Friday, January 27, 2012

Finished Object Friday


This cute little square is a "Wiggles Square" designed by DebI Y, pattern found here. I made this from scraps of worsted weight yarn for a SIBOL challenge. With this pattern, the square is crocheted and then the wiggles are added after by crocheting around the stems of DC in the background block. It's very cute and very easy!

I'm very impressed with how Mrs. Twins organizes her challenges, especially her rule about limits to how many squares! I've seen it before where someone offers to make a blanket from donated squares and all of a sudden people are sending dozens upon dozens of squares. It makes lots of sense to me to limit donors to one square and then end the challenge when sufficient squares have been assembled. The finished blanket really ends up being a mosaic of the efforts of a multitude of crafters, as it was meant to be!

There were some curious looks while I was making the square at work yesterday. As I worked the light blue wiggles one of the sales reps approached to comment about how bright my colour choices were. "I guess people like all sort of things in garment fashion these days" he remarked. LOL. Imagine wearing an orange outfit with blue and white wiggles!

It's Friday, and as usual you can head over to Tami's Amis to have a look at the accomplishments of dozens of other crafters. There's always lots of interesting things to see!

23 comments:

MarkWWNB said...

Thanks for the morning smile! This project is very cute. And, yes, I would wear an orange outfit with white and blue wiggles!

pinkundine said...

I love orange and blue together, not sure I'd wear it as an outfit though! The wiggles are very cute :)

Dutch Hollow said...

Well It would be a good color combo for the 70's

Nicole said...

I love squares with the little ruffly edges :) That and I'm on a turquoise/orange kick so I'm fond of your color choice haha

Yarn Changer said...

Very cute. I'm not much of a crocheter so it looks hard.

Kathleen said...

What a cute square---I always love the look of different textures like that in squares, and yours looks great.

I'd never heard of the SIBOL challenges, and now I definitely want to join in, thanks for the heads-up. :D

Also, the comment your coworker made about people liking all different things in garment fashion is cracking me up! Wiggle squares: ...adorable, but possibly not for garment use.

Dutch Hollow said...

Sure I'd be happy to dye one up in a light grey for you. Give me a bit, I happen to have grey alpacas so I've never needed to carry a grey dye so it'll take a few days to get that dye in. I'll keep you posted.

Carlin said...

That is indeed a super cute block. Thanks for the link!

Lee Ann said...

Love the colors! Very retro :)

Keri said...

That is super cute and I love using up scraps.

Mary said...

Fun block and cool colors - I haven't crocheted a granny in a long time. Thanks for sharing...

SarahFay said...

The colors look awesome!

Gertie said...

cute square and lovely colour combo :-)

Affiknitty said...

Ha-ha! It sounds like the rep was trying so hard to say something nice. : )
I like the wiggles, and the challenge sounds like a great way to organize charity crafting.

Melissa Plank said...

Very cute interpretation of granny squares, adorable!

WildflowerWool said...

Cute square and I really like those colours together and the wiggles!

Nic said...

That is a great square!

Chrisknits said...

Obviously that person hasn't set foot in a middle school lately! Cute square.

Dee said...

Very cute square. Yeah -- maybe not a good color for clothes, but for a blanket? Just perfect.

heather said...

That pattern came out super cute and I really like the color combo you used too!

WonderWhyGal said...

Orange is always awesome. That square is really cute.

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Super pattern. The 3D effect of the wiggles sounds like a great idea

Liz said...

I love the square! I've never seen anything like the wiggles before. It does sound like Ann excellent way to organise a challenge