Wednesday, July 13, 2011

yarn along: knit + crochet experiment

I've been in awe of the wonderful mitered crosses I've seen recently, such as Andrea's and Andi's blankets. So I started experimenting with my own miters, adapting from other patterns and throwing in some trial and error. Once I started knitting one, I wondered if I could create a similar square in crochet. Turns out, I can. I'm still trying to get these the way I want them, but in the meantime I am enjoying my experiments. Sometimes it's fun just to see what my fingers can make. I am not normally a fan of projects that combine knitting and crochet, but these two squares are looking pretty happy together.

As for other yarns in my life, I've been flipping through A Perfectly Kept House is the Sign of a Misspent Life. It's got fantastic peeks into ordinary homes, clutter and all. It's good to see the flux of real living. I can't remember where I first came across this book, but I know lots of bloggers have been reading it. It'll keep you inspired with pretty, cozy homes and the interesting people who inhabit them.


  1. I've been inspired by that pattern too! I love your red and white.
    Looking forward to seeing more!

  2. That does sound like a great book.

    And, yes, it is cool to see what your fingers can create. ;-)

  3. Great idea for the mitered crosses, I like the colors you've chosen too.

    I actually want to make a pillow with that book title embroidered on it. Perhaps if I see it everyday, then I'll be able to be ok with a wee bit of clutter.

    I hope you are well Dear!

  4. I love experimenting, it's so much fun! I haven't heard of that book before, I'll have to check it out

  5. I much prefer the crochet square! I would love the pattern if you ever publish it! I'm off to look for that book...I've been promising myself a really good housework session all day and haven't started yet (5.30pm here in Oxford, UK)!
    Jill :)x

  6. Very cute! I did a mitered square crochet scarf a couple years ago which was pretty fun.

  7. Allison! It's been too long since I was here! First of all, that new blog banner is so sweet! I just got through all 15 posts I missed. You've been up to so much--reading, sewing, knitting, eating well, and enjoying your summer! Can't wait to see more! (And that red sweater! *love*)

  8. That book sounds fun! I like those crosses too. I've never seen them before. They remind me of the Swiss cross.

  9. I'm with Jill, and I prefer the crochet square!

  10. Love your crocheted mitered squares!


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