I did it! I won 1st place in the category of Knitted and Crocheted Art, Dolls, and Toys: Dolls, Toys, and Animals. The coral wasn’t really displayed well, but I had to remind myself I already won so it doesn’t matter. I’ve got better pictures here on my blog! Here is a link to the…… Continue reading 2018 Orange County Fair 1st Place Winner!
I wanted to submit something original to the OC Fair this year with my Octopus and I discovered via Pinterest some fantastic pictures of coral made using crochet. Most noteworthy was the exhibit at the Smithsonian The Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef. So I started reading up on hyperbolic crochet to figure out what it is…… Continue reading Coral Reef & Hyperbolic Crochet
I found this pattern in Simply Crochet’s 2017 Amigurumi Collection. I thought he was so adorable that I had to make him even though he was rather large. Once I began working on the underside of the octopus, however, the project quickly became the bane of my existence. Each tentacle took hours and after several…… Continue reading Claude the Octopus