Friday, January 26, 2007

yarn vomit

need i say more???

Just Swatch it

This whole blanket pattern thing is driving me crazy. I have found a great idea from all the swatches at nonaswatches. I still think swatching sucks but i guess when you have to, you have to. I also got inspired by the curve of pursuit in Mason Dixon. I think i want to combine them for the blanket. Tomorrow I think i will sketch them out. but here are a few of the swatches that i worked on....the dark one has the colors i want to use, also see previous posts for the rest of the colors. DOnt mind the other one, the colors are just scrap. ALso, my short rowing sucks, any suggestions how to keep from getting gaps???

Star light Star Bright

My first FO that was on my list. The design, Star of India, is by Cristie Prince from Beadwork magazine dec 06/jan 07 issue. It was fast and easy. There is a matching necklace pattern but I really would like to make earrings that would go with the bracelet. And yes, I did have a mini photo shoot with the bracelet.

Monday, January 22, 2007

january projects

january has been a busy month for crafts. I finished the first sock and started on the second. I also started and finished two unplanned projects. The first is a necklace kit I found on cleatrance at a craft store. After forming a lot of loops, my form has improved...kind of. I have already found a home for the set. I also decided to knit up an odessa hat by grumperina. I like the blue areas. Still trying to decide what pattern to use for my aunt's blanket.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Help, my mind is blank

okay fellow knitters, crocheters, and anybody that stumbles onto this blog. I need help. I would like to make a blanket for my aunt. The room this would go in is of contemporary design. I am having a hard time deciding what pattern to use. At first my thought was a log cabin design using the first five colors (cream, gray, red, burgundy, and black) with the teal as an accent color. I swear these colors look better (not by much) in person, and yes, they are the cheap ones. So does any one have any ideas??? patterns???? please.

That sock thing

Can you guess what sock I'm working on??? I started out on dpns but they were a bit, how do you say, annoying. I switched to 2 circs and things went a bit faster. I'm almost done with the leg. I think another one of my goals is going to be to learn to make two socks at once. I must say I love this yarn. Its soft and warm. Its knitpicks gossamer. hope i have enough to do both pairs.....

Happy New Year

well a new year is here and time to start things anew. No resolutions this year since i never keep up with them. Instead I decided to make a list of projects that I want to complete this year. I know the list is short, but some of the projects will take a whole year, plus you gotta leave room for new patterns that show up. So here is my list:

1. potamous (sp??) socks...from
2. top down sweater (Barbara walker inspired)
3. blanket for my aunt (??????)
4. crafty punchneedle sign...mine
5. star of india bracelet...beadwork
6. sewn pillow....denyse schmidt
7. modern quilt...denyse schmidt
8. reverse chevron scarf....iris schreier
9. patchwork handbag....amy butler
10. find way to reduce my a$$

I have started on #1 and #2. and will need help on #3. and with #6,#7, and#9 I need to get a real sewing machine and practice before I start on the real projects.and for #10 , I'm looking for a good elliptical.