Crochet Scrumble – Whiteout!

Every kid goes through the same process with the white crayon. Pick it up, color for a second, stare at the paper with a confused look. Try it again. Chuck it back in the box. Make a mental note to never use that defective crayon again. I mean, what’s the point of coloring with a crayon when you can’t even see what you’ve colored?
– Story of This Life, blog –

So, OUT with the white – but is that the same as Whiteout? Nope. Whiteout can mean:

– a blizzard that severely reduces visibility
– the correction fluid that was once widely used for fixing mistakes when typing on a typewriter. It is still used by people who do bullet-journaling, hand-lettering, and similar paper crafts.
– the name I gave to a crochet piece (scrumble) that took me all winter to stitch.

The title of this piece is ‘Whiteout’.

Renoir said once that nothing was so difficult, and at the same time so exciting, to paint, as white on white.
-Ambroise Vollard, French Contemporary artist, 1866-1939 –

White. A blank page or canvas. So many possibilities.
– Stephen Sondheim –

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.
– Mae West –

As white light contains all the colors of the spectrum, it’s an inclusive, impartial color, favoring no single hue and refusing to take sides.
– Kate Smith –

My Other Scrumbles (no pattern, rhyme, or reason):

13 thoughts on “Crochet Scrumble – Whiteout!

  1. Did you know that Michael Nesmith of the Monkees is a multimillionaire because his mother invented liquid paper (aka whiteout) ! Your handiwork is beautiful.


    1. Yes, I read about that while I was wondering what happened to the product when typewriters were no longer popular! Typewriters are still being manufactured, being favoured by some writers who either prefer the retro, or work in areas without electricity.

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  2. That’s impressive, Margy! I dabbled in crochet, but the most advanced thing I could do was some simple flowers on a headband (and I’ve forgotten even that). Scrumble is a fun word!


    1. I only dabbled too until I started making scrumbles. It is freeform crochet – I think I learned about a half dozen new patterns and that was it!


      1. Don’t downplay it! I’m impressed! They may be improvised, but they don’t look it. Those are still pretty complex forms you got there. What did you do with them in the end?


        1. Thank you for your encouragement! I originally pinned them to the wall. I wanted more flexibility and fewer holes in the wall, so I covered a large piece of styrofoam with fabric and mounted that on the wall. Now I can pin the pieces to this ‘scrumbles board’ and move them around as I add more.


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