Day 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 NatCorMo Freeform CAL

I've been away for a couple of days, babysitting my grandchildren. Of course i took my crochet with me, and thanks to my IPad, i could stay updated:)

This was a hairpin day. I'm fairly bored by hairpin because of its limitations, and always try to think of ways to spice it up. I did the connection pretty close to the right side of the hairpin, but when i wanted to work with it, the longer loops didn't look good, they were too big, like working with cooked spaghetti. Oh well, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. I wanted to use the scrumble, so i had to come up with a solution. I crocheted a chain over 5 loops at one time, which pulled it together and gave it more sturdiness. It came out like a little knob.

I call it my oopsy daisy hat.

The next day it was the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We could choose filling the gaps in the existing scrumbles, or recreate the bridge. Since i didn't bring all my scrumbles, i went for option 2.

I already had been looking for an opportunity to bring in my signature stitch, the 'fingers'. In every freeform piece i make, i try to use it. This was perfect for the bridge!

The San Francisco Golden Gate bridge was the inspiration, because the celebration of 75th anniversary.

Made some wavy stitch for the water element, and used the shiny yarn for the recreation of the bridge.

Nine months to go until the Mayan predicted doom date arrives. At least that is what a lot of people believe. I won't be able to have knitted/crocheted all my stash before that time:)

There were some pictures for inspiration, specially the architecture struck and inspired met to make this scrumble.

Yesterday there was only one thing we could use, chain stitch... I have had a lot of trouble making something, because the chain always comes back to the point of entry, and nowhere to go.

Somehow i managed to get around the obstacle with this lacy bit.


  1. Plaatje nummer 4 vind ik de winnaar van vandaag.
    Plaatje 5 krijgt de prijs voor meest intrigerend stukje haakwerk.
    Plaatje 1 komt in aanmerking voor de oops prijs.

  2. Ben het met je eens, nr 4 is de mooiste

  3. I'd love to see a tutorial on how to do that lacy treatment in the last picture. LOVELY!!!

    1. Maven, thank you:) there's no tutorial, just bouncing around with only the chainstitch....