Monday, June 27, 2011

Knitted and Crocheted Foods

After seeing the yarn bombing images yesterday, I tried another fun idea and looked up "Knitted Food" followed by "Crocheted Food".  Please go to Google Images,, , or and see what I found.

There are free patterns for such knit and crocheted foods as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cheeseburgers with lettuce and tomato, corn on the cob, or fried eggs with bacon slices and toast.

For dessert, you can whip up  a slice of cherry pie, cookies, an ice cream sandwich, cupcakes or doughnuts.

Maybe the one that most impressed me was a pattern for knitted popcorn.  Each little white kernel was about the size of a penny complete with the bumps and irregularities that popcorn has.  I can't even imagine...

Happy crafting.


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Yarn Bombing

We just missed International Yarn Bombing Day.  It was on June 11th.  Darn!!!

Also called guerrilla knitting, yarnstorming and graffitti knitting, it's quite an eye-catching art form.
Yarn artists knit or crochet covers for almost anything in public places.  The Wall Street bull statue has been covered.  Buses, trees, bike racks, park benches, parking meters, and lamp posts have all been transformed in colorful displays of yarn art.  I found pictures of lacework on a chain link fence, leg warmers on a statue in Paris, and stone angels wearing pink and green crocheted dresses. 

If you go to Google images and put "Yarn bombing" in the search bar, you will find a spectacle of worldwide guerrilla knitting.

This is just for fun, but if you want to mark your calendar for next year, I'll keep an eye out for your work.

Happy crafting,


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Knitting

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I did a quick search for a summer wrap and found this quick pattern on Lion Brand Yarn.  It's called "Knit Sweetheart Shawl".   It looks to be just about right for a cooler evening, or if you should want a little something to cover your shoulders.  The back comes to a point approximately at the waistline.

There are some really pretty summer tops and wraps in,, and Or maybe you have a favorite yarn-craft website.

Come and share your knitting or crocheting with our Thursday evening groups.  Knitters meet at 6:30 on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.  Crochets meet on the third Thursday.  The groups are very friendly and welcoming.  If you don't know how to knit or crochet, there are seasoned veterans who can help you get started.

Happy crafting.