Wednesday, September 7, 2011

summer moss and fern rose










a crocheted banner that i'd seen recently, kept popping up in my mind. this week i decided to make one too, knitting it instead. i found this helpful calculator, to determine how much to cast on and decrease, it made the little triangles simple to create! 

i used patons kroy socks jacquards from my stash, a super fine wool blend in color ways 'summer moss' and 'fern rose'. i did choose these skeins for their names as well as color! it was intended for socks, which turn out so pretty in this self striping wool. i still have about a half skein each, maybe just enough for a pair of baby ones. or maybe another banner. ravelry notes here.

i'm so sorry i forgot (again!) to photograph the book i'm reading, but it can be found in my last post where there is also a giveaway. if you have the time, maybe you'd like to visit and enter, if you haven't already. a winner will be drawn on sunday!
linking up with the weekly yarn along at small things. and with natural suburbia's creative friday. wonderfully inspiring places!  have a lovely weekend!

x o lori


58 comments:

  1. that's such a great idea - especially as there always seems to be quite a lot left over after knitting something with sock yarns. I have a whole collection of little balls of this and that, which don't seem to be enough for anything; not anymore!
    I think this would make a wonderful Christmas present... another thing to add to my list!

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  2. What an absolutely brilliant idea!! I've seen banners like that a lot on blogs but they were always sewn from fabric. I think I just found another project for leftover sockyarn, thank you so much =)

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  3. Oh wow! What great bunting - just lovely and stripes too. My favourite :) x

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  4. Such cute bunting, I love how summery it looks :)

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  5. dear lori, i love this so so much. you have done a splendid job, just love your pictures too. did you make your sweater also? i love it as well!
    love,angelina

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  6. I love it Lori! What a perfect little item to hang and bring a smile. I don't crochet,but I don't see why I couldn't knit one too. I hope you have a beautiful day my friend. xx

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  7. Your bunting is lovely, it has to be the prettiest I have seen

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  8. That bunting is just adorable! So colorful and cheery. Also...love you apron :)

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  9. I love it! Such beautiful colours x

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  10. I thought I recognized that yarn...I used the same Paton's Kroy in a similar colorway for a baby hat not too long ago. It's perfect for a banner.

    I absolutely love this bunting, will make any space cheery and bright.

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  11. How fun is that! How many hours did it take you to complete it I wonder. I sewed a bunting recently for my 11 year-old's birthday but haven't made one from yarn.

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  12. Love this!! I love bunting, but this is even better than the traditional.

    Joyful looking, just like you,

    S

    P.S. VERY interesting about your heritage...which I wouldn't have guessed, though you have that mystical approach to life too.

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  13. That is a great idea to use up left over yarn! It turned out so cute!

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  14. Love the banner! Very festive and colorful. Did you make your sweater, because I really like that too :)

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  15. So darling, and so are you :-). I forgot to commment on that book, it sounds wonderful! xoxo

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  16. What a great idea!! I think I'll bookmark this page so I can knit it for my daughter's room. What a GREAT way to use up leftover yarn. Thanks for this post. :-D

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  17. love it!
    And I love seeing the gentle breeze blowing your hair & seeing your smile♥ Love to you Lori!

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  18. that is beautiful.
    i really love all your creations x

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  19. I just had to stop by again and comment. I had no idea you went to FIT...that's where I work and where my husband went to school.

    Small world.

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  20. ooooh! it's soooo cute! i love love love it. do you like using that particular yarn for socks? i was just looking at it for a pair of child's long stockings (from patons free pattern weblog) for ezra. debating between using kroy or lorna's laces rainbow - which i've always wanted to try out.

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  21. You
    are just
    so
    GORgeous!

    The banner so pretty and happy...
    xo
    Andrea {CrowNology : People no longer know who I am! ;) }

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  22. Love it, have a nice day, Inge

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  23. Love, love, love the bunting.
    It's such a happy-maker, and this one's perfect!

