Made from scrap

Made from scrap
All's well


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Sunday, 31 August 2014

The Web Of Our Life Is Of A Mingled Yarn

Look at me with the new 'do' on my Blog. I felt brave enough to fiddle and faff in the settings section and behold...New Look Blog.  I really didn't have a clue what I was doing and things have changed a bit since I last mooched in the settings.  I could do with changing font style and size but that will have to wait it eludes me for now.  They say 'a change is as good as a rest', well I have had both.  I have no clue what direction my blogging is going in, but then I never really did.  It is all ok.  I like being here.  

I think the photograph, that I have used at the top of the Blog motivated me to have a Blog tidy up.  I found it in old picture files on my computer.  It is a photograph of singles that I have spun using 'scrap fibre'.  The 'scrap' was generated by the wonders of cyber space and the UK Spinners group on Ravelry.  People 'pool' their scrap fibre, via some great volunteers and then it gets redistributed in a 'Scrap Swap'.  I love how something beautiful can be made from 'scraps'.   Last night I cropped the bobbin out of the photograph using a photo editor, just to focus on the spun yarn. It 'spun' me off into an arty farty, reflective 'frame' of mind full of metaphor and allusion.  Yep, playing with yarn does that to me.

"The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together:
Our virtues would be proud if our faults whipped them not"
All's Well That Ends Well - William Shakespeare 

Thank you for stopping by and please do share any of your own arty farty thoughts with me.  May all of your yarns be beautifully mingled.   ;)  xx

Sunday, 10 August 2014

More Pink Scarf and I Spot Granny Number 2 of 4

I made four crochet panels for the peace scarf and I could not photograph them.  I spotted another of my pieces in this video at 5.18.  I feel like a proud parent.  I am hoping to spot the remaining two bits now... I don't fancy my chances.  I would have loved to see all this pink knitting and crochet.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Pink Granny Square

I really wanted to get to this demo.  It is was over 100 miles from me and I have the stinking flu so I gave up on the idea! I made four Crochet Granny Square panels to go towards the seven mile peace scarf that was joined up today.  I wanted to photograph them to share with you, but the flash broke on my camera and then the dog had an accident with the cable that links the camera to the computer.  I need a new camera!  I have been looking on social media for photographs of the day and I spotted my 'Granny'.  It made me ridiculously happy to see it getting pinned to the fence!I would have loved to have seen seven miles of pink yarn loveliness.  Never mind follow the yellow brick road, a seven mile pink scarf?  Awesome.