Friday, December 21, 2007
And I've been working on the Seraphina's Shawl for my grandmother for Christmas. I finished it yesterday. It is very warm with the yarn that I used. I like it a lot.
I haven't posted in a while because work and life have been stressful. I plan on working on lots of new projects in the upcoming months and finishing the 3 works in progress that I've got going on right now. With the new year, I also plan on getting my apartment more organized and finishing up other non-fiber related projects that I've started this year.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Sunday, November 04, 2007
In this next picture, she is staring at a treat.
And I finished another Snuggly Scarf. I also finished the City Girl Cap, but I didn't like the picture I took.
Thursday, November 01, 2007
I also wanted to tell you about Stitch. It is a runway/craft show highlighting Austin designers. I am very excited about it. It is November 10th, so if anyone is in the area, you should check it out.
Friday, October 19, 2007
Here is the beginning of the House Scarf from Charmed Knits. I plan to work on it alot this weekend while I am in Galveston for my mom's birthday.
On a different note, I just want to say that I finally got onto Ravelry and I really like it. I feel kinda weird with the friend thing though, because I don't have any knitting friends really. The only person I've added as a friend is a podcaster that I listen too. I hope she doesn't think it's weird that she's my only friend, I just haven't had too much time to spend looking for people to add. I'm trying to get my profile up to date. It is way off. I only have a few projects posted, and I am gonna be out of town this weekend, so I can't add anything this weekend. Whatever, I think I'm worrying about it too much. Ravelry is a great way to make some knitting friends, right?
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Here is my WIP of Monsters Under the Bed from Anapaula's etsy shop. I've finished the arms, I just need to do the feet.
This is a hat from a free pattern on Caron's website. I may have to rip it all out if it ends up being too small. I have a big head, and crochet isn't very stretchy. I didn't understand how to make the gauge swatch.
And here is my gauge swatch for my ruffled jacket from Crochet Today! I had to use an M hook, the pattern calls for an I hook, so I am quite a tight crocheter. I like it and hope that it turns out well. I plan on starting the actual garment tonight.
Friday, October 05, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
I am working on Momo the Octopus again, finally. I have 4 of the legs done. Four more to go.
And finally, my mom picked up a bag of stuff for me at a garage sale. Included was this. I didn't know what it was until I could get home and look it up on the internet. I don't know how to use it yet, but I will one day.
She also got this. It is three balls of handspun camel hair blend, from Saudi Arabia, the garage sale lady said. It is pretty course, so I think I might make a belt or something out of it. Not sure yet. It seems kind of dirty too. So I will definitely hand wash whatever I make out of it before I can use it.
Then there are 12 balls of 100% mohair yarn from Italy. They are 88yd balls according to the label. They are pretty dirty too. I can't wait to make something out of them though. There was also a very nice set of knitting needles. Anyway, as soon as I finish Momo, I think I might make something for Halloween. I can't believe I'm only working on one project right now.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Here is a picture from Austin City Limits Festival. Good times.
I have more FOs to post, but I have to get ready for work now. Will post more later.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
I finally finished the Creativity Basket. I used scrap yarn, and it is filled with more scrap yarn, so its not really holding its shape. I might add some plastic canvas as lining, but probably not.
I also finished a Boy Beanie for my brother. I used Lionbrand Wool-ease Thick & Quick and a size K hook.
I also finished the Ribbed-for-Her-Pleasure scarf. I used one skein of TLC Essentials. The whole skein, so no left over scraps. I have another skein of the same yarn that I might use to make a hat. When I get to the part for knitting in the round.
And here is what I have done so far on the Li'l Monkey Blanket. I have to do 4 more squares.
On a sadder note, I had another death in the family this weekend, so I will be away again for a week or so. Two deaths in one month...
Saturday, August 04, 2007
This is the baby booties I was talking about in my last post. The pattern is by Candi Jensen and is in the August/September 06 issue of Crochet Today. I'm not done with that bootie yet, I still have to do the instep and the tongue. It seems kind of big, but the pattern says it is for 3-6 months. I didn't notice that until after I started, but I am going to finish them anyway. I am using Baby Bee Lambkins Baby Boucle' in Baby Blue. I got it from Hobby Lobby, I've only ever seen it there.
I also bought yarn to do this cardigan from the same issue of Crochet Today. You might notice that I am doing lots of patterns from this magazine. I have a lot of patterns and in order to make any of them, I have to narrow my focus, so I am working the patterns from this magazine that I like. It will be my first actual garment. I bought Red Heart Soft Yarn, as featured in the pattern, because like I said it will be my first garment, and the yarn was relatively inexpensive, so if I mess up, it won't cost me much. The color is Chocolate. I'm not putting the ribbon around the edges. I've been crocheting for a little over a year now, but I've made lots of stuff and am pretty confident that I can do this. Wish me luck. Also for my pregnant friend, I am going to make the Li'l Monkey baby blanket and hat from Stitch 'N Bitch: the Happy Hooker, but not in the colors featured in the book. I decided to use baby blue instead of red, the off white is the same yarn in the pattern, and I couldn't find the Bernat Softee Chunky Twists in the recommended yarn, so I went one lighter. I think it will be cute.
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Saturday, June 23, 2007
This is another one skein scarf from the Happy Hooker. I am actuall surprised that I've finished this, since I've been trying to unpack, but I guess I love crocheting so much I find little 5 minute slots to crochet anything.
This is a purse that I crocheted last summer. The lining was not very sturdy, so I ripped it out, and now that I have a sewing machine, I can put it back in better. Also I am going to add some ribbon to the inside of the strap to make it a bit more sturdy as well. I like this purse and want to use it.
I'm going to Ikea today to find a computer desk. My computer is on a box right now. That is why I haven't updated in a while. I think I am going to tackle some of my FOs now, we'll see.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Next is the Garden Scarf I am working on for the Happy Hooker Crochet along. It is coming along pretty good.
Here is an afghan I am working on for my boyfriend. It is the Waterfall afghan (pattern available on lionbrand.com). I really like the color of it.
Next up: Something I have been putting off since before Christmas. Momo the Octopus.
Then there is one of Roxycraft's snowmen, that I never finished:
In the background of that picture you can actually see my fat bottom bag that needs to be line, and two small pouch like bags that also need to be lined. Hopefully I'll get around to all of that soon. This next picture is another picture from my sister's wedding. It is such a nice picture.Hopefully I'll have some finished objects to post soon.
Monday, May 07, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Friday, April 06, 2007
I don't know how good the picture is. The yarn was so light that when I used the flash it washed it out. But you can see on the right side there, I dropped a stitch. This lady at work that is always knitting showed me how to pick it up, but I had boggled it too badly already to make it undetectable. Whatever, it was a practice swatch. I'm going to try again.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
I finished my first project from my Japanese Hello Kitty crochet book. I think it turned out pretty cute. I just finished frogging some Patons SWS yarn from a project that I started in December and then decided against. I also started a lacy crochet scarf made with Patons Nuance. That yarn is really soft and fluffy. I also think now is the time to finish Momo the Octopus that I started last year as well. I'm trying to finish up some things before I move on. I think I'm almost out of my scarf phase. We'll see.
On another front, I have been put in charge of the music for my sister's wedding. It's a daunting task, but I think I am doing pretty well. I'm putting together about 7 or 8 CDs worth of music. I am gonna post the playlist for the first CD when I get it to where I like it.