It is one of the largest throws I have made, and by far the quickest. With hook size 12 mm it was so much fun to do and the yarn was racing through my fingers. I don’t know about you, but out of all projects, blankets and throws will always be my absolute favourite. It is hard to explain what makes them so satisfying to make. May be it is the comforting result? The calming rhythm of going back and forth in rows? The feeling of the half-finished blanket warming up on your lap? Either way, I love it.
The Pebble Stone Throw features, of course, pebble stone bobbles to keep you on your toes while going back and forth on your rows. The finishing touch, the tassels, are really the cherry on the throw cake; so much fun to make! There are videos on Instagram and Facebook for you to watch. The throw is made with hook size 12 mm and the super bulky Bravo Big yarn; the largest yarn I could find locally. It makes it a very chunky, yet stylish and surprisingly soft throw. Perfect eye catcher for your interior, but also a great family blanket or play mat for kids. Don’t you just love a versatile project like this?
The story behind this throw has everything to do with my private life. We, as a little family now with our girl and dog, are ready for a new home. We decided to say good bye to our Amsterdam apartment and will put it out on the market in a couple weeks. We are cleaning, painting a couple walls and I am in charge of styling. The best job if you ask me, haha. This throw is now in Amsterdam, just sitting pretty in the apartment, waiting patiently for it to sell, and then the throw comes home with us to our new place.
So, if you are looking for a nice bright apartment in Amsterdam, let me know. And in the mean time; happy throw crocheting! This is a project you will love, both making and having. Hands down.
Even though I didn’t blog, I did take tons of pictures the past couple months. My colour-matching eyes never take a rest, haha. So I plan to share some colour themes with you over the next couple weeks, mostly flowers and yarns. With these I aim to inspire you in two ways: for one, to look around your own habitat and train your selective eye to match colours for your yarn projects. They will match your interior perfectly – bonus! And two, to get some colour combinations ready for you to use.
This first post of Flower Inspiration Tuesday is triggered by hyacinths, their water colour pastel theme and their beautiful scent. Although you have to imagine the scent yourself when looking at these images. Today’s inspiration comes from 1) structures and 2) greens.
The yarns I selected today are left overs from Catania cotton and samples from yarns available worldwide through Scaapi, for selected retailers have a look at their website. By combining these you get an intriguing palette of not only colours, but also structures. Matte non- mercerized cotton, shiny bamboo and Catania cotton, and fluffy wool. As long as you select yarns that recommend about the same hook or needle size, you will be fine combining these in one project. Watch out for washable items though, the care instructions may vary.
The last picture, combining greens and pinks, is my favourite. Fresh and bright, though very natural and calming. A Spring favourite!
When getting inspired by flowers yourself and selecting a colour palette based on them, try and add a colour matching the leaves and greens too. It can be the perfect touch to your project, for example to join flower coloured granny squares with. Get the picture? Please let me know if you have any questions about selecting your yarn palette.
Have fun and enjoy colour matching! xo