Knitting With Abandon

Last week I took a class labeled Knitting With Abandon, Micki Smith – teacher. She happens to be an original Loose Lady (of Six Loose Ladies fame) with a reputation of being an accomplished knitter and designer, fun and innovative. We were to bring colors of leftover yarn that we thought went together color wise, paying little attention to weight or fiber content. I chose shades of blue, red and purple.

free form swatches

Micki showed us how to knit little free-form swatches, building on them with different colors to make irregular shapes.

We outlined each of them in a single crochet, eventually sewing/crocheting them together to conform to a pattern shape.

outline crochet

There were no rules here but clearly there is a learning curve to produce a quality product.I learned to double finer yarns and filling in the spaces with single crochet was challenging. Close inspection reveals my learning process. I’m hoping a nice lining will make up for inexperience.

crocheting the spaces

I intended to photograph the rectangle all finished but I forgot so you’ll just have to imagine what it looked like before I sewed it into a purse. I added a little flower I was playing around with in the same yarns just for fun and added a picot edge to the flap. It still needs a lining and a snap. Tomorrow.

finished purse

1 Response to “Knitting With Abandon”

  1. 1 micki smith April 3, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Looks great, Lynne. Finished class projects are such fun to see; it rarely happens when I teach away from home. Thanks for sharing, micki

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