Saturday, May 23, 2009

Stuck on K


It's been some time, and I'm "busting at the seams" with cool links to share. I am still alphablogging, but currently stuck on K...


So, I thought I'd share some of the best links I've found recently:

One food link--these crispy black bean tacos inspired me to have a go at my own version, which was so simple and so hearty and so good I can't even tell you. Rustic food at its finest.

Something I spent 20 minutes making: a hyperbolic tawashi!

I took it to work for dishwashing there....now I need to make a couple in pretty colors for my own kitchen! This yarn looks like doodee in the photo :(

Here's a cute tawashi flower to crochet! It would be fun to have a pile of these for washing dishes with (I bet they'd be nice made in double-stranded dishcloth cotton), or to add to a bag.....

I really want to point people to the Horst Schulz African Adventure pattern, found here. There is a group on ravelry devoted to this amazing composition of color and scraps!!! This is truly one of the most stunning knit designs I've ever seen! In addition, Phazelia (on Ravelry) has made a bag out of these segments, and Phazelia's pattern is here. So beautiful! Sorry, but I don't have a pic to post, you have to go there to see this amazing creation...but I'm going to start on it soon!


Here is a cute granny square bag to crochet, it looks really cute worked up in the right colors!

Wanna see some more amazing color knitting? This is the coolest blog--it's in some scandinavian language (sorry, I can't tell which) but the photos more than make up for that. Her patchwork garments are gorgeous!

Here's a cute felted bag--I really like the look of the flower, and think I'll knit up a few to stick on my ugly-as-all-getout orange tweed bag I made of Cascade...maybe I can salvage it if I bury it in flowers.....

I like this pattern for mosaic garter stitch--I think it would make a nice washcloth pattern.

Another nice market bag--I might try to make one of these this holiday weekend. I'm looking at 3 looming days of TIME TO MYSELF!!!! No work, but lots of housework to catch up on, dog-grooming, shopping a bit, and FIBER STUFF and cookouts, lying in the sun, reading...

Here is a really cute shrug, made with the same pattern as the sweet pea shawl--and she calls it the Maui Shrug! I love this one

Free amigurumi patterns--I love this heart, it almost looks like a cartoon! It would be fun to make a big fat pillow with this pattern and my size U crochet hook!

This is a great gift idea, or stash-buster...a knit "soap sweater"!!! Good idea =)

Anyone looking for free vintage crochet patterns should look here: crochet treasuresLooks like a good resource if you don't have a pile of vintage mags of your own....

And finally, a crochet fan-lace that would make a lovely curtain, and it's free. I love how this lace looks....

Wish I had some other pics, but at least we can document some fun links, right?! Happy Crafting!

2 comments:

Barbara said...

Thanks for all the links. Those little heart are so cute.

Kris said...

Thanks for the links. Hope you are having a great long weekend. I enjoyed your lakehouse post. my husbands grandfather had soooooo much stuff when he passed away that they ended up cataloging it all and auctioning it off. Took all day (the auction) and months to go through and clear out!