Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Milkweed Project

A few months ago, I signed up to participate in the Milkweed Project. Its basically a giant group effort of knitters, crocheters, and fiber peeps to make pieces that will be joined into a giant milkweed pod. It sounded fun, artsy, and out of the box for me, so I jumped in.

The only requirement was that the piece be at least 3 feet long in either white or off white. I didn't want to do something flat. I felt like a little body and dimension would be great for a project like this, so I went with the Potato Chip scarf pattern.

The only difference I made was to make a longer starting chain to make sure I had 3 feet worth of scarf. I may have over-done it, haha. The scarf is nearly 5 feet long.

This is made with Red Heart super saver and a J hook. I love the way it curls on its own. It wouldn't be much good for keeping you warm, if you used it as a scarf, but it sure does make an interesting shape.

Check out some of the other entries to the Milkweed Project so far. There is some gorgeous work! The deadline isn't until December, so they might have room for more participants if you're interested in joining.


Andrea Moberly said...

very nice :) I like that pattern!

Kristina P. said...

It looks so soft!

CraftyAshley said...

Neat! I have never heard of it. Nice job!

Bezzie said...

I hope the project doesn't end up getting milkweed beetles--I hate those things!

You'll have to post a link when the final pod is complete.

Caroline said...

Love the scarf! jus need one for yourself now!!! Love the pic, on your new deck/patio?