Très Crochet Daily

Notes on Crochet...Ideas, Designs, & Experiences

Thursday, September 08, 2005

It's not crochet but...

Creating God's Eyes can still be a fun yarn-related project, especially for kids. It's a rainy day and my son says, "I'm bored." I say, "How about I teach you to crochet?!?!" He says, "Ummm, NO!" So I thought of this craft instead. He's four and picked it up really quick. For kids, it gets them used to mastering a methodical and repetitive skill, as well as getting the feel for how yarn behaves. For you, it uses up scraps, may inspire some new color combinations you hadn't before considered, and hey it's fun. If you find yourself wanting to get more elaborate, check out this guy: Jay Mohler.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Webs Visit

Wow, this was great. I was able to visit Webs Yarn Store in Northampton, MA, while my husband and I were on our way to Boston for a Tori Amos concert. I shopped for two overwhelming hours while my poor husband wandered the town. They have a beautifully organized main store area and also a warehouse that is open to customers, with clearance and closeout items. After browsing for awhile, I decided to limit my purchases to wool. I ended up buying some Cascade 220, Filatura di Crosa 501 in a gorgeous lavender shade, and some Jo Sharp DK. I spent a little over $100, and thought I got a good value - the 501 and Jo Sharp were on closeout. The picture above is me with my loot.

Although a very nice employee allowed me to take many photos inside, below is the only one that didn't come out blurry. It is a large loom that was on display among the weaving fibers.

It was a wonderful treat for me to visit this store. If you're in the area, I highly recommend. But better to go in with a plan!