Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Set of Sets

I love a challenge.
I love the creativity it sparks and the potential that comes with it.
There is also the ideas that come from the simplest color planning and yarn selections.
This was more of a request that turned into a challenge.

As if I were on Project Crochet:
  • Create matching mother and daughter sets
  • Hat and scarf
  • Using only black and gray
  • Not using wool, just cotton

Sounds simple enough. Wrong. I totally broke the rules.

Auf Wiedersehen

The hardest part was finding a black enough black that worked well with a nice gray. I would find a great gray cotton, then the black would be all washed out. This is when the rule breaking, detention receiving began.
I took my frustrated little self and my co-pilot to Daft Dames . My 'Happy Place'. I mixed fibers, through the rules in the toilet and did what I do best...wing it (read: wung it).
I am fairly happy with the way they turned out. I frogged the hats more times than I can count and did and re-did the trim on all four pieces a couple times.
They may not be cotton, they may not be wool-free, but they are not itchy. They are warm and cozy and in the right colors.
(now, lets hope the hats fit and I don't have to frog (rippit) again...)

1 comment:

Between Hitching Posts said...

I love love love this set. You did a great job! & props for your knitting outside the box!