Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Granny Style Decorating

Since I'm on a Granny Square bent, I came across this picture and thought I would share. What an idea to decorate! I love all the bright colors, and their use of borders on both the squares and on the shapes in general.

Monday, 24 December 2007

So it started out as just some pratice with the Granny Square...

And the thought that I should do something with the yarn that my boyfriend gave me before he comes to see me.

And then it just grew... and grew, and I started adding colors!

What do you think? Is it destined to be a wall hanging, an afghan, or something else entirely?

Friday, 14 December 2007

2005 Angel Ornament Exchange Let all images download before closing the Yahoo ad box to the right of the screen

2005 Angel Ornament Exchange (Let all images download before closing the Yahoo ad box to the right of the screen)

I'm working on angels right now for a christmas tree... so. Yeah.

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Real Men Crochet

YouTube - Boise State's Ian Johnson on ESPN Gameday

I came across this video recently. What a refreshing look on crochet. I'm always excited when I see men who are able to do textile stuff- be it crochet, knitting or something else. It used to be that kitting was something all men knew how to do 200 years ago- how else were they susposed to get socks? I think it's unfortunate that now it's considered a 'girl thing.' When men do something like this to shake up the gender image, or just because they love it, they should get some kuddos.

However, looking up on it more I found out something very disheartening.

Boise State Broncos: The Familiar Story Of The Oppressed Crocheting Running Back With The Collapsed Lung

Apparently Ian Johnson isn't allowed to sell his scarves, hats or other crocheted items, even if he gives them to charity.

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I suppose it makes sense, seeing at as his popularity increases they didn't want trouble forming, but at the same time it's a pity when someone does something unusual that it gets nipped in the bud.

What do you think? Should he be able to sell his beanies? Or is it too much of a liability?
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