Hello fellow fibre fanatics! Boy, it’s been a long time since I wrote one of these posts, hasn’t it?! Well, better late than never I suppose! Read on for lots of exciting crochet and quite a few photos
I have given up making resolutions for the new year; I just get cross with myself for not keeping them, which does not help my self-esteem or my mental health in general. I do, however, try to set myself goals for the new year instead. This year, I thought I would share them with you lovely people!
This is just so amazing it deserved to be re-blogged
So in my last blogpost I said that there was one more Christmas present I still had to show you, but that it needed its own post.
This is it.
This is Van Gogh’s The Starry Night, rendered in freeform crochet.
Before we go any further into exploring this, let me stress that this was freeform crochet. That means that there is no pattern. There never will be a pattern. Don’t even ask, because I wouldn’t be able to do it!
I started this project back in August, and there’s a reason I haven’t shared updates with you all. The reason is that this was a Christmas present for my mother. The Starry Night is one of her favourite pictures. She has a Starry Night case for her ipad. She loves the episode of Doctor Who, ‘Vincent and the Doctor’, that features Van Gogh and this painting (among many…
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Hello fellow fibre fanatics! It has been a while, I know, but I just wanted to share this with you all. We all need a challenge from time to time, and although I’m not in desperate need of a challenge at the moment, I thought I’d set myself one just for fun. In fact, two. What the hell: why not?!!
Have you ever wondered why it’s called a granny square? Or why we call the blanket an Afghan as opposed to a Brit or a Frenchmen?
AFGHAN first appeared in English usage in the late 1700′s as a name for the Pashtuns of eastern and southern Afghanistan. The country is known for its distinctive textiles, colorful carpets, and famous karakul wool.
According to a 1946 article attributed to the Oregon Worsted Company, the thrifty women of early America would carefully save scraps of yarn and fiber unraveled from old sweaters and socks. As these scraps accumulated, they were crocheted into small squares; the colors combined on the whim of the craftsman. The squares were then sewn together to make a blanket which was both functional and colorful. Because grandma was no longer up for manual labor, she was often the one to sew the squares together, thus they became GRANNY SQUARES.
This colorful GRANNY SQUARE blanket was though to…
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Two weeks ago I posted about five crochet-alongs I have started and one that I will be starting today. Since writing that post, I have also started working on another project and acquired yarn for two more CALs
I have recently been dubbed “CAL girl” on Instagram because of my involvement in so many current crochet alongs. I suppose that’s fair, and a little amusing!
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