Greetings Friends! and Welcome. It's a cold and rainy day in New England, but my spirit is lofty as I have been surrounded by the "Psychedelic Sunshine" from a batch of mini grannies. Last week I told you (here) about my plans to embellish a set of bath towels for a Christmas present. I wasn't so sure about the yarn, but since I'm still in the 'prototype' phase I set about making squares.
I was quite surprised as I worked the bright variegated yarn into classic 2 round grannies. The resulting fabric has a crazy-mottled-tyedyed kind of look. Paired with the yellow it makes happy sunny squares. I'm not sure if they're right for my intended recipient, but they'll do perfectly as I figure out how many I need, which style to to use, and how to attach them to the towels.
No matter which colors I choose I think a custom bath set is going to make an awesome gift. It's an economical project and you can whip up a bunch of squares in a couple of evenings. What could be better??
While we're talking about grannies, I want to send a big thank-you to Karen who designs great grannies and writes an awesome blog called Colour in a Simple Life. Recently Karen had an unfortunate blogging experience. Someone stole and published not only her pattern, but the tutorial that went along with it and passed it off as their own work! (You can read about it here.) Understandably angry and frustrated Karen nearly stopped blogging all together. Instead, she made the decision to make her patterns/tutorials only available for sale through her etsy shop. While I completely support her decision, as a fan of her work I was sadden that one bad person ruined it for the rest of us. Why would someone believe that it was okay to do that? Thankfully Karen has dealt with the situation and continues to create and write about her wonderful designs. And in a show of true grace, she gave her most recent tutorial as a thank-you gift to those of us who took a moment to offer her our support through comments on her blog. What a nice surprise! So thanks, Karen. I'll be trying out your design this weekend. And who knows, it just might end up on a set of bath towels!!
Friday is such a fabulous day in blog-land. I'll be joining in with these lovely ladies and of course all the others who have things to share. Then I'll be taking advantage of the weekend and heading out to visit friends both old and new. There's so much to see and be inspired by. I hope you'll join me!
Thanks so much for stopping by and spending a bit of your day with me!
Until next time friends,
Be blessed and stitch & read with love!
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