Monday, December 6, 2010

Creepy Cool Crochet at Rock & Shop Durham

On Saturday, Rico and I had a blast at the Rock & Shop in Durham. It was held at Full Steam Brewery and Motorco -- both super cool Durham venues.

I was so impressed by the crafters who were selling their wares.  I was particularly taken by the fabulous crochet amigurumi of NeedleNoodles and the work of Christen Hayden.

Take a look at my new monkey!

I'm calling him El Jefe.  Isn't he adorable?  Here he is hanging out in my cube at work, cheering me up with his playful soul.

I've always wished I could crochet.  It is just one of those things that I haven't taken the time to learn with any confidence, which is weird, because I adore amigurumi.  But alas, I haven't gotten around to it.

Christen Hayden is the author of the amazing book Creepy Cute Crochet: Zombies, Ninjas, Robots and More!

I really need to finally learn to crochet.  Her designs are so imaginative and playful.  I want to make my creatures in crochet, too.

Check out her flickr stream here.


  1. Rock & Shop was awesome -- an incredibly fun Durham afternoon. And I was dazzled by the caliber of the artists!

  2. Hi O, we'd like to include this image in Simply Crochet magazine, so please could you get in touch via a reply comment. Many thanks, Kate.

  3. Hi Kate, Thanks so much for reaching out. Since the crocheted animal is not my own work, I don't feel comfortable giving the OK to publish it. But as long as the artist is OK with it, it's OK with me. You can contact her at Many thanks, O