Category Archives: Crochet as Art

Kitschalicious Cozy!


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Originally uploaded by kristyashmore

Call it a cozy, call it a bag, this is so darn cute!

CLF Member KAshmore makes these really cute bags to hold your Gadgets! The pattern is available for download at her Etsy store,
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5772656

KAshmore pat yourself on the back! These bags have earned you the Kitschalicious Award for awesome crochet kitsch!

Hooks Raised, CLF Salute!

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Saturday of the Crochet and Knit Show

Ok, so it’s officially Sunday early AM right now, it was a really long day, and I should be in bed right now, but you know me…le sigh 🙂

Anyway, this morning at “bleary eyed o’clock” I had Myra Wood’s Advanced Free Form class. I loved every minute of it! Now, I already knew most of the stitches, but I didn’t take the class to learn a new stitch, that’s what my stitch dictionary collection is for! No, I took the class to be in Myra’s aura, her creative spirit and energy is vast and glorious. I have never met a person, yet, who has taken her classes and left disappointed!

I got inspired to do some very useable art…yes, useable art. Art for artsake is freakin cool, but I have this real practical streak and I like to use my art…it is both amusing and fullfilling!

After class, my dear friends Gabrielle and Thomas Chavez, met up with me, and I went to the Portland Raw Food Meetup’s potluck. That was a great deal of fun, and met a lovely lady who knits, and told her about the show, and showed off a little crochet goodness, she may now be tempted by the hook 😉

After that little bit for Crochet-Evangelism, I came back to the hotel with daughter and we relaxed for a while. WHOOT…

Then came the dinner and fashion show. Oh my, what a nice show it was too. Garments both crocheted and knit festooned our evening and tickled our eyeballs (and brains, lots of inspiration).

What was the coolest part of the show, to me, was how many crocheters there were! In fact when the “raffle prizes” were drawn folks were asked for their preference in the prizes! “Knit or Crochet” was the call about half of the lucky winners were heard to shout proudly and in a distinguished manner, “Crochet!” I had to root and cheer for each one! YAY for Crochet!

I am too tired to take photos off camera and get them on the blog at the moment, but I will most definately be doing that either later this morning, OR Monday 🙂

Tomorrow holds checking out from the hotel, seeing if I have enough cash to do one last dash through the market, and then off to the Museum of Contemporary Crafts because of this exhibit!

Then it’s to the Batmob… I mean the train station and back to Camano Island where my hubby, son, cats and dog are waiting for us!

It was sure fun (if not a little too warm for me)…but it was a HOOKALICIOUS convention, I’d say it rates hand over fist from last year! Live and learn I always say, but thank you Portland you were a fabulous host as always!