A Completed Crochet Project

As you know, during the summer school vacation I worked on a crocheted bedspread for our queen size bed. I soon had the required number of granny squares which I joined to form rows.

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Squares waiting to be joined. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

These rows were soon joined to one another. The blanket quickly became big and heavy. To avoid getting hot, I placed the work next to me so that I would not get too uncomfortable.

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Joining rows. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

My last decision was to decide on how to work the border. Deciding to continue with the granny square motif, I alternated the colours of my choice.

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The crocheted border. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

For the last row, I tried a curved edge. I liked the look of it, and decided to stay with my first choice.

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Working on the border. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

Once the last stitch had been made and the final piece of thread worked away, I carried the work to my bedroom and laid it on my bed.

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The completed project. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

My family and I admired the result – my daughters called the blanket cosy. The room has a different look to it now. Now when the cooler days arrive, my husband and I will have something warm with which to cover ourselvest.

Have you completed a project during the summer/winter? What was it?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

(This post is linked to Paula’s Thursday’s Special Challenge)

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Yarn-Bombing

Ever heard of Yarn-bombing? Before yesterday, I had never heard the expression – nor seen an example when walking out in the streets! Yarn-bombing is a type of graffiti,  or street art, that uses knitted or crocheted yarn as its medium (instead of paint or chalk).

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yarn-bomb (Photo credit: ShapeThings)

This form of street art can be easily removed as it is not as permanent as the medium other graffiti artists use. It is an art form that is technically illegal – but who would want to remove their colourful creations that brighten up concrete public spaces?

English: Phone Box Cosy by
English: Phone Box Cosy by (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The first example of yarn-bombing was recorded in The Netherlands (May 2004) and has sprouted in cities such as Houston in Texas, London in the UK, as well as in countries such as Australia.

New York City treehugger.
New York City treehugger. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The artists cover telephone poles, benches, hydrants, bicycles, planters. No single item can escape the attention of these creative people as they strive to bring a little cheer to the pedestrians of their city.

Yarn bombs
Yarn bombs (Photo credit: Rosa Say)

As someone who enjoys crocheting, I think I would enjoy seeing this form of art out on the streets. Now that I know about yarn-bombing, I am sure to keep my eyes open for it!

Have you seen any yarn-bombing in your neighbourhood? Would you participate in this form of graffiti?