Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Crocheting in Israel
I'm in Israel now! I'm less than 60 rows away from finishing my Clapotis, and each row gets shorter, so I might finish it tonight or tomorrow. Which means I'm going to have to copy down a sock pattern since I have no way of printing here.
Right before I left I finished my big spinning project- turquoise colonial wool, 2 ply, no clue on the yardage. It took forever. But the recipient was very happy with it and that's what counts and now I can go back to my commissioned knitting.
Today I was in Tel-Aviv and Yafo (Jaffa). There were a bunch of galleries we visited, and I saw this shop.
Of course I had to go in. Turns out this one woman crochets all these decorations by hand. I didn't take any pictures while inside the store itself, but here's a closer look at one of the wall-hangings so you can get an idea.
That's all crocheted. If I still crocheted, I would totally try making some of these.
Also, behind a curtain was a room which housed this woman's ginormous yarn stash. Unfortunately I did not get a picture of the giant yarn stash.
Hopefully there will be more knitting-related pictures from Israel in the near future.