Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 2013 in the United States. While having to create a holiday to remind us to take care of our home planet saddens me a bit (shouldn’t we be doing this EVERY day?), there are obviously some good things that come of it. New programs and technologies are discussed, awareness is raised, and a possibly new traditions are adopted that are better, less wasteful, and in harmony with our little blue marble. One thing that many of us already do to reduce our negative impact is to recycle! I’m all for that! In fact, I’ve decided that I can recycle some of my free patterns!
So, in my mad crochet scientific way of trying to be practical and accomplish more than one thing at a time, I’ve decided to run some experiments at the lab. These experiments consist of willing volunteers (test subjects) who cro-ate new items from my existing patterns by following some instructional tweaks I provide. This allows me to test those patterns out before turning them into downloadable PDF files, results in some amazing cro-ations, AND allows me to continue to satisfy my Yarndango challenge! The first experiment was a complete success. Several lab rats were transformed into hedgehogs, using my free Nutters the Nervous Lab Rat pattern with a few tweaks thrown in. Also, I was able to detect an error in the pattern and fix it at the same time.
The photo above shows a hedgehog I made using eyelash yarn. To see the pattern and the other successful experiments from my volunteers, please visit the bottom of this page.
In other news, Amiguruthi had been under the weather and super busy lately yet she STILL came through and provides a beautiful scarflette based on the cutie mark from a My Little Pony. It’s lovely and sweet. Check it out here. Have a lovely mad day!