I have completely abandoned the whole Christmas Crochet thing and have gone into hyperbolic mode. The other day I received some wonderful pictures of inspiration from Margaret Wertheim which I would love to share with you. She even sent pictures of knitted corals too.
The ideas are coming fast and furious and I don’t have enough hours in the day to manifest them all, which to me is yet another example of survival of the fittest. The ideas that are really really good manage to make it into crochet. Right now I am short of yarn… Well, strictly speaking you can’t say I am as my stash is fairly well stocked but I am out of coral coloured yarn for the particular coral I am crocheting at the moment…
I feel another idea pushing through, I’m off to the hook!
If you are inspired by this, please get out your hook and start making your own pieces of crochet beauty. You can find base patterns here:
Free Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Patterns generously distributed by the Sydney Reef.
Inspiring Hyperbolic Knitting Patterns by Dr. Sarah-Marie Belcastro.
You can find details on the origins of this project at The Institute For Figuring.
Pictures by Margaret Wertheim, with thanks!