Sunday, August 5, 2018
Amazing person beautiful work.
This is definitely worth a look.
This isn't your granny's crochet.
Another fashionable look at crochet.
I wouldn't look good in these particular clothes, but I can add crochet embellishment to a lot of my things...… The ideas are fabulous
Here's a way to take things that are trash and upcycle them into something usable and useful.
charity begins at home
This does take a while whether knit or crochet. Collecting the materials requires the help of many.
The value of crochet, priceless no matter who you are
Reading like Crochet are important skills
Both can help you find an escape, a way to cope, a way to be your own person. What can you do with them??
So many appeals for knit and crochet items. Help is needed around the world.
Australia needs help
Jeppe Girls help with 67 Blankets
Can you help? I can send a poppy or two.
Friday, August 3, 2018
Some thoughts about charity knitting and crocheting. Think about the intended recipients. Men tend to like darker colors in "man colors", black, chocolate, navy, maroon, forest. These colors also tend to not show dirt for those who are living rough.
For kids, brighter colors are the rule. Kids, in my experience, tend to like colors that match up with their favorite book, movie or cartoon characters. I'm thinking back to a few years ago when Harry Potter was all the rage. House colors ruled. Dora the Explorer and Minions took over a few years ago for the younger set.
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
So in the center is some nice yarn. Nothing more stressful than being sure you have enough for your project. Or perhaps picking colors is hard for you. And you move that a little further from the center. I have in the very bottom of the right hand the watermark from the app I used to create this. For me this was important to be there. This is something new I am learning to do and it doesn't come naturally to me.
Running in the medium go around I would put things like garter stitch, stockinette stitch, double crochet, single crochet and granny squares. These are easy things that can be made harder either by inexperience, illness, or little tweaks hear and there. Further out go the intricate cables, color work, shaping for sweaters and such. Shaping for clothes isn't hard. Getting the proper fit can take a bit of time especially if you are new to it.
Socks and laces are things that can be challenging to the person who has never tried. They tend to look complicated. The directions tend to make little sense unless you are actually at that point in your work. Some of the stitches also don't make a lot of sense in lace. Most are straight forward but some just make you wonder whether you are reading through before starting or actually at that point.
Having a teacher to walk you through directions or stitches or trouble shoot your work can be very beneficial. Who is your teacher?? Comment below about how you learned to knit or crochet.
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Whatever you do, don't forget to stay hydrated and wear sunscreen.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
That is the name of a writing prompt I saw recently. It is supposedly a rough translation from Latin to mean 999 lives. In reality it is a bad way write the Roman numerals for 999 and the Latin for death. So it is 999 deaths. Death implies there is life to go with it. I like that rough translation despite the liberties taken.
It begged me to wonder. What could I accomplish with that many lives to knit and crochet? What else could I do with that time? How long will each life last? How would I keep track of time? Where in my life timeline would I start the next life? Would I retain the knowledge and abilities gained in previous lives? When in time would each life be lived? This being a creative writing prompt. I can pretty much do anything.
I choose that I keep abilities, knowledge, and memories of the previous lives. I choose that each new life starts at age 20. This way I'm beyond the formative years. Each life, unless I make stupid choices, will last until I am between 80 and 100. I have no clue how I will keep track of each life.
My first two lives I choose to knit and crochet everything in my queue on ravelry plus the offline list of things that are not on ravelry.
I think after this every other lifetime will be donated to making things for the charities near and dear to me. I'll make breasts for breast cancer survivors, items for the homeless (scarves, gloves, hats, blankets), items for babies. With a lot of luck some of the trouble will be eradicated or at least lessened.
I don't know what I want to do with the other half of the lives. Maybe conquering fears? Learn how to do more extensive needlework techniques? I'll leave those choices for another day.
Hope you enjoyed this bit of fiction. Share your thoughts and ideas below.