Saturday, July 21, 2012

Happy Yarn

 I was trying to think of some small gesture that could brighten a person's day. With the help of Liita, we decided to make some crochet amigurumi and leave them to be discovered in public places.  Our only request is that whoever finds it sends an email to let us know when and where it was found. We are hoping to spread this project  - perhaps these little "friends" can travel around the world!
Lucky Doughnut

Lucky Egg

Maybe you can think of a "guerilla art" project that would make someone happy?

Many amigurumi patterns can be found on the web.  I also love the book Amigurumi World- Seriously Cute Crochet.  This is where I found the pattern for the egg. Once you get the hang of it, have fun making your own designs!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Extreme Knit and Crochet!

For the past three weeks I have been volunteering at mini camps held at the Little Bits Workshop in River Forest.  While all of the camps have been fabulous, my favorite week was "Extreme Knit and Crochet".  The kids and instructors had a blast working collaboratively on banners that are now festooning trees on Lake Street.

Balloon Tree

Ice cream Tree

The tree that has garnered the most attention is the Wishing Tree.  Liita had the idea for the kids to make blank tags so passerby could write a wish and hang it from the tree branches.

It is so beautiful to see all of the wishes hanging from the tree!  To see more about this project, you can watch a video on the Little Bits Workshop site.