Saturday, March 23, 2013

Yarn in the news

I was reading a few newspapers online this morning and I found this article. It's a light hearted piece about why knitting is fun and celebrities who knit. There are a few nice photos and the first one is actually crochet:
 
You can knit all sorts of creative things, such as this fried breakfast created in wool by Designer Kate Jenkins in Brighton
 
A full English breakfast in crochet! I love the mushrooms and the eggs. I saw a potholder pattern online this week that was a fried egg too.
 
But one of the comments says:
 
Why would anyone knit a woolly breakfast? What on earth is the point?
 
How sad that people make comments like that. People make things like that because, for them, it's fun, it's cute and it's a hobby.  What do you think? I wish more people made pretty knit and crochet things!
 
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I saw this Orange tree earlier this week. The photo has come out quite small but you can still see the oranges. All the orange trees seem to be full of fruit at the moment.
 
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I hope you all have a lovely weekend and get lots of crafting done! I'm going to try and make some progress with my Tranquility Shawl which has been lying abandoned in my WIP drawer for a couple of weeks now.
 
 

17 comments:

  1. Exactly - great fun and certainly made me smile. Have a lovely weekend x Jane

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  2. That was an ignorant comment, there are many, many reasons to create, sometimes it is just for the challenge or fun. I am off to read your article,
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  3. I superlove the knitted breakfast tray! Would like to make one for myself :)) Would you like to share the pattern for your Tranquility Shawl, I mean, if it's crocheted? I've been looking for a triangular pattern for a shawl that I could wear around my neck and back inside my uniform to prevent the allergic cough attacks everytime I feel the very cold temperature in our office everyday. Thank you for this!

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  4. I get comments like that, why do you do it?
    Even though I don't want any rabbit's I enjoy making them and I'd rather be making something that just sitting watching all sorts of rubbish on the television.
    Briony
    x

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  5. I bought the Mail today to show support for their knitting campaign. I was embarrassed to tell people when I took up knitting again in 2011. But now I'm part of a growing trend...woo hoo!

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  6. I do crochet because I like it ! And Ilove the color you choose for your tranquility shawl...
    Have a great weekend.
    Hug
    Anna

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  7. Its great to create something for enjoyment - whether its the design or the finished article!
    Love the fruity orange trees - all our trees are covered in snow again - so good to see some greenery!
    Hope you enjoy completing your lovely shawl.
    Ali x

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  8. I think the breakfast is excellent. I enjoy crocheting and get a huge satisfaction from completing a project. I've only got one under my belt at the moment and another soon to begin, but you have to start somewhere!

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  9. I think it's adorable, and I totally see the point: the point is making something you like. I don't appreciate comments like that. I read stuff like that on Facebook all the time. In fact, it's one of the main reason I started a blog!

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  10. Pah, I'd totally love a crochet breakfast! I've made many 'unnecessary' yarn works and am proud of each one, they have a point, the fun in making and displaying them.

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  11. Like others have said here too; crochet is about doing something you like, and about the joy of creating something. I think the crochet breakfast plate is very sweet, and I'm sure the one who made it had a good time :)

    Love the orange tree, and your Tranquility Shawl is coming along beautifully.
    Hope you are having a lovely weekend, Elisabeth :)

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  12. Yes, I totally agree, I just think that if someone doesn't have something nice to say they shouldn't say anything. Why be unpleasant?

    great post
    Nikki x

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  13. Hi Elisabeth, thank you for your lovely comments and becoming a follower - I've just joined your blog too. The crochet breakfast is great. I've seen Kate Jenkin's work before and love her 'stitch n mix' piece(http://dropstitchblog.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/few-of-my-favourite-things.html) - couldn't find a pic on her site but this blog has one.
    I've had a quick browse through some of your earlier posts and am completely in awe of your beautiful shawls - you are very talented. x

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  14. I love the crochet breakfast! I actually think that if more people took up knitting or crochet the world would be a happier, nicer and calmer place...
    M xxx

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  15. Hi Elisabeth, I think the crochet breakfast is gorgeous and also very clever! As are all your shawls that you make, I feel so inspired to make one now. I think people should make anything that makes them happy! Pop over to me and say hi as I'm having a free giveaway! Karen :) x

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  16. Hi, Elisabeth!
    Crochet breakfast and other "yummy" crochet things are simply making us happy, aren't they? :)
    I see that the orange tree is actually enjoying the weather there, and it already has fruits?! I have a citrus tree at our backyard, and it didn't even blossom this year yet.
    Nice shawl with a nice name as well.
    Have a great day!
    Hugs,
    Anna

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  17. Oh I loved it, then again I love to just be creative ... ~ which is what that is so creative :) and I love to crochet !

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