Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fresh Snowfall

Good morning winter! I love the snow. :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

More Hearts

I just can't help myself. I keep making these scrumbled hearts. No pattern, just doodling to try out different yarns with very basic crochet stitches. Some of my scrumbles end up as part of a flower. Some become a heart. And still others have no idea what they are to become...they just wait in a pile for inspiration. :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Felted Cords

These felted cords were a fun experiment. While you typically use 100% wool if you are going to felt something, I used a wool yarn and crocheted it with a thinner novelty yarn (this one had lots of crinkly and fluffy bits) around in a spiral to make a cord. It still felted very nicely in the washing machine...and the second yarn just pops out here and there to make things interesting.

I can't remember exactly what went into this burgundy one, but it felted perfectly! It would really make a nice coiled bowl.
This green one has not been felted. I love it so much as it is that I'm afraid felting it would take away it's charm. There is a beautiful rope/infinity scarf in my future!

It is actually all wool. I started with a skein of gorgeous variegated wool yarn and alternated using different shorter pieces of wool next to it the whole time as I crocheted. I used the largest crochet hook I have and tried to make nice loose stitches. Then when I was done I tugged on it to tighten down the stitches which in turn made the cord skinnier, and I really like the effect.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Crochet Flowers

These flowers were put together from a box of my little scrumbles (freeform crochet).

This one reminds me of a wild rose.

A lampwork bead is nestled in the center of this one.
This fluffy one is held together with a metal bobbin. :)

Did I happen to mention I love collecting yarn?

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Happy Hearts

I experimented with making hearts out of wire, and then weaving yarn randomly throughout. If done solidly like the little red one, perhaps it could be an interesting base for embroidery?