Leslie Hall, a maker and crafter, creates a dance-worthy video showing how she knit the world's largest replica of a knit 1980s gem sweater. Remember them?
Male knitters are popping up more and more these days. It's exciting to see boundaries being changed and people are being more open-minded about crafts. There's a wonderful article at Greatreporter.com that looks at males in the knitting community. We also had an episode of YarnCraft featuring Men Who Knit & Crochet. As a male knitter myself, I got odd looks from subway passengers while knitting a scarf on my way to work. But it's great to see that the number of males crafting is on the rise -- one of the readers of the blog, Robert is working on the Tree of Life pattern right now, in fact. Also, one of my good friends, who's a world-class rock climber was one of the last people I'd have expected to crochet, but he's made some incredible things.
Are you a male knitter or crocheter? Speak up by commenting on this post and introducing yourself!
For some of us (especially New Yorkers), getting 10 plastic bags at a grocery store is not an unusual thing. If you're doing that every week for a year, you've collected a lot of plastic bags. Some of you might not know what to do with all of these excess bags, and some may also want to figure out ways to reduce the wasteful usage of these bags. Luckily, Lifehacker posted an easy solution for this by crocheting your plastic bags to create a shoulder tote.
There are quite a few websites where you can purchase your own recycled bags, such as Reusablebags.com, and there are also some people who are creating some very amazing and cool bags out of recycled material. For instance, Cindy at My Recycled Bags does some absolutely incredible things with all types of materials. She's given me permission to show a couple of her bags here, and she has some incredibly creative ideas. She even created a VCR tote partially using Incredible, a Lion Brand ribbon yarn!