A Bit of Knitting and Crochet, with Handspun…

I took a free form crochet class not so long ago and found it incredibly inspiring. It is always a challenge for me to “loosen up” and let go with my creativity and free form practice helps one  to do just that. I ended up making this up as I went and couldn’t help giggling my way through it, it was so much fun. It’s a combination of a rayon yarn, with some wool and baby alpaca tossed in and it was very freeing to work out. I found a vintage button that matches the gold of the yarn. I am a beginner crocheter, and it is a series of single and double crochet stitches all massed together and worked back on itself. I love this weird little scarf, and it’s too bad the weather here will never warrant it as it is very, very warm.
This wrap is hand spun from a wool and silk top that was given to me as a gift. The stripes that emerged were a happy accident, and they work well with the simple diagonal lace. I leave these two pieces, with a couple of others, hanging in the hallway. I rarely wear them, as there is really no need but it makes me happy to see the colours when I come in the door. Our home is a refuge, and we have consciously tried to decorate with items that have some personal meaning. A lot of what is on our walls and in our personal space was crafted by friends and family. In our hallway are two cross stitch pieces done by my sister – one that evokes the farm we grew up on, another is of a dearly loved old cat that she designed from a photo. Grant and I call our style  “hodge podge”, but it works. (I won’t quit my day job to be an interior decorator though…)

4 thoughts on “A Bit of Knitting and Crochet, with Handspun…

  1. Sunshine September 3, 2011 / 7:57 pm

    oooooohhhh, I love the crocheted scarf in the top photo, reminds me of fall and bottom photo of the wrap reminds me of cotton candy, mmmmmmm.

  2. Sunshine September 3, 2011 / 7:58 pm

    oooooohhhh, I love the crocheted scarf in the top photo, reminds me of fall and bottom photo of the wrap reminds me of cotton candy,

  3. Sunshine September 3, 2011 / 7:59 pm

    sorry by accident i duplicated my response don’t know how that happened though?

  4. Terry September 26, 2011 / 1:24 am

    You’re so talented, Michele. I especially love the colorful scarf with button- gorgeous!

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