I bought Linda Permann’s book, “Crochet Adorned” and have been very inspired by her projects. She shows how you can use crochet to embellish bought garments. I have been doing this for years since I don’t have as much time as I used to to crochet large items but she gave me some new ideas. I love how this technique makes ordinary garments “extra-ordinary” with a personal touch. Here is a Pink Wavy Butterfly top I made for my daughter.[Read more]
At the end of March my daughters and I performed in a special fundraising concert called, “Love Notes for Veterans.” We had a great time working on our songs and dances. One dance was to a celtic song by Michael Card called, “Starkindler”. One of my daughters was the “star” dressed in an orangy-yellow costume with this knot on it. I made the costume and had the most fun adding this “Starkindler Knot” to the front.
Now we are up to March and we all love St. Patrick’s Day in our house. To me it is so much more than just an excuse to visit the local bar! We spend the whole month celebrating the Irish culture by watching special shows about Ireland, listening to Irish music and dancing all around the house. I love the idea of recycle crochet – you can crochet almost anything that can act like a rope or thread. I have[Read more]
Vanna White has been a crocheter for a long time and now has her own line of yarn. Her line of “Glamour” yarn appealed to me because it is a finer yarn twisted with a metallic thread. In February I decided to design a winter necklace (combining crochet and knot techniques) – Celtic Knot Snowflake Necklace – and enter it into the 3rd Annual Vanna’s Choice Contest. I was very pleased to be notified in April that my necklace had[Read more]
Since I am going with the “holiday” theme . . . .in February I was inspired to create something for my daughters to wear that again combined a symbol of the holiday (Valentine’s day) and a crocheted knot. I found a great heart knot on You Tube created by JT of “Tying It All Together” (TIAT). His tutorial videos are excellent and so is his first book, Decorative Fusion Knots. Here is my crocheted version of the heart knot that[Read more]