Posted at 7:25 pm , on July 12, 2017
Yesterday was a perfect winter’s day – blue skies and sunshine, and warm enough not to need a sweater. Wonderful yarnbombing weather! I drove over to the next village in the morning and met up with one of my girlfriends and a bunch of other women from our valley. The event was organised by the local healthfood store in conjunction with Council, and is part of a wider initiative to bring more visitors to the area. My own personal motivation is just to make people smile 😊
Some people had brought prepared pieces like me, others were knitting in the street, and there were even lots of children making pom poms! It was just great. So much fun!
I crocheted my freeform / patchwork piece to one tree, and on another I hooked on an abandoned temperature blanket I started last year, a lovely long bright granny stripe that went lengthways up a whole trunk. Lots of people stopped to chat – there was such a good vibe from passersby!
Here are some of the other trees. Aren’t they fabulous?
Are you a yarnbomber? This is just my second time. It won’t be the last 😃
Posted at 5:01 pm , on July 10, 2017
Two years or so ago I bought a copy of Renate Kirkpatrick’s Freeform Crochet and Beyond. I was at the very beginning of my crochet journey and I think I’d read an article somewhere about freeform crochet, or ‘scrumbling’ as it is also known, that piqued my interest. It’s a fascinating book and I made a whole heap of little freeform pieces with my then very limited stitch repertoire…and then I got distracted and forgot all about them!
Until last week that is, when I was hunting out abandoned and / or unfinished pieces while putting together some work for a local yarnbombing project. Digging around in the cupboard for some craft bits for my daughters I finally found the abandoned scrumbles – I’m not sure if that’s actually a noun but I like it so I’m using it! – and set to work piecing them together. It was so much FUN – I defintely see more freeform in my future! I added some flowers and beads, just because. Here is the finished piece, pictured in our recently most glorious winter sun:
And below is my whole strip for the yarnbombing – more on that to come! Right now, however, I’ve got lots of comments to reply to – thank you so much to all of you who read my yarny ramblings. It’s especially lovely when people feel compelled to respond to my crochet and / or my musings – I really do appreciate all of your comments ☺ X