Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Natcromo - Freeform

I have never created freeform crochet before but I have often admired it. I particularly like Prudence Mapstones freeform.

I would love to do one of her classes at Thread n More. One day, maybe for Sheryns birthday, or Mothers Day. Anyway I digress......

Kaet from Ravelry has created a freeform activity where we do a little freeform everyday. Everyday we change hook sizes or yarn and do a stitch according to a random number selector. If you want to have a go you can find the instructions here. This is not a Ravelry link so anyone can get involved.

If you are a member of Ravelry here is the link to the project page on Ravelry so you can see everyones progress.

And here are a couple of photos taken so far of mine.

Week 1

Week 2

I have combined this project with the March Eco Challenge on Intuitive Parenting

Eilleen challenged us all to Upcycle; that is to make something worthless into something worth something. I pledged to do something with all of my wool scraps. Some of my scraps are up to half a ball and some are only as long as my arm. I have made more colour changes than Kaet has instructed us to as a result.

The kids have really gotten into this, especially Aimee. She often brings me the wool, project and my hook case to the computer. If she sees me working on it she will pull out the next colour she thinks I should use and she gets the scissors ready to cut the wool for me when I end it. LOL She is a budding hooker and I have no doubt she will be able to make something with a hook before she can read. LOL

Anyway, I am really enjoying it. It is a different sort of crochet for me as I don't have a vision of what it will turn out like or be.

I am thinking it will make a great play rug for a baby. I can see a baby crawling or rolling over to grab some part of the rug that has taken their eye. The other thing I have considered is making a denim bag out of an old denim skirt I have and sewing the finished piece onto it.

So it is my first freeform......

What do you think? What should I make out of it? I am open to all suggestion + I am curious to see who reads my neglected blog. LOL


Kelli said...

I love it. So vibrant and I also think a baby rug or perhaps a big cushion would be great

Shona said...

oooh I like the idea of a big cushion. Thanks Kel!

Irene said...

Can't come up with something better than a baby discovery rug -- imagine the hours of touch feel and explore all that freeform is good for!

laughing purple goldfish said...

thanks for sharing those links... I'd be really keen to attempt some freeform myself, so I'll be checking them out

as for your progress so far... fabulous!

and I love the cushion idea

Shona said...

I am tossing up between the baby discovery rug - Great name Irene - and the cushion, but really I am not going to have anymore kids and I don't really need a big cushion either. I suppose I could put the cushion near the reading corner in the kids room? I would love it to be made into something I use and love. Sigh, maybe the bag. I think I will have to wait to see what it looks like when it is finished.
Thanks for your comments!