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"Lacy Sock With Holes"

January 19, 2012
by Calophi
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Lazy Pattern Naming

Knitted DROPS sock with holes in ”Alpaca”.

Seriously, DROPS? Sock with holes? I know you guys are completely lazy at naming your patterns, but at least you could make them sound attractive. Do you need me to look at your stuff and come up with descriptive names for you? What about “Lacy Chevron Sock” or “Lacy Sock with Seed Stitch Bands” or SOMETHING that lets people know it’s LACE and not HOLES in your socks??

Cassette Tape Crochet

June 2, 2011
by Calophi
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Cassette Tape Crochet

How awesome is this? Crocheting doilies out of cassette tapes has to be the most wonderfully neato thing I’ve seen in a while. I sort of wish I hadn’t thrown out a bunch of really crappy tapes from my youth recently.

This was created by artist Jennifer Cantwell and can be found in the “cut” section of her blog. You can read more about it at Craftzine and Unconsumption.

Knitted Skeleton

May 20, 2011
by Calophi
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Knitted Skeleton!

“The installation piece Ben Cuevas chose to showcase at The Wassaic Project features a knitted skeleton seated atop a pyramid of Borden’s condensed milk cans and a cloud of screen prints on Plexi glass suspended above it. The knitted skeleton is seated in the lotus position. The prints are of disembodied anatomical parts photographed in high resolution with diagrammatic illustrative overlays. Ben conceives of the piece as a reference to material culture and Wassaic’s local history (The Borden Company had a condensed milk factory in Wassaic) and a meditation on transcendence.” -Bora Mici

Goodness. This must have taken AGES to make. See more pictures at The Art of Ben Cuevas.

Coraline

October 15, 2010
by Calophi
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Miniature Knitting

Coraline

Did you know that Coraline’s star sweater, as well as various other articles of clothing in the movie, were hand-knitted?  They were made by the extremely talented Althea Crome, and what she creates and how she goes about it are amazing! You can read a nice, long interview with Althea over at OregonLive.com, or view more of her work on her personal site, Bugknits.

Here’s a video that gives you an idea about what she has to do to complete one of her miniature projects.

Shauna & Lion #1

October 14, 2010
by Calophi
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Crocheted Animal Sculptures

Since sometimes I’m lazy about posting my finished objects here, but I still spend a bit of every day looking at knit and crochet projects online, I thought I’d start posting fantastically amazing, amazingly fantastic finds here.  This IS a raveling blog, after all, and everyone needs a bit of inspiration!

Obviously this is the first of such posts, which I am lovingly calling “Ravelry in the Wild” because I feel like it.

Today’s find features Shauna Richardson’s animal sculptures. Shauna’s been commissioned to crochet three giant lion sculptures to celebrate London 2012, and you can see why!  Click the picture below to see more examples of her work and watch a video about the Lionheart Installation.

Shauna & Lion #1

Shauna & Lion #1