Thursday, August 19, 2010

My creative space - recycled

Most of my creative space at the moment seems to be on Flickr, where I am still busy downloading photos from my trip to Central Australia. But since I've been back I haven't enjoyed being on the computer too much, so I've been spending time planning and making a new cardigan.

Carefree Cardigan

You may recognise the yarn. Yes, it's from this.

Autumn Breeze cardigan

I decided I couldn't, and didn't want to fix it. So I ripped out the yarn I could salvage. I found a better cardigan pattern, made from the top down, and I'm happy with it so far. It's fairly slow going, but for someone who has recently made nine shawls in five months, and seven beanies in a fortnight, it's the perfect project.

And speaking of crochet, head over to Kirsty the crochet queen for more fabulous spaces!

13 comments:

  1. I really like it - the neck detail especially. Good on you!

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  2. Wow it looks lovely so far..I have been eyeing crocheted cardis on ravelry lately..Can't wait to see yours completed.

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  3. Welcome back. Your trip sounds amazing, no wonder the computer holds little appeal. Lovely detail with the yarn.

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  4. It's looking very promising, love the texture!

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  5. Good on you for not settling! I'm going to try and convert a top I made (and was NOT a success) into some kids pants. Just haven't gotten back to it yet... you've inspired me to just do it!

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  6. That looks very beautiful. I love that you've gone for something you'll be happier with :)

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  7. Some times you gotta just give up on those UFO's and start all over again.

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  8. Dude! Good one for frogging and moving on!
    I am certain there was something not quite right about the arm pits on that pattern, and I am sure that what ever you recycle that pretty yarn into will be gorgeous!

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  9. damn, I know that feeling.. I am currently unraveling 2 cardigans that didn't turn out as I expected!
    But the feeling when one finally finish a new project with recycled yarn - is just the BEST feeling:)

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  10. Lost your email in the burglarly and have a photo of one of your bags in the wild. If you email me I'll send it by return :-)

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