Friday, September 12, 2008

Happy International Crochet Day!

An entry at The Big E

Today is the second annual International Crochet Day!  How are you celebrating it?

I've been busy playing with a technique (possibly new, not sure, some investigation on my part will need to be launched), and working on another scarf for the 60 Scarves in 60 Days Challenge.

I'm also pretty stoked that today is the Opening Day of the Eastern States Exposition (aka The Big E).  I have no idea if my crocheted entries have ribboned or not, but I am excited that people will be looking at my work.  I'd love to be a fly on the wall especially around my vest ....

Speaking of The Big E, when I dropped off my entries last Saturday, I saw the dress you see here on the left.

The only information I know about this item is that is was crocheted by a lady named Linda who lives in Massachusetts AND that it is NOT entered into the crochet category.  The woman who crocheted this gorgeous dress entered it into the hand spinning contest -- the dress is made entirely out of hand-spun hemp!

In discussing the dress with the event coordinator she agreed to let me take a picture of it so that I could blog about it.  She said she tried and tried to convince Linda to also allow it to be judged in the crochet category too, but she said no; she only wanted to enter it into the hand spinning contest.  We have no idea if it's an original pattern, or if it's one from a pattern.  It would be great to know the story behind it!  It's such an inspiring piece!  :)


crochooked said...

Dee, that dress is unbelievable.  So glad that they let you take a picture to share with us!

sandiept said...

Wow. That dress is beautiful. As are all the things you highlight here. Loved your shawl!
FYI, I nominated you for the I Love This Blog award. Check out for more info. :)
Also, I have been adding my scarves to the Ravelry count.

madameurmie said...

Oh Dee  this dress is just great i love it  lot of work but it is a beauty.

urmie said...

Absolutely beautiful Dee. Thank you so much for sharing this with us all.
I have finished the scarves that I am doing for the challenge and I have a total of 14 all together. 4 for the special olympics, 4 for the Red Scarf Project and 6 for The Pineridge Reservation. Photos are all posted on my blog, I love participating in this challenge, this is my second year. Thank you for your giving heart and your love of others.

*hugs* Scarlet

hummywinger said...

Wow what a beautiful Victorian looking dress.. And all the hours spend in creating it..Awesome!!
Thank you for sharing the picture bet it was really amazing to see it in real..