Um ano atrás em crochê 1/22 – 1/28

por Kathryn na Janeiro de 28, 2012 · 10 Comentários

em Um ano atrás em crochê

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In case you missed it last week, I’ve debuted a new weekly blog feature in honor of my blog’s one year birthday. I’ll be doing posts showing what was happening on this blog one year ago to the week and offering updates on topics where I can. Let’s get started with our look back.

Crochê arte

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Ooh scandalous. The second crochet artist I ever profiled here on the blog was San Francisco’s own Jack Davis who is known for his 35+ anos de carreira fazendo e exibindo malha pênis. It may not be everyone’s cup of crochet tea but I am impressed by his dedication to his craft and loved researching his work. He had a show here that I missed in October (at adult shop Good Vibrations). The photo of his work at the top of this page comes from that show via Waggle Dancing.

Livros de crochet

The crochet book I enjoyed reviewing at this time last year was 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet by Lesley Stanfield. I still think it’s a good resource for crochet flower patterns. However I now also know about some other crochet flower pattern books to recommend – especificamente: Crochê Bouquet.

Crochê notícias

One thing I noticed at this time last year was that a lot of people were making anatomically correct crocheted body parts like hearts and lungs. I revisited this topic later in the year when I did the birthday post for my dad on organ donation crochet.

Another thing in the crochet news at the time was that Sarah London had launched her Crochet a Rainbow project to help flood victims in Australia. It called for granny squares (which I admit I intended to donate and somehow never got around toshame on me!) Since then Sarah has continued her crochet efforts, launching her Granny Love crochet book recently and now running a really cool CAL for her Wool-Eater pattern.

One of my favorite regular features on this blog had an entry during this week last year: my awesome elderly crocheter series. Eu escrevi sobre Dora Ropchan, a 106-year-old crocheter. Her story is also published in my booklet of these stories titled When Grandma Isn’t Crocheting She’s Hunting Big Game.

Crochê Fashion

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A year ago Australian crochet swimwear designer Lisa Maree was super excited that Net-a-porter.com wanted to work with her. Lisa Maree has continued to expand since then. Her crochet work has been seen on several celebrities and walked the runway at Australian Fashion Week. The line has expanded to include swimwear that’s not crocheted but that still makes up the bulk of her line. Love what she’s doing!

Fatos de banho de crochê were hot at this time last year. Another bit of news came from Muscotica.com who had seen their crochet swimsuits on stars including Kourtney Kardashian, Paris Hilton and Mischa Barton.

I’ve often addressed the issue of chain store crochet on this blog in the past year but the first time I posted anything related to the topic was the news that Topshop and Marks & Spencer both had crochet in their spring 2011 linhas. Then later in the week I noted that crochet featured heavily in the Calypso St. Barth collection for Target. Later in the year Target would get a lot of attention from knitters and crocheters when Missoni for Target went live. So many people tried to buy it up that the Target website crashed. As for me, I prefer the original Missoni lines.

E, finalmente,, one of my favorite crochet fashion items to date was posted during this week: Gaultier Crochet Shoes.

Crochê na Etsy

Os recursos de crochê Etsy que eu escolhi para este site durante esta semana do ano passado foram:

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  1. Crochet Necklace from Marie’s Corner
  2. Amigurumi Peelable Banana by HoneyBee69
  3. Crochet Dog Sweater by KristinasKrochet
  4. Crochet Tam by NooMMoon
  5. Crochet Afghan by Vintagesong
Aqui está algo novo a partir dessas lojas agora:
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  1. Grey and Cream Fiber Necklace by Marie’s Corner
  2. Crocheted Peelable Apple Pattern by HoneyBee69
  3. Doggie Rain Outfit Crochet Pattern by KristinasKrochet
  4. Green Crochet Wings by NooMMoon
  5. There’s no crochet in the vintagesong shop right now although there’s lots of other good stuff

Citações de crochê:

As citações de crochê que foram apresentadas no site durante esta mesma semana no ano passado foram:

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” -Scott Adams

“Creating and processing exotic yarns has given new meaning to adding fiber to my diet.”Kathy Haneke

“If more people knitted and crocheted, the world would see fewer wars and a whole lot less road rage.”Queixo de Lily

You know you’ve been crocheting too long when you win the lottery and spend the whole darn thing to buy Lion Brand Yarns’ stock, a sheep farm in New Zealand, and spinning lessons.”Jennie’s Crochet

And a long quote from Vickie Howell about pop culture’s influence on fashion and craft.

Crocheters on Twitter

At this time last year I recommended following ten crocheters on Twitter. Here’s what they’re up to now:

  • @aberrantcrochetJulia Chambers is a crochet designer who is still active on Twitter.
  • @vashtiramaVashti Braha beat me out of a Flamie in 2011 for best crochet blog. She’s got some great crochet info there and on Twitter.
  • @gocrochetDesigner Ellen Gormley remains active on her blog as well as her Twitter account.
  • @knotbygranmaI love what this fun crochet art doll maker is doing these days and mostly I stay on top of it all via Twitter.
  • @monikadesignI absolutely love the crochet stuff in the Etsy store that this crafter posts about on Twitter so I can see it icon smile One Year Ago in Crochet 1/22   1/28 I wish she had a blog!
  • @unravelmedesignTheresa Grant also has an Etsy store but is terrifically good about making sure her Twitter account isn’t just about this but also about all sorts of life and craft stuff.
  • @jaybirddesignsMostly tweets links to her Etsy store which is full of crochet goodness. She also blogs intermittently. Honestly I follow the blog more than the Tweets but that’s just a preference.
  • @hotpinkhookSadly both the blog and the Twitter account went dormant mid-year last year so I’m not really following this one anymore.
  • @hooked4lifeI adore Mary Beth Temple (I recommend her Hooked for Life crochet essay book) and continue to enjoy following her on Twitter.
  • @lbystudioI’m not sure I realized the difference between Lion Brand’s various Twitter accounts at this time last year but this one is linked to their actual New York retail store.

Here’s What I was Crocheting A Year Ago:

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Crochet Flapper Hat with Irish Rose

And I did a post about what I found to be the four simple pleasures of crochet.

What were you doing with crochet one year ago?

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