Sunday, February 13, 2011

Popcorn Anyone? and I'm a winner!!!!

Popcorn crocheted sweater that is.  This is the sweater for Miss K.  Next will be Miss J's, then the boys'.  When I first saw this pattern, it scared me.  It looked very difficult, but it's not.  It only required the single and double crochet stitches.                           
Here's a closeup of the ribbing and popcorn puffs.

 I used these clear buttons.  I didn't think this sweater needed any that stood out very much.
I am one of the top ten winners this week in the CSI challenge (Create Something Inspiring)!  I am really surprised!  There were some really great projects, so to be included in the top ten is a shock!  Thanks!  If you aren't familiar with this site, you really should check it out.  Each week there's a different challenge.  There's usuallly over 100 entries, so some really great ideas are shown!  I have found several new blogs that I am following from these challenges. 

 Here's a preview of what's up next on my list.  I really need to move that plastic bag off that doorknob.  It's been in several pictures lately.
Thank you to those of you who wished me well on my last post.  I wasn't just deathly ill, but I just didn't feel good for several days.  I'm still not quite myself.  Achy, sore throat, stuffy head, and all that goes with that kind of sick.  I'm better, though.
A friend of mine, who I worked with on the wearable arts fashion show, is going to the intermediate schools in the area and teaching about Fiber Arts.  She let the 4th graders dye yarn with Kool Aide, then she gave them hand sized looms that she made with mat board and string.  They are weaving a design using colors that tell a story.  They are dreaming up these stories using their imaginations.  They will write the story at the end of the week.  She has taught them a brief history of quilt making and the stories that go along with that craft.  She has also introduced other cultures' stories that they tell with their fiber arts.  I went one day last week to witness the fun.  I'm going to go more this week.  I think it's a great program that is sponsored by our area arts council.


Jackie said...

It sounds like your local arts council has a wonderful program! I hope it continues to be well funded.

Cute sweater! Very fun looking!

gwensews said...

What a pretty sweater! There are a lot of stitches in all those popcorns!

KID, MD said...

Such a fun sweater, Julia! I'm sure she'll love it.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations on being in the top 10! Beautiful sweater!!

Cindy said...

That's such a neat sweater...I love the little popcorn puffs!

m&em said...

Such a cute sweater.

Sharon said...

What a great sweater! And congrats on being a winner!

ShirleyC said...

Congrats, and the sweater is beautiful!

MushyWear said...

Good to hear you are on the mend. It is so neat to see this sweater finished. I just love the texture. Way to go on the Top 10!

Kim said...

the sweater is so beautiful! I love it!!! I am intrigued by your next project- can't wait to see more! I'm sorry to hear you've been ill Julia- I hope you feel better real soon. I think we all need summer to hurry up and get here! Hugs ♥

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

What a beautiful sweater! I love the popcorn puffs! Thanks for linking up to our YARN IT ALL party! :]

Kimberly from "bugaboo" said...

Julia, I LOVE this! I totally want one like it for my daughter. I'm going to have to hint hint to my mom... :)

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