Friday, 3 July 2015

A Tragic Twenty-four Hours

Last night, my family and I were greatly saddened to learn that the well-known and well-loved crocheter and blogger Marinke Slump of A Creative Being had lost her battle with depression.

This morning, I woke to the news that Phil Walsh, Adelaide Crows' coach, had died suddenly overnight in tragic circumstances. 

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Slip Stitch (Bosnian Crochet) Scarves

Two slip stitch scarves lying side-by-side; made from colour-changing yarn; left: blues, greens & dark greys; right: fiery oranges, reds and charcoal.
My two finished scarves!
Pattern: Slip Slope Scarf
by Vashti Braha


At last! Two complete scarves, both done with the 'slip stitch crochet' technique, also known as 'Bosnian crochet'. 

I promised to blog about this last May so now it is time to gather photos, pattern details and resources for further learning about slip stitch crochet.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Scarves, Exhausted with Colour


 Seeking comfort in the colours of crochet during a very challenging week.

Close up of crocheted scarf made of colour changing yarn: Moda Vera Bouvardia. It blends shades of turquoise, deep blues, purple, grey, charcoal, warm tans and muted lime greens.
Close-up of finished slip stitch scarf.


Thursday, 11 June 2015

Going Out for a Crochet Night In

The month of May 2015 brought some happy crafting social events to my fair city of Adelaide, South Australia.

First of all, the Stitches and Craft Show which I attended with my multi-craftual friend 'M': I got to catch up with old acquaintances like Prudence Mapstone and friends, and make new friends like 'Sheepish' Sarah and Charmaine from Yarnarama.

Then I found out that fellow crochet blogger Michelle Westlund was coming to visit from New South Wales. How exciting! For the first time we would be in the same city at the same time and couldn't let the opportunity slip.