Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A touch of loveliness


A lap rug I'm making, crocheted from combination of wool and mohair. Or it might be a throw blanket eventually, depending on my yarn supply. :o) Won't it make a nice winter gift?

There are always so many venues for lovely handmade things to try, and so little time. Sewing and embroidery, felting and doll-making, making soap and candles... I'm sure our Shira will be interested in at least some of these when she's a little older, and it will be so much fun to try our hand at it together!

16 comments:

Kristin-Homemaker@Heart said...

that is beautiful!

leah Burks said...

Isn't it funny how we dream of doing things we love with our children when they are older? I want to go camping with my son(s) and/or daughters. I always end the dreaming with a look at my son now, while he is small, and tell myself to enjoy this very moment, too.

Jenn@Spejory said...

I'm sure that you and Shira will share many, many special times creating lovely things together. Truly one of the joys of motherhood!

Jenn

Maria said...

Beautiful and so inspiring!

Rose said...

Lovely work Anna. I plan to teach myself crochet -finally! - this summer. Warm regards.

Erika said...

Aw, how seet! I never spent time developing handmade skills like that. Now that I'm in college, I hardly have time for anything but my studies. It's only recently that I came upon a new appreciation for homemaking. I don't care how busy I am with studies, I am learning to be super disciplined about my time so that I can also pick up homemaking skills in my free time while in school. Your blog and so many others have inspired my greatly in this endeavour! :)
In His grace,
Erika

Kate said...

what is a lap rug?

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful. I've envied women who have the patience for long-term projects; mine often seem to get laid aside and left unfinished! ha ha

Forgive my ignorance: I thought that Orthodox Jews did not mix fibers, in obedience to the Levitical law.

Are they seen as the same because they're both spun from animal fur?

- Sally

Anonymous said...

Oh Anna....so true, so true. I do sometimes wish there were more hours in my day, so I could get busy with just a few more projects. For now, I will stick with what I have on the needles: A diagonally-knit openwork scarf for a friend. It's going well, but I've been eyeing patterns for a few other things, & I feel myself growing impatient....

Brenda

Jo said...

I wish I could crochet but I have no one to teach me. Beautiful.

JO

Anonymous said...

Anna, that is truly beautiful. I have been knitting for 30+ years and I just can't seem to get the hang of crochet. I think the one hook vs. the two needles is stumping me. I finally gave up, it was too frustrating and I'd rather knit!

2 of my daughters knit with me and it is wonderful. The youngest is only 2, but I bet she will also catch the knitting bug. You and Shira will share many beautiful and creative moments, I am sure.

in His Peace
Melody

Val said...

Beautiful! I've just started learning to crochet, and I hope that someday, I'll be able to create such lovely things myself. I'm still at the stage where I can only manage to crochet rectangular objects. Let's just say that several people I know are getting scarves and dishcloths for Christmas!

Persuaded said...

Very lovely Anna! I wish I could knit or crochet... and elderly friend was going to teach me crocheting, but she up and moved to Florida! sheesh;)

Anonymous said...

Jo (and anyone else who might want to know):

My mother wasn't very "craftsy" and while she could sew, she rarely did. She never learned knitting or crocheting, so when I wanted to learn, I bought some isntructions. There are probably instructions on the internet if you do an engine search. They show you the basic stitches, and then get more advanced.

I taught myself in 4th grade (around 9 or 10 yrs) and every now and then when I take a notion, I have those skills to make something!

It really isn't hard; just a bit of trial and error and getting the hang of it.

- Sally

Sarah said...

That's absolutely beautiful!

I have a question, though: doesn't Jewish law forbid clothing with two different fibers? I might be completely misunderstanding, but I've been told (I think) that garments made of combinations of wool and linen specifically, or combinations in general, are forbidden. Could you open my eyes on this? Thanks!

Mrs. Anna T said...

Kate,

A lap rug is a small throw blanket to keep one's knees warm in the winter. I think it will be perfect for my grandma.

Sally and Sarah,

Sha'atnez, a combination of wool and linen, is forbidden. A combination of other fabrics is not.