Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Personal Projects

Carol has been in Arizona where she made a hat for her sister-in-law. Back home Carol decided to make a similar hat for herself but had to make a few adjustments. The original size was a bit too small and she just wanted to use her leftover yarn. So Carol used a kitchen scale to find out if she had enough yarn. Knowing the weight of the original hat, she weighed the leftover yarn to see how the weight compared. Luckily she had enough. By carefully watching increases, she was able to make a somewhat larger circumference and even had enough for the bow detail. Just what she wanted.
Krystle has been enjoying making three dimensional crochet items lately and picked up the book that has the instructions for the Winnie-the-Pooh characters. Were we surprised when she arrived with Winnie. None of us had ever paid any attention to the dimensions in the book. (The characters just sit next to each other in the photo with no other item to indicate size.) Well, Winnie is about the size of a 2 year old! And I am sure a 2 year old would love to have this humungous bear. He turned out darling, cute and BIG.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Personal Projects

Some of our members are very good about sending pictures of finished projects. Others are not. I am always wondering how something turned out.

Paulette sent me this doily pic. Paulette is my heroine. She makes beautiful things out of thread. Plus I always like her choice of patterns. While this particular doily has very classical elements, they have been put together in the most modern way. This piece is timeless and beautiful. When Paulette gets tired of it, she's giving it to me.

While it.s hard to tell these two dresses are not the same size. I made them for sisters and the sizes are 4 & 6. They are made from Caron's Spa and the design was by Treva McCain for Inside Crochet. The layout showed the design as a tunic over a t-shirt and pants. The green is not actually so bright and the blue is a deep aqua.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Wendy Picks Up Breasts

If you're a regular reader, you know that several members agreed to help Wendy Osher with her eco-art project for Something in the Water.
You can see the array of plarn breasts that Wendy took with her. We're planning to see the exhibit once it is in place at JCC in May and, of course, wondering what Wendy's project will look like when it's finished.
Krystle, Paulette, and Chris, several of the people who contributed, really seem to be enjoying having their picture taken with Wendy. Wendy enjoyed Karen adding a nipple ring to her effort.