Monday, April 28, 2008

And then there was...

The location of this 3-dimensional crocheted flower will not be revealed here in an effort to let it bloom a few days before the mirthless seize it.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Bandon No.3

Here is the third of the Bandon installations. No guess as to whether is has been removed yet. But Bandon is gaining a reputation for their missing sense of humor. But we're not done yet!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Bandon No. 2

This one is at the Face Rock Viewpoint. It made it past the 24 hour mark and one visitor passing by thought it was a "wonderful improvement". She approved of Grannie Graffiti. I think of it more as spreading the homestyle decorative arts...

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Missing crochet

The crochet didn't make it past the 24 hour mark. Was it lack of a sense of humor on the part of Bandon city fathers? A dog owner with a propensity for theft? A squirrel with an afghan fixation?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Bandon Dog Park

Fiber art installed on the fence of the Dog Park in Bandon. One of three installations done today amidst hail and rain.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Profiled and successful

I successfully managed to find the dashboard area of blogging, with a considerable amount of help from my dear mentor Matawheeziekin. It's amazing how ignorant I am regarding some aspects of this supercomputer I use to type letters on. But here I am again! Bookmarked, and I actually managed my profile to include a lovely personal photo. I'm so proud.

It's raining again.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Guerilla Crochet

Anonymous installation in front of the Langlois Library

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Granny Square 1

Along the Amazon Creek bike path, near Garfield Street.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Check it out!

If you have one of those days when you feel guilty for not grabbing
your crochet hook and being creative, take a look at this site:

Advancing Bravely Backwards

I picked up me embroidery this morning and set to work... removing
half of the stitches I'd done at relping Wednesday night. The color
was unpleasing. Is this progress?

Friday, April 04, 2008

Lesson in Humility

Hi all. In case you are wondering, I was led here by pangolin.

I've sewed since I was in middle school, and just this past year decided to teach myself knitting. I've made a few scarfs, a hat, and even a pair of socks (that fit!). Made a small scarf for my husband's granddaughter (eeew, Disney princess pink).

While on vacation to visit said granddaughter, she expressed a desire to have a "nap blanket" for the summer -- in pink.

So, now, I'm up to my eyebrows in pink yarn, and progress is going something like this:

Attempt 1: Cast on. Debate if it's wide enough on the circular needle. Start to knit. Take with me on the road when husband decides to take photos of Elk. Hit a bump, drop a stitch. Stop mid-way through a row, and forget which side I'm working on. Take a wild stab in the dark, and keep going. Drop another stitch. Decide to randomly tie pink ribbon in the holes -- reject as "Cheating". Decide to unravel it, and start over.

Attempt 2: Cast on. Make it wider. Finish first row during a basketball game. Realize that my eyes are ready to fall out of head, and put aside. Decide that I never want to make anything pink again. So far, no dropped stitches, but it's only row 5. Look at my bag with bamboo/wool blend yarn, and think, "Wow, those socks are calling my name."

Sigh. The blanket isn't due until mid-May (for granddaughter's birthday), but if I don't work on it during the nights, I'll never get it done.

Anyhow, glad to be here, and happy to be an associate member of the relping society.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Gaining wisdom from your child

Since I began writing more my relping projects have been languishing.
The white shirt gained a layer of dust sitting in the basket,
untouched. The crocheted shawl, thoughtfully dubbed My Shroud, is so
far from completion I will be dust before it is large enough to cover
a single shoulder. It hasn't gotten even a single crochet in weeks

My daughter, a high school teacher and mother of three, recently
shared her resolution to attend to her crafts, in her case
crocheting, on a daily basis. "I will do at least one stitch every
day" she has vowed. That has inspired me to emulate her. I now sit
with my embroidery or crocheting each day. One stitch often leads to
another. At least progress is being made.