I have been deeply impacted this morning by the news that Marinke (Wink) of A Creative Being succumbed to suicide. (See full post here.) And I feel like I need to do something. After re-reading her story in Crochet Saved My Life, mulling it over during meditative crochet and mindful walking, I’ve come up with the project. It’s called #MandalasForMarinke.
I’m happy to be part of the Poise campaign to raise awareness about light bladder leakage (LBL) in a fun way – by finding a creative way to upcycle unused period pads with a DIY project. For my project, I’ve taken unused pads, stitched them together and added crochet to create a water-absorbent, protective, cute new iPhone cozy.
Back in March I mentioned that Flo had pointed me to The 100 Women Project, a student’s collaborative crochet art project. Here’s an update on the project’s process through completion.
All month long I shared the daily Awesome Crochet Blog Awards. Here’s a roundup of the winners in case you missed any!
This specific award is for the crochet blog that shares the best information about yarn. That could be yarn reviews, yarn industry news or any other aspect of fiber info that is of interest to people who crochet.
This specific award is for the most variety in crochet blog posts. It goes to the crochet blog that regularly features an array of different types of crochet posts such as reviews, tutorials, pattern roundups, interviews, etc. By doing great posts about all different areas of crochet, the blog helps to support the crochet community in a number of ways.
This specific award is for the most unique crochet project/ pattern of the year. It’s shocking how many crochet items are made each year and shown off all around the web. Each one is special, of course, but after awhile they can all start to look the same. That’s why it’s so wonderful to see truly unique crochet patterns and projects that are innovative and different from everything else that’s out there.