Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Week 8

This week's scrumble surprised me by looking rather like some sort of little animal in the photo; I hadn't actually noticed it as I was working, but this way up it certainly has a face! Lots of textured wool and yummy looped mohair; it started with the pale stripey knitted section; lots of wrong-side crochet was added, then a bit more knitting, and more crochet.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Week 7

OK, I realize this week's scrumble is a very much a 'typically Prudence' effort , but I have been pretty busy, and I still seem to find kniting garter stitch leaf shapes a relaxing way to start a piece . The coarse wool yarn used for the leaf that started this one must have been in my stash at least 20 years; the yellowy-lime sections were crocheted with 2 very thin yarns together - an ultra-thin cotton thread which periodically morphed into short sections of bright, thick slubs, held along with a very finely fringed, sparkly nylon yarn. The centres of the blue circle motifs were crocheted with a French rayon tape, and the lurex yarn used to decorate the leaf is probably almost as old as the wool it embellishes...see what treasures a good clean out right to the back of the stash can unearth!
size approximately 28cm (11") x 15cm (6")

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

week 6 - running a little late

Just realized that I had finished my scrumble for Week 6, but I didn't have good net connection when travelling last week, and then I forgot to post it when I got home...so here it is...looking a little dark with all its brown woolly knitting and deep blue crochet. I liked the way the rib shifted itself about sinuously to accommodate the added cup-shaped embellishments, which were crocheted around some (yfwd, work2tog)-eyelets in the knitting.
size approximately 20cm (8") x 15cm (6")