Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sock wool disguised buttons/Sockenwollknöpfe

I'm afraid you are starting to ask yourself if I've been bought by the sock wool industry for product placement (no, unfortunately not!) - so I guess I should stop this series soon.

I just wanted to show you a few more ways to use that colourful, variegated yarn besides knitting socks out of it - plying it with handspun wool, for example:



Or crocheting squares without changing the yarn:



Or disguising - i.e. recycling - ugly buttons (the ones in the middle and upper right):



The first two to the left are actually crocheted and then woven over O-rings - this was tought to me by Sara - and the last three ones I covered with a piece of wool, which I first punched on the embellisher. The flower in the right corner is not a button, of course - just another experiment!

And so - I started with the last two scarves for a while (although you can get addicted to it!) - one in my daughter's favourite colours, one for a friend.



(German summary: Noch ein paar Sockenwolle-Ideen, bevor ich dann mit dem Thema aufhöre: handgesponnene bunte Wolle, verzwirnt mit Sockenwolle; gehäkelte Quadrate ohne Garnwechsel und schließlich umhäkelte und umfilzte Knöpfe, teils auch Dichtungsringe. Und die derweil letzten zwei Schals sind auch angefangen - da könnte man richtig süchtig werden!)

9 comments:

Threadhead said...

These are great!Oh, I remember doing them with the O rings too! Sara is bringing me a lot of memories!I love your scarves!

Le Passe Temps said...

Well I understoodyou don't sell wool...
But ...nevertheless...I would very pleased to find the wool you show on the first picture..
Please, could you tell me were I can find it ai eventually buy it online...
I visit you blog very often an d I like..
Friendly. Nicole

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Thank you, Threadhead and Nicole!

@ Nicole: This is a yarn I've spun myself and I'm afraid this is not for sale. Maybe sometime later on I'll manage to do things for Etsy as well, don't know yet ... But thank you very much for your interest in what I'm doing, it honours me!

Elizabeth said...

It looks great, just keep on creating with sockwool, love it.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Lovely yarns. Variegated is sooooo cool ... it stops the boredom creeping in watching the colours change

Carolyn ♥

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Thank you so much for commenting, Elizabeth and Carolyn! Well, I had hoped that somebody would tell me to get on with that sock wool endlessly ;-!

Clare W said...

Oh gosh I can't crochet and I can't knit well but I love seeing what you do with all those jolly yarns xx

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Oh Clare - you should really get someone to show you how! It's not that hard to do and with a little practice it's great fun! And thank you for commenting!

Sara Lechner said...

du hast ein button bei mir vergessen! hehe...