I thought in honor of national crochet month and national craft month, I thought I would combine my love of both and make some yarn jars. Continue reading “Yarn Jars by Janice Ogata”
It was announced today that Hot-Dog-On-A-Stick filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. What will the County Fair be without Hot-Dog-On-A-Stick?? They are the cornerstone of the Fair stick food phenomenon! Summer just isn’t summer without a corn dog on a stick, slathered in mustard or ketchup, and a Big Lemonade to wash it down! Perhaps even more important is the stylish and sexy uniform that all Hot-Dog-On-A-Stick employees have to wear! Continue reading “It is a sad day for Hot Dog lovers around the world”
Knitting Behind Bars is a program that took 5 years to get off the ground is now going strong after a lot of hard work and determination by Lynn Zwerling, and her team of volunteers. You might think the idea of prisoners sitting around knitting for charity sounds bizarre, but that is exactly what happens every Thursday night inside one of Maryland’s correctional facilities. After retiring from her job, Lynn Zwerling had time on her hands and realized the calming power of knitting might be exactly the thing to help rehabilitate inmates in the local prison system. Surprisingly despite some initial resistance the program has succeeded against all odds. Continue reading “Knitting Behind Bars”
Sometimes you have to be away from the comfort of your own home, and if you’re like me you run out the door without all your supplies. I enjoy knitting and crocheting during my lunch break at work.
I drove all around town to four different stores to find Reflective yarn. All the searching and driving was well worth it! Reflective is a fun yarn that I was first able to feel and touch way back in January 2014 at the Craft and Hobby Mega Show. It wasn’t until recently that I was able to find this very special yarn. Boy oh boy was I thrilled to finally be able to purchase this yarn.
It’s been approximately 9 months since the Granny Square exhibit was at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, in Los Angeles. Now available from Amazon, the CAFAM Granny Squared book that documents the entire process. Continue reading “Craft and Folk Art Museum Granny Squared Book Review”
Because I’m such an avid knitter and crochet things pop up in my newsfeed on Facebook and one day, “Jestena’s Inspiring Hats and Such” appeared. Curious, I clicked onto Jestena’s page where I found a lovely young girl who has taken it upon herself to do something good for her community and those all across the United States. Continue reading “Jestena’s Inspiring Hats and Such”
There’s something new and exciting rolling around Southern California. It’s called the Yarnover Truck – the first yarn store on wheels!!! If you can’t make it to the knitting store the store will come to you! This big blue truck is hard to miss while driving down the highway. Continue reading “Yarnover Truck – The First Yarn Store on Wheels!!”
Prepare for an invasion, an invasion of over 14,000 granny squares!!! When members of Yarn Bombing Los Angeles (YBLA) were across the street looking at the Craft andFolkArt Museum (CAFAM) they got the clever idea of covering an entire museum in yarn. The CAFAM structure resembles a cute country cottage and YBLA thought it would be fun to make it appear more doll-like by covering the entire front with granny squares. Continue reading “Granny Squared – YBLA at the Craft and Folk Museum”
Guest Blog Post Written by Janice Ogata, Founder of The Pasadena Crochet Meet Up
I believe my love of fiber arts started at a very young age, and it has only grown over the years. My great-grandmother was a crocheter, and I remember being 5 years old and admiring all of her granny square afghans. In addition both my Mom and Aunt crochet. I have been exposed to some sort of needle art for many years. It wasn’t until later in life that my hobby became my obsession. Continue reading “My Passion for Yarn!”