I received my fairy tale swap parcel this week, all the way from Australia! I have been racking my little pee brain trying to figure out the fairy tale my partner spun for me. I am afraid I'm coming up blank, I was not very clever in figuring out the story. There are some significant elements in the construction of the yarn, namely the huge number of singles, which start off with two and progress to eleven, then back down to two. The two colors of the singles are a soft pale green and soft mossy brown along with silver and gold metallic threads. If you have any thoughts about what story this yarn represents, I would love to hear your ideas!
I spent a lot of time looking at the yarn and pondering the tale it told. With the soft green and brown, plus all the finely spun, plied strands, it really reminded me of a beautiful twisting vine.
So I followed that idea and crocheted a long vine with lots of random leaves, because I like random. The leaves were interspersed with bobbles which would become the centers of my crochet flowers. I also added some of my tassel flowers (Which I make using my spinning scraps and other goodies which are too pretty to throw away.) Plus some art yarn fringe randomly placed along the length of the vine, and some more fringe-like vines with leaves and buds, crocheted in a darker green recycled cotton.
I'm thinking maybe the tower trellis in my welcome planter on the front walk could use a little yarn bombing in the form of an exotic creeping vine, or maybe I should just keep it as a lariat?
I hope your week has been filled with wonderful creative moments!