Thursday, January 21, 2010

Challengers Ready!?

Ok I've been thinking about it for a little while and I'm going to do it.... I'm going to make February the month for pushing boundaries, for exploring possibilities, for (hopefully) some down right silly crochet weirdness!

Yes having been inspired by Coats Crafts UK's post about fiber activist Rockpool Candy and her use of her body and plastic tubing to crochet with I want to make February the month we all challenge ourselves to try new crochet materials. And I'm not just talking about the usual non yarn stuff like cut up plastic bags or rope I mean some real crazy stuff like cooked spaghetti or old shoe laces!

I'm thinking of calling it 'Flipping Febuary' (working title, open to suggestions) and anyone can participate. During February just post a photo of some crochet you've done using any non-yarn material. You don't have to crochet a real item like a blanky or scarf, just crochet a few rows or a square. Make sure to note what material you have used. I encourage you to really see how far you can push the boundaries. The funnier and weirder the better!

I think there should be a prize ( I will put something together) for the craziest post. To select the winner and to make it fair I think we should have like a vote in system. Can we put polls on this site or something that tallies votes???? The voting will be open to everyone followers and participats.

So I hope you all think this is a fun idea too and join in. Let me know what you think and if you want to change or add anything to the challenge.


  1. Not sure what I can come up with, but it sounds interesting. I'll have to give it some thought. Keri

  2. Hi Kathy,
    Great Idea - challenges everyone to think outside the box. The only limits being our imaginations. If we do have a 'voting' system you should maybe make it the last day of the month to give people as much chance as possible to enter. My brain is already spinning with ideas and possibilities :-0

  3. Sounds like a fun idea, it's already gotten my mind whirling about all the possibilities, I'll be having a go and will hopefully have something to show you all in the next month :-)

  4. Kathy, what a great idea, I'm in. I already have some projects in mind. The voting should be at the end of the month, I agree with Sunroom on that. Let's go!

  5. Fun - I'll have to think about this one!!