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Month: December 2014

The First Annual World Amigurumi Exhibit at Resobox (2014)

NOTE: THIS POST IS FROM 2014. FOR INFO ON THE LATEST 2016/2017 SHOW, VISIT HERE. Resobox is a Japanese cultural center in Long Island City, New York dedicated to sharing and celebrating Japanese influence in the arts. Now through to February 28th, the folks at Resobox are hosting the World Amigurumi Exhibition — 4,000 amigurumi contributed by over 140 artists from 32 different countries — and it’s something else. I went out there today with my family and we had a great time hunting for yarn treasure and discovering fun cultural references. Among my favourites – the Star Wars...

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Discovering Hundertwasser in the Kaleidoscope Afghan

This new Lion Brand afghan pattern totally reminds me of Friedensreich Hundertwasser, one of my favourite artists: Look him up, he was a fascinating artist and his work still resonates today. And … it’s not the first time his colorful work has intersected with the world of yarn – Opal offers three lines of self-striping sock yarns, each based on a different Hundertwasser painting. If you like the Kaleidoscope Afghan pattern, you can find the crochet pattern free at...

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New Book! “Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany”

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