Monday, March 28, 2011

new upcycled shawl finished

This upcycled shawl depicts Saraswati, the fave goddess of my wonderful life coach, India. She was so excited to finally receive it! (The scrollwork applique took some time) It also has the chakras arranged vertically on the figure. I used pieces from some of my most treasured fabrics to make this image, fine antique lace and silks.  It is so beautiful, I wished I could keep it for myself; but I was so happy to give it to her when I saw how much she loved it too! 

Friday, March 18, 2011

 Hi, all, I've decided to post directions for the scarf below, so I can post it on my Ravelry account. Happy crochet-ing!

Boyfriend Scarf by Dyhana
Materials: One skein of sport weight yarn
Hook: I used an "G"
I noticed that the sport weight yarn had a tendency to fold over in the finished scarf; try a thicker yarn with a larger hook size if you want a more substantial scarf.

I cast on 80 st, this allowed the scarf to loop around once nicely, add more if you want a longer scarf. Turn, (Row 1,sl st all the way across, turn, Row 2, ch 1, sc all the way across, turn, Row 3, ch 2, hdc all the way across, turn) Repeat Rows 1-3 until you have the width you desire, turn, sl st across one more time to create matching edge to first edge. Bind Off.

Give to grateful boyfriend (or whoever :)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Exuberant crochet guys in West Seattle!

These two crochet designers, known as the Shibaguyz, found me on Ravelry. Have you checked out ? It's the online knitting/ crochet universe or would that make it the webiverse? These guys are full of ideas and energy. They offer their designs and expertise at the Seattle Yarn shop on Thursday nights and online anytime. Links below. This is what they're up to at the moment:

Week #2 brings the challenge to unite the crochet world by changing the name of National Crochet Month to INTERNATIONAL Crochet Month!

We’re going to spread the word that we are an international community celebrating the crochet. Tweet about it, post about it, sing about it, dance about it, Facebook about it, blog about it, paint, sketch, draw, or make a cake about it. Whatever leads your heart to joy… use it to declare we are now celebrating International Crochet Month!
..... and yes, someone made them a cake!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Valentine's Day scarf

I made this scarf for my bf using 3 simple crochet stitches. I had to keep it simple because he wouldn't wear anything that looks "girly". I still wanted it to have some style. I made this over a weekend while we were in Florida and it was 80*, lol, but back here in Seattle.... he's been wearing it.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

tomorrow night at Skinny Dip

I'll be performing tomorrow night with my friend Magi. I'm just a shadowy mysterious figure; Magi does an amazing dance art piece. Skinny Dip is always alot of fun!