Monday, October 10, 2005

Needlework Items

I found the cutest needlework magnets online today. I know, I know, they are called 'knitting' magnets, but I knit also, as alot of us do, and some of them are appropriate for crocheters also~! You can find them at:
Knitting Magnets.
The website also has other knitting related items. Just scroll to the bottom of the page.
I can't resist needlework goodies, especially when they are cute~!
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Sunday, October 09, 2005

Hooray for One-Handed 'Loopers'~!

Crochet has done it again! Crochet has been written about favorably again in a non-needlework publication! You can read the article here. I absolutely love the opening line of the article that reads:
"If KNITTING IS THE MARCIA BRADY of crafts, crochet is the Jan: Misunderstood, overlooked and often perceived as nerdy as a stitched-up granny-square vest." This has been so true for so very long, BUT this article goes on to talk about how recently, things are finally starting to change for crochet~! And it is definitely about time! Alot of the crocheters I know in this business object to crochet being called The New Knitting, but I feel that any positive publicity we get is good~!
Thanks to Kathy Cano Murillo for a great article!

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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Crochet Article

There is a great article describing the difference between knitting and crocheting I found on-line recently. I have no idea how I happened to come across it, lol, but you can find it here. I think it is so interesting that knitting used to be almost exclusively a man's craft. Alot of men still do knit, but not many people know that. It is nice to see crochet written about in a positive way and also to hear someone say that so much can be done with crochet!
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Saturday, October 01, 2005

Fiber Arts Market

I just realized that I had never posted the pictures of some of the yarn that I bought when I was in Oakland at Chain Link this summer!
When I was at the Fashion Show Breakfast before I had to model, I was lucky enough to win a gift certificate for some beautiful hand-dyed yarn. I picked the pink wool, because my youngest daughter, Angela, is a 'pinky' girl and I want to design a felted pink purse for her using this beautiful yarn!

It is called 'Bubblegum Pink'. Isn't that fun?

Next I bought some really pretty, sparkly yarn from Crystal Palace called 'Shimmer'.

I have already crocheted this into my Circular Shawl that I publish under the 'Creatively Sassy' logo. This yarn was a dream to crochet with, and was very surprisingly stretchy! It would work beautifully for any garment needing stretch or 'give'.

I bought this combination of yarns from Skein Lane specifically in the hopes of designing a purse with it. The Deco Ribbon is also from Crystal Palace. I haven't tried to crochet with it yet.

I have so many projects that I need to do, though, that I wonder when and if I will get to do these other projects!
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