What else can we do with crochet? (Or knitting)

Crochet-Beading Jewelry?!

How about crocheting jewelry? You can crochet soft, light jewelry wire, mixing in beads, to make artful jewelry out of anything you have handy~! Earrings, bracelets, beaded crocheted items...

Check out these Pinterest boards for some great ideas:

Have you ever knitted or crocheted with beads?

Try this out:
http://www.stitchdiva.com/tutorials/knit-and-crochet-with-wire/single-crochet-with-beads"> StitchDiva.com's tutorials to help you knit and crochet with wire and beads
How about free-form crochet? Take a gander at http://www.freeformcrochet.com/designs.html.">these
amazing creations!
There's more to the art form than meets the first glance! Have fun!

Ravelry is my Playground!

I've been having fun, since I finished my holiday gift crocheting, playing in my favorite playground, ravelry.com. Not that I really need more items in my queue...but I always find inspiration there.

So today I saw a beautiful granny square I liked, CorrineMB's "Smooth Foxs Lemony-Lime Square" (shown above).  It's the January Square for the 2014 BAM (Block-A-Month) CAL (Crochet-A-Long). So that got me thinking about other CALs, from previous years.

I saw links to the 2013 BAM CAL (that's a mouthful of letters!) and the 2012 BAM CAL, the 2011 BAM CAL, and so on.
When I searched those, I found so many squares to play with, that I had to start thinking of who to give them to!

If you're not on Ravelry yet, what are you waiting for?!? It's the most amazing place online for fiber-lovers!
I hope to see you  there!