Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Freeform Crochet Round Robin: Round 14

Made for Atie Holmes.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Freeform Scarf

Finished! Shape makes it easy to throw on & it looks good no matter how it lands.

Finished size:
14.5" at widest point.
85.5" at longest point.
left side is 33" from center
right side is 52.5" from center

Following are photos and notes on the progress:

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Knit/Crochet Inspiration: Jean Paul Gaultier

What an amazing dress. Corkscrews for sleeves. Part of some Granny's bedspread on the sides, the detail of arches on the shoulder, and then what looks like a bow on the bum ...How does someone come up with this?

Freeform Crochet Round Robin: Round 13

Made for Perry Lowell.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Freeform Crochet Scrumble for Kerri Lincoln

All her note said in her preferences field was "Give me FIRE". Hope this is hot enough...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008

New inspiration - Clare Tough

From "She uses knit in a thoroughly innovative and modern way. Natural and synthetic yarns are often combined to create unusual textures. Metallic rings or snippets of leather and suede are worked into a patchwork of different surfaces. Her shapes and colour blends are surprising. Inevitably the majority of Tough’s designs are hand-knitted."

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Crocheted Hats for 'Knit One, Save One' campaign

I made these 3 crocheted hats using cotton yarn I hand-dyed. I didn't use a pattern - just made it up as I went along, something I really love about crocheting. It was a great project to keep in the car & pick up where ever I was and work without having to keep track of what I had done or where I was in the pattern.

Save the Children is sponsoring a 'Knit One, Save One' campaign where you can knit or crochet a newborn infant hat which will be sent to babies in developing countries and a note to the President-elect of the US indicating the importance of this issue.

Info from them:
Due to the overwhelming success of this campaign, Save the Children and Warm Up America are re-launching this effort in a campaign called KNIT ONE, SAVE ONE ( This campaign is a grassroots initiative asking knitters and crocheters to make a cap to help warm newborn babies around the world. In 2008, we are hoping to double our previous impact by engaging 50,000 knitters and crocheters to make 500,000 caps!
Each year 2 million children die the day they are born. In total, over 9 million children — one every three seconds — die annually from preventable causes. Ninety-nine percent of these deaths take place in the developing world. One in every six children in sub-Saharan Africa still fails to reach his or her fifth birthday. Many parents even resist naming a baby during the first six weeks of life because they fear the child will not survive a reality utterly unthinkable in the United States.
Knit One, Save One offers an opportunity for crafters to use their time and creativity to make a difference in the lives of a newborn and family. In addition, anyone can take action beyond making a cap to take part in the larger effort to reduce newborn and child mortality.
  • You can write a letter to the President-elect calling for increased support and resources for child health initiatives. You can host an event to raise awareness of the challenges that babies face and to make caps with friends, family and community members.
  • You can also donate to You can also donate to the Better Beginnings for Babies Kit which contains items to improve hygiene at delivery and promote proper care of newborns. This kit will be paired with a hand-made cap, knitted or crocheted by one of our caring participants in the Knit One, Save One campaign.
Mothers shouldn’t face the uncertainty of a baby’s survival when known, readily available, costefficient solutions exist.
Please join us in this exciting campaign.
Your cap can save a life, your voice can help us save millions more!