To my craft-y and art /street art loving friends….by now you have heard of yarnbombing….but have you heard of Eyebombing. ?

Some very neat pics on this site…makes you want to run out and get some googly eyes yourself ! 😉

Many thanks to website badge , who pointed this site out in a comment on her FB page.  If you are on Facebook, you may want to “hook up” and join her.

Check out these beautiful designs & winners !

Doris Chan Crochet

CGOA 2012 Design Competition Results, as announced during the Awards Ceremony at the conference in Manchester, NH, 28 June 2012:

Category: Accessories, sponsored by WEBS, Americas Yarn Store

Third Prize $100

“Romantic Pineapple Shawl”, designed by Kathryn White

Second Prize $200

44 “Vineyard at Dawn Shawl”, designed by Linda Dean

First Prize $300

29 “Knots of Love Shawl”, designed by Kathryn White

Category: Afghans, sponsored by Red Heart

Third Prize $100

69 “Diagonal Modern Art”, Nancy Smith

Second Prize $200

67 “Ahana”, designed by Brenda Bourg

First Prize $300 and $100 Founders Award, sponsored by Gwen Blakley Kinsler

34 “Princess and the Pea”, designed by Michele Wilcox

Category: Fashion, sponsored by Interweave Crochet

Third Prize $100

51 “Cool Breeze Tee”, designed by Jill Hanratty

Second Prize $200

49 “Glendalough Shrug”, designed by Jennifer Ryan

First Prize $300

65 “Mystique”, designed by Tammy Hildebrand

Category: Small Wonders Jewelry, sponsored by Boye…

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Flowery Madrid Yarnbomb

This vertical wall of flowers yarnbomb was made for Monday Book Day in Madrid and was done in a very creative way. Passersby were given a flower in exchange for a book. This was made by many Spanish yarnbombing groups , Urban Knitting Zaragossa , Pamplona , Bilboa , Catellon , Burgos and Madrid. Plaza Tirso de Molina ,Madrid , Spain , April 23 , 2012.

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April | 2012 | lanaconnection.

Crochet Baby Hexagon Granny Block

Picture before blocking

I thought I would share how I make a basic hexagon granny block…in this case, this pattern is done in baby yarn and can be used in a wide variety of colors to make a nice baby afghan.

This was taught to me eons ago by a wise crochet sage 😉 who was like a mentor to me and straightened me out in a lot of areas regarding my techniques.  So while the pattern is no doubt not original at all, I have not seen it written down anywhere in so many rounds as to make an afghan/blanket block this size in baby yarn.  (6 to 6 1/2 in) .  I have had to scramble through my crazy notes to make a pattern that makes sense…so if you see any errors please let me know !

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Just in time…..

…. for WIP Wednesday and Friday giving…I have finished Chloe’s shrug !!! Yee ha !

crochet toddler shrug

Chloe’s shrug front

Chloe’s shrug back

I finally finished this off…

I ended by doing 3 rows of sc around the whole shrug and on the 4th round doing a simple sc scallop stitch around the edge.

Now all that is left is to try it on my beautiful model to make sure it fits and I sized my pattern properly. 🙂  Hope to have some pics with a lovely model soon ! If all fits well and works right, I should be able to put up the pattern after returning from vacation….

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