The cable knitted design adds texture, and the combination of random yarn in solids and variegated colors creates a pleasing array of stripes.
This is just the sort of thing you could make from leftover yarn. I love the idea of creating something so beautiful, and functional out of scrap materials!
I've had a Love-Hate Relationship with crochet my whole life......
Mom spent months making these Christmas outfits for us. Irene looks cute, but I have to say this was one of the worst days of my life! For some reason my skirt and vest are two sizes too small.........I hate red, and does anyone really think that hat looks good on a teenager?
The details are so wonderful, from the varied pattern, to the stripes, and the pocket.....there are so many reasons to find this handmade apron desirable.
This photo shows one of the crocheted afghans I made in my teens. I never learned to read a pattern book like Mom, but she could teach me a design, and if it was simple enough, I could repeat it over and over again. This afghan took forever, and ever to finish!
Mom has made thousands of projects throughout the years. She started crocheting doilies as a young girl, and years later even taught herself how to knit. No pattern was ever too hard for her. She might complain about it, but in the end she always finished every project she started.
I don't know whatever happened to my groovy afghan, and we don't have many of Mom's creations left either.......but there are hundreds of baby blankets in circulation that she gave as gifts.
Who knows maybe the next one I buy at the thrift store will be one of her much loved works of yarn-art!