5.4.15

Crochet Extravagance

Last week I have been rummaging through my boxes with crochet. The smaller pieces, that is. And - since I had something of a doily-and-potholder-phase - there are quite a few of those smaller pieces... Anyway... I thought I'd share some my finds here with you too. Introducing... 'Haafner - The Early Works'. ;-)

ByHaafner, crochet, potholder, doily, pastel, popcorn stitch





Now, this potholder has an - for me - unusual colour combination... ;-) 

ByHaafner, crochet, potholder, doily, pastel, granny square

ByHaafner, crochet, potholder, doily, pastel, granny square
Have a lovely week - craft on!
PS. Still working on the pattern for the bag of my last post. Will post it later this week.

22 comments:

  1. Haafner, those "early years" examples of your brilliant crocheting are really lovely. It's grand to see them arranged all together.

    Before I forget, I also want to let you know how much I enjoyed your post about the kudzu yarn and the crocheting with it. Growing up in Virginia, I was well aware of the "galloping" invasive attributes of kudzu, which we thought of as a weed that grew all too easily on the edges of state highways. There even tales of kudzu being able to jump across multiple lane highways and keep on putting down roots and spreading.

    How grand to see this other side of a legend. xo

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    1. Hi Frances,

      That's really interesting, thanks so much for your comment! I did read - on Wiki ;-) - that the kudzu is very invasive and has found a new home on other continents too, etc., but now - after reading your experiences - it's much more 'real' to me. Thanks a lot for sharing!
      (And for your kind words about the crochet...) Also, I will send the crochet mag this week (sorry for the delay!).

      All the best, and thanks again,
      xhaafner

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  2. Ah 'potholder pleasure'! Such a lovely display, and interesting to see all your 'early' work. It's interesting to see how our designing / colour choosing evolves over time, don't you think? Anyway, I love all your work, Sam x
    PS The above comment by Frances about the legend that is kudzu is interesting too!!

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    1. Potholder Pleasure - haha, I might steal that! ;-) It's definitely true that our palette changes over time. It's fun to see that development!
      Many thanks for your kind words and have a lovely day.

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  3. Your gathering of potholders looks so pretty! Fun to revisit earlier crochet makes... though mine are nowhere near as delicate as some of yours!

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    1. That's very kind of you - but I'm sure yours are very pretty!
      Thanks for your comment and have a wonderful day.

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  4. They would make a great wall collage. Love them!

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    1. Thanks so much! Have a great day!

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  5. Hi Haafner :)
    Just became a member of your blog. I love bloggers like you: so very inspiring! A compliment for your photo's too...I will be visiting a lot, I'm sure!
    Greetings (and invitation to visit my blog),
    Annasoer

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    1. Wow, that's such a sweet thing to say, thank you so much and welcome here! :-)
      I will definitely pay a visit to your blog!
      Thanks again, lovely day!

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  6. Interesting discussion of the kudzu.....I recall years ago when traveling through the south (US), hearing tales of kudzu. Apparently it was planted in hopes of providing "ground cover" - but became a major headache because it grows up established trees and basically sucks the life out of them. And you could see it growing all over!
    They were, at the time, trying to figure out how to stop this really aggressive plant.. so when I saw your crochet with this, I found it interesting - to see that there was, after all, a useful purpose to this plant.

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    1. Thanks for sharing, I find that really interesting!
      Have a lovely day, Haafner

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  7. Great, that large blue one on the last picture, wow. Did you ever have a pattern for that I wonder. The pot holder journey! X

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    1. Thank you! I'm afraid I often don't recall from which book I got a pattern from. Really annoying when I want to make a second one and I'm frantically searching to find the right crochet book, haha! Others are my own design. But I'm quite sure the large blue one is from a Japanese crochet book. ;-)

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  8. Oh haafner, your 'early' forays into crochet produced potholders that have made my eyes so happy and my brain eager to master these circular lacy stitches. Did you have a compendium of patterns or did you make them up? I'd love to know. Emma

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    1. Hello Emma,

      That's so sweet - thank you! I have a huge piles of crochet books, I really like the Japanese ones (especially for doilies). And I love making my own designs.

      Congratulations with the HUGE success of the Red Nose Crafternoon Magazine. The hard work of you and Jane Toft really payed off. Thank you!

      Haafner

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  9. They're so gorgeous! I especially love the pastel colours of the ones in the first picture. Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Many thanks for your visit and kind words! Both are much appreciated.
      Have a lovely day!

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  10. Lovely to see them! Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing them. C x

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    1. Hi Cornel,

      Thanks very much for your kind comment!

      Have a wonderful day,

      xhaafner

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