Saturday, January 24, 2009
I've made other fastenings in this style by attaching the shank of the button to the chain with a jump ring. This makes a kind of giant cuff link. The downside of this is you need a hole large enough for the button to pass through and the buttons are attached for keeps, not interchangeable.
A difficult thing to describe in words but a very useful invention - or unvention as Elizabeth Zimmerman would say!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The flower with the button is simpler and can be unbuttoned and taken off if the need arises. I'll go with that one.
Ohhhh goody! A new project looms!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
When talking about the history of crochet she says that sometimes the employers of these poorly paid crocheters would require them the supplement their income in the age old fashion. Hence the name hookers, she suggests.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
I've been fighting my way through my shark infested computer with the help of my very dear online chums and it looks like we're back in business. Caption a bit small and only semi-legible but I'll get there.
The photo is a guy who joined us on Christmas and New Year's Day as we tried to escape the festivities by taking the boat out. It was a privilege of play with him/her.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Crochet maps. Are they more accessible to the directionally challenged? I'm working on it. Why don't you work on it with me?