Crochet bukan sekedar merenda

Saya ingin menyatakan bahwa kata kata merenda tidak tepat untuk crochet, karena akan menimbulkan kerancuan baru terhadap merenda kerawang.

Alasan saya:

  • KBBI tidak mencantumkan bahwa rajut itu knit dan renda itu crochet. Kalaupun ada penjelasan perajut menggunakan sepasang kawat lurus, perlu diperhatikan knit tidak semata-mata menggunakan sepasang kawat lurus, terkadang bisa menggunakan 4 jarum, atau jarum sirkular, ataupun loom knitting. Contoh kata merenda yg ada dalam KBBI tidak mencerminkan arti kata merenda itu sendiri. Kenapa kbbi ada kata perajut tapi tidak ada kata perenda? KBBI masih kurang lengkap untuk hal ini.

silakan cari sendiri kata rajut dan renda dari link ini: http://pusatbahasa.diknas.go.id/kbbi/index.php

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 rajut

  • Lihat definisi dari kata merajut di kbbi nomor 1. menyirat jaring-jaring – hal ini bisa dilakukan baik dengan teknik crochet maupun knit.
  • Dari wikipedia bahasa Inggris, crochet dinyatakan proses membuat kain dari benang menggunakan crochet hook. Kegiatan crocheting mirip dengan knitting, atau kita bisa sebut kegiatan yg sama tapi berbeda jarum dan teknik. Tidak ada disebutkan crochet = lace = renda.crochet
  • Dengan mengganti crochet menjadi merenda, akan menimbulkan kerancuan terhadap renda hasil bobbin lace (menyelesaikan masalah terhadap knit menimbulkan masalah baru terhadap crochet). Perhatikan jarum yg digunakan untuk bobbin lace ini berbeda sekali dengan crochet tapi hasilnya berupa renda yang mirip dengan hasil crochet tapi tidak semua hasil bobbin lace bisa di reproduksi dengan crochet. (foto dari wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobbin_lace)

 bobbin lace wikipedia

  • Hasil crochet tidak melulu berupa renda lace (kerawang) dan tidak selalu berupa rantai (chain). Hampir semua hasil knit bisa di reproduksi dengan crochet.

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Shawl Knit

WIP - KnitDo you still remember this work in progress that feels like forever will be WIP?  I remember I started to cast on around 2 years ago while I just started learn knitting. After a few drop stitches I gave up. I wanted to rip it off once, I felt the yarn colors are a little bit weird. But my laziness won, too lazy to rip it off. I changed my mind and just continue to knit it once a while and this is how it looks on June 2009.

Finally I did it. After almost 2 years, I cast it off and call it finished project. The shawl is not too wide but long enough. I am thinking to use it as a shrug-shawl.

shawl knit

I’m glad I didn’t rip it off years ago 🙂

shawl knit

Btw you can find the pattern from here: http://www.gosyo.co.jp/img/acrobat/24ss/30.pdf

My Online Shop

Since I fell in love with needle and yarn, I’ve been wanting to have a store with many yarns and needles in it.. Well.. finally I started an online shop with my friend. Our main target customers is in Indonesia. My Friend is also a yarn lover, she started playing with needle and yarn almost at the same time with me.

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Knitted Bobble Scarf

Booble Scarf Knit

New StashFinally, I started to knit again. My friend shared some knit patterns on her facebook and I can’t resist the temptation to knit again. I need a new scarf, not a thick one but warm and have style to use at the office. I decide to learn new things this time. I choose this pattern and  the Moda Dea Puff yarn from my stashes and use clover circular knit needles number 12 to knit it.

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Yarns and yarns and yarns

These yarns came along with Joe’s family from Indonesia. I bought them last year from several places in Indonesia and also from Singapore – online and offline. Many of my friends and also Joe’s family involved to make it landed on my yarn closet.

These are from Spotlight Singapore (Thanks to Meiche and Vivin).

moda vera sentimentsbenang jalan-jalan

These are from Tobucil Bandung, thanks to Aris

benang tobucil tampak atasbenang tobucil

These are from HouseOfYarn – Thanks to Katrien

katun kilap katrinkatun kilap

These are from several places. Thanks to Grace who gathered it so it is easier to carry. And also big thanks to Yosi who bring it all the way from Bandung to Depok and finally toThailand.

benang tampak sampingBerbagai benang lokal

And these how my yarn closet looks like recently. Still not too much eh? Winking

Stash per February 2009

And now I have to arrange my ‘free’ time to make all these yarns into something useful (and beautiful) in between my new sewing hobby and my watching TV series habit.

Life is awesome!!!