Sunday, October 31, 2010

Long-Overdue September Yarncraft Recap


Tunisian crochet seemed like an interesting meld of crochet and knitting, so I bought a hook and decided to give it a try. I made just a simple cotton dishcloth, using (my beginner, shoddy) Tunisian crochet, which falls under option 2, use a special tool. As you can see on the right side, it took me a little while to figure out what I was doing, but my dishes won’t mind!


Spirals are a shape found often in nature, from the center of a sunflower to a Nautilus shell. They are simple; a circle that gets progressively larger, so it spirals around itself, ever widening.


When I was little, I somehow got the idea in my head that pink was one of the natural colors that bunnies came in- you know, bunnies could be brown, white, grey, black, or pink! Well, eventually I figured out that it wasn’t true, but I still have a fondness for pink bunnies, so here’s my little pink bunny with button eyes, a button nose, and a button tail.


I work at a preschool, and every day after school, I do cleaning, some of which involves bleach. Well, I dripped some bleach onto my pants, which of course left light spots, and then there’s the paint that wouldn’t wash out…. I’d already modified these pants a couple years ago by adding ribbon around the cuffs, so I got some embroidery floss in colors to match the ribbon to make butterfly appliques to hide the bleach spots.