Posts tagged with: crochet
April 1, 2008 – 12:59 pm
From thomcatdesigns on Flickr comes this gem: Later it will feature characters, too!
April 1, 2008 – 12:55 pm
ovaltine8 at Flickr is posting progress on this Tetris Afghan. Check out ovaltine8′s Flickr page (linked above) for more pictures of this and other geeky crochet projects including a Katamari Damacy blanket, a plush D20, and a Totoro blanket.
March 2, 2008 – 11:32 pm
This is my second designer interview! Missa Hills blogs at midnightknitter.com and is half of the team that runs kpixie. Missa’s “I’m a Convert” sweater is published in the Crochet Me book. She posted an excellent rundown of her design process at her blog. How long have you been crocheting? I crocheted a bit when [...]
February 19, 2008 – 10:53 am
MEDIA RELEASE – For Immediate release GET HOOKED – MARCH IS NATIONAL CROCHET MONTH March 1-31, 2008 Get hooked and celebrate National Crochet Month in March with the Crochet Guild of America (CGOA). Local CGOA guilds, across the nation and worldwide, will be participating in all sorts of community activities such as crochet nights out [...]
February 3, 2008 – 8:44 am
Katie at Crafty Crafty designed this fabulous Legend of Zelda Crochet Block. It would be excellent for use in an afghan, or as a hot pad. This sort of thing is really inspirational to me. It makes me want to design a whole Zelda-themed afghan. Follow this link for a chart of this block, which [...]
February 3, 2008 – 8:19 am
I feel like I could write an essay on the use of handcrafted wearables in the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie. Instead, I’ll just give you my thesis statement. This may take a few sentences. In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, handknits are present everywhere. The only place, [...]
February 3, 2008 – 8:01 am
I’ve already confessed my love for Sprite Stitch, but I don’t know of any sites where they’re collecting geeky crocheted objects, so I’m doing that here for your perusal. I thought about setting up a separate blog for it, but instead I’m just going to give it a special category here. I feel a need [...]
January 28, 2008 – 9:17 pm
This is the first in what I hope will be an ongoing series of interviews with crochet designers (and perhaps designers of other crafts as well). I first encountered Robyn Chachula‘s designs at the Crochet Me site. Robyn is a structural engineer, and that comes through both in the style of her designs and in [...]
January 25, 2008 – 6:40 pm
I’ve written before about how I love to read about the crochet design process. I love this for two reasons: one, because it’s just interesting and two, because I hope to learn from reading about it how to better do it myself. (So far, my design process consists of: collage of ideas, sketch, mess around [...]
January 21, 2008 – 8:02 pm
Still more of the same gift.
January 20, 2008 – 8:01 pm
More of the earlier gift.
January 20, 2008 – 8:00 pm
The beginnings of a gift.
January 19, 2008 – 7:59 pm
A new dice bag I made for D&D. It’s tiny – just barely holds six dice and a miniature. Peaches ‘N’ Creme yarn in some discontinued color. Raspberry Swirl or something.
January 18, 2008 – 9:28 am
I made this little guy for my sister as a birthday present. He’s made from atsuko’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pattern, using Bernat Berella afghan yarn and scrap yarn. I used buttons instead of doll’s eyes, and I’m pleased with the result.
January 16, 2008 – 11:45 pm
Added a row to the mini skirt today. It seems to be coming out the right size. Bernat Super Value Solid in True Grey and Black. Mini Wrap Skirt from Crochet Me: Designs to Fuel the Crochet Revolution.
January 16, 2008 – 5:26 pm
In my Google Reader today I found two bits of inspiration. The first was a link from The Hook and I, which took me over to this post at Divine Bird. It’s always good to be reminded that you have to learn to do most things. I am one of those people who is easily [...]
January 15, 2008 – 8:12 pm
The bottom part of an open top mitten I’m making for my sister. In the background, my yarntainer and the beautiful lexie barnes Lady B. craft tote. This gives an excellent sense of the floral/skull print.
January 15, 2008 – 8:11 pm
My first Crafting 365 photo, from yesterday. This is my yarn for the Crochet Me Mini Wrap Skirt. I was re-winding it because I had to frog the whole skirt and start over.
December 28, 2007 – 1:38 pm
I found another post where a designer shares insight into her process. Back in October for the launch of the Crochet Me book, Robyn Chachula posted about her process at the crochet by faye blog. One thing I find especially reassuring is how simple Robyn’s drawings are, while still clearly illustrating the pattern design. I [...]
December 15, 2007 – 1:27 pm
In my first little bit of time playing at Ravelry, I was invited to join a group called the Crochet Liberation Front. Well, over at the blog, our grand poobah is awarding the “Set My Picot Free!” award for awesome crochet, and I won! I won for this, which is my own variation on the [...]
December 1, 2007 – 5:50 pm
I finished the waistband for the mini wrap skirt: In doing this and working up the swatches for the main part of the skirt I’ve learned something interesting: my gauge is completely inconsistent. For the waistband, the pattern recommends an H hook – I used an F. For the main skirt, it recommends a J [...]
November 24, 2007 – 1:44 pm
I’m participating in the Crochet Me Crochet Along, and the first project I’ve chosen is the Mini Wrap Skirt by Amy O’Neill Houck. I’m hoping to chronicle this endeavor at several points along the way. I really wanted to get started right away but I’m helping my boyfriend house-sit and I left my digital camera [...]
November 24, 2007 – 2:08 am
Crocheted in Bernat Soft Boucle in Natural and Soft Taupe. I picked out these colors just because they looked pretty, but the more I worked with them, the more I realized this was a project fated for my sister. From The Happy Hooker.
November 23, 2007 – 3:21 pm
Last night I dreamt that I was in a huge meeting hall auditorium place, and all around me were rockstar crochet designers. I think it’s a sign that I need to go to the CGOA conference.
November 22, 2007 – 6:34 pm
I’ve picked up a lot of crochet magazines the past few days, and my long-awaited and much-coveted copy of Crochet Me: Designs to Fuel the Crochet Revolution came in the mail on Monday. I love reading designer profiles, and Crochet Me is full of them. I’ll give you a proper review of the book later. [...]