Posts filed under ‘crochet’

New LYS–hooray!

Mary Jane’s Attic, a friend of mine, is opening up a new local yarn shop in san francisco, just a couple blocks from my work. I am so excited! I’m going to host a little opening welcome for her one evening and bring together all the folks I know who like to knit, crochet and papercraft. Visit her website http://www.maryjanesattic.net/. I now have a guilt-free venue for my shopping urges. (I bought more yarn this weekend despite my attempts to stop!)

Funny because when we worked together, I wasn’t into all of these crafty activities. So I think it’s amazing how quickly I’ve become addicted to mixed media collage, altered books, knitting, and crocheting. I’m sure there will some more crafts to add to that list soon!

August 18, 2008 at 8:04 pm 2 comments

crochet beanie


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Here’s the crochet beanie I made after I took a class at Knit One One in Berkeley. I loved making it and I’ll never knit a hat (I am scared of dpns). I also made a kid-sized one as mentioned previously.

The yarn is Cascade 220 wool and the flower was an embellishment put on by a 6 year old for fun — it’s not actually attached!

Can’t wait until it cools down enough for me to wear this!

August 4, 2008 at 8:44 pm 3 comments

Crochet to save the reefs!


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Originally uploaded by Jurassic2008

I am in NYC and trekked to the World Financial Center to see the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef project. It was cool and I’m glad I went. But what made the trip worth it was also seeing Ground Zero of the WTC as well as the Amazonia sustainable design exhibit.

It made me realize that I really am more interested in craft and folk art than I realized! I sweated (literally) and did a lot of walking off the subways to see these!

July 10, 2008 at 7:22 pm Leave a comment

crochet–i’m hooked (ha-ha)

I took a beginning crochet class at Knit One One in Berkeley and now I’m hooked (funny funny). I finished a beanie which we started in class and I took with me camping last weekend. I love it!! Even Rhiannon loves it and wants me to make her one in orange or red. Now, when a outspoken 6-and-a-half-year old who has rejected several of my scarves (politely but still…) insists on having one, it must be a hit!

I’m also now making a Lion Suede shawl. Am I a convert?

June 30, 2008 at 8:35 pm 3 comments


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