Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I was lucky enough to find an offer for a free issue of Interweave Crochet. It came in and I'm 'bouts to read it. I'm a wee bit afraid that it's an old-fogey magazine but maybe they've changed since the last issue I bought. I must admit though that my heart belongs to Crochet Today! (Not crotch today, Michael!)
Friday, April 24, 2009
What is the this skein of yarn (Sensations Bellezza Collection Cosetta Multi Color) telling me to make? It said to check out this site and this site for some inspiration.
Seeing as I'm sick of crocheting up scarves for people who don't wear them (I'm looking at you Michael!) and not in the mood for any amigurumi at the moment and definitely not wanