Saturday, January 21, 2017

Women's March in NYC!  
PussyHat Power.

Candid shot of
Claudia, Shellie and other friends

Lots of PussyHats on East 48th Street
Wearing the
PussyHats I made for them:


Cousin Sarah Kaplan 

Cousin Sarah Stern


More intriguing PussyHat Photos:
Eleanor Roosevelt 

PussyHats go global!
More PussyHats in Washington
"...the pussyhats are unabashedly feminine, in that they are pink and homemade (not to mention that they reference a derogatory term for the female anatomy). That's by design: the "Pussyhat Project" website explains that "knitting and crochet are traditionally women's crafts," adding, "[knitting] circles are powerful gatherings of women."  From this NPR article.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Veselka Bulkan thinks outside of the embroidery hoop to combine stitches with hand-felted elements. 

From an article called Best of 2016: Top 17 Artists Who Have Revitalized Embroidery

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Amigurumi Exhibit
at Resobox Gallery and Cafe in Long Island City.
In addition to the crochet display
I enjoyed a bowl of Ramen with Claudia who works in that nabe.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Pussyhat Project

 More info here: Pussyhat Project

Added some Coral color to the next one to jazz it up a bit. This one is for Cousin Sarah.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Creating new potholders.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Donations for my Big Apple Knits charity group.
Knitted wool scarf, crocheted baby blanket
and new purple striped scarf, wip.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Christoph Abbrederis' illustrations in The New Yorker.

More here.


Sunday, September 25, 2016

I could make this.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

How to keep the paper towel roll from falling off the holder into the sink, when the wind blows.

Long Lake Yarn Bombing
Crochet flowers adorn beach and land around
our house on Birch Bay Point in Long Lake
Summer 2016.

On the bannister that leads us down to the beach.

Hidden in the rock wall.

On the way back up to the house after a swim.

Adds to the view.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Found: A 3,000-Year-Old Ball of Yarn

Archaeologists in England just unearthed a 3,000-year-old—and extremely fragile—ball of yarn. Buried in the waterlogged depths of the Must Farm Bronze Age settlement, a site in Cambridgeshire that has been described as the “Pompeii of the fens,” the artifact is one of a rich cache of finds that includes textiles, beads, and domestic tools. 

Like other fibers discovered at the location, the yarn is probably plant-based in origin. “All the textiles appear to have been made from plant fibers,” said Margarita Gleba, an archaeologist specializing in textiles. “The people at Must Farm used cultivated species, such as flax, as well as wild plants, such as nettle and perhaps trees, to obtain raw materials.” Not to mention folks back then really knew their stuff, too. 

“The linen textiles found at Must Farm are among the finest from Bronze Age Europe,” Gleba added. “Wild fibers appear to have been used for coarser fabrics made in a different technique, known as twining.”