Monday, 30 March 2015
How lovely is this? Another postcard found on my travels. This work of art is made from flea market pot holders - you know, those little crochet circles that people love to make, but seem easy to discard. This artist, Anu Tuominen, started collecting pot holders in 1995 and, in 2005, had enough to make this work of art entitled 'Real Colour Circles'. I love it!
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
As Jan pointed out: it's Barbara's turn to celebrate! She keeps such good track of all the important milestones in the club's evolution (our resident archivist and historian), that we couldn't let her own birthday pass without a glass of cava and a piece of cake! And I couldn't resist incuding, alongside the birthday girl herself, a picture of Rozemie's marvellous scarf. These photographs were taken at the last meeting, and it's hard to believe that it was a month ago - the time just flies! Our next meeting? Sunday 1 March from 14.00 to 18.00 in the Droge Coo. See you there!
Saturday, 31 January 2015
Two different and utterly stylish approaches to keeping warm this winter. Barbara is modelling the most amazing Lopi jacket. Don't know what Lopi is? It's the wool from Icelandic sheep. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lopi. Knitted in a gorgeous, soft brown wool, with a yoke motif in slightly glittery gold, it's an absolute dream. And suits Barbara down to a T! Lucky Barbara was able to purchase it direct from the maker for a very good price - what a find and what a steal! More interesting and inspiring Lopi facts here: http://katedaviesdesigns.com/2014/12/08/lopi-band/
And Rozemie unpicked the sleeves from her jacket, opened them out flat and knitted new ones to size. Once inserted she had a brand new look that's both distinctive and original. Genius!
Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Thursday, 25 December 2014
Those who attended the December meeting, saw me working on this project. The big question was, how to deal with running out of beige yarn. I took Rozemie's advice and finished the hat with a contrasting colour. The next day I crocheted all the additional bits: nose, snout, antlers, ears, eyes...
And a few days later my colleague, who loves Christmas-decorations, found himself quite jolly looking at the office:
Mission "Red Nose" accomplished :)
Yarns; leftover acrylics, mostly Wibra & Zeeman
Pattern: Red-Nosed Reindeer Hat by Crochet Cauldron
Saturday, 20 December 2014
Thursday, 11 December 2014
I do!!!! I want a knitted Morrissey doll! Huge thanks to Sandrina for passing on information about Kate Park's wonderful, totally inspired creation.
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