Friday, 29 July 2016

To Help or Not To Help (Part 1)

This blog entry is a response to questions asked by CatDownUnder on 15 July 2016 about the complicated business of offering and accepting help. It truly can be fraught with many issues.

As I considered my own experiences and those of friends with chronic illness or disability, my reply to Cat became ever longer. The etiquette of offering and accepting help seems lost on many people. The ramifications of people's behaviour extend beyond a mere verbal exchange and go to the heart of self-identify and self-worth.

There were too many discussion points for a quick comment so I have chosen to publish the first part here, to be continued in instalments. Perhaps by the last one, we will have a better understanding of how to help each other.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Quick Crochet Fun on the Weekend

A 'hedgehog' motif consisting of a red circle crocheted in the round for the body with a jagged border across the top for spines; a white triangular face with black embroidered eye and nose.
Made by Jodiebodie 2016

Looking for a quick project?

Here's a little creature 
whipped up last weekend.


Thursday, 14 July 2016

The Ravellenic Games 2016


If you are a crocheter, knitter, spinner, weaver or other type of yarncrafter, you may have heard of Ravelry.  It's a free web site for crocheters and knitters, created and administered by crocheters and knitters.

Ravelry is a great place to find like-minded yarn crafters from all over the world but it is much, much more than a social network.  I highly recommend Ravelry as a powerful management tool and source of 'yarny' information, inspiration and fun too.

One day, during an Olympic year, some Ravelry members (fondly referred to as 'Ravellers') decided to establish their own (yarn)sporting event which became the "Ravellenic Games".

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Out of the Crochet Comfort Zone

I am a believer that the most learning and personal growth happens when one is 'outside the comfort zone' and this year, I've been tempted to go there.


Thursday, 7 July 2016

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Pop, Pop, Pop!

A string of poppies attached to a chrome bannister. A laminated tri-panel leaflet is attached to the poppies.
More crocheted and knitted poppies are popping up around Adelaide.  It's a trail of them along North Terrace, a main thoroughfare of Adelaide and the home of many South Australian cultural venues. 

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Flower Power Exhibition, Adelaide 2016

After much anticipation, I was lucky enough to see Prudence Mapstone's "Flower Power" exhibition for myself, in real life, when it came to Adelaide as part of the 'Stitches & Craft Show' in May 2016.





This post is full of photos of the amazing crochet and knitting work that makes "Flower Power" so awesome.  Greetings and thanks go out to Prudence, Stephen and Cat who kindly gave me permission to take as many photos as I like and to share them here.  Enjoy!