Having rubbished old yarn yesterday I thought I had better make amends. One of the crochet magazines published an article about surface crochet not long ago and it reminded me of some that I did in the dim and distant past. I used beads from the charity shop and yes some quite ordinary, old and sometimes recycled yarn.
When I started working on the surface it felt very awkward as you can't hold the work in the usual way but with a little persistance it becomes easier and the results are worth the effort.
The background is made from an old unpicked cardigan (I think ) and it is rows of double crochet (single crochet?) with the occasional row of trebles to thread things through. Then the rest is an experiment in what can you do on the surface.
Notice how I did not always finish off the ends - I just left them and then threaded beads on them later. It is a wonderful way of using up small balls of yarn, beads and ribbon
I was really pleased with this when I finished it but it did take a rather long time because I kept putting it aside to try something new. I bet there are quite a few people out there with the same problem and a cupboard full of half finished projects!