Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Our lovely strange places to crochet/knit

    Panagiota and myself, are crazy busy bees at this time of year, and we find it hard to save time for crocheting/knitting, that's the main reason why you can find us crocheting/knitting at the strangest places! Most commonly you will meet us crocheting in the bus, the metro, at bus stations. The second most common place is the cafeterias, and lastly in parks, public spaces and benches! Wherever we have some time to spend it crafting, usually while doing something else, we just do it. 

Here are some photos of needle work actually happening, and some photos of us exaggerating with the concept of strange places, just for fun!

double crochet's club meetings, at a cafeteria

at the Athens Concert Hall

at a fashion show of Athens Xclusive fashion designers week

at the Greek Parliament

at a park on knit in public day

by the sea! 
and a member of our club, knitting at a common place, dressed in a strange way!

So these were our lovely strange places to crochet/knit documented until now!! We are planning to shoot more photos at strange locations while crafting, and we might shoot some more peculiar dressed people to crochet/knit. If you meet us somewhere that you wouldn't expect, please do say hi!

kiss kiss
marietta ♥

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Human Being Creative

Back in June we started a post series "Human Being Creative" The deal was that from time to time we will share stuff that insanely creative people make, preferable about crocheting, knitting, embroidery and sewing. The first post was about Penelopy a fashionista and blogger. Today I would love to introduce to you the creative duet: Grandmama's reLOVED! Rember them from this post?! They are two sisters that live and create in Athens Greece, that are well known from the vintage and crafts bazaars in Athens and for their avant gard and original pieces. I totally adore their vintage but also handmade accessories and clothing. This time some terrific crocheted head pieces and colars were the reason we chose to feature them here on Double Crochets.

Check out some of my favorite ones:
(all photo credits goes to Grandmama's reLOVED)




Don't you just love the feeling of their photos!? 
You can find Grandmama's reLOVED on facebook and at vintage bazaars down town Athens! And these are only the crocheted stuff...there are a lot of others....  You'll love them , too.

big kiss
marietta  ♥

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Wip!!

Long time no see!
Since my life is a work in progress, balancing between courses and searching for a real job, I didn't manage to write a proper post till now! That's why I decided it's the perfect timing to blog about our yarn projects in progress! Let me tell you, that Double Crochets are on a crochet/knitting fever... it must be the chilly weather! Even though our time is little, we manage to crochet in our lovely strange places (buses, bus stops, the metro, anywhere).
I am about to finish a granny square blanket, while at the same time I am crocheting a secret gift (can't reveal it,sorry), and planning to start this week a v-neck sweater for my boyfriend. Panagiota is knitting a sweet bolero on the cutest shade of olive green (using circular needles), and already planning to start something new. In the meanwhile our crochet club members are all working on scarves, cowls, tobacco cases and more! How awesome is that?!

Here are some photos of my blanket:





Granny squares, you can never have too many of them! More! Mooore!

Here is the link to a program my dad made to generate the possible color combos for granny squares!! It's not totally finished yet, but we are working on it. (I am posting about is soon). You can also check my progress on Ravelry, or search for some awesome free patterns. (add me if you have an account there). This is the pattern I've used for the granny squares, with this yarn and a 3.5 crochet hook, and this is the pattern I am planning to use for the v-neck sweater (giggles of happiness). The sleeveless sweater will be my first "wearable" thing to crochet and I am really really, rrreeelly excited!


so I have to leave you now, to get back to my granny squares! Hoping that everyone is having a sweet lazy Sunday, and wishing courage and strength for the week to come.
cheers
marietta ♥   

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