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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Yarn Bombing Los Angeles- Covering the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Grannies! on: November 30, 2012 04:49:07 PM
Yarn Bombing Los Angeles is on a mission, and they need our help! They're covering the Craft and Folk Art Museum in LA with 5" granny squares to transform it into a giant doll house!

So here's the deal: They need 5" granny squares in solid colors (bright orange, lime green, white, cyan, hot pink, purple, and yellow) to put together and cover the museum. All submissions need to have a tail of 5 to 6 inches so they can stitch them together, and they need to arrive no later than March 1st, 2013. If you want to receive press credit for your work, include your name, location, and favorite type of stitch in your package of squares.

Send your squares to:
Yarn Bombing Los Angeles
c/o Arzu Arda Kosar
18th Street Arts Center
1653 18th Street #5
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Additional info, as well as the contact form to officially sign up, can be found here: http://www.yarnbombinglosangeles.com/call-for-entry.html

Hope to see lots of squares from the Craftster gang on the finished project!!!

~Kismet~


**NEW INFO**
Once the display is finished, all of the squares will be washed, sewn into blankets, and given out to the homeless in LA. So it's a doubly awesome project.

***MORE NEW INFO***
Squares can still be mailed in until March 1st, so please consider making at least one!

Also, they're fundraising to cover the cost of the installation. They need to raise at least $8,000 by February 20th in order to receive any funding. All donations are tax deductible. They're at $3,972 right now. If everyone who sees this post can come up with $5 or $10, they'll be able to install this awesome project. Please take a look at the link, and donate if you can! Thanks!

http://www.usaprojects.org/project/cafam_granny_squared
2  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / CLOSED: January Granny-A-Day! 01/01/12-01/31/12 on: January 09, 2012 10:10:14 AM


Hi again everyone! It's a new month, and time for a new round of Granny Squares.

This is a motivation crochetalong. The idea is to keep yourself working on your projects by posting progress photos as you go, and posting updates on how much you've accomplished throughout the month. Ideally, one post per week to let everyone know how it's going and at least one progress picture for the month should be the goal.

Yes, the title says "Granny a Day". Are we going to hate you if you can't keep up with that? OF COURSE NOT!!! We all have a lot going on, so if you can't do 31 squares this month, it's OK. The point of this whole thing is to make us all sit down for a few minutes and lose ourselves in granny goodness. I've been working on some of my granny projects for months already, and I'll probably be busy with them for several months more, but it's fun and relaxing to sit down and spend ten minutes on my granny projects every day. You'll be amazed at how often it turns into an hour or more, without you even realizing the time has passed!

If you're new to crochet, there are some great tutorials out there. A couple of really good ones can be found at:
http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/granny_square.htm and
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/grannies.html

Happy Crafting!
3  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / CLOSED: December Granny-a-Day 12/1/2011-12/31/2011 on: December 07, 2011 09:41:39 PM


Hi again everyone! It's a new month, and time for a new round of Granny Squares.

This is a motivation crochetalong. The idea is to keep yourself working on your projects by posting progress photos as you go, and posting updates on how much you've accomplished throughout the month. Ideally, one post per week to let everyone know how it's going and at least one progress picture for the month should be the goal.

Yes, the title says "Granny a Day". Are we going to hate you if you can't keep up with that? OF COURSE NOT!!! We all have a lot going on, especially with the holidays coming up, so if you can't do 31 squares this month, it's OK. The point of this whole thing is to make us all sit down for a few minutes and lose ourselves in granny goodness. I've been working on some of my granny projects for months already, and I'll probably be busy with them well into the new year, but it's fun and relaxing to sit down and spend ten minutes on my granny projects every day. You'll be amazed at how often it turns into an hour or more, without you even realizing the time has passed!

If you're new to crochet, there are some great tutorials out there. A couple of great ones can be found at:
http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/granny_square.htm and
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/grannies.html

Happy Crafting!
4  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / CLOSED: November Granny-A-Day 11/1/2011-11/30/2011 on: November 06, 2011 08:35:41 PM
I really hope nobody minds if I start a November Granny-A-Day, since we didn't have one in October and I miss it! I've pulled the info directly from the September thread.



This is basically a motivation crochetalong. If you want to work on a granny square, motif, one huge granny square blanket, this is a great way to set aside time everyday to get some serious work completed in an attainable amount of time.

People have come up with some really neat uses for grannys too! Different bags and blankets, shopping sack holder, slippers, scarves, a nifty pullover etc. I have made 7" grannys and after a month I have 30 squares that make a perfect size throw blanket.

If you are interested and would like to join we would love to see your work! Post pics of progress and then at the end of the month post a pic of all that you accomplished! It would be great if everyone could post progress weekly (but not required). At the end of the month we can piece together our work and show off our afghans and Inga bags and whatever else you can come up with to make with nifty grannies! (Must post a completed project or progress pic in this thread.)

You can find many of the other threads in the crochet-a-long section to see how we have done it before!

granny square links:
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/grannies.html
http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/granny_square.htm

Picture credit: http://simplyande.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/crochet-granny-square-basics/
5  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Washcloths and Hand Towels for Oil Clean Up on: June 13, 2010 02:37:41 AM
I'm not a knitter, but I wanted to share this with everyone, so I'm copying my post from the crochet board-Hope that's ok!

Not sure if this is where I should be posting this, but here goes: I ran across this article a couple days ago. I have since been crocheting like a madwoman, trying to make a pile of these to send off. Craft Hope is working with several wildlife organizations to help save dolphins, birds, and other wildlife that are being affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. These organizations need washcloths and hand towels (no bath towels, as they are too big) and Dawn dish soap to clean oil off of these animals. These towels don't need to be anything fancy-in fact they said that old cotton tshirts and sheets cut into squares will work. The edges don't need to be hemmed or anything fancy, just no ragged ends that could get caught on the animals. The towels are only going to be used a couple of times before they will be ruined from the oil and will have to be thrown away, so they want function over fashion. They would like these sent in by July 3rd, but will continue to accept donations after that (since the spill is obviously going to take longer than that to clean up). Contact information and shipping info are included in the article, if anyone is interested. This isn't just a crochet project, either-they will take whatever they can get! I'm going to include the link to the article below. THANK YOU to everyone that helps with this. It's a solid way to help with the cleanup, and all it'll cost ya is some yarn, some time, and shipping. Happy crafting!

http://crafthope.com/2010/06/project-8-gulf-coast-oil-spill/
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