FALL CROP 2011-CHALLENGE 4 KNIT & CROCHET

FALL CROP 2011-CHALLENGE 4 KNIT & CROCHET

Postby kissy » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:09 pm

Emily is away so I will be posting her challenge for her.

Every fall, I get the itch to pull out the yarn and start making things. I admit that I usually only get one or two projects done and none of them ever make it as gifts, but every year I have hope. I've been gathering inspiration this past year, making plans to create. So my challenge is based on some of those inspirations I've found. See if you can do the following things on a layout:

1. Add some holes.
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By dropping stitches, you can add holes in both knitting and crocheting patterns. I want you to think outside the box and add some holes to your project. There are quite a few ways to do this, you don't have to have a see-through layout, but if you want, you can.
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2. Use a grid design.
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A very popular pattern in crochet is the Granny Square. You'll often see blankets using a bunch of the squares stitched together in a grid. This is a design I decided I don't use enough, so it was a challenge for me as well. Your squares don't have to be all the same size either, they just have to fit together nicely.

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3. Use some yarn or twine.
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It doesn't have to be a lot, just add some texture to your layout.
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Here's my example:
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Make sure you upload your layouts to the Cocoa Daisy Gallery with the Challenge Number and the title of your LO (e.g. Challenge 4 - "Joy Ride"). After you have uploaded the LO, please link to the respective Challenge thread, so we know you've completed the challenge.

You have until NOV 20th, 8pm Eastern to complete the challenges you wish to participate in. Challenge Winners will be announced later that week!


Here's Anna's take on this challenge:
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And Lisa's:
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She used this template for her holes, and misted through. The tags also have holes and she used grid patterned paper and packaging from the Amy Tangerine stickers.

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Re: FALL CROP 2011-CHALLENGE 4 KNIT & CROCHET

Postby kissy » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:12 pm

Here is my take on Em's challenge:
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Had fun adding the holes to my layout!
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Re: FALL CROP 2011-CHALLENGE 4 KNIT & CROCHET

Postby sillypea » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:16 pm

Wow - this is going to take some thought... excellent samples tho! Got the wheels spinning!
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Re: FALL CROP 2011-CHALLENGE 4 KNIT & CROCHET

Postby AmberCA » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:17 pm

Sounds so fun! Can't wait to try this one.
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Re: FALL CROP 2011-CHALLENGE 4 KNIT & CROCHET

Postby jjflair » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:19 pm

Ooo! This looks like a fun one! Love the idea, Emily! Lots of great inspiration photos, and I love the stitching on your LO.

Krissy, your mom's quilt is amazing, and your tribute page to her work is beautiful, too!
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Re: FALL CROP 2011-CHALLENGE 4 KNIT & CROCHET

Postby audreykit » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:20 pm

AWESOME!!!! I love that quilt with the different sized squares. I really need to learn how to crochet!!!
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Re: FALL CROP 2011-CHALLENGE 4 KNIT & CROCHET

Postby KarenW » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:39 pm

I can't wait to get the quilt stamp in the nov kit - you've used it so well here Krissy.

Another great challnge- can't wait to see what our crrochet queen (that's you Laura) comes up with. x
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Re: FALL CROP 2011-CHALLENGE 4 KNIT & CROCHET

Postby okmama » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:13 pm

Ooooh... I'll have to put my thinking cap on for this one. Love the idea of holes and an irregular grid. Hmmm, might have to take a photo of something tomorrow.
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Re: FALL CROP 2011-CHALLENGE 4 KNIT & CROCHET

Postby ellen s » Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:09 pm

oh how cool. what a fun challenge. i could look at those photos of the quilts all day long. love your layout inspo pieces, too. awesome!
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Re: FALL CROP 2011-CHALLENGE 4 KNIT & CROCHET

Postby KJ-Starre » Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:28 am

I am LOVING this challenge...such a clever way to interpret quilts!

Super example Em....and Chris...your page is awesome. I love how it looks like a quilt of memories with the overlapped photos & textures. VERY cool!
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Re: FALL CROP 2011-CHALLENGE 4 KNIT & CROCHET

Postby pebbles831 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:36 am

Here is my layout- I love how it turned out. Great challenge!
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Re: FALL CROP 2011-CHALLENGE 4 KNIT & CROCHET

Postby KJ-Starre » Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:42 am

pebbles831 wrote:Here is my layout- I love how it turned out. Great challenge!
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Super page! I LOVED reading about your life (hope you don't mind :D )
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Re: FALL CROP 2011-CHALLENGE 4 KNIT & CROCHET

Postby Marja Seidemo » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:21 am

what a cool challenge..for a dreadful minute or two i thought i had to do some knitting or crochet at this challenge...i can´t do neither, but i´m good at sewing :D
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Re: FALL CROP 2011-CHALLENGE 4 KNIT & CROCHET

Postby KJ-Starre » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:40 am

Marja Seidemo wrote:what a cool challenge..for a dreadful minute or two i thought i had to do some knitting or crochet at this challenge...i can´t do neither, but i´m good at sewing :D



haha! no crocheting or knitting... although if you have an urge to haul out your needles & wool, go for it. Sewing is great! Look forward to seeing your take on the challenge Marja.
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Re: FALL CROP 2011-CHALLENGE 4 KNIT & CROCHET

Postby Sharmaine » Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:18 am

and here is my take on Emily's challenge
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the holes are punched on the edge of the photo and I tied my twine to the holes.
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