Thursday, 21 October 2010

My Creative Space

I finished knitting a scarf for myself. Maybe not a major achievement for most people...
However, these days everything that I make is destined for the shop so it's a bit of a novelty to make something and keep it.
I used Can Can yarn from Rico Designs, which has to be the strangest yarn I have ever used, and a little bit quirky to work with, but the results are amazing.

The colour doesn't look as gorgeous in this photo as it really is which is a shame but never mind. The ruffles look really complicated but it's actually really easy to knit. Just 7 stitches and knit for150cm.

You have to knit into the yarn rather than wrap it round the needle, and as if by magic, a super ruffled scarf appears.

I thought you might also like to see this mini granny square, crocheted with 0.2mm wire.
This is for a customer of mine who wants to disguise an unsightly button on an evening bag.
The purple is the same colour as her dress so it will coordinate nicely with her outfit.
I'm off to visit some more creative spaces at kootoyoo and see what everyone else has been doing today.
Fiona x


ana @ i made it so said...

what a very cool ruffly scarf. i recently made one, but it was crocheted, and not quite as "full" as yours. looks great!

Buy Design said...

Thanks ana. I fancy trying to crochet with this yarn but haven't quite figured it out yet.

Fiona said...

Love both the scarf and the wire crochet - both great ideas.

madebymum said...

The scarf if just fab I love it.

Fruitful Fusion said...

I LOVE that purple granny square! It's gorgeous!