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  24. you, my friend..well....you are just adorable..love how you dress in that sweater and apron...love it !!!!!

    and the triangle banner is charming...

    100 here today..what happened????

    happy to stop by lori

    sending love to you and owen

    kary and teddy
    xx

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  25. Ah! These are beautiful! I want to throw every other project aside to start a similar bunting. I'm definitely tucking the idea away for later.

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  26. Everything is right about this.
    the colors, the textures, the size,
    the maker!
    xx
    julie

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  27. hello, good evening, how are you?!

    aha, a post that not only includes your four star creative knitting (flags!)but also your ever lovin' smile. i love it all ♥

    tsup mwah lori. xo
    kj

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  28. those are great! i love the colors, and any occasion would be lovely to use them!

    :)
    jen

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  29. cute idea! looks so festive and colorful. :)

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  30. Lori - I love that picture of you. How gorgeous are YOU? Very. And your flags are so pretty. I can see them in orange and black for Halloween. ;)) xox

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  31. beautiful banner. great idea for knitting if i ever learn to decrease. thanks for stopping by my blog. i am struggling with all aspects of knitting, however i seem to like it despite my goofs. be well, suki

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  32. They are so cheerful and lovely! What a beautiful idea.

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  33. a very, very sweet bunting to bring a little sunshine into a room!

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  34. what a great idea! I love it, I think I may have to join you and make one!

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  35. Oh Wow such cute little flags!
    I remember Lo had some fabric ones of yours in her guestroom? They are just gorgeous.
    And so are you in the pictures dear♥

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  36. Lori, you are so pretty!
    I LOVE the banner. Any chance to order one here in Italy :)

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  37. Unreal!! That is genuis. I especially love the picture of your mantel. What a cozy, wooly home :)

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  38. How nice! I did a crocheted banner, but I love this one too!! It's so colorful and I haven't thought of knitting. It's a great idea!!!

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  39. How very beautiful, you and the banner ;)

    You're an inspiration.

    xo
    Lo♥

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  40. so beautiful,it is the first time I have seen knitted banners, and the colours are so nice. I will start knitting banners this afternoon when I finished working, using all my left overs.
    Gitte ( Idas mom)

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  41. That bunting is seriously scrumptious!

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  42. I want to scream at the top of my lungs..."Love it!!!" Did you hear that!!It was pretty loud over on my end..I just cant help it!!Hugs,Cat

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  43. I love this!! Its a great way to start the weekend, everyone needs a good banner!!

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  44. That is beautiful bunting. I love it. The pattern and colours work so well together. I shall have to add this to my ideas file. Especially love that it is knitted. I can do that!

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  45. That bunting looks beautiful! I considered crocheting some bunting for my wedding in the future..

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  46. What about your heritage?

    :-)

    I am your 51st commenter--how about that?!

    See you tomorrow morning for breakfast at the long table...what? Oh. darn.

    Love love
    kj

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  47. Wow, that's beautiful. I thought it was a lot of work just cutting triangles out of leftover fabric to stitch into a banner. Now I feel shamed by your effort and skill :)

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  48. this/these are totally gorgeous - they've totally cheered up my day. I would love to be able to do this!
    Amelia.x

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  49. Gorgeous!
    I knitted one of those for Christmas last year... and now I want a Spring one.. inspired by your pretty colours. x R

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  50. I love this little banner! So cute!

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  51. Gosh, I just LOVE this crocheted banner! Wow and again, your photos just add to your discoveries and writing. My apologies for not being by in awhile. Not sure if you've heard/read, but my father is sick and dying and I've so much to do in all of this process.

    Hugs

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  52. Lori, Iv'e just had a chance to take a good look at your creative endeavours and must say - wow! I just love, love the colours you put together on this cute banner! Very effective indeed! One day I will learn to knit...I will, I will.... xxx

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  53. Wow, I've just had so much fun reading through your last several posts. Your blog is a wonderful discovery! I am utterly inspired.

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xoxo lori