Friday, June 26, 2009

Curious Creek Fibers

My friend Kristine is the artist and owner of an awesome hand dyed yarn company called Curious Creek Fibers. I sometimes work for her as a color hunter and dye mixer when she needs me and our calendars align.
She is making yarn kits out of her beautiful yarns! She gave me the above bundle to see what I could come up with. I love crochet, it feels more sculptural than knitting.

Here's how it came out! I followed a few patterns, from books and from online project guides. I winged it too, when the pattern didn't turn out how I imagined. There are a bunch of chain stitches, just hangin' out under the vines. They were so pretty on their own I almost didn't want to cover them up. But I'll explore that idea later, this was an exercise about using all available parts.

Up close to the flower piece... there are 3 flowers but the first one over shadows the other two.

Of course I had to throw a little of myself in there, I made leaves to hang down off the piece. And I made the yarn wrapped bracelet* to make a whole ensemble!

*K: the bracelet is for you!


  1. J- I received this lovely piece this week and realized it pulls the trunk show for Knitting in the Sun by Kristi Porter right together. I will be leaveing in about two hours and thanks to you I have a wonderful example! Love it!

  2. So glad you like it! And glad it will make the trip! Yay!