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Thursday, August 22, 2013

comedy/tragedy masks graph

I used to have quite an extensive collection of Chinese opera masks.  I love everything about them; the material, the colors, the embellishments.  There is something timeless about the poignant simplicity of the comedy/tragedy masks, though.  The symbolism, the recognition, even the cliche of the masks is comforting to me. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Smurfette graph

I have been crocheting like crazy lately (big surprise there, eh?) and seem to have pulled a muscle in my back.  It is now impossible for me to sit cross legged on the floor and hunch over to complete my Marines afghan (which can be found on my Facebook page if you care to look) so I am designing a bit instead.  So, I present to you...SMURFETTE!  The most beautiful gnome in the world.  I've always loved her confidence and femininity.  Yes, I know she's  a cartoon.  I'm a 37 year old who still watches cartoons whether anyone else is home or not.  It's a moot point.  Anyway, since I'm about as feminine as a plow horse, I respect that Smurfette can run from an evil wizard, alley cat, and angry bats or whatever, all while wearing a shorty short dress and high heels.  She also never has a hair out of place. I dare you to try it.

Quick question, though. Do you prefer graphs, or written patterns?  I prefer to work with graphs, myself.  But I'm willing to put in the work for someone who wants a written pattern, provided I have an audience for it.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Bruges lace book giveaway

http://www.allfreecrochet.com/sweeps/Learn-Bruges-Lace#contestTop

I've never learned Bruges lace but am always up for learning new techniques. This giveaway is for a how to book on Bruges lace. I'm excited at the prospect. Won't you join me?