Monday, April 6, 2015

Simply A-Maze-Ing

Over the weekend I worked on some challenge pieces. The first one was for last week's IAST 86. Adele Bruno created an egg-shaped string which I drew on a bar coaster. I drew some other lines which made it more global. I realized that a couple of the patterns for the challenge were more complex than I originally thought, so I tackled them with zinchies (En guard! Take that!). See the "Well" patterns below and perhaps you'll see what I mean.
Well, they look complicated.
Then I went back to my coaster and this is what happened to my Easter egg:


And that was BEFORE I put something cold and refreshing on the coaster. (Actually, I'm not going to be using it; I'll throw it back into the wild and see if anyone catches it).

The inchie for the week is "knitting." I've been trying to knit a scarf for my daughter for about a year. It's a lovely yarn and a simple enough pattern, but it requires circular needles and starting with only three stitches! Talk about twisted up! So, i went and knit an inch using a deep ocean blue:

Purl, Actually
My official response to the Two by Two challenge this time is mostly just the pattern, "Amaze." I hope to play with scissors and paste later and try a collage, but for now:


And here's a batch of Zinchies:


Go ahead, try those "Well" patterns and tell me how that worked out for you. Even better, try "Myko." Deceptively simple, it's simply devious. When you try more than one, it gets VERY interesting!
Thank you for stopping by and for all your kindnesses. 

18 comments:

  1. great knitting inchie - and such a pretty colour. Love your little zinchies. Well is one of my favourite patterns.

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    1. Dear Kia, thank you so much. I love the nice rich colour, it's much deeper in real life. glad you like my work. I'll have to keep working on "Well" and it's permutations. Have a brilliant day! c

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  2. Lots of loveliness here....I love it all!

    Sally

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    1. Thanks so much, Sally, I really appreciate it. Have a brilliant day! c

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  3. Lovely projects and an amazing inchie

    Love Chrissie xx

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    1. Thank you, Chrissy! What's so amazing about the knitting is that it's all there--no dropped stitches and all. Have a brilliant day! c

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  4. so much beautiful work this week, great job

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    1. I really appreciate that, Freebird! THANK YOU! Have a brilliant day! c

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  5. Nice knitting on your inchie.

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    1. Thank you, Suzy. It's not quite my thing, but I can do it when I put my mind to it. Have a brilliant day! c

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  6. Goodness, you've been busy. Good idea of setting that coaster free out in the world. I love that tiny knitted inchie. Make a million, sew them together, and Voila! there's your daughter's scarf :)

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  7. Thanks, Jean! I've put a few coasters out there, but haven't heard if they've found a good home yet or not. And if I attempted to make a million knitted inchies, the needles would become weapons of mass destruction! Be forewarned! Have a brilliant day! c

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  8. Love your tangles, and very brave of you to knit your inchie.

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    1. Thanks, Wendy, but I don't consider myself brave, just crazy! Have a brilliant day! c

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  9. What a delightful knit inchie. Your zinchies are fabulous.

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    1. I appreciate your thoughts, JL. Glad you like my work!. Have a brilliant day! c

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    1. Thank you, Trillian. I appreciate the opportunity to rise up to your challenges. Have a brilliant day! c

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