The thing is that I don’t have patience for long or complicated projects these days, so things like my two queued shawls have to wait. And whatever I’m working on, must be in lively, intense colours. I actually started crocheting snowflakes recently (I’d like to add them to my Christmas cards this year) and I had to stop because they were so white and dull!

dsc02017

And then while browsing through Garnstudio patterns I found their Strawberry Drizzle potholders pattern. And I knew I needed it πŸ˜€ I saw this strawberry stitch in the past, on Youtube I think, and I remember liking it instantly. But then I forgot about it – until now.

These potholders were one of very few things I crocheted using exactly the same yarn as recommended in the pattern (Drops Paris cotton). That’s partly because it’s very cheap, and I already tried it out for the kitchen items before so I know it works well for this kind of stuff. The stitch itself is very easy, the only thing to remember is to change colour in each row – which of course means a lot of weaving in in the end. But even that was fine, and crocheting these potholders was a real colour therapy for me. I feel better just looking at them:

dsc02024

dsc02025

I added the green border but didn’t want to make it more even, I like this irregular edge – just like a fistful of strawberries πŸ™‚

For the pair of them I used a little more than 1 skein of each colour and I decided to crochet some ornaments for the Christmas garlands with the remaining yarn.

dsc02026

I don’t think any other colour has as positive effect on me as red. I love it in most shades, and I always need to have something red on me, even if it’s just a small accessory. It’s like an instant energy and confidence boost. I love many colours, beautiful deep green, light delicate yellow, warm terracotta or gorgeous turquoise… And for the base of my clothes I usually choose either light grey or beige, sometimes warm tobacco shade – and I enjoy them all. But red is special, I feel like there is something so positive about it like no other colour. And for instance purple usually makes me feel bad, there’s some vibe to it that I don’t like.

And what are your favourites? πŸ™‚

Save

6 thoughts on “November strawberries

  1. Love, love, love the potholders! The strawberries look juicy enough to gobble up — I actually looked it up on Ravelry so I could add it to my library, lol… And yes, red is such a pick-me-up color!
    And I totally get the sleeping late at the end of a tiring day just so I can spend time on something I like and go to bed happy. πŸ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ikr? the strawberries make me drool when I look at them πŸ˜‰ Honestly I don’t really need potholders, I just wanted something cheerful πŸ˜‰
      I tried also getting up earlier to have time to crochet but I definitely prefer staying up later, I’m not an early bird πŸ˜€

      Liked by 1 person

      1. They cheered me up too, so thank you for the timely post! πŸ˜‰
        And I don’t know how people get up early; no amount of coffee can get rid of my early-morning grumpiness. πŸ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Lovely crochetwork, and such a refreshing colour duo ! Red works the same for me too, as do orange and yellow. πŸ™‚ I like mixing colours in general , especially contrasting bright/dark combinations.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Me too, I like mixing esp. neutral grey or brown with something really bright and intense. Orange and yellow are great too, I actually have them both planned for my queued projects πŸ™‚

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s