Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday's Hunt v 3.08

I completely forgot until about 6:30 pm today, that it's Friday, and thus the day for Friday's Hunt, hosted by Eden Hills.  I am so woefully unprepared.  This week has truly been one work project after another, every day and every evening.  

Starts with H
I decided to join a crochet-along for a specific project and I purchased the kit for participating.  This was before I was beset with some of the contract work that has come my way, so I haven't started it yet.  I'm not sure when I will start it, given my workload, but at least I have the kit.  The project is called the Hygge wrap.  So my H word is Hygge. What the heck is that, you're probably asking.  Well, there is a postcard included in the kit with the definition of this interesting Danish word (pronounced Hoo-ga).  It doesn't really have a direct English translation, but "cozy" comes close.  So, here's to all of us having a little more Hygge in our lives - I think we all need it.

Here's the colours in my kit - those who know me well will recognize these are "my colours" without a doubt!

Here's how the finished shawl will look (although this one is in different colours)

Week's Favourite
We had a lot of icicles this week with all the snow we had, and then some subsequent melting.  I took this picture of an unusual formation in the line-up of icicles.  You can see how at one point, the two icicles might have been connected by the larger flows at the top.  I'm not quite sure how this formation happened, but it was unusual, so it's my favourite for this week.

Chiaroscuro or Shadow
Teresa's prompt was for chiaroscuro or shadow. I confess, I had to Google chiaroscuro. The definitions I found were mostly along the same line - an effect of contrasted light and shadow created by light falling unevenly or from a particular direction on something. As I said, I totally forgot about this blog until today, so I had to think about pictures I'd taken that might qualify. Then I realized that today I took some pictures of Pippin in the living room, where he has taken to finding a sunny spot to relax in, somewhat like a dog or a cat will do. I converted one of my favourites to black and white, to emphasize the shadow aspect. The window outline is transferring onto the carpet, which is reflecting light up onto the underside of Pippin's fur. It's definitely "light falling unevenly or from a particular direction" so I hope this one fits the prompt!


Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I recently learned the word hygge too, and that shawl is gorgeous!

Michelle said...

That Hygge wrap is STUNNING! I'd say you had a successful hunt this day. ;-)

porkpal said...

I think the Pippin picture fits the bill perfectly! (But, then, I am quite a Pippin fan anyway, so he can do no wrong.)

Anonymous said...

Wow, that looks like lots of work, but stunning! And Scheepjes (Wol/yarn) is a Dutch brand:) The icicles are very pretty! Any news on your patio? Or do you have to wait till the snow is totally gone? Have a lovely weekend!

Jim said...

This will be a very pretty wrap, Claire. I don't envy you for the icicles though we did drain our house north of Houston just in case. One year the north cold wind froze things there. The rabbit is cute in spite of his shadow.

Crazy Lady with purple fingers said...

The shawl is absolutely beautiful, can not wait to see yours!

Tom said...

Hygge, now that's a new one for me! The only ice that I've seen lately is in my glass. Lovely shadow.

Ralph said...

The multi color yarn makes for a comfortable Hygge wrap (can one combine both words?). Pipping makes for a wonderful shadow - while being incredibly adorable :) It is always better to have a bit too much work - for myself, I'd love to be busier!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What an amazing pattern on the shawl--I had no idea one could crochet something like this. You must be quite accomplished with your hook! Those are pretty colors you'll be working with. Hopefully, you'll get to it soon. I'd love to watch your work in progress. Great shot of the icicles. We had some once this winter, but I failed to photograph them. I thought of that was they began to melt and I heard a large crunch outside my bathroom window! Pippin is always a winner. did not give such a detailed description. I'd say you captured chiaroscuro perfectly! Give that little bun a snuggle for me!

Jim said...

Thank you, Claire, for peeking in on me and for your nice comment.
We had a barn. There were six in our high school and six in grades seven and eight. I think eight stalls, I did have to tie Minnie to a tree in the Fall but I was first on the waiting list. One student opted nit to ride her horse in the winter so we got her stall before the first Nebraska snow.

Anonymous said...

I love that pattern! You are such a talented fiber artist. I'm sure it will be beautiful! That is certainly an interesting icicle formation. The photo of Pippin is perfect! Thanks for participating in Friday's Hunt. Hope you have a great week!