Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Magic Garden Skirt

  I have been enthralled with Irish crochet motifs for a few years. Recently I also became aware of the Russian version of "Crochet Lace".
 In August I began to make a skirt. The impetus was to be able to enter it into the fashion show at the Knit/Crochet conference in Reno September 2012.
 I was a little unrealistic about the timeline for completing it- but non-stop crocheting and many late nights helped me get it done by the deadline. I figure it took me roughly just over a month to do.
   Honestly - I am quite pleased with the results. There were definitely some scary moments where I was afraid I would NOT get it done - or it would turn out weird and funky!!!
  My beautiful daughter "Alexis" is modeling it for me- though it looks ok on me too.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Be Sweet Yarns

A Be Sweet yarn employee!
 Sausalito, California is not only home to the yarn store I work at, Bluebird Yarn.  It is also the headquarters of Be Sweet Yarn company. Be Sweet is actually a short 2 blocks away from the Bluebird Yarn storefront! Be Sweet produces  some very beautiful and exotic yarns and it does it this in a manner that is socially conscious and global in scope.( go to their website and read more - it's impressive and heart warming!)
Sophie at Bluebird always has a good stock of Be Sweet yarns and has created some designs specifically for some of Be Sweet's yarns - most notably her T-shirt bucket bag

The  "Flower Pouch Market Bag"was re- written by me for Bluebird's customers from  an old pattern which was no longer available. Last year Sophie crocheted it using Be Sweet's Taffy and Bambino yarns. It turned out fantastic! She took it to  the TNNA 2011 conference where it was a huge hit.  Be Sweet asked me to make up one for them. I re- wrote the pattern once again specifically for Be Sweet's Taffy and Bambino yarns. (see the right hand side panel of my blog for the photo and link to the pattern)

Be Sweet yarns being made.

Simply Sweet

I just finished crocheting My Simple Rhythm Scarf using "Be Sweet" yarn's "Simply Sweet" worsted (60% wool, 20%mohair, 20% percent superfine alpaca). It was truly a delicious yarn to work with!
Note-my cute new model - Cece, Sophie's (Owner of Blubird Yarn in Sausalito) daughter!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Yarn Bombing in Berekely

I yarn bombed the tree in front of the ACCI Gallery .

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Jorel at Stitches West 2012

I can always depend on my friend Jorel to show up in a wild and creative outfit!!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Goodby 2011 - Hello 2012

2011 Closed with a very successful sale at Bazaar Bizarre in San Francisco.

Happy New Hat Owners

2012 is here!

This year I'm taking a pattern writing workshop at Stitches West in February- (which will help me to get those patterns out there quicker!)

Also looking forward to attending the CGOA - (Crochet Guild of America) conference in Reno Nevada in September!          http://www.knitandcrochetshow.com/

I hope to see some crochet friends from far off places!!!(other countries even?!!?)