Thursday, November 27, 2014

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Friday, September 30, 2011

Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel, NEW Day

We're changing things up for the month of October!

We've been meeting on Thursdays forever, which worked for most of us, most of the time, I think. But then there were classes, and roller derby, and other things that took over Thursday for some of us, and we wondered if we should make a change.

After getting some feedback, we've decided to try Wednesday nights for a while, and see if that works better.

Same place, Barnes & Noble on the Parkway, and same time, 7-9pm. Just a different day.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, May 16, 2011

crochet coral reef project

Here is the link to the current Lake Bonneville Coral Reef project, which is slated to be on display in October 2011. This group meets up at the Tea Grotto, in SLC, second and fourth Tuesday at 2:00PM, and first and third Thursday at 7:00PM.

See more photos on their Flickr page.

Crocheting coral is seriously easy, too! For the most basic piece, simply chain any number you like (10 is a good start), plus one for the turning chain, then (sc, inc) back along the chain, ch 1, turn, and continue in rows of (sc, inc) until you're satisfied with how it looks. Here's a pic of my first attempt, which was rather fun and easy:
I added a row or two using Fun Fur to make it extra fluffy.

You can also knit coral, but I suggest you get yourself a set of circulars with short ends, or you'll have some serious hand cramping before you're done. If curse words can be contained in a knit, this one has some seriously bad karma:
But, isn't it lovely? Pattern is here, and is very simple - you do a k1, yo repeat on the odd rows, and purl even on the even rows. Then bind off endlessly in i-cord for effect. Pretty, but painful. Although, now that I have some nice, short-ended circulars, I may try it again.

If anyone wants to make some coral to add to this project, I'd be happy to organize a collection and drop-off of completed coral.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

yarn bomb photo dump

Errr, some of these are mega-blurry - sorry about that. I have no flash, so in low light, you have to hold super-still (or use a tripod - which I don't have either). We'll take more pics later and re-post.