Heather – Namesake Inspiration

Heather Namesake Inspiration

Hey Tribe,

Today’s post is a little round up of all things HEATHER. I might have spent a huge amount of time on Wool Warehouse eyeing up yarn for dream projects, might have. And whilst browsing (read as: filling my shopping basket with all the yarn) I noticed that there is a lot of Heather named yarn bands in orbit. Like, a lot.

My namesake, Heather, is a sturdy little flower which covers the Scottish moors and is happiest in the rocky and uneven places. Heather symbolises independence and good fortune.

The Urban Dictionary defines Heather as:

“Fun, crazy, beautiful, witty, sarcastic, loving, kind, stupid funny, precious, good-catch, smart, kinda psychic, loves to be looney, loves chocolate way too much, eyes the color of the carribean, empathetic, a girl you can’t live without, once you’ve met her…you can’t get her out of your mind. Once you’ve kissed her, you’re hooked. When she falls in love with someone, she falls hard and deep and will stay by you forever…unless you do some dumb shit. She loves to laugh, play, and have fun. You don’t want to ever see or make her cry. True inner beauty, loves God, babies, and small animals. Hates spiders and roaches. Loves to cook and bake…a very good mother. Total package.
Wow..that girl has it all.. her name must be Heather
#beautiful#kissed#inner beauty#hooked#witty”
Anyone else love the meaning behind their name?

I am really liking all the purple/lilac/mauve tones. It’s a colour I can pull of with my complexion and I am seeing a lot of it on the highstreet too. And FYI did you know that the Pantone colour of the year is Ultra Violet, basically a hyped version of Heather.

That’s a pretty deep description of a colour.

Heather yarn inspiration

Here is a round up of some of the yarn inspired Heather’s out there.

Heather - Namesake Inspiration

Top left: 1. Scottish Moor Photo credit. 2. Drops Kids Silk Heather. 3. Close up Heather Photo Credit. 4. King Cole big Value Chunky Heather. 5. Scottish Moor photo credit. 6. Sirdar Purple Heather.
Top right: 7.  Stylecraft DK life Heather. 8. White and purple Heather photo credit. 9. Cascade 220 Amethyst Heather 10.  Drop Andes Heather. 
 
My me made wardrobe is going to be Heathered out this year.
Happy Sunday Tribe
Heather Boo xxx

Granny Triangle Crochet Cowl

Granny Triangle Crochet Cowl 

I took three projects with me to Dorset.

A commissioned blanket.

A pair of DK knit socks.

And a Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle.

Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle Selfie
Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle Selfie
Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle

My inspiration came from Zeens and rogers Really Easy Crochet Shawl

shawl mirror
Zeens and Rogers

and Mamainastitch’s Crochet Triangle Wrap

Mamainastitch

As well as a whole host of Pins on my Crochet : Scarves board.

I modified the Zeens and Rogers pattern to create my  Granny Triangle Crochet Cowl which has a handy pictorial.

Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle

Spec: 

Time – I worked my cowl up in an afternoon (5-6 hours)

Weight – My Crochet cowl Granny Triangle weighs around 290g

Measurements – L58in x H29in

Ingredients: 

4mm hook

Approx –

200g of Paintbox Yarns Simply DK in Slate Grey (105) for the body colour and trim

50g of Stylecraft Special DK in Raspberry 1023 for the contrast colour

50g of Stylecraft Special DK in Silver (1203) for the scallop edging

or equivalent

(50g is possibly overly generous as a fail safe because I didn’t weigh my silver or raspberry yarn whilst in a caravan, practicalities, sorry folks)

Pattern: 

I modified the Zeens and Rogers pattern to create my  Granny Triangle Crochet Cowl which has a handy pictorial. I followed the pattern by doing 40 body repeats in slate grey using up my 200g. I then repeated three rows of row 3 in my contrast colour, silver.  The body of my Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle is 45 rows in total. I then added the Zeens and Roger scallop edging in raspberry and then the trimming in the body colour and hey presto. FINITO.

Crochet Scallops

Please tag me in your own versions.

Thank you to Zeens and Rogers for the pattern inspiration.

Crochet Cowl Granny Triangle

Heather 

xxx

Crochet clllllll day
Too legit to knit

SaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave