9.9.14

All natural

Oops, it has been a while. A short post to catch up... Many thanks for your kind comments on previous posts - I really (really, really) appreciate them. I'm way behind visiting all your lovely blogs, and I can hardly wait to fill that gap. I miss my daily dose of inspiration from around the globe!

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Today I would like to share some natural fibres and muted colours. Hope you like it! 

I have been abroad quite a lot recently and whenever I have to travel, I take yarn and hook with me - of course. (Even if I don't always have the opportunity to crochet, I feel rather amputated without my tools...)  I have been working on this circle blanket. The lovely cotton cakes (which I bought in Thailand) are too bulky and heavy to carry with me.

ByHaafner, twine, bamboo, natural fibres, crochet hooks







 Hence I hand wind smaller balls of this yarn and take them with me like this.

ByHaafner, natural fibres, cotton yarn































Will be back soon(er)! Thanks for your visit. It's an honour to have you here! Have a lovely week.
♦ 

18 comments:

  1. Those neutral colors are lovely and will surely combine in wonderful, subtle, sophisticated patterns.

    Actually, even before you get the first loops on your hooks, the yarn looks so inspiring nestled in that fiber bag.

    I know what you mean about taking some "portable" yarns along on your travels. xo

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    1. Hi Frances,

      Thanks for your kind words. Yes, I feel very lucky I found that yarn!

      Have a great day,

      Haafner

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  2. So nice to have you back. Is that burlap yarn I see in the picture? I didn't know there was such a thing. Can you share where you found it?

    thanks

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    1. Thanks Jacqueline! Is think it is burlap. I recently bought it in Lisbon in this shop: retrosaria.rosapomar.com.The good news is that they have an online shop and ship abroad. This yarn was in the same bowl as this bakers' twine (quite gorgeous!): http://retrosaria.rosapomar.com//collections/yarn/products/fio-de-algodao-cotton-twine Although the baker's twine is cotton, I do think 'my' yarn is burlap, from the same producer.
      Hope this helps! ;-)
      Thanks for your visit, Haafner

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  3. Beautiful yarns! I also love the bag, did you make it? Thanks! :)

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    1. Unfortunately not... I wish I knew how to make it!

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  4. Hello! Lovely yarn you got in that gorgeous burlap bag (did you make it yourself? If so, what is the pattern please?) I'm all for portable projects, I take my crochet (or knitting) pretty much every day with me on buses, trams and in the car! In the end you learn to take all the essentials (such as a little pouch with small scissors and a wool needle for sewing up ends), your hook/s and enough yarn. My biggest dread is running out of having something to do whilst travelling! That may sound silly, but I'm so used to it now!
    Happy Crocheting!!!
    Ingrid xx
    http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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    1. Hi Ingrid,

      Thanks for your comment. Regarding the bag, unfortunately, I didn't make it myself. I bought it in Laos. You can find more information about how and by whom it's produced here: www.naturebag.org.
      BTW How wonderful that you crochet on public transport every day. It such a good way of spending your time while travelling! And yes, you certainly learn how to take your basics with you... I spent quite some time frantically searching for a crochet hook on the floor of a crowded and dusty train. ;-)
      All best,
      xhaafner

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  5. You really grab fabulous yarns from all the corners of the globe when you travel! Love that. I might know what my new home look like - might = contract for home in process, but here in Doha that does not indicate any finality. Once I know, I am so going to indulge myself in the yarns you send me! can't wait to see all your Wip's in finished state, you are working on some incredibly beautiful things at the moment. Cheers!

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    1. That sounds really exciting! I keep my fingeres crossed the signed contract comes through soon!

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  6. Leuk om weer een post van jou te zien Haafner! Prachtige kleuren heb je gekozen voor je nieuwe project. Ik ben benieuwd hoe je deken eruit gaat zien.

    Fijne week verder!

    Madelief x

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  7. Great to see a post again and as always it is a joy to see your photos. Like the others I love the yarn but I think the netting bag is superb. Hope I am able to make something like that - someday:)

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    1. Yeah... *sigh* I have the same hopes... ;-)

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  8. So beautiful and there is something about soft colors! Wishing you a lovely week, too!! xo Heather

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  9. Really beautiful yarn ! Wish you a nice day !

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  10. Hi Haafner,
    I am a part of the Nature Bag Project and was lured to your delightful site from the traffic you produced for the Project with your exquisite pictures. May I use your pictures for some of our non-profit media exposure? I would love to give you credit and link back to your site if you'd like.

    The Nature Bag in your pictures is a Pahk style bag. All Nature Bags are hand-knotted by Khmu Lao, from (of all things) a tropical kudzu vine. It's a weedy vine that grows wild in Southeast Asia.

    I'm looking forward to hearing back from you, and I thoroughly enjoyed perusing your blogs. Thank you, Terry.

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