A Little Crazy

Sunday, March 21, 2010
This is a little crazy, but it’s good.  Very good actually.
freeform crochet

I’ve been wanting to try freeform crochet for a while now – checking out people’s websites, joining Yahoo groups and learning all sorts of stitches – but I couldn’t get the hang of the “just let go” aspect of it.  I even bought a book, Freeform Knitting and Crochet (affiliate link) for step-by-step “how-to”.

I wish I could remember whose website I saw the original link on – but there’s a Ravelry group doing a Freeform Crochet-Along this month, so I joined and have been stitching up these crazy additions every day.  I have one basket of yarns I’m working from and hopefully I won’t have to pull much more from my stash for it (I’d like this to aid in my stash reduction goal for 2010!)  

It’s “very good” because each there’s only a short bit of instructions to follow each day.  Once that’s completed, I can feel some accomplishment and wait to see what the next day’s addition will be.  It’s also fun, a little silly, and great to see all the participants progress, too.  There’s no stress about it, I interpret things as I like  - I really think once this is done that I’ll be able to get my own original project off the ground and try some of the pieces in the Freeform book that I bought.

crocus
Another bit of craziness – something has been growing & I didn’t even notice it!  The last piles of snow finally melted over the weekend.  Something has already chewed on these little crocus flowers, but at least I got one look at them before the weather turns cold again tomorrow.

Did a craft project ever “just click” for you?  What did it?

7 comments:

  1. Tammy,
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  2. Good luck on getting the knitting down. That is one talent I do not have (and wish I did!). Keep us posted. :)

    And hey, I love pre-Spring!! :)

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  3. I am a knitter, not a crocheter, but I think that freeform idea is great! I like how yours ended up.

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  4. Your freeform looks so nice! I stopped doing mine, it was so ugly, but I think I'll catch up with it tomorrow and continue with it, just so I can mark it as complete on ravelry.

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  5. Thea! It was you!!! I couldn't remember who's blog I was at that gave me the idea to jump in on this project.

    Thank you! This is ugly as heck - have no clue what I'm going to do with it - but it's fun! I'm going to make it work if it kills me. And it only took me 2 days to catch up with everyone, so you should continue!

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  6. I haven't done any free-form knitting or crocheting, but some of what I've seen is spectacular. I've seen it called "scrumbling", erm, here, and here's a google images link: Images, which you may already have found!

    I think you're well on your way to something pretty and interesting.

    SongBird

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  7. Tammy,
    I love your freeform, I love your spirit, and most of all I just love the way you threw yourself wholeheartedly into this half way through the month... It's beautiful, well done :)
    Tora

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