Bright Things: And the People Who Make Them, International Crochet Day

12 September, 2011

in Bright Things,Crocheting & Knitting

Jomsom Trek - Orange? Hat? Hat for your orange?

Nepal, by Deadly Knitshade

Hello! Did you know that today was International Crochet Day?

In honor of the day, I created a fun little photo gallery for you of people crocheting all over the world….

Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania

Tasmania, by Never Knew

Crocheting a hat

Morocco, by XenaDog08

The crochet goes on

Rwanda, by Revafisheye

Mumbai Crochet

Mumbai, India, by Nick Harris1

Otavalo animal and crafts market, Ecuador 2008 285

Ecuador, by HAKANU

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Kyrgyzstan, by Venerata Noce di Cocco

Crochet

South Africa, by Lauren Barkume

I must admit, what started out as a fun, heartwarming round up became a cathartic exercise for me.

By the end of gathering these photos for us, I was all teary.  It is such a balm to the soul to see people from all over creating good things after a day like yesterday.

I hope this inspires you in some way, too.

I know it’s inspired me to make sure I get some photos of me actually doing my creative work, rather than always being the one behind the camera.

Much love to you!

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Erin Fickert-RowlandNo Gravatar

I love this! What beautiful people making beautiful things! Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth!

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ElizabethNo Gravatar

You are most welcome!

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PamNo Gravatar

So, so beautiful. Thanks, Elizabeth.

This doesn’t compare to what you shared above, but I thought you might appreciate the crocheted bicycle dress guards I blogged a while back — see take #4 here:
http://mosaicsynapse.blogspot.com/2011/01/7-quick-takes-volume-26.html

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Don OlneyNo Gravatar

Very nice! Thanks.

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pamNo Gravatar

This is exactly in one post what i love so much about the blogiverse! the connections between people all over the world sharing their creative spirit.

Thank you for all the work you put into this post.

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ElizabethNo Gravatar

Pam, yes, yes,yes! Exactly. Thanks for stopping by!

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