Saturday, February 07, 2009

Bunny and Bear join Monkey

Clearly, I'm working with my yarn and crochet hook instead of blogging. The photos of Bear don't do him justice. He is MUCH cuter than I can show in a photo. Bunny is Alex's. He is not a cute as he looks in the photos. Bear has two eyes, but they don't show up because they are just about the same color as the yarn. Both these guys are acrylic. Monkey is a Wool/Silk blend.

I've been experimenting with textured yarns. I don't like the really long fur on the bunny. It is hard to work with, and the results are too shaggy for my taste. Alex likes him, so that worked out just fine. I've used these yarns because that is what shows up in the clearance bin. Nice, brown, grey and off white pure wool is never on clearance. I did find some nice "earth-friendly" fiber fill. I finished the bag of polyester fiberfill I'd had in my craft bin for a decade at least, and then bought a new bag made from corn--not petroleum! Technically, Bear is Joseph's--but I'm having a hard time letting him go play. I think he might need to stay with Monkey on my shelf for awhile.

If you want to really see FUN and cool crochet projects, check this site about Hyperbolic Crochet... I'm so impressed with this, and I promise to post if I make any of these. My mind is churning to see if I can find a way to model musical scales, and show the difference between symmetric structures and the asymmetry of the diatonic musical scale this way... Okay, I'm a total geek...

1 comment:

Tiffany said...

I love all of your crochet work.... Ty would go crazy over that Monkey! Too cute!!!

I have been stopping by your blog and I apologize for not commenting more often.

I just sent you an email also...

Thank you so much for thinking I would be good enough to photograph your boys!!!!!!!