WIPs & Books: A pop of colour

A pop of colour

The items which interest and inspire me the most at the moment have a few things in common (a) they are colourful, (b) they have a 'scrappy' quality to them - think "granny chic" - and (c) they are made up of smaller elements. After pinning lots of lovely crochet things (inc. Sophie Digard creations) and also wondering what to do with the little scraps of 4 ply/sock I've been hoarding (some weighing less than 1g), it didn't take long to put the two ideas together and you may have spotted the little teaser on Monday.

That evening I didn't stop until there were enough to try out some possible formations (please excuse the dark photos!) and joining methods. At first they were crocheted together so that the joins were more-or-less invisible, but that wasn't quite what I was looking for. Instead I've opted for visible sewn stitches in a contrasting colour. 
When there are a bazillion more, it'll be a cushion cover - I'll keep you posted.

I haven't dared to cast on anything else since finishing My Boy's "Sample Socks" as the Knitalong begins tomorrow. (I'll be using some really pretty yarn from A Stash Addict and knitting Tuscany by Melissa Morgan-Oakes.)

I have just 2% of the novel 'Fremont' by Elizabeth Reeder  remaining - it would have been finished last night but I made the STUPID mistake of downloading and then trying to play Angry Birds Rio which sucked up the entire evening and proved my determination to generally avoid simplistic-totally-addictive games to be the correct one. What a waste of an evening.

Today's links: WIP Wednesday and Yarn Along. Hope to see you back tomorrow for the KAL! :) 

19 comments

  1. Your crochet work is amazing, I love the colour combinations, and look forward to seeing the finished cover!
    x

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  2. Oh I'm sure Angry Birds steals time :) I love all the colours and the 'granny chic' design. It made me think I want a rug that looks like that.
    Ali x

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  3. I love it! Pretty pretty pretty.

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  4. Very very pretty, and what a great idea to use up scrap yarn!

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  5. That really is a pop of colour (or colours). It's certainly brightened my grey day :)

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  6. Yea... Angry Birds is definitely a time stealer :) Its fun but I can't do it too often or else I miss out on other things I want to do.

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  7. What a great idea, it's going to look lovely!

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  8. They are like candy - I love them all!

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  9. oooh looking forward to the finished product. How exciting.
    x

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  10. Oooo. A cushion cover. Beautiful plan. It's gorgeous already.

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  11. What a great way to use up scrap yarn! Beautiful colors!

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  12. I love the way they are all unique. That's going to be so pretty.

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  13. Ooh pretty!
    Enjoy the little hooky bits.

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  14. Love it all - the different sizes, colours and especially the visible stiching. Granny chic totally sums it up.

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  15. LOVE your ideas :-) am going to pin them.

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  16. The cushion is going to look great. I can't wait to see it finished. :-)

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  17. this is SO pretty, love it so much!

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