Watch "Social Fabric," a short film about our friend Travis Meinolf, an artist who uses weaving in public to advocate weaving and the personal production of blankets and cloth goods as an empowering act. Click here to see it on YouTube.
Thanks to everyone for your comments on my first crocheted scarf. After that project, my co-worker Mily introduced me to crocheting with 2 yarns. At her suggestion, I worked with our Lion Cashmere Blend yarns in navy and camel. My tendency right now is to make tight stitches. So I concentrated and used a large hook to crochet the scarf. I used a pattern that Mily and I deemed the “Vanna Pattern” because it is the pattern used in the give-a-ways on the Rachael Ray show. It is similar to the One-Skein Beginner Scarf with a slight modification. After ch row, I started the second row with dc and alternated with sc making sure to end with a dc. Then I would repeat, starting each row with a dc and ending each row with a dc and alternating in between with the sc.
After completing the scarf I saw Zontee’s post about a crochet hat pattern. I made the hat, and it was quite fun learning to crochet in circles. Once I finished it, though, I realized I am not a crochet hat person. I will save the yarn for something else. I can see now that I will develop a habit of modifying or creating my own patterns to fit my needs and abilities. Mily used the same pattern but with different yarns and a different hook size, which showed me how different yarns give a different look and feel depending on the size of the hook and the yarn.
I’ve started a third project and have many lined up. I will share them with you as I complete or discover something. My next project is a mat for my front door. Be sure to check out my profile under Meet the Bloggers.
Ten years ago, semi-professional artist Karen Norberg set out on a difficult task: to knit a scientifically accurate brain. With one year, lots of textbooks, and even more yarn, Norberg achieved her goal. Her true-to-life brain is now receiving ample media attention, including an article from Scientific American. Click here to read the story, or visit the Museum of Fabric Brain Art to see Norberg's knitted brain exhibited next to other scientifically accurate hand-crafted brains.