Today it is about blogs and crochet. More specifically.. about freeform crochet. I got interested in FreeForm Crochet in 2012, but since I got a bit ill.. I had to sort of give it up and focus on my health. Now, with more energy and many plans in mind, I picked up where I left of... so this weekend I made this Scrumble!! I am so so proud of myself. I always thought I could not create a thing with needles or hook, but I had to challenge myself and worked just fine :) In fact, I am planning on doing a scrumble a week.. hopefully by the end of the year I will have enough to make something fun with them ;)
Part of what pushed me to try it was this book I ordered from Heather aka girlwithahook. I am so inlove with her creations!She is absolutely talented and makes the most amazing FFHats! I hope soon to buy one soon. Here is her book:
Anyway, I have a collection of books I like having on hand for inspiration. Inspiration to appreciate beauty more than creative inspiration. It is so awesome to be surrounded of pretty things.
I scouted the internet for FFCrochet art pieces and for my surprise I found so so many! I also found many blogs with amazing tutorials in different languages :)
Here are my findings, which I collected in Pinterest
I also met this Italian lady online, she crochets the cutest floral motifs. I bought one of her pattern books and we are talking on working together to translate it in English!
Here is one of her floral creations:
It was so funny to communicate with her.. my Italian was soo poor and her English.. well, let's say we were in the same page about languages! She was a sweetheart though. We were both armed' with Google translator! haha! I told my husband that I have to go back and undust my Italian as learning and knowing a language opens so many doors and windows to new possibilities! It is like entering into a whole new world!
All of her patterns use Coats yarn, unfortunately the line is not available in the US.. however, I am scouting for alternatives. I cannot stop! I need to find the right yarn for the motifs. If not, then I will do them chunky or spin it myself.. for a reason I am a spinner!
With this crocheting new obsession'.. I have come to realize that more than half of my blog feed is in other languages haha! I have to learn French, Italian, Russian and Romanian now! lol Wouldn't be amazing that we all came with different interchangeable chips of languages? Wishful thinking... Anyway, I will write tomorrow again, this time I will share some of the coolest blogs I found ;)