Making stripes in the round is such a challenge. Whether it is a hat or armigurumi, you want your piece to look nice on all sides…not just the front. This used to make me totally curse because I am a perfectionist by nature and this just was not going to do.
Some people get deer in their yards but in Canada we get this in our yards…….Moose ! Picture from our local radio station 107.9 The Breeze. from a local yard here in our town………..
Pattern Multiples are your friend !
Recently in a crochet forum someone was asking a question about how to figure out pattern multiples. They wanted to take a bigger sized blanket and make it into a smaller sized one and was trying to figure out how to find the starting chain number.
While I was posting through that and explaining to her how to find the pattern multiple (which will tell you the starting chain amount), I thought it would make a good blog post….
Often in patterns you might see something like this… chain in a multiple of 6 +2. What is this and why do it? How in the world do they find this number?
Now that is a work of art…textile style !
The colors….the craftsmanship…all crocheted by hand……….made in Nicaragua. When I saw this…the words of the Who song “Magic Bus” were flying in my head….”I want it, I want it, I want it , I want it….” oh yeah the next part too..”you can’t have it…” lol
Actually they are only charging USD $48.00 for it. If I only had the space and a place for it……………. I’d give them $48 in a second !
They have many other styles as well, all equally as beautiful.
Well, I guess that is enough salivating for one day…………..
From the Facebook page of Steetcolor Art. A knitting extravaganza in the UK. To quote the site:
“Yarnbombing teaches us to think really big – why not knit a house – a real house ? This house was knitted by Knitting Site for The London Architecture Biennale in June 2006. It was knitted on site with all recycled materials , plastic , garbage bags , rope. ”
Very cool !