Experiments in yarn...


It seems I'm in a fairly experimental frame of mind when it comes to my yarn crafting just lately.

Not because I can't settle on one thing for a change, but because I have too many ideas and I'm afraid some of them will get lost in the ether unless I make a start on them now.  Because I'm a bit of a stubborn finisher (mostly), I guess my thinking is, if I start them all, I'm reasonably sure I'll make myself finish them.

There's also a slight fear of 'lack of projects' fuelling my hooking on madness at the moment.  Not something I normally suffer from, but a bout of 'not having much on the go and not knowing what to get on the go' after Christmas is still fresh in my mind, so while the cro-jo is ticking over nicely, I feel the need to harness it's energy for any potential sparse times ahead.



Not sure that this sort of 'preventative cro-jo protection' is possible or if it will be at all effective, but my brain seems to think it's worth a go!




As a result, so far I've...

- Started breaking into mini skeins for some hexagon sampling.

- Worked up various leaves, flowers and assorted bits of greenery for a potential little garden of some sort.

- Started a shawl and then started it again to test out different colour combinations.

- Whipped up a rather unsatisfactory red scarf-let to go with a new blouse I brought the other day.

That last one didn't go quite to plan, but I have another skein of the red I can use, so I might give that another go... see if I can't get closer to what I think I'm thinking it should be.



To be honest, some of these prototypes might not actually make it out of the beta testing phase, but thinking about ideas only gets me so far.  Now has become the time to try!

S x



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  1. It's out of this having a go stage that great patterns emerge, I'm sure! Not something that I ever attempt... I am a strict must follow a recipe type

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  2. Do you sketch things out before you start or just picture it in your head and go for it?

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    1. Most of the time I just get started tbh. Sometimes I might try some quick chart sketches to see how stitches might go. Or I might just sketch out a very basic idea, mostly just so I can remember it for later if I don't have time to work on it right now! :)

      S x

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  3. I love when the ideas flow! It happens so rarely and important to go with it when it does. Everything looks wonderful and full of potential!

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    1. Absolutely! And I think you are right. Too often, I try to be 'good' and finish up what I'm doing before treating myself with some play time, but sometimes if you don't act on these things, they just seem to fade away into nothingness!

      S x

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  4. I have so many garment patterns I had wanted to make this year. So far, zilch. I am not sure why it's now the middle of Feb and I haven't started a single thing. I think I want to have a big chunk of time carved out to devote to a project, and so far, i've been so busy with so much else. It's annoying me. I'm thinking that it's half term next week so that will be the perfect opportunity to make a start on one. I think also i'm a little bit scared of the pattern. If it confuses me then I'll just put it down and leave it which I don't want to happen! Ha ha crochet dilemmas. I had what you have now last year. I just had to keep starting so much to get it out of my head. I've gone from the sublime to the ridiculous! xxx

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  5. I'm all for getting on with it when inspiration strikes. So many good ideas have not come to fruition because of deliberating too long. You have got some lovely colour combinations there.

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    1. Yes, exactly! I've let too many pass me up before so this time, I decided to just go with it! :)

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  6. Hi Sandra,
    It all looks really nice. I love the little hexagons. The red of the scarf is amazing. Love it. I went to the 'handwerkbeurs' which is held in the Netherlands today till Sunday. And it was the first time I was on the hunt for handdyed yarn. I found a great stand and bought 5 (!) skeins. 2 combinations for a linden bee shawl I think and another one. I did see mini's but didn't buy any.
    I love all your projects and I'm excited to see where all this experimenting will take you.
    Have a lovely evening.

    Sweet greetings,
    Emily

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