Friday, August 31, 2012

Recycling



As some of my favourite UK detective shows (Morse, Lewis, Poirot to name a few) are currently being recycled in Australia, I needed a simple knit project while watching them, as it is impossible for me to sit and not make something. This knee rug/throw was made some years ago in one piece but was always very heavy as I used three strands of yarn. So decided to recycle as it is a hand dyed alpaca/wool yarn but it needed to be all pulled apart first. This is the progress so far... Not sure I really like it much...The squares are very boring.  Any helpful suggestions? Maybe add some squares in solid colours?

3 comments:

Lynne said...

Alternate squares of some kind or even some contrasting joining strips. We have the same taste in TV shows.

melissa said...

i am going to echo the previous comment - in that my first idea was to use contrasting yarn when you join them.... maybe pick up stitches and do a round of log cabining?

or you could embroider some sort of swirly/leafy design into them?

pattas said...

Same here.. love the shows... but must have something to make.. I like the idea of choosing different colours for the joining of the squares..:))