yarn aflame with colour

glowing with a topaz light

autumn afternoon


Ronovan’s Haiku prompt words: GEM and FLAME

Our Photo Challenge prompt: ZERO


I’m making good progress with the Aran bobble hats, target 14!

My family gathers every other year for a week’s holiday, 15 of us all together. I have a picture in my mind of the 8 little ones all in knitted bobble hats. Why stop there! So their parents will be getting hats too, I hope.

I am knitting them using two threads of Aran yarn and 8mm needles, which is SIZE ZERO in old style English knitting needle sizes.

Another ‘Zero’ in the photo is the lovely autumnal Colinette wool, called One Zero, the name of this colour way is ‘October Afternoon’.

The colours of Colinette yarn are so gorgeous, but sadly I have stopped using it as the colours run when washed and being 100% wool, it it not practical for children’s clothing. Too many items got ruined in the wash! So this yarn sits forlornly in my stash waiting for its moment, perhaps to take out on an Autumn afternoon, in front of a roaring fire, when inspiration strikes.

Next week’s Photo prompt:




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  8. That’s an awesome project. I hope you are able to knit all the bobble hats you need. I liked the haiku it tied in well with the picture and story. πŸ™‚

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  10. I love this Daffy, so creative πŸ˜‰

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  12. Here’s my contribution!! Hope your day with family is going wonderfully!!

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  13. I love the idea of crafting for friends and family. Sadly my gifts are most often thought of as white elephants…

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  15. I love how you use your art and craft to connect you to those you love.

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  17. Excellent!
    I am still searching for the big fat zero.

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  18. I like this perspective and a cute looking fluffy cap. Jacqueline

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  19. What a thoughtful idea for a fun family photo, one all will cherish forever and ever. The pom poms on the hats are sweet and wispy.

    The comparison of autumn afternoon and the colours of the yarn in your haiku are excellent. Two very true sentences there.

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    • Thank you Melissa, so glad you noticed the two sentences working, and there is a reference to a season, no opposites though, that eluded me again this week. I feel I have hit the jackpot if I get that in as well! The pom-poms are made of mohair yarn. I was given it by a friend who was having a clear out. I’m glad to find a use for it as it is not very nice to knit with.

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  20. Gosh – another gift of challenge words for you!! Excellent all round πŸ™‚ Did I mention before that I will email a picture of hats and when you see it you will see why… My haiku & photo are almost done, but not quite…

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  21. Love the composition of this photograph. And how clever, two zeros! The hats will be fantastic, and provide a really fun, family photo.

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  22. The bobble hats are looking fab, and I really love the thick n thin yarn too! The family pic is gonna look great!! πŸ˜€

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  23. How clever to fit two zeros into the photo! I love the fluffy pom poms on the hats.

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    • I had fun putting this one together. The fluffy pom-poms are made of some mohair yarn that was given to me a while ago. It works well as pom-poms , too itchy for me to wear next to my skin, I ‘m glad to find this use for it.

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  24. There are obviously lots of ‘zeros’ out there if you know where to look! Hats look lovely.

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  25. Fantastic twist of the challenge words to spin a haiku yarn Sandra. And what a pointed reference to your photo challenge, very clever combination.

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  26. You must nearly be there with the hats by the look of it – such a lovely challenge to set yourself.

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  27. Love it! Such a hard prompt this week!

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