Sunday, February 13, 2011

variations on a theme

Last year, somewhere in blogland, I saw a crocheted cotton flannel in a logcabin pattern from patchwork.  I liked the look of them but didn’t persue.  When I was unpacking my stored supplies I found a selection of cotton yarn in a range of colours so decided to give it a try.


I was pleased with the result, and liked the way it feel.  So i decided to make some more and use up some of the small balls of cotton – the central square only needs a short length

So I made another 7.  But, as is often the case, I was not content with using the same pattern and providing variation through colour combinations.  Instead I played with the basic design so that each of the others is different.  I like variation and find repetition boring, which is probably why I haven’t made socks or gloves and prefer sweater patterns that include the sleeves with the body.


How about you? Do you tend to try variations on a theme?  or replicate a winning formula? 


Lizzie said...

Oh variations win every time, Helena! I'm one of those people who never does the same thing in the same way twice over!
Great little squares - what will you use them for?

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

These are so cool, Helena. And I'm with you and Lizzie, I love to mix it up! I get kind of bored doing the same thing over and over and over. You're a girl after my own heart. :o) ♥

Maria Ontiveros said...

I particularly love the last one - I love the less structured look of it. I ave to admit, though, when making multiples, I tend to make them all the same.