I like to express my sense of wyrd by making things that are more than a little off beat. There are all sorts of possibilities out there if you know where to look and I would be lost without The AntiCraft to keeping me up to date with the wyrd side of yarn craft. Ravelry is also a really good source for odd ball patterns such as a Cthulhu plushy for those little girls that need the Old God in their lives.
Just some of patterns I’ve made include a Pan, crochet goddess dolls, dragon scarfs and a Krampus Hat. I do occasionally make ‘normal’ hats and scarves but if you want to go big there’s nothing better than dragon scale gauntlet gloves.
The wyrd isn’t only limited to the patterns I make, some of my equipment is wyrd and wonderful too.
My living room is a homage to my various craft interests and as regular readers know I don’t shy away from decorating my spaces with animal remains such as antlers and skulls so when I spotted a hoof pin cushion at the vintage fair at Leeds Market I snapped it up. I am also really fond of my hand carved crochet hook, which proves the point that not all magic wands are pointy sticks.
There is nothing better than mixing up your creative craft with your magical craft, a subject that I have touched on the subject before on this blog. For the most part though I just like weird knick nacks and if they can be used to make things for people so much the better.
Week two is completed and I’m ready and raring for Week three. Woody has behaved much better this week, nesting down in my yarn bag and blanket whilst he was waiting to get started on the next phase.
I was planning to darn in all the ends for the proceedings rows over the course of last week but it didn’t come to pass. I better do it soon or it will turn into a massive chore. Some people who are participating in the CAL are filling mason jars and other containers to make keepsake memories. I’m not sure if I will do anything like this myself but I do have some glass baubles which would look lovely stuffed full of little yarny bits.