Monday, September 13, 2010

Mostly Crochet

It's Monday morning, and I have a case of "where did the weekend go?".  So many projects unfinished, so many loose ends dangling. That can mean only one thing . . . 


~ I attended the Common Cod Fiber Guild meeting on Friday and heard Daina Taimini speak about Hyperbolic Crochet.  What is that? Daina is a mathematician who wanted to create a visual representation of spherical planes.  She started fooling around with crochet and some numbers and was able to do just that.  

In the process she created some unique, colorful pieces.  The icing on the cake is that she was approached by art museums and galleries and has been displaying her math-inspired, crocheted pieces of work all over the world.  A fascinating story.  You can find out more in her book, Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes.

~ Since I'm on the topic of crochet, I have to mention Kingyo.  This is the crocheted version of the Japanese goldfish.  While I haven't had time to try them out, there are detailed instructions with pictures. Have fun!

~ Finally, I have to point you in the direction of maya*made, a site for clever ideas and inspiration.  I could spend hours and hours browsing this site.  Wool blankets instead of insulated lunch bags . . . who knew?

The other day we made a quick trip to the beach, probably our last for the season.  It was a bit chilly, and only one of the kids went into the water.

A dragonfly stopped by to visit.

Wings thinner than paper, delicate and fragile.

1 comment:

Taos Sunflower said...

Thanks for the great links. Love the aprons made into a smock. Also love the dragonfly, great shot.