Sunday, September 28, 2008

A visit to the Aquarium.

Late last year I took the kids to the Sydney Aquarium. I had a field day with my camera. I took so many pictures and videos that I was suprised to see just how many came out. I just love making little videos of such outings - as it makes these times memorable. If you take a little extra care, it can be interesting to many others as well! I hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I'm on a Hyperbolic roll again! had to happen sooner or later. I hadn't made any Hyperbolic Crochet for quite some time and I was missing the fun of creating these forms. If you haven't tried it yet you must! Have a look at the Institute for Figuring to get some background information, it's fascinating!

This is a multi-coloured Hyperbolic form, that I created by using 8ply yarn with a 4.5mm hook. I went with a bright centre, and had good advice to have a white 'rim' as a contrast. What amazes me is how the colour almost totally disappears when just one row of white is added.

I used a simple DC (Double Crochet = US Single Crochet) stitch, and increased every 2nd stitch. This made the form crenellate quite quickly, each row takes around 50% longer to complete than the previous row.

Here is another form I just finished, it's not as crenellated as the rate of increase I used was 1 in 3 stitches.