Tag Archives: crochet

Wooly Wednesday

Here are five new wool-related things to get you through the week.

(via dustjacket attic)

Such a pretty pink sweater, and I love her orange glasses. What a cool kid.


The texture of the fabric in this illustration is stunning.

By Brett Manning. Found via Delightfully Tacky

Granny Square Wreck Room

It’s official, I’m going to be the crazy lady who has this house when I’m old. Let’s just hope it’s not overrun with cats.



The sweetest crocheted cake rings

via EnnaDesign on Etsy


All I can say is that I want that lion pillow and I would be perfectly willing to fight the kid in the picture for it. I think I could take her.

via Anna Maria Horner

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Wooly Wednesday

It’s been a nearly  two month break, but I’m back, and hopefully with a vengeance (the good kind, not the kind where I murder everyone). I’m back in Boston for school, and the last month has been a haze of getting ready to leave, and leaving, and starting classes, all of which I know are fascinating for other people to hear. But before I bore you to tears, let me show you pretty yarn, and you can “ooh” and “ahh” all you like.

This piece of knitting is truly breathtaking. Not only is it beautiful, but I cannot really even begin to comprehend the technical skills that you need to have to design this.

via Pugnat

Lately, I’m all about the cables. Not in real life of course, but my imaginary closet is full of aran sweaters.


Pinned Image

I want this sheep. It’s really cute. That is all.

via Karena Goldfinch’s Flikr

Now, you might be saying to yourself, this is in no way a sheep, or wool related. I would tell you that you are correct. The more of these I do, the less sheep-y they seem to be. And let me tell you, I have resisted the cute animal craze for a long time, but I’ve finally caved. So here is a teacup pig for your viewing pleasure.


Colorful Stripes and Heart Print Curved Hem Long Sleeve Sweater pictures

This sweater has stripes, hearts, and a scoop neck, so it’s pretty close to perfect in my book.


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Granny Squares

Just warning you before you start that this is kind of rambly and wordy, somewhat like word vomit. What can I say, it’s been a long week, and honestly even when I’m not tired I’m pretty rambly and wordy.

I definitely belong in the blogger hall of shame. I’ve just found it really difficult to post things lately (and I know that I haven’t posted the second round of yarnbombing pictures. I didn’t get great pictures and will have to get them from some other people, so it could take a while. If you want to see some more pictures of it though, I posted a few on instagram). First of all, I’m back home for summer, so packing up all of my things and getting them in storage and then moving back across the country was pretty horrible. I still have a few papers to do, but I can email them in and I was honestly just so finished with school and Boston that I needed to come home asap. Second, I’m having a lot of photography issues. I love beautiful pictures, but I really don’t have a good camera, and even if I did, I wouldn’t know how to use it. I’m interested in photography, but I’m really at the “fake it ’till you make it” kind of place. (Actually, next semester I’m signed up for a digital photography class, so hopefully this will only be temporary). Not really knowing anything about photography and being a ridiculous perfectionist don’t really go hand in hand. So, the posts get written but there are no pictures to go along with them. I’m going to try and put myself on a blogging schedule so it’s not so sporadic, because I really do love doing it. (Also, I’m much better at keeping up with instagram, and there are many  crafty photos. If you’re interested, my username is sarahelana).

From the blog so far, you would never know that I do crafts other than knitting. I promise I do, and I have some hopefully really cool tutorials coming up that have nothing to do with knitting. BUT, for today, I still have crochet. Maybe this is enough of a change of pace for you, I kind of lump them into the same category.

A little background on this project, and my crochet journey. I did just say that, and I sincerely apologize. From here on out, I will pinch myself every time I refer to it as “a journey.” First of all, I’m left-handed. Actually, all three kids in my family are left-handed, and my parents are both righties. I told this to one of my friends once and he told that I was probably adopted. I super appreciated that. Anyways, back to the story. I took a class to learn how to knit, and I knit English and don’t have any issues with it being very right-hand-centered. On the other hand, I taught myself how to crochet, and I do it left-handed. Since I’ve knit for so long and I have the dexterity and muscle memory, I’m really good at the actual motion of crochet, but it doesn’t mean I can follow a pattern, especially since by doing it with my left hand, I crochet backwards (or so people tell me). I’ve never really attempted a crochet pattern, but I LOOOOVVVEEE the groovyghan (here’s the link to my pattern page) and I had some yarn left over from yarnbombing, plus I bought some extra skeins to make a blanket, so I set out on my first real crochet project. Let me tell you, I am hooked. I absolutely love it. Crochet is really different than knitting, which will always be my first love. But crochet is such a fluid motion, and it goes so damn quick! The amount that I’ve crocheted in the last week would take at least double the time if I was knitting. I’m totally a fan of instant gratification. I’m just going to share a few instagram pics of it right now, and hopefully tomorrow I’ll take real pictures and post them. PS I’m going to Oregon on Thursday!!!! Super excited, and I promise I will do fun things and actually blog about them! Pinkie swear.

More to come soon, I already pinky swore.

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