Thursday, January 29, 2009

I Need More YARN!!!

That's it.
That's all I have to say.
I'm desperate. This has become an addiction.
There are never enough colors or textures.
I may have to get a second job to support my habit.


Saturday, January 24, 2009

Scrumble Warrior

Just came across this pic while looking for.....something....I forget what 'cause I keep getting side tracked.

The dress, called Woman Warrior, was designed for Bjork by the Icelandic Love Coorporation.

The Icelandic Love Corporation is an all-female collaborative crew operating in performance, video, photography, and installation art.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Found on Esty!

WOW! I was just foolin' around on Esty when I saw these tops.
They are fab!

They aren't called Scrumble but I think they are an execellent example of Scrumbling.
Check them out!!

items made by Rubypearl and can be found here

Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Little Off Task

Yes, I know, I was supposed to be scrumbling.
That's what this blog is supposedly about.
I should just admit it now.
I have a tendency to go off on a tangent. Sometimes waaaaay off.

This time I didn't do too bad.

I have been crocheting and I have done a few pieces, small ones, in preparation for some serious scrumbling.

Unfortunately, while online I found a pic of a crocheted collar that another crocheter had done and I loved it!

So, of course, I had to try it.
Not too far off course.

I found a pattern that was similar but in the long run I just ran with it and did what seemed like a good idea.

Here are the results.

Now back to my bumbling scrumblings!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

So, what is Scrumbling, anyway??

scrumble (plural scrumbles)
A small piece of freeform crochet or knitting that can be joined to make a larger piece of freeform work.
definition from Wiktionary

pic found @
Scrumbling is the name of the small motifs that often make up a freeform project. The term was coined by freeform movement founders Sylvia Cosh and James Walters in the 1970's. These small motifs are made using various stitches to form different shapes. The best part of making scrumbles is that you don't need to know any special or advanced stitches. If you crochet, use your single, half double and double crochet. If you knit, your use knit and purl stitches to get started. If you like, you can learn and add more advanced and unusual stitches later.

from article @

I stumbled across info on scrumbling a few years back but just hadn't gotten around to doing any crocheting. But recently (last weekend) I have decided that I need to get back to crafting. I figured I would start with crocheting since I have been doing it since I was a kid (no need to name years) and it is so portable.
My next thought was "what shall I make?"
I have never really managed to make any large crochet pieces but I thought it would be fun to try out lots of stitches and especially the diffent blocks.
But what to make with them???
Then I found scrumbling again. It seems made to order. Quick, portable and somewhat free spirited. I LOVE the Idea!!!