Adventures in Crochet

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Oooh, sounds exciting, eh?  Well, learning to crochet in 2008 was a good idea, I plan on taking it a step further this year.

Inspiration: My crazy yarn stash. 

Creations: Here I have two very different projects, with my own twists:

headbandLast fall, I won a prize over at the CraftLeftovers website.  An awesome, inspiring website & great shop, too (click the picture to go there)!  So… I started working on the headband project and crocheted it way too small…. The unruly-ness of big loopy stitches terrified me.  So, now I have a headband that goes around half a head.  What to do?  Today I’m going to pick up stitches on one end and finish it off with the knit instructions that also came in her kit.  No…. that isn’t how she says to do it…. but improvising is my *specialty*.  (Maybe “making lemonade out of lemons” should be my crafting motto.)  I’ll add buttons and blog the finished project as soon as I can.

scrumble

Next, here you have a scrumble.  I’m pretty sure that’s what these freeform creations are called.  I loved the combo of yarns… but not sure yet exactly what’s going to come of it.  The whole thing so far is about 5” long.  It was really hard for me to let go and just make something without directions.  I started off with the motif in the center and then just added what I felt like from there (thanks for the suggestion from the freeform group on ravelry).  I’ll probably end up making it part of a handbag at some point – let’s see what I can do with it next.  Either I’ll pick up and add right to it or I’ll make some more pieces and combine them together at the end. 

Stitches and ideas from the book “Freeform Knitting & Crochet” by Jenny Dowde (affiliate link).

Now I feel like I have some direction, getting some unfinished projects out of the way and making room for new ones.  Yay!

1 comment:

  1. Great start to freeforming - what I like about FF is it's small, portable, and you don't have to finish a long row before putting it down.
    Keep scrumbling and soon you will have enough for an item, regards Liz (Artylady)

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