Making of an Olm

December 16, 2012 at 1:23 pm (Crocheting Fun) (, , , , )

A friend of a friend has asked me to make an Olm for her son for Christmas.  After much trial and error, the Olm is finished.

This is what an Olm looks like –



This is what a crocheted Olm looks like – I think I got pretty close.Image



I hope this Olm is well loved.


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A New Favorite Yarn Store!

June 8, 2010 at 3:49 pm (Best of the Best - My Favorites, Crocheting Fun, Other Artsy Fun) (, , , )

So what have I been doing the past few weeks?  Too many things, but I did find a new favorite yarn store – and they have a sign on  the door stating that crocheters are welcome – an immediate win in my book.

Warm, friendly, everything you’re looking for in an LYS.

But you can read more about it here: The Recycled Lamb in Lakewood, Co.

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In Crochet, Yoda is

April 30, 2010 at 6:47 pm (Crocheting Fun)

Found this awfully cute – and easy to make – Yoda pattern today – here’s where you can find him:

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Crochet for Earth Day

April 22, 2010 at 6:37 pm (Crocheting Fun) (, , , )

Using plarn, video tape, audio tape, even sweaters and other knitted items from the second hand store, you too can be Earth friendly today in your crochet. Learn how to make plarn, and look at a few patterns using these unique and ultimately recycled materials!

Crochet on Earth Day using recycled materials

Earth Friendly Patterns to crochet using plarn and recycled video and audio tape

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Project Night Night helps homeless kids feel more secure

April 11, 2010 at 3:42 am (Best of the Best - My Favorites, Crocheting Fun) (, , , )

 When I was looking at the Red Heart Yarn site last night, I found this  link on the Red heart page and it led me to an idea that I had considered before myself.  The idea is to have an easy to carry tote that has a toy, book, and small blanket in it that can be given to homeless children to help them feel loved and secure.

Here’s what a sample bag looks like, and here are more of the details –

You can start a group to do this yourself, or you can send a toy, book or blanket in to their headquarters.  Some of these kids have nothing but the clothes on their backs, and no child deserves to live like that.  So whip out your crochet hooks, kniting needles, thread and fabric, and let’s help these kids.

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