Thursday, July 30, 2015

In Which....

...I get a bit weird.

I want to make this afghan, or one very close to it.

Most people now would look at that and say "it looks like the bus from that old TV show The Partridge Family!"

Well, it's not just a case of bright, bold colors and strong geometric patterns....time for an art history lesson!

This art style comes from the neo-plasticism movement, which originated with a Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian (1872-1944)...

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Apache Tears Pattern

I FINALLY got the hang of this pattern! Something about it really foxed me for the longest time, but I'm getting much better at it. I know my left edge isn't perfect, but that can be ironed out later. I'm kinda tired right now so I might be missing a stitch at the end of the row or whatever. No big deal; it's just a test swatch so I'll know to look closer at that next time.

Quick Update

I'm working on a little project right now, a Tunisian honeycomb scarf, and I'll post a photo as soon as I get one. But first, I want to make a note here that my heart goes out to Clare of bobwilson123; her lovely crochet videos are part of how I've learned anything of crochet at all. She posted this on her blog, and it's really not good news at all.

I don't know if she believes in God or not...but I hope she and her dad can find comfort as they walk through this difficult time together.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Stitches & Patterns

Chances are, I will get tossed out of a certain Facebook crochet group (the admins of which are known to be ridiculously loose with the ban-hammer) for this, BUT this is why I have a BLOG wherein I can write anything I want, post it on my own social media pages like my own FB, G+, Twitter and Ello accounts, and people can STILL read what I have to say here. 
And it's very simple: there's a difference between a "stitch" and a "pattern."