Friday, October 22, 2010

Favorite Things Friday

First, is the yarn that will be used for a granny stripe afghan by A Snippy Gal


Yummy. They're all Vanna's Choice and Vanna's Choice Baby. Isn't it a great palette? I love this yarn, soft and slightly chunky, yet with the ease of acrylic. It almost makes me want to go out and buy 12 skeins for a ripple blanket. Hmmm.

Second, I'm really happy Mozilla Firefox seems to be working again. Using Safari is ok, but it's made to work with Macs, and gets slow on my computer. Since I reinstalled it a few minutes ago, it has crashed once, but has been good for the past 10 minutes or so. 

Third, and still relating to crafts, is an evil panda by Zlaika.

Personally, I think it's adorable. So huge and fluffy! I'd love to toss him around.

And check out some of these links, too:

  1. I'm loving this 2 inch hexagon fall runner by simplykidsocala on Flickr. Hexagons and a beautiful autumn palette? I'm so in.
  2. The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Project! It is a project by the Institute For Figuring in Los Angeles. The Crochet Reef resides at the intersection of mathematics, marine biology, handicraft and community art practice, and also responds to the environmental crisis of global warming and the escalating problem of oceanic plastic trash. It's currently at the Natural History Museum until April 24th, so I think I'll be able to squeeze some time in there to see it, hopefully sooner rather than later. And then make some hyperbolic crochet coral reefs to put around my fish tank.
  3. Check out this knit skeleton! It's "Transcending the Material" by Ben Cuevas. Check out the amazing detail on the teeth and hands!

2 comments:

Esshaych said...

Love hyperbolic crochet! I once made a little guy that's half amigurumi and half hyperbolic lol! And that skeleton is so detailed!! :O

One Pink Hippo said...

I definitely want to see the ami!

I know right?! I couldn't imagine all that detail with knitting. Crochet maybe, because I think it's easier to render 3D objects, but wow. Whichever medium, it's amazing and awesome!