In Eco-Stitch news: Our source for newpaper yarn fell through and we’re not having any luck finding a new one. If you or anyone else makes it, please post here and let me know. We need very little yardage for the small project we’re using it for, but time is running out. Thanks in advance! Ok, moving on…
The editor’s of Crochet Today! magazine came to me with a very specific request for a chevron poncho based on a sketch they generated and yarn they wanted used. The result, is featured in the Sept./Fall ’08 issue, on sale now! It’s a little bit country, and little bit rock n’ roll. 😉
Prairie Poncho Modeled
The issue itself is seriously Southwestern–and oddly enough, when I recently interviewed Etsy’s Matt Stinchcomb for an upcoming CRL podcast, he kept mentioning crochet cacti–and wouldn’t you know it, there’s a cutie-pie pattern for them in the mag! Somebody’s getting insider info. 😉
Ok, I’m going to the couch to crochet with grocery bags and wallow in self-pity over the writer’s block I’m having. Have a great weekend!
The YarnYAY! June Box has landed, and we couldn’t be happier with it! This month we’re focusing on breezy cotton, and the floral embroidery on knitwear trend, including my newest mini book: Embroider Knit!.
i like the poncho! i love the colors. now i wish i knew how to crochet better so i could make it!
hey! have you tried contacting jessprkle about newspaper yarn?
i think her etsy store is:
i bought some buttons from her back when and she’s INCREDIBLY nice and fun and wonderful!
Have you tried Habu Textitles – they have paper yarn
Diandra–Yeah, that’s who was originally making it for us, but she got busy with school. Just heard back from her again though, and it looks like she can get it done, now. Yay!
Anonymous–Yup, we’re actually using one of their paper yarns for a different project. The newspaper yarn though, is made out of actual, recycled papers. 🙂
Diva–Go for it! It’s not difficult at all–you can do it!
Love the poncho! The colors are perfect for fall. 😀
Love the poncho! BTW, I am having problems with the podcast. I can only listen to the first episode. Is it just me and my computer?
Very nice job on the poncho! I love the fall feel.
Kimt: You SO just called me out! 😉 I actually have only had a chance to produce the 1st episode of season 2. Catching up on CRL is on the to-do list though, I promise!
Hay, I am such a huge fan of yours I have been crocheting since I was a little girl and have only just offically opend my small business, I hope I someday have as much sucess au you.
hi vickie – when do you need the newspaper yarn by? i could maybe do this in the next week – i took class in spinning paper last spring – (another really cool repurpose we learned was spinning sewing pattern paper ) let me know!