margaret wertheim is the wonderful physicist who I first discovered with her crocheted work displaying coral reefs.
She was featured on this tedtalk
Bone, bone, bone, bone…
The head bones connected to the neck bone the neck bones connected to the shoulder bone the shoulder bones connected to the arm bone. Dem bones dem bones dem dry bones.
I just finished my socks and I wanted to make a crocheted dog bone for man’s best friend. I am adapting a pattern inspired from a great blog by a lady named, alicia. The pattern that she and others I found on the internet have you make two very lovely pieces then sew the two pieces together. I have another idea… that looks much more seamless (because there are literally no seams).
But now how to make a easy crocheted bone
Yeah! Then…Sc two sc’s from each round piece together.
As you get to the length of bone you want…for 2 rounds increase by four (I did once on each side and once in the middle of each side).
I have dreams of making skeleton hands trying to grope my guests who sit on my couch or perhaps something like what is pictured below until then I will just string bones from the ceiling, make banners of bones and have a mustache made from a pink bone-oh and make sure a doggy can have his fun too.
Things I have been making lately………
I have been crafting like crazy lately. I had some left over yarn and was a little unsure of what to do with it. I searched the internet for ideas but sometimes google is my homeboy and other times….he is annoyance. So I finally used this site that I have heard so much about, ravely. There I found this great pattern for an ear warmer from this site. I used thick and thin yarn which gave these ear warmers an interesting look and texture.
I then added on a little flower. Easy, cute and great for those cold winter days.
I also am getting ready for the holidays and found the best ornaments to make. I have also been just a little obsessed with heart. Hearts are all around me and I making them like crazy.
I made LOTS of these. It wasn’t without a lot of work. They are easy enough to make…once you figure out how. I found the pattern at one of my favorite blogs, Meet Me At Mikes but I kept on making them as the pattern said and they kept coming out looking like crap. So I researched and found a pattern that worked, every single time by this women named suzie.
Here it is: chain 4 and then 3 tc, 3 dc, chain 1, 1 tc, chain 1, 3 dc, 3 tc, chain 2, slip stitch.
I am working on one of these little cuties right now and in the process am falling in love with Amigurumi. I found these at roxycrafts.
Amigurumi according to wikipedia : Amigurumi 編みぐるみ is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. Amigurumi have no practical use; they are created and collected for aesthetic reasons. The pervading aesthetic of amigurumi is cuteness.
Number one objective…cuteness? I am sold.
These are the next one that I want to work on. I can imagine these at coasters, garland, ornament, or stuffed inside of letters send home with a tag that reads “my heart.” I found these at bella dia.
Today I made…
I made this little guy-it is a pretty simple design but it was my first project reading a crochet pattern.
this by muntedkowhai.etsy.com is so inspiring and beautiful.
i am dreaming of crafting by http://www.etsy.com/shop/kjoo
This by Uloni http://www.etsy.com/shop/uloni is beautiful!
It is just the beginning of my new love for crochet and I think this relationship might last.