Me-Now-Views; Less Speak More Peek


A few weeks back you were given a glimpse of the crochet works under task... I am calling these the You-kneed U-kneek rugs.. three of them one for each of my sibs. The Maestro is getting a cushion cover with lots of nobbles and varied stitching, different weight wools and such to give her 'seeing fingers' something to linger over.




























The first one is the heaviest, using various batches of natural coloured wool, some from Australian Merino and the rest from Scottish fleeces (mother had contacts!) This was the roughest, also, carrying lots of burrs and full of lanolin. It's "blokey" and therefor will be Mac3's pressy; it is being called SPRING FIELDS, as it reminds me of freshly ploughed earth.




























The second one is being called SUMMER RAIN, and will be Mac2's.  It may be worth explaining that Mac3 was born at the end of spring; Mac2 was born in the summer.  You may guess the others!

Maestro's is being called AUTUMN LEAVES as it consists of the most separate parts. This is the only one which is not entirely from mother's homespun, because I wanted the different wool ply and texture; so the pink you see here is an acrylic.

Each of the rugs had little insets around which I worked - these were found among the wool; mother had made 'swatches' for testing and I wanted to share them round. The most striking was this rondel weave which has been used for Mac1's pressy. It is being called WINTERSUN.























































Now all I have to do is make one for myself!!!  How are all your preps going???

25 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, it looks like I entered an empty comment. Long time no here.
Trying again...
I love the gifts you've made for your family, all of them unique and suited to the recipient. Such a wonderful idea.
Love'n'hugs,
K

Mara said...

They look lovely and warm and cuddly. I bet Oswin wouldn't get off it at all! I had better start knitting again myself! I have so much wool left over from past projects!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
KAY!!!! Lovely to see you out and about &*> Yes, I inherited the stockpile of mum's home-spun so am having a ball! Yxx

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
They are and it would be very easy to forget to give them and join them altogether as one big blanket for myself - with another square made up of course... sigh... but no, they will reach the intended. It is such a lovely thing to do on cold nights! Yxx

Milton and Mr. Stubbs said...

Very thoughtful gifts. They will know that you thought of each of them as they were made! A treasure for sure.

Murphy said...

Very nice! We like the earthy colors too. Mom is plugging away at a blanket or something. Stanley likes to crochet but mom doesn't appreciate his help.

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

What special gifts. I am sure your family will love them!

Eva Gallant said...

Hi there, Yam! I apologize for my prolonged absence! I'll try to visit more often! Your UNeek rugs are lovely! Hope you'll return the visit!

Mr. Pip said...

So lovely!!! I really love them all! They all look so warm and cozy.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely needlework ~ love the earthy tones and bet they are warm 'snuggles'

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Joanne Noragon said...

Very nice and definitely to be appreciated. Just today someone told me Christmas is next week. I was stunned.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Strewth - does that mean you can knit Murphy??? Yxx

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
G'day Eva - you musta bin busy?! Have missed seeing your blog on the reader - but note there is one this morning so, yup, I'll be over!!! Yxx

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
......Oh I know... it really does come round faster as each passes doesn't it??!! Yxx

Rhonda Albom said...

Beautiful. I love black and white.

stevebethere said...

They are lovely especially over the furniture looked good

LOL @ Joanne

Have a crochettastic week :-)

pixiedusk said...

They look so amazing. Looks cozy too. Would want something like that during this cold months =)

Dory and the Mama said...

Wonderful colors and textures are so unique...beautiful!!!

Diana M. said...

I wish I knew how to crochet. Those pieces turned out well!

Jay CraftySpices said...

Hand made gifts are the best. Crochet is definitely a talent and you sure have it.

Patrick weseman said...

Those are so cool. They are like works of art.

Dominique Goh said...

Really lovely rugs that you made. I like the textures and inserts..makes it so unique.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What a hard worker you are! Daisy and I took a walk in the forest. We saw some blood and somebody didn't live to see the end of the day. We're not really doing anything. My kids will come for dinner and overnight, then go home, but likely not my son in Ottawa and not the one in BC. It's a pretty lazy Christmas here.

Jessica Fiorillo said...

Those look so pretty! You did such a great job!
Happy Wordless Wednesday!

Janice Adcock said...

Oh, my these are splendid, Yam.