I like Sarah London cause she is old school. I’m not talking “vintage” or “retro”, with Martha Stewart style updates or on-trend refreshers, just good old fashion, tried and true, blue haired style. The colours are the bright and cheerful gems of yesteryear when the granny square was king.
Just introduced is a fantastic pattern that she is featuring for free along with a sweet picture-tutorial. The so-called “Wool Eater Blanket” has popped up on ravelry in swoon worthy colour combos, with small versions categorized as pot holders and trivits.
In more crochet news: Olek (favorite crochet-art-superstar) is at it again. She is embarking on a movie project! This video is the teaser for it. Give it a watch, and you will be rewarded with some provocative dance moves and some crochet too.
Craftily yours -Kristin
Happy First Annual Yarn Bombing Day! It was on was on June 11.Here is some first class bombing from Knitta Please – a collective of cozy artists. The bomb-site is Blanton Art Museum at the University of Texas in Austin.
Meanwhile…back at home…
The story goes like this: A flash of orange catches the eagle eye of one -Kate Austin. The location: the VV, the Village de Valeur, or what some may call it, the plain old Value Village. The eye-catcher: this orange-crushable blanket. What was the poor girl to do but bring it home with her. Oh the hearts went a fluttering for the orange crush blanket when it was shown around the Knit Cafe table. The only question on everyones lips was how do you make it?
Talk and tinkering and the whirl of busy yarn and hook gave us the answer. Here is the in-progress blanket in a fresh, new, colour-way and a slightly bulkier yarn. In this case the old faithful Cascade 220. Iwona is well on her way to having the couch afghan she seeks.
Look for this project to soon have its place in amongst the other Knit Cafe patterns. Thanks goes to Edie Kim with her ingenious tinkering and wise talk!
Craftily yours Kristin
On Sunday May 1rst and 15th The Knit Cafe will be hosting our Crochet Blanket Class. This is a beginner/learn to crochet class with one of the cutest projects ever. That’s right I said EVER!
With that is mind I thought this was a good time to share with you some of the great projects that have been created using this pattern. the combinations of colours and textures are endless. Crocheted medallions are starting to stack up in the most satisfying of ways! Continue reading