Monday, June 16, 2014

bunting and toxoplasmosis

not often you find a link between bunting and parasites but they are some of the things I’ve been creating with my crochet hook recently


the bunting pattern was in my crochet magazine, created by the lovely attic24 whose blog I follow too for all the lovely colours she uses and the fun things she hooks.

I chose the oranges, yellow and blue for a bright summer feel


and ordered a set of autumn colours at the same time for another string to hang later in the year, between this summery set and my christmas decorations.

And then there are the parasites that I crocheted


the pink and yellow one is  Leishmaniasis (associated with sand fly bites); the green one is sleeping sickness; and the pink and blue one is toxoplasmosis which is transmitted through cat urine.

I’m making them for a crafty critters project based at the University of Glasgow which is creating education games and packs about parasites and how to avoid them for use in places where they are rife and cause problems.  They have more info on their facebook page

love that crochet can be so diverse


Sian said...

I love that crazy crochet...and your post title which of course pulled me right in.

Miriam said...

Who would have thought! Crochet 'n bugs. You are just so creative Helena.

alexa said...

I am trying to catch up, Helena, but I just couldn't resist that title and have had to abandon a chronological approach to your lovely posts! Wow - your imaginative creativity is romping away, and these will be brilliant for little fingers to hold.

Karen said...

LOVE that blue and orange!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Diverse is right! From parasites to bunting. Your crochet work is fantastic, Helena!

Prairie Jill said...

Ooh, I love the bunting! So pretty. And I your parasites, too. (Hmm, that may be one of the weirdest comments I've ever written!)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Yeah, that's a wild blog post title and even wilder delivery!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering what on earth is she doing that for and then you thankfully explained. You are most definitely getting a lot of use out of your hooks lately.

Anonymous said...

a very unusual blog post title I must say!!
I have seen the plush toy germs(and given some as gifts to my science geek friends)
But these chocheted ones are neat- I wonder if there are patterns for knitted ones too? They would be perfect for my science-geek friends who knit...

Jimjams said...

Now there's an unexpected title!
Love the bunting colours ... less keen on the critters :-(