As some of you may or may not know, I’m an avid knitter with some basic crochet skills while Anna is a skilled crocheter who takes knitting as a side chick. So.. I can’t just write a post on Halloween projects to crochet and leave my fellow knitters out! Here’s a roundup of my favorite October 31st-inspired projects to gawk over, knit and ultimately enjoy.
Now this is just fabulous. First thing I thought of was Samantha Jones in a pink wig. Not exactly the scariest costume you can come up with, but it’s definitely eye catching and sexy. For the exact opposite of sexy, knit a longer version of the wig in white yarn and you can be a British barrister.
A few months ago, we published a post with an infographic highlighting the main differences between natural and synthetic fibers. Without further ado, here is our full report on the history of fiber use, the introduction of synthetics, and how the materials we buy, make, use and/or wear impact your body and the greater environment.
Lytter Idyl If modern crochet were in the dictionary, this blog would be a perfect example of it. I would learn Danish just to be able to read her patterns. I want to make every. single. one. Ps. the egg is a free pattern!
This is the story of how I got into crochet. I warn you though, it has nothing to do with crochet, and everything to do with omens.
Let me explain.
The story begins back in May 2010 in my last year and final month of university. It was the last two weeks of final exams and my brain was on fire. I could not make decisions about ANYTHING, whether it was what I was going to eat, what I was going to wear, or where I was going to go. In hindsight, it sounds a bit like a typical Monday morning when getting ready for work. But in actuality, it was terrifying. I had spent four years studying social sciences and law. It felt like the decisions should be obvious. Law school, where else? But I was completely lost. I spent four years learning critical thinking, advocacy, theory, human rights issues – but it turns out all that has nothing to do with law. So I was at a crossroads – follow the herd or be a black sheep?
By now, you should already know there’s an app for everything. Hell, there are apps that have saved people’s lives. While I can’t promise what we’re about to share will help in a life or death situation, these are all great tools to supplement your crafting routine. Here are some of our favorites: