Although I love San Francisco, there are things that I miss about my desert Tucson home. I miss the summer lightning storms and the way that the creosote smells like rain. I miss the bold sunsets. I miss the mountains that appear no matter where you look. Today I thought I’d give a nod to the desert with this roundup of 15 different examples of crochet cacti; some are patterns and others are finished art.
1. Stop Motion Animation Crochet Cactus
See more stop motion crochet
2. Micro Crochet Cactus Collection
By Etsy’s MuffaMiniatures; see more tiny crochet here
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“It’s hard to accept the truth, but I have to admit it. Too much yarn is staring me right in the face and I have to do something about it! I can find some comfort in the fact that I am not alone in this. In fact, there is even a term for people who collect a lot of yarn. No, I’m not talking about “yarn hoarder,” although that must be a real thing, right? I’m talking about people who have reached SABLE, which stands for “Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy.” – @artlikebread on @crochetspot
Mandy Greer has a crochet / fiber art installation called The Ecstatic Moment at Hudson River Museum until September 14. There was a nice article about the artist @nytimes
Yarnbombed bench in Jakarta, done by a collective of 23 crocheters known as RajutKejut (which translates to “shock knitting”)
Over the past several weeks I’ve been sharing the yarns that I received from Adriafil Yarns to test out what they have to offer. All of these Italian yarns are lovely but I’ve saved the best for last (or at least the one that was my favorite): Mistero.
Mistero is a bulky yarn that is made up of 53% wool and 47% acrylic. It’s super soft and plush to the touch, making it lovely to work with.
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