Category Archives: Craft

Penguins and Peepguins, Oh My!

I’ve been on a bit of a knitting-sweaters-for-birds rampage this week. First I wrote about the call for penguin sweaters from a wildlife rescue organization in Australia. This call for sweaters spread like wildfire on social media, with a lighter … Continue reading

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pineapple purse

In other 19th-century accessory news, I’m not sure how I have managed to live this long without a pineapple purse. A modern adaptation of this pattern appears in the spring/summer 2012 issue of Knitty, a lovely online knitting magazine. The … Continue reading

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knitting technology

Who even knew that Knitting Industry News existed? But it’s a real publication, apparently, or at least a website, and it has a new article about Nike figuring out how to knit a shoe upper. Shoes are normally assembled from … Continue reading

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hyperbolic crochet coral reef update

Remember the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef? It’s an ongoing project – they’ll keep mounting exhibits of parts of it in different places. Right now there’s a show in Pasadena. But I heard good news recently about the Smithsonian Community Reef, … Continue reading

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social networking for knitters

There’s a nice article in Slate about Ravelry, the social network for knitters. The best social network you’ve (probably) never heard of is one-five-hundredth the size of Facebook. It has no video chat feature, it doesn’t let you check in … Continue reading

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A friend pointed out this nifty link to me: an artist who makes life-sized crochet versions of animals. Crochet + taxidermy = crochetdermy. Clever, eh? The writer seems to think “knit” and “crochet” can be used interchangeably, but as far … Continue reading

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crochet bull

Love this – a crocheter covering the Wall Street bull statue in her work. (In the dead of night.) Be sure to watch the video. Thanks to my friend Megan for pointing it out.

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museum tourist: crochet coral reef

At last, the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef has opened at the natural history museum! You may recall, I was crocheting some pieces for this exhibit over the summer – this is what they looked like – and dropped them off … Continue reading

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coral reef update

My coral reef is finished! I dropped it off at Now and Then, a store in Takoma Park, Md., that sells yarn (and lots of other neat stuff). The only addition since my last update is the brown-black one at … Continue reading

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coral reef progress report

My own personal Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef now has four pieces: I’m pleased that I haven’t bought any new yarn for this. The caution tape is recycled, of course, and the bright orange and red acrylic yarns came from the … Continue reading

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