Monday, 31 May 2010

Scumbling

On the few rare occasions that I succumb to watch television (Midsomer Murder's, Silent Witness and Grand Designs), when they're on, I hate sitting hand's free. So now all three shows are on at the moment I've been getting back to my scumbling, a combination of knitting and crotchet and I've taken mine a step further by now adding needle felting to some of the pieces. I'm not sure what it will be but I'm enjoying the process.







As some of you have joined me in Emma's birthday postcard swap, I thought I'd show you Emma's gorgeous collage card that arrived during the week. Emma's opening one a day on her blog so it's well worth a visit to see all the wonderful array of cards she's receiving.




This is the one I received from Emma.




This is the one I stitched for Emma. It's OK to show it now as she opened mine on Saturday.

Once again I'd like to thank everyone for visiting my blog and for those who leave lovely comments. I do try to get back to as many as possible but I seem to be stretching time to the limit at present. I do appreciate the time you all take to drop by and if I haven't caught up with you, here's a big hug and a thank you.

28 comments:

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wow! Another new word-scumbling! Fascinating the things I learn while bloghopping. I too hate to just watch TV and not be doing something with my hands! :^) My TV is in my craft room and whenever the TV is on, I am very creative!

Bren said...

Once again I've learned something new from you, scumbling, never heard of it before. Beautiful intricate patterns, it's going to be fun to see where you go with this :-) Love the collages so I'm off to check out Emma's website.

ArtPropelled said...

Scumbling is new to me too and oh how beautiful your work is! Your colours are amazing as usual, Ro. I'm intrigued to see how this proceeds.

Elizabeth said...

Ok !! You ahve got me stumped several times over!! The word for one and the process for another. What comes first the knit bits or the crochet or the felted bits or is it all put together with crochet?? however you do it, It is SOOO YOU!!! the colors the design and all of the details- i love it!!!
Don't fret about visiting as we all go thru patches of super busy and the computer can suck away our free time!!! Hugs back to you!!

Kaye Turner said...

And here's a hug and a thank you to you, for having such a marvellous blog for us all to visit :-)

Heather said...

I love your scumbling - I once made a cardigan like that after reading a book by Jan Messent called 'Wool 'n Magic'. It gives such magical results and yours is so 'happy', just like your journal pages. It's also a great way to use up small quantities of wool which might otherwise be wasted.

Terri Kahrs said...

Leave it to you to come up with scrumptious scrumbling, Ro! Difficult to resist when you love color and textures and much as I do. And the postcards are fabulous! Thanks for sharing. Big hug back to you!!! Terri xoxo

PaperPumpkin said...

I've never heard of Scumbling before! How could one not love the colors and textures bounding through?? Your stitched postcard is gorgeous, too. I just love your work. ~Kathy

Lotus said...

What a fun project to keep hands busy while the brain takes some time out! ; )
I can't sit idle either... lol!

Wonderful cards too!
Lotus

Dot said...

Ooh Ro I love your scumbling! It looks like fun too. Grand Designs and Silent Witness are two of my favorite shows as well.
I saw your gorgeous postcard on Emma's blog yesterday and love the one she made for you.
Look forward to our catch up on the 19 June.
Dot xx

sue said...

Ro - your fibre work is cool - I shall add "scumbling" to my list of favourite things! It is very You!

azirca said...

Or you could call it crotchknitting! Although, scumbling is perhaps a little less cheeky.
Your creation is a wonderful combination of colours, textures and techniques.

Chrisy said...

oh I love those shows too! and scrumbling yes it's the perfect tv watching activity...yours is inspiring girl.

Deborah said...

Looks great! A few years ago I started some scrumbling projects but never really finished them. For a while I added some of them to quilts.

Robin Olsen said...

Your scumbling is fabulous! It doesn't have to be anything--it makes me smile just the way it is.

Zorana said...

This is so interesting! I have never seen anything like this. You create with yarns in a similar fashion like with paint. It's amazing!

Chris said...

I got her card last week! It's so cool, isn't it? Hers from me is going out tomorrow. What a great idea she had!

I love your stitched flowers.

Diane said...

Oh my goodness - your scumbling is SO cool.
Daddy! I want to scumble (said in the voice of Veruca Salt) :)

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

Hi Ro!

God, you do such gorgeous work. I love love it!!!

You are wonderful with color and design. You inspire me!

Thanks for coming by!

I'm sending love and hugssssssss.

Magaly Ohika

Julia said...

Hi Ro,
I just love these knit pieces.the colours and patterns ...yummm..love the word scrumbling too...So clever....what are you making them into?...xx..julia

Jill Eudaly said...

my eight year old sidekick is very impressed with the scumbling. I don't knit but she has just learned to finger knit.

Robyn said...

Scumbling? i had never heard that expression before.... it looks absolutely beautiful. I love it.

Your blog is wonderful and thank you for all that you share here.

ps... the cards are wonderful too :)

Seth said...

What a kaleidoscope of colors you have here. A great way to create while on TV!

Don said...

I do love a bit of scumbling! Beautiful.

eb said...

love
your scumbling
and
all that
you do
and share
many thanks...

xox - eb.

Susan said...

Scumblicious! I can almost feel them. I discovered Midsomer Murders last year - they are available through Netflix in the US. I went in search of SIlent Witness, found one full episode at one site - takes a long time to buffer through but now I want more!!

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Your 'scumbling' is beautiful and interesting - I like that a lot! Please don't switch off the TV ;-)!

Contessa Kris said...

I'm completely enamored with your knit/crochet/felting project! In love really! Thanks so much for sharing it. Can't wait to see it completed! I've been learning to crochet lately. Working on a winter afghan right now. Love your work!