Sunday, April 27, 2008
I've signed up for a few more swaps on ATCsforAll after receiving some lovely ATCS back on the first one.
One of the current swaps is a rainbow one open to all able to hold a crayon. When I told Dominic this he was quite keen and did me three to send and has done several more since to send to people like his grand parents. He seems to like the size of the cards.
Two of the cards are of rainbows, the third is rain and sun cos they make a rainbow! That one also has a boy in a red jacket running to school, two schools and his house all with smoking chimneys!
I'm trying to do three more for me to enter though I'm having difficulty getting them to look as I want. Funny how simple subjects can be the hardest at times.
Another swap I've entered is for inchies, these are inch square pieces of art, well I couldn't pass that idea up could I? The first inchie swap is for butterflies. I need to get these in the post but they are done along with a few extra for the swap host.
Saturday, April 05, 2008
I've finished my freeform crochet for the month long CAL on Ravelry. It was great fun. Each day we had a different stitch to do and a way to randomly generate a number of stitches. Everyone's came out looking very different from each other. If you are Ravelry look for the NatCroMo Freeform Game CAL to see the various versions.
If you aren't on Ravelry consider joining if you like knitting or crochet but otherwise Kaet has a few bits on her blog and also the instructions if you fancy a play. Now I just want to find something else similar to do.
Doing this taught me quite a lot about the possibilities for things you can do with crochet. Things like the yellow stagasourous spine at the top were not so much a stitch as how far can you go with adding more and more wraps to the stitch each time. Many stitches I had to look up on the internet, you tube is wonderful for such things, but that was half the fun. The last stitch is probably the one that took longest, it is the big mass of purple at the bottom. 23 separate spirals to make a fringe, great fun though and I will certainly consider using that again on a scarf or something.
The question now is what do I do with it?? Partly because it was done over Treestump's birth I don't want to just throw it into a bag and forget it but what else do i do with it? Answers on a postcard.. or in a comment if you must :)