New York Comic Con has been over for more than two weeks and I’m still suffering from the post-con depression (i.e. that listless, nostalgic feeling you get when you’ve just returned from Disneyland). However I’m still going through all the photos I took from the event. To my surprise, I saw quite a few yarn crafts and couldn’t help but share them with you.
They were all impressively creative because the majority required no pattern, just a lot of imagination.
|This girl crocheted her entire
Ruby Rose (RWBY) cosplay.
|Doctor Who wristwarmers
found on Etsy.
|An adorable Boo costume from Monsters, Inc.|
|This needle felted R2D2
took at least 6 months to make.
|She just started to learn crochet and wanted to show off her skills with
this Magikarp (Pokemon) hat.
|She said she didn’t know how to sew, and crocheted her props for
her Little Sister cosplay (Bioshock) instead.
Ever tried to crochet or knit an entire costume? Or ever seen one that totally impressed you? Tell us!
If you loved designer and artist Anna Hrachovec’s books of teeny adorable mochimochi (her little knitted creatures and creations), you’ll love her newest book of giant buddies—just released!
To celebrate, we’re sharing a super-sized version of her popular Petite Pencil, excerpted from the book. Click on the image for the pattern and click on the book cover for more info about it!
Want your own copy of the book? Look out for a giveaway in next week’s issue of The Weekly Stitch!
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Every once in a while we like to highlight the great project submissions that have been uploaded to our online Customer Gallery, and today I’ve got 9 great projects to share with and inspire you. It’s always fun to see our patterns come to life by others, especially when made with modifications. Take a look at the projects below, and see if something you created made a guest appearance!
Modified Snowstorm Hat Pattern
By: Myra Gabriel
Pattern: Snowstorm Hat
|Baby Throw with Toy Car Appliques
By: Myra Slatkoff
Pattern: Sunshine Day Baby Throw
|Perfect Crochet Cardigan
By: Mary Cast
Pattern: Perfect Crochet
As a traveling salesperson for Lion Brand for over 30 years, I’ve crisscrossed the country meeting knitters and crocheters from all corners of the United States and hearing their stories. In addition to yarncrafters, throughout my travels I’ve sometimes been lucky enough to run into some celebrities. Being that I am a huge sports fan, it is always extra exciting when I run into an athlete. During my travels, I have met the likes of Muhammad Ali and Darryl Strawberry.
My father, like me, traveled for the company for over 40 years and he too ran into his share of famous faces. One of my personal favorites that he had the pleasure of meeting was Deacon Jones of the Fearsome Foursome from Los Angeles Rams. Deacon sadly passed away today and it reminded me of my father, how much he loved traveling for Lion Brand, and of his adventures on the road.
May Deacon rest in peace.
[Pictured: my father George Blumenthal and Deacon Jones.]