Daniel Zondervan

Human Resources are Like Natural Resources

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Michael Sellick, known online as 'Mikey', I am the founder and leader of The Crochet Crowd. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet and play with yarn.

17 thoughts on “Human Resources are Like Natural Resources

  • July 29, 2015 at 10:19 pm
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    Yarn bombing is completely stupid. It’s one of the stupidest things ever, actually. Yarn bombing on trees and other nature is particularly off-putting and ugly. I started crocheting because I wanted to learn a craft that was useful and would last, like the things my grandma made. I don’t care about trends or making crochet hip. But hey, if you want to waste your time and energy (and yarn) forcing your temporary “art” on public places, go right ahead. Some people obviously think they’re onto something awesome here because it gratifies themselves and their artsy notions. But while you’re at it, public urination would provoke conversations and make people look, because it doesn’t belong there either, right? Why not try that, too? I mean, why stop at yarn bombing? I know too well that stupid can’t be fixed, but I still like to give it a shot now and then.

  • July 29, 2015 at 8:45 pm
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    very good article i for one have learned a lot from your tutorials to try new projects that i would not have tried otherwise so keep on keeping on with new stuff and great articles Thank you both of you .

  • July 27, 2015 at 12:44 am
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    Bang on you both inspire me and make me want to continue to branch out on far more projects than just the afghans I make. As well as utilize color combinations. Thank you for all you have done, do, and will do in the future. HUGGLES

  • July 26, 2015 at 4:47 pm
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    You are bang on! I am loving the process of the nutcracker boy’s. It is like christmas every day! I wait with anticipation to see the yarn bombing on the nutcracker! It is true artistic creativity with yarn and how cool is that? There will allway’s be neigh sayer’s about anything! Love both of your creativity! Hug’s to all and everyone behind the scenes and ty so much for sharing your thoughts 🙂 <3

  • July 26, 2015 at 3:27 pm
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    Apsolutley Bang On! Your creativity and ideas that you share with us, not only delights us, but delights the people we make things for, keep on trucking guys….?

  • July 26, 2015 at 2:58 pm
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    Thankfully there are artists that are willing to share their passion that provide a jilt of happiness to others lives. If ever travel to SC, can stay for crochet lesson & swim/kayak Lake Murray.

  • July 26, 2015 at 2:33 pm
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    Bang on Danny boy! Yarn bombing is “da bomb” because it shows how yarn can be used in other aspects. It stretches the mind to see how even ordinary, everyday objects can be re-purposed. Thinking out side of the box leads to great masterpieces! Thanks Mr. Dan and Mr. Mikey for all you do for the Crochet Crowd and also a big thanks to those behind the scenes. Love you guys! 🙂

  • July 26, 2015 at 2:12 pm
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    Forget the “yarn police”. Yarn bombing is my favorite art form to enjoy. Beautiful colors, fascinating textures, and creativity are gifts from God to give us happiness, and I like to think He delights in watching us enjoy His gifts in interesting unusual ways. I get a little stubborn when someone tries to say what I “should do” when creating something – and don’t allow others to “make me” feel guilty – especially when it’s my own yarn.

  • July 26, 2015 at 2:08 pm
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    I’m a one-trick pony… I love making simple hats, simple scarves… but I stop and pore over each and every picture when you’re making the Festival pieces. (Well, who am I kidding?? I do that with darn near everything you do!) I can’t do it, but I sure can appreciate them. They’re simply stunning. To me, it’s definitely not a waste of yarn anymore than saying da Vinci should have painted the walls (FAR more practical) than painting the Mona Lisa. And, frankly, I kinda get my knickers in a wad when I see people make that comment… that Mikey, or anyone, shouldn’t have done this or that with their yarn…. who the heck are they to decide, anyway?

    Thank you so much for sharing your amazing creativity (that goes to Mikey and Daniel!). Fantastic piece, Daniel!

  • July 26, 2015 at 2:06 pm
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    Yes, you are definitely Bang On! Creativity like you have is a wonderful gift. It inspires all of us. And when people see yarn bombing, they may get creative too. Doesn’t have to be with yarn – paint, tile, wood, etc. Love your quotes too. Keep doing what you are doing – inspire different generations to do things without staring at their phones.

  • July 26, 2015 at 1:41 pm
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    Your BANG ON im not far from you both so excited to see the NUT CRACKETS BOYS come to life love you guys you both are family to me Tally ho crochet on Hugggs

  • July 26, 2015 at 1:35 pm
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    Bang on to both of you. There are always negative people. I love the saying that “some see the sun and call it a yellow spot; and some see a yellow spot and call it the sun.” This is why I love the Crochet Crowd so much because of you two – your creativity, your genuine-ness and your charing (oops – that’s a combination of caring and sharing!LOL)

  • July 26, 2015 at 1:12 pm
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    I Think you are bang on and can do whatever you want with your yarn. We all display our creativity our own way and get inspired in our own way also. So Keep Yarn Bombing because I love the creativity it inspires in you and all others. Thanks Diva Dan Ann Mikey for being you , because you is pretty awesome, I love you guys. I don’t live close to any of your events and finances get in my way so face book is my only way to connect to you all. Like I said never change and never Apoligize for being you. Love you and all your staff. I am an avid crafter of all things including crochet. CROCHET ON MY FRIENDS.

  • July 26, 2015 at 12:45 pm
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    BANG ON!!! I love watching these nutcrackers come alive!!!!

  • July 26, 2015 at 12:14 pm
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    Definitely bang on! We are all so different but together we are awesome. Look at a beautiful sunset. It would be odd with only one color in one hue, but with many hues and colors it is spectacular and different each time. My theory is give someone a general goal and the tools to get there and let them go! As long as the goal is met what does it matter the steps they took to get there. Letting a person use there unique talents will more often than not, lead to something impressive.

  • July 26, 2015 at 12:05 pm
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    Well said Diva Dan. Keep on doing what you two are doing. It’s the right way to teach and live with crochet and your love of the craft. You both light up when you are in your “Element” and it is so fun to see and keeps people coming back time after time and makes people want to join in the fun. I am going to try to join by helping with snowflakes. Love the CROWD and all it does for everyone. Keep it up Dan and Michael. You are both winners in my book!!

  • July 26, 2015 at 11:59 am
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    Bang on! Mr Dan!! (((HUGS))) Keep on yarn bombing… 🙂

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