2011 en crochet: Azzedine Alaia, Calvin Klein, christmas tree, flocons de neige

Habituellement le dimanche, je repense à la date de la même semaine dans 2011 pour voir ce qui s'est passé en crochet basé sur ce que j'ai été blogging puis. Ce mois-ci l'horaire est un peu bancal à cause des activités occupées du blog en décembre. Aujourd'hui nous allons revenir sur ce blog pour la date de 12/2/2011 par le biais 12/15/2011, see what was happening then and get some updates on those things.

Crochet d'Art

I profiled the artistic fashions of upcycled crochet designer Marion Macedo. I have not seen new announcements about this artist’s work since the profile.

I shared this crochet brain video. I really love stop motion crochet and later did a roundup of 20 stop motion crochet videos that of course included this one.

J'ai fait un tour d'horizon des crochet de sapins de Noël. So fun to put together. This year I’m loving the trees crocheted by Selon Matt et Coudre chic chic.

I learned that artist Mandy Greer had learned to crochet from her husband. Fait amusant. Le most recent news from Mandy is that she has a new art portfolio book for sale, sur la photo ci-dessus.

Crochet-artiste Magda Sayeg talked about her process. The most recent thing I’ve seen from this artist was an interview in Gestalt Journal where she discusses her history with this art and some of her current projects.

Olek’s art was vandalized but she said to go easy on the vandals. Check out this new video of Olek’s work:


Je suis amoureuse Tricoter locale, a book about local yarn buying. That inspired me to write a post with 10 reasons to buy local yarn as well as a post featuring 80 Local U.S. Vendeurs de fil.

J'ai fait un examen de Doudous au crochet for its blog tour. Author Stacey Trock is currently working on her next book, which I believe is due out in 2013.

I also reviewed the Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Book 6, which is about edgings. It’s a good resource but I’d recommend Edie Eckman’s Around the Border if you’re looking for a good book on edgings.

Crochet Inspiration

I did an interview with crochet designer Tricots de Anastacia. She continues to create new designs and in fact is giving away several of her patterns here on the blog this week as part of my big Crochet de Concupiscence 12 Jours de Noël Giveaway.

Items featuring Trop légitime à tricoter. You can now find a lot of these pinned on Pinterest.

I rounded up a list of ten foreign language crochet blogs. I now devote a regular series of posts to this topic. I recently wrote a guest post about foreign blogs for Crochet aujourd'hui. En outre, I now have a translator in this blog’s sidebar for foreign readers, which wasn’t the case one year ago.

Crochet mode

J'ai regardé Azzedine Alaia for my Designer Crochet series. I don’t spot anything new from this brand in crochet.

I also looked at Calvin Klein crochet. A look at the online store today turns up somecrochet-inspireditems but no crochet.


Le Mollie Makes magazine had recently come out and I was interested in it. I never did check out a copy although I follow their happenings online. Mollie Makes now has an iPad app issue called Gathered that also looks inspiring but I don’t have an iPad so I haven’t dug into it myself.

Project Linus Was Named 2012 Bénéficiaire du changement de la rue du marché pour la charité. The organization gets funding in a specific quarter and they are actually wrapping up their quarter right now.

Ceux qui ont au Crochet

Crocheter Anna Manna Durham had turned one hundred and celebrated by taking her first helicopter ride. I don’t have an update on her but sure she hope she’s still doing well!

Delores Schlegel crocheted caps for the needy while her husband sat by her side reading. Sweet.

School crochet clubs ont été popping up everywhere. I’m happy to say that I continue seeing news here and there about kids crocheting in class projects.

Myanmar immigrant Win Htay was making a modest income crocheting yarmulkes for a Jewish museum.

And there were 5 more awesome old women who were crocheting


Quelques-unes des choses que certains gens intelligents dit:

“I don’t run and I don’t do lots of things but I like to knit and I like to crochet.”Cathie Haldane

“Simple definitely doesn’t have to be boring, and there’s no need for chunky to be frumpy.”Jen Geigley

“If you’re not familiar with blocking then don’t be afraid. It’s really quite a simple task. Fondamentalement, you’re steaming or washing your finished piece of work then pinning it down in the desired shape while it dries so that your stitches are allowed to settle into the fabric.”Sutures de Shorty

“Crochet is definitely not for the faint hearted………..in my house it is fast-paced and at the moment a little stressful!” – Foi

“Crochet hooks are the unsung heroes of our craft.”Crocheter avec Dee

“Give a crocheter a pattern, and she’ll make an exact copy of the sample in the pattern. But teach a crocheter how to use a pattern, and there’s no stopping her!” – Stacey Trock

« La prochaine fois que vous vous trouvez dans votre magasin de fil local ou au marché de votre fermier, parler à quelqu'un où se trouve de la fibre entre vos mains. Comment at-il été fait? where was it milled? Quel genre de processus de teinture a été utilisé? The more you understand about your fiber and where it came from, plus vous serez informé et plus vous apprécierez le processus « . – Tanis Gray

“You don’t need to be a spinner to love fibers! I’m not a spinner but it doesn’t stop me from indulging in an assortment of fiber.”Knit Picks

“I am obsessed with making things in general, but I especially like making things with fiber. I love to spin, dye, tricot, crochet and have even been known to weave a bit.”Crochet Renee

And part of a song from Dora Ohrenstein:

“Let the stitch tell you what it wants to be
They can go in circles, or stand in line
You can make them big and bulky, or make them fine.
Just pay close attention to its natural tendencies
A stitch won’t disappoint you, it always aims to please.”

Crochet sur Etsy

I shared an Etsy treasury of crochet de flocon de neige éléments. My favorite item in this treasury was the earrings shown above, still for sale from DesignAnna.

I also did a treasury of hot guys wearing crochet hats. It was posts like this one that inspired me to write a Handmadeology guest post called How to Exploit Hot Men and Sell More on Etsy.


Nous avons examiné la pros and cons of crocheting with mohair yarn. I haven’t written a lot about this since but maybe I should do a roundup of mohair patterns.

Tangerine Tango was named the color of the year by Pantone so I did a roundup of 5 tangerine colored yarns. To be honest I didn’t see a lot of people specifically using that color this year despite that prediction. The new color prediction for 2013 is Emerald, which sounds a lot more user-friendly to me!

Ce que j'ai été jusqu'à

I had just finished this Mamie bambou soie carré couverture, which you can see in my living room today.

I signed up to do a mug rug swap, eventually making this one.

I crocheted these motifs to start a scarf. Pour être honnête, I still have the motifs and no scarf.

I had just started working on what ended up being this sac au crochet.

I bought yarn and a crochet Pacman ghost from Bazaar Bizarre. I recently used some of that yarn to make a crochet ventouse.

J'ai partagé une mise à jour de cinq choses que j'avais appris loin du projet accrochés ensemble, je faisais. J'ai vérifié Bunny Mummy’s blogroll where I discovered several blogs I still follow including Posie Gets Cozy, IDA Interior Lifestyle, Linhas Imaginarias and Tangled Happy.

J'ai commencé mon 31 Jours de cadeaux au Crochet pour le mois de décembre. Cette année au lieu de cela, j'ai fais un 12 Jours de cadeau de Noël au Crochet, which is already in full swing. Enter now!

J'ai également lancé mon 2011 tous les jours Super prix de Blogger au Crochet, qui je vais faire à nouveau ce mois de décembre. This one is also in full swing again this year with awards being handed out daily this month for all of the awesome bloggers out there writing about crochet.

Vous avez manqué un de ces postes l'année dernière? Vous pouvez visiter les originaux en utilisant les liens tout au long de ce post.


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