11.18.2010

color inspiration for a stocking


I am being inspired by color.
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It all started with my sister wanting a new flower for this handbag that I made her.  Her other flower? = droopy.  So she requested anna's fabric flower in colors that would go with her handbag.
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So I got my fabrics out and became enamored with the colors --> vivacious pink, coal black & snow white. Seeing the flower completed, I wondered what I could crochet with these same gorgeous colors....



...and came up with a very non-traditional Christmas stocking.






The grannyy square is from:



I laid the blocks out to form a nice stocking shape and btw--- I'm not sure the proper way in adhering the granny squares together before seaming them as a stocking -- but the safety pins worked well.




And although I do not like it when stores etc. cannon-ball straight-away into Christmas and mindlessly ignore Thanksgiving-- I am realistic enough to know that if I don't get started on this stuff now, I'll be running around like a lunatic and trying to get all of my projects done ( read= not a pretty sight.)
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Now I have to think of clever ways in finagling my husband into decorating our Christmas tree in this color scheme...



Ha.
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I know that will never happen.


43 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Maybe not the tree Dawn, but that stocking is SO cute!!

Kathy said...

Love it! I think a tree could be tastefully decorated in these colors! Why not?

glor said...

Wow, this really is beautiful. Who says we have to have traditional colors ... I love this. Can't wait to see the tree.

mini said...

wow, really beautiful. ur blog is the single most reason why i decided to learn crochet. can you please provide some instructions also to help a beginner like me. thanks

Aisyah Helga said...

I love the color combination,Dawn! And the flower! And the stocking! I also love the idea of decorating the tree with those colors! It'll be so unique! Ohhhh! I love Christmas but I don't celebrate it anymore...but we do exchange gifts IF I remember to buy them early!

PAQUI said...

HOLA AMIGA, ME ENCANTA ESTOS COLORES, SON GENIALES PARA DECORAR EN NAVIDAD. SALUDOS.

Begonvilli Ev said...

Very cute. Beautiful colors.

LiaGovers said...

Very nice colours! But also a good (regular) crochetwork!
greetings...

giufra said...

Non si può non lasciarti un commento!!!!!!!!!!!! A parte il lavoro meraviglioso fai delle foto stupende..dovresti vincere un premio!!!!!! bello bello bello!!!!!!! Un abbraccione Antonella

Linda said...

I have no other words to describe it than... adorable! :)

Tudy said...

I love the colors you put together. I always enjoy your posts of what you are making.

Jackie said...

Wow, wow, wow!! Now that is my color scheme for sure!! Love it and the stocking. I think a tree all dressed up in those colors would look gorgeous. I know you can convince him.

"Never Knew" said...

Very clever! Love the colours. :)

Jeanne said...

You always share the most inspiring projects! This is no exception. Love the color scheme and that you took those granny squares and made a stocking. Wow!

Thank you for sharing!

(I own that book, thanks to you!) *Ü*

Erica said...

MARVLEOUS colors!!! I had seen a similar (or perhaps the same) layout of a Christmas stocking in last year's Crochet Today, and I didn't much care for it in traditional colors. But you've definitely given it a wonderful update, and now I'm tempted to make one!

Mlle Alex said...

really very cute work !!
congratulations
bisous de Paris

Everlasting said...

OH LA LA!!! C'est merveilleux!
I love the colors and as always so nice pictures...Black and pink c'est si beau!
Bravo:)

Diana said...

Bei colori per una calza trendy! Brava!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Love the stocking. I think a tree decorated in those colors would be fabulous. Thanks for the safety pin idea too. Very clever.

The flower is gorgeous too. I love the way the black and pink pop with each other.
Teresa

Janaina said...

Oh, my Godness... I'm speechless! No, I'm not: IT'S SUPER EXTRA WONDERFUL!!!!
Your blog is such a source of inspiration!
Big hug and a great weekend from a Brazilian novice crocheter (well, trying to learn it).

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Dawn! BEAUTIFUL work!!! LOVE the colors!.. I did recently make a granny square stocking in purples, and loved how it came out, but couldn't post it because it's a surprise for someone else who might see it! However, mine was done in basic squares, and I DO really like the hexagons! VERY pretty! ~tina

Quiltersal said...

Oh, Dawn...that is lovely. I'm not normally a pink kinda girl but that is quite striking. Good work, as usual.

Laura of Harvest Lane said...

Your work is beautiful!

Casey said...

I love it!!! I've made a few stockings with the hexagons this year but all in traditional Christmas colors. I would love a pink one for my girls but hubby only likes to have Christmas colors up at Christmas

silvana said...

wow! belli anche i colori!
silvana

Andi said...

Okay you win...you are simply the most incredibly talented hooker I know! As if the color did have me from the go, then you add that adorable pattern. Love love love

Rachel D. said...

I... just... love it ! Your Xmas stocking is great. Such an imagination Dawn !

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Beautiful! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Maaike said...

Absolutely very gorgeous stocking!! And thank you for sharing the idea...
Happy weekend, love Maaike

andi said...

Sorry another comment- I received a phone call from the sister asking if I saw this. I guess I know what I will be making soon! sigh..xo

Teje said...

Hello! Your Christmas stocking is this years best! You are very talented and creative! I have been making a blanket with hexacons which I love to make, but not for another blanket...so I think this is going to be my next Christmas sock! Thank you for a great idea and inspiration!
Best wishes Teje

QuiltedSimple said...

Oh I LOVE this! It is absolutely gorgeous - you are amazing. I so wish I wasn't single needle challeneged - these would be great gifts. However, I'll just have to dream about yours:) Hope you all are well!
Kris

Meggie said...

Gorgeous! I wore these colours to my Daughter's wedding. Love this vibrant pink with black!

Killiecrankie Farm said...

i'm not a pink person, but your stocking really works for me !

beautiful piecing Dawn - your block work is immaculate.

And the tree, I'd work on stealth - thats how our tree WILL end up in red and turquoise ;)

I've really got to track down a copy of that motif book - it looks fantatstic as a reference tool.

Hope you have a wonderful week !

Madeleine said...

These colours are so beautiful together! Lovely work! :D

letrecivette said...

So beautiful! Have a wonderful week!
Ciao Monica

lisette said...

Very very pretty! I love it. Original!

Manoli C. said...

Your work is so pretty!!!
You are very talented and creative...
The colors is elegant and very bright.
I always love what you are working on!!!

Jen said...

Okay, that is really funny because last summer I made the cute granny hex tote bag after seeing it on your site, and my friend wants one, and I have been thinking I would make her one in black, pink and white... exactly like your stocking here! When I saw this today I was just dying of the cuteness!

Sammy said...

Hi, This is the first time I visit your blog. OMG, you have lovely and very unusual blog. I love to crochet, sew, and blog.

I invite you to visit my blog, and you may follow me on my journey of inspirations.

Love,

-Samya :-)

Marigvana said...

Very beautiful!!!

lisette said...

Ohhh I have to say it again! (I commented earlier..) I LOVE this so much. The colours are so perfect.

All So Cute said...

woww! love it :)