Friday, February 27, 2009

Crochet and Knit Etsian Artists!

Yay! I found a place here in Casper, WY~All That Yarn~ who has classes for crocheting! I'm as excited as a child in a candy store! I don't get to start the classes till March 10th though :( I'm so impatient, I want to crochet Now!
The classes begin at 7PM, that's a strange time, don't ya think? I mean, I put my kids to bed at 8PM... I don't like that one bit... But still, I can't wait!
So in the spirit of all that is crochet and knit, here are some awesome artists with beautiful items! (More tomorrow)

"I was first introduced to knitting by my mom and my grandma who were both knitters.
However, it was in the last 2-3 years that I really self-taught myself and fell in love with the art. I poured over books, magazines, the internet and I played around with yarns, patterns, textures. It started as handmade gifts for my family and friends but I found I simply couldn't get enough of it.
Simply said... I love yarn! I love the feel of it and the feeling of accomplishment when I take it and make something both beautiful and useful.
And, I love to knit! I enjoy playing with textures and patterns and creating unique items that are both functional and fun! I wear my scarves and I use my handbags and I am both humbled and honored when others do the same.
KnitzAndFeltzWarm... Comfy... Trendy... Fun... "

"My mom taught me to knit and crochet back in middle school. In high school, in the 1970s, she and I used to make things and sell them at a consignment gift shop in a local town. She was knitting the Christmas stockings and selling them, even then. I remember that I sold lots of crocheted belts in the 70s.
I love to crochet granny squares and make afghans. I knit more than crochet at the present. I love to knit fingerless gloves. Those are one of my current favorites. I've been knitting felted purses recently, but they are usually sold quickly at my school (I'm and Elementary School Library Teacher). I'll list felted purses in my shop if I ever get any made ahead.
I often crochet a flower to add to knitted hats. My school knitting club knits baby hats, baby afghans, baby booties, and regular sized afghans and hats to donate to charity. We have lots of fun learning to knit and seeing our finished items. The students are in grades 4-5 at my school.
Although I have sold items on consignment and in craft shows for many years (since the 1970s), I opened my crafts shop here on etsy in 2006. Just recently opend my vintage shop. My daughter has a shop also on etsy, and talked me into it."

1 comment:

  1. Lilly~
    WOW! What a nice blog post! Thank you so much for including my work... Good luck with the crochet class!