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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Crocheted Olaf

We love the movie "Frozen" in our house and Olaf, the snowman, is one of our favorite characters.  Since the Knit and Crochet Show was happening in the heat of the summer, I thought it would be fun to include a large crocheted Olaf - since he is always dreaming of summer!

 
Olaf sat right near the front desk to greet everyone as they arrived.
He was a big hit!
I enjoyed making him using Red Heart's Buttercup yarn.
 
On the last afternoon of the conference we took everything down and loaded up my van with all of the yarn art.  Olaf fit perfectly in the child's car seat for the short ride home. :)
 
 
 
This pattern of Olaf will be available later in the fall - check back here (or better yet, enter your email address into the "Follow by Email" rectangle on the upper right - you'll receive an email of each new post).
 
 
 
 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Red Heart sponsored the Knit and Crochet Show Yarn Bomb

Thank you to Red Heart yarns for sponsoring the Yarn Bomb project at the Knit and Crochet Show.
They sent all kinds of great yarn that I used to create most of the projects shown in the gardens in the previous post -

Unforgettable - Boutique Unforgettable Looks like wool but is 100% acrylic and soft.  Each skein has a lot of yardage and comes in beautiful color combos.

 Vivid - VividSuper chunky yarn in super bright colors - work up quick  - perfect for yarn bombs!
Reflective - ReflectiveBright colors with a reflective thread throughout.

Gumdrop - GumdropSuper soft and comes in bright colorways that are great for projects for kids (or yarn bombs - :) ).

Swanky - Boutique Swanky - Oval color-matching sequins add a ton of sparkle to all the gem tones and it's affordable!

(Visit www.redheart.com to order these yarns or visit your local craft store.)

Here I am in the Red Heart Booth in the Expo Center filled with all of the great yarn vendors.



This large art piece was made with the Reflective yarn in a rainbow of colors and then stretched across a large hoop.  When photographed with flash, the reflective thread in the yarn shines.

Here is the same project without the flash:
 
 

This giant Celtic Knot Heart sat on a table in the booth - I crocheted with the Vivid yarn for this project and mounted it to a piece of cardboard.


Be on the lookout for these patterns to be made available here!