Friday, September 15, 2017

Crochet Flower Warmers

 
 
 

 
It all began with a skein of the ugliest beige / camel color I somehow managed to buy due to a bad lighting in my yarn shop. There was I in the yarn shop, scratching my head over the limited supply of yarn colors I needed to buy for my projects, when I happened upon this camel / dirty sand cotton yarn and knowing from experience that one could never have enough of beige (read: neutral) colors in one's stash, I decided to buy not one but 4 of these hideous skeins as I discovered the next morning under natural light.
 
 
 
 
 
And they spent their last 3 years waiting for their destined project. As I am not the person who gets rid of stuff easily, especially crochet yarn, I decided to use the unfortunate yarn for a project where it might get disguised and when I finished these warmers I knew this was the right project for it.
 
I have loved this idea of making warmers where the surface would be covered with flowers - saw that in a Japanese crochet magazine and fell in love with it. The design is mine - of both the warmers and the flowers. The thing is that when I had the first one ready - it was covered with 8 flowers - and it was ugly. So fast frogging ahead, ditching half of the flowers I reworked the design and arranged the flowers in the most pleasing (at least to my eyes) and attractive way. They are still kind of bulky when I put them on, but in a good way and I am sure they will be head turners. People will be either pleasantly amazed or wonder what the heck I was thinking about.
 
While working on them I got an idea for a new pair of warmers I am itching to try. Stay tuned!
 

30 comments:

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Oh Maya, you made me laugh with your description of the beige yarn! I don't think it's a hideous color and I like it but we all have different opinions on yarn and color. I love the way you decorated the hand warmers with the pretty flowers!!!
It is sometime hard to see the color of yarn in a store and then when you get it home. At least you decorated them.
Julie

Snap said...

I love this idea! I giggled at your yarn disaster that turned into a beautiful mistake! (Been there and done that!)

Divya N said...

I think that the flowers really liven the beige/tan base up. How you do think powder blue and pink flowers will look on a gray base?

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Julie! The yarn loving gods work magic when xou try to take a photo of the poor yarn. It looks fantastic in my pictures. Believe me. It's sorcery. It is yucky in reality. But with all the flowers, I think I saved it :)

Maya Kuzman said...

@Snap:Thank you so much my fellow sufferer!

Maya Kuzman said...

Indeed they do. Powder blue and pink flowers would be perfect on a grey base. You read my mind. The base would be grey for the next ones, but without the blue flowers :)

Sigrid Swinnen said...

Ugly yarn can be beautiful too! Well done with those soft pink flowers on it. I love it!
Have a great Saturday, Sigrid.
PS: I once used ugly green and brown in a blanket, but in combination with red, yellow and many other colors, I loved the result so much that I kept the blanket myself :-)

Cream Linen said...

I love your idea and the warmers will definitely be a head turner! I made something somewhat similar some years ago: pink warmers with tiny pink flowers and pearls. Have a lovely weekend!

Cream Linen said...

I love your idea and the warmers will definitely be a head turner! I made something somewhat similar some years ago: pink warmers with tiny pink flowers and pearls. Have a lovely weekend!

Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff said...

You're absolutely right: one cannot have enough neutrals. But oddly enough I have plenty of neutrals, hardly ever use them though. Me too I tend to buy 4 skeins of anything. Either 2 or 4 but buying 4 skeins I always hope it'll suffice for making anything "larger".
Your dislike of this beige notwithstanding: Your wristwarmers are absolutely beautiful!
Have a lovely weekend,
Marjan

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Sigrid!There are always ways to use the "ugly" colors and I am sure your blanket turned lovely. I don't remember seeing it in your blanket selection. Did I miss it?

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Tina! Happy weekend too!

Maya Kuzman said...

Really Marjan? I use neutrals in most of my projects and always take care to have enough. Thank you on the lovely comment.

J'adore le Décor said...

These are so elegant. I would love to make a pair for myself! Nicely done!

Mia said...

Ι lllllllllllove this great idea, Maya! These gloves are soooooooooo beautiful! Kisses, my friend.

Olga Poltava said...

They are so pretty and romantic!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you so much J'adore!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you dear Mia! I am glad they sparkled interest.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Olga!

Kate said...

These are absolutely beautiful - you chose the perfect colours for the flowers to enhance the neutral shade - well done, you. :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you dear Kate on such a sweet comment!

Michelle Leslie said...

Stunning Maya. I would buy these in an instant. I love the colors, the look. Everything about them is just gorgeous

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Michelle! I now know all the effort was worth and all my wonderful readers saved the lives of the unfortunate 3 skeins left :)

Jelica - A Pretty Fix - Craft Blog said...

These are super cute! Wish I could crochet as beautifully as you do. You are one talented lady!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you on the lovly compliment dear Jelica!

JazzyMama said...

Is there a pattern?
Thanks
Davette B

Maya Kuzman said...

Yes, Davette. There is one under way. The feedback and requests for a pattern were overwhelming. I hope to have it ready by next week. Stay tuned.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Maya, these are adorable!! Thank you for sharing at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring this post at tonight's party and pinning too.
Hugs - Kerryanne

Sandra said...

Lindo, maravilhoso. Feliz fim de semana.

The Cape Coop said...

These are darling, and I love the colors you used! Thanks for sharing on Homestead Blog Hop!