I have tons of tax-related paperwork to attend to…so of course, I’ve surfing the web instead.
Here are some of the cool knit-related stuff I came across, while visiting Procrastination Nation:
When Dave and I were in NYC last fall we happened upon a bar in the East Village. As we were sipping our libations and Ani DiFranco song came on over the sound system, at which point I complimented the bartender on her choice in music (I’m a sucker for punk-folk!). We ended up getting in a long conversation about the singer’s career, concerts we’d been to, etc. For some reason I’d fallen out of the Righteous Babe loop over the past few years and didn’t know that she’d had a baby. Six months later, I finally looked her up and OMG–look at little Petah Lucia’s mohair booties! *squeal* I must send some of the “Ani” color of Rockyarn to the record company so that whomever made her these beauties, can whip her up a little something in her mommy’s namesake yarn.
The other night at the knitting class I taught, I met a woman who spins the MOST AMAZING yarn! Along with traditional fibers like mohair and wool, she also incorporates sequins and other sparkly goodness. Venus Art handspun originals can be found on her Etsy page.
While you’re over at Etsy, check out Toggle’s ,envy-inducing Ramone’s crocheted record pillows. When you “want to be sedated”, these would be perfect to rest your weary head on. 😉 Get it? No? Ok, moving on. Oh, and since you’re there already, you might as well stop my Etsy shop, too! Okgoodthanksbye. (P.S. Toggle, you should totally be making these in VHC Rock yarn in coor: Joan ;))
If and when I ever get a studio with a large enough blank wall to accommodate this mural, I’m totally getting it. I know it’s pre-fab but seriously, it’s also kick-awesome! I found this on the Knit.1 blog but the Italian website it’s sold on (in customizable background and graphic colors!!) is here.
Lastly (for now), I checked in on one of my favorite designers, Stephanie Japel (Glampyre Knits), and saw that she had her baby. Big hugs and congratulations to the new mom, and wee babe in her strawberry chapeaux!
The March YarnYAY! Box crochet project is 𝘍𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘵, a crochet, boomerang shawlette. The shape is more commonly seen in knitted pieces, but I love it because if you want the piece to be larger, you just keep working it in the established pattern.
𝘍𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘵 is worked with a sweet, as-to-go edging and optional, appliquéd, chain-florets. I designed it to be worn as shown here, scarf-style, but with the option to go full-shawl. You do you!
𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝘆 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗼𝘆𝗮 𝗠𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗼 𝗟𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 — 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝗝𝗮𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗿 — 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗬𝗔𝗬! 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗕𝗼𝘅 (𝘁𝗮𝗽, 𝗴𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗶𝗻 𝗯𝗶𝗼, 𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗬𝗔𝗬.𝗰𝗼𝗺)
MODEL FUN FACT:
The gorgeous human modeling this shawlette, Kat Roberts, was the main featured young woman (swipe to see) in the infamous 1992, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog video “Nothing But a G Thang”. That video didn’t age well, but man, she sure did! 🤩
𝗜𝘁'𝘀 𝗮 𝗦𝘁. 𝗣𝗮𝗱𝗱𝘆'𝘀 𝗗𝗮𝘆, 𝗙𝗹𝗮𝘀𝗵 𝗚𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘆!🍀
The YarnYAY! 𝘔𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘉𝘰𝘹'𝘴 featured shade of 𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘺𝘢 𝘔𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘰 𝘓𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 (Desert Jasper), feels right at home with this holiday, so 𝘄𝗲'𝗿𝗲 𝗴𝗶𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘆 𝗮 𝗯𝗼𝘅 𝘁𝗼 𝗧𝗪𝗢 𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀! See below for details.
Side note (that likely no one by me will care about): Giving away hanks on St Patrick's Day, of my Montoya Merino yarn feels appropriate as my dad used to always say that my brother and I were Spirish (Spanish + Irish). Thank you for listening.
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Okay, I’m admitting that it took me at least five minutes to figure out what the hell the mural was of. It wasn’t until I went to the site of the artist(?) and changed the background color that I even realized what it was supposed to be of. At first I thought it was an abstract of a house and bare tree branches (I know, I don’t know what’s wrong with me either). When I changed the background to white, however, the hands popped out and the lightbulb went off.
I think those are amazing. And if the room is as wide as the edge of the hands, it’ll look as though they just peeled out from the corners of the room. How beautiful.
I wonder if anyone will ever make a crochet version? Of course, if there were one, family members might have to help keep me from putting one in every room, since my crochet (and yarn) are all over the place.
Brianna, you are not alone 😀 I saw the house too. But I went on to do exactly what you did and now, I love it. Although, I am not sure DH would still be with me if I put this up on our wall 😀
Vickie, thanks so much for sharing.
Oh, I don’t think the family would be too pleased either. That, of course, wouldn’t necessarily stop me, but…well–sometimes a girl can’t contain all the love/lust she has for her art. Hahaha!
Vickie always has some of the best stories and links to share, it’s a wonder I don’t constantly find myself broke and in the dog-house with the significant other.
Ya know…with a projector and some paint, you could do the same thing in the size you need… just sayin’