27 Jul

Judith Bertoglio-Giffin’s String-Along

Judith Bertoglio-Giffin is hosting a fabulous bead crochet string-along called Urban Stripes – the result – a 42 inch bead crochet rope.  Have a look here – http://beadline.blogspot.com/2011/07/urban-stripes-crocheted-rope.html

She so inspired me that I couldn’t wait and started one of my own:

I decided on black and white with red accents.Still have a long way to go, but suddenly, Judith delivered the first section of her Urban Stripes early and I faced the dilemma of choosing a palette.

My palette goes back to my childhood when we used to go downtown to Eatons to see the Christmas windows. I picked a matte black ground like pavement and a series of iris bright pastels that remind me of the lights in downtown shops and the bronze of the hardware on those magnificent old doors.

Not knowing what Urban Stripes is going to be, I may regret my selections, but for now, I’m happy with it.  So, I started crocheting: