Thursday, May 17, 2012

Crochet Mathematics: Clouds

wispy clouds adorn majestic mountains
Anyone who knows me knows that I enjoy painting landscapes - while there are a few topics I enjoy painting, clouds have always amazed me. Something so wispy and soft - something that when touched will disapate to a molecular level right before your very eyes.

I spent hours as a child laying in the grass looking up at the sky, wondering where they were going, how fast they were moving, and what they would look like when they got there. We played the "shapes game" ... I still play it - even when my children aren't around.

There is something magical about them....

and mathematical.

And even better.... they can be crocheted.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Adding Links

I don't know if this is news worthy or not for the blog, but I have decided that it may be of interest to a few. I have decided to go back and add links to common post types or my blog projects. Some people may be new to the series and rather than searching for the posts, they can use the previous post link to read the previous in the series or the Project Introduction link to take you back to the beginning to read them in order.

Right now I have added these links to the bottom of the project series 12 for 12 Charitable Crochet and my Remembering Grandma series. I am going to try to get them onto my Year of Projects series (and get that going again... can't believe I've missed so many!) and some of the older series that I have done like the ABCs of Crochet.

Hopefully you all will find some use in this and let me know if there is anything else I can do with this new functionality to my posts.

As always, thank you for reading

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Charitable Crochet: 12 for 12 Post #7

Today is my scheduled post in the 12 for 12 Project set up by Kathryn over at Crochet Concupiscence. Click on the link if you are interested in reading more about the project.

The premise of the project is to make 12 separate donations, one to each of 12 different charitable organizations of your choice.

And this .....*queue Law and Order music* ..... is my update.

Overall Progress: 3 / 12 donations made. Read on for more details.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Remembering Grandma: Post 3

A conversation with one of my friends from yarn group reminded me that it has been a while since I dipped into the box my grandmother left for me just before she passed away. I decided that tonight would be a good night. The items I have selected tonight are moreso items to show how organized my grandmother is... which might explain my mother's passion for lists.... and my own.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Crochet Clock

I finally did it. A while back I decided I wanted to try and crochet a clock - and I finally did it.

I have been 100% focused on finishing my State Fair project (the infamous blanket of doom, which shall soon be photographed and featured in a blog post) and have not been doing much of anything else. That makes for boring posts, which I have been so easily forgetting to do... and I hope to change that soon.

Anywhoozles, back to the purpose of this post...

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Painting Scarves

Finished: Plum's scarf on the left, mine is on the right
I am a firm believer in being creative and if possible, taking every opportunity possible to be creative with others. This is one of the main reasons that I love my yarn group (beyond the fact they are a completely awesome group of people). Today was one of those days that you can only hope to enjoy - a simple day with creative intent spent with wonderful friends.

Today - we painted silk scarves.

Now, I personally do not know who met this lady who teaches the class, but a time and location were set and we gathered to laugh, create, laugh, eat, and create some more.