10 April 2008
19 February 2008
We're on the hunt for more crochet poets ... please paste a poem in the comments section if you have any to share!
22 November 2007
It's a fruit bowl i made - as you can see from this picture, it has adapted to the shape of the apples.
I actually didn't think it was very impressive but other loop troop members persuaded me that it matched their new dark plywood cabinet impressively and must not be ripped up to make something else.
15 November 2007
This is a brooch by Annamaria Zanella which I found on the Cally Creates blog. It is not exactly crochet but it is loopy and the barnacle-like appearance (though it also has an air of cupcakehood about it) reminds me of some of the loveliest crochet I have ever seen:
23 October 2007
18 October 2007
Only, on the whole, the patterns in this book remind me of a saying I heard sometime, somewhere: 'if it looks good on the shelf, then perhaps you should leave it there.'
Durham's introduction, about playfully plundering the past for elements of design from our grandmother's generation, is a nice read. But most of the patterns strike me as things I wouldn't bother making because I wouldn't wear them in real life. The wrap skirt seems to hang sloppily; the track stitch tunic looks like it would cause body-temperature confusion (not warm enough for a jersey; too warm to fulfil its breezy pretensions); the stunning knotwork socks would etch and itch into the soles of the feet; I think I'd look like an injured bat in the catherine wheel cape.
I like the furry zigzag blouse and filet orchid boatneck (though would be tempted to alter the latter to give it a more defined shape).
Otherwise, these whimsical but somehow implausible creations seem more like wearable art than wearable crochet.