Sunday, December 17, 2006

Current projects...and other goodness...

So I have a few projects in progress right now...

The one which needs to get finished first (that wouldn't you know it, I am putting aside to work on stuff for me! Yes I am that bad...), is the baby blanket I am making for friends of Matt and I. They were initially due on the 21st, so I was like, aww I SO have time to finish this!! But alas, they had to go and have the baby about 2 weeks early! So now there is a new baby and its blanket is only a third finished...oops... Well I am certain it will be appreciated late or not.

The first attempt at the blanket was in crochet (which I am still fairly new to), and the edges looked horrible!!! As Matt says, it looked like a parallelogram (yes, Matt likes to poke fun at how I could have a museum of sad crafted items that somehow didn't quite work out). However, the knit version looks MUCH nicer, so it is going to be worth losing the hours I had already put in on it.

Other than the blanket, I am also making a super punk rawk skull and crossbones scarf for my sister's roommate who will be joining us for Christmas. Hopefully it can get finished in time because it looks amazing and she will love it!!

The last thing I have in progress right now is the Amelia Earhart hat that I found some folks knitting on craftster. The actual pattern can be found here
I love it because it is a pattern that goes line by line, so I can check off each row as I complete them. (I am such a knitting nerd!)

Well, I will be sure to post as the projects are finished up.

Also, I've got a felted bag to start on after the holidays, as I received my magic yarn ball from the swap and now have beautiful new wool and handspun yarn to play around with!


Monday, December 11, 2006

First post-able project...

So I recently made a bunch of stuff, mainly for craftster swaps, but yeah I forgot to photograph most of it alone...
Also, I made a really super cool zebra print Nintendo DS case for my sister, but alas, I have already wrapped it for christmas!!! So here is the first project I have to show off...

It is a super cute, going-out/evening bag!! And my first felting project too.
It wasn't too difficult, but it was knit on DPNs, so it was quite an adventure! I really enjoyed the beaded part of it too, so I might have to take on another beaded/knit project soon.

The pattern is from here:
You can also see a photo of it with a beaded bow (which it was supposed to have also, but I wanted to keep it pretty simple). Overall, a pretty intermediate project, as the shaping can get a little crazy, but definitely turns out well!

The only advice I would give if you were interested in making this pattern is that you have a set of 5 - 10.5 DPN needles (as it would've been useful to know before I started!), and that you cast on fairly loosely as you will pick up the cast on stitches later in order to knit a side of the bag.

If you decide to craft this purse, you should post a photo so I can see how yours turned out!


Thursday, December 7, 2006


Since I have been in a CRAZY blogging (and crafting) mood lately.... here is a new one!
I hope to post photos of things I have recently made as well as things that look like good ideas.
So here goes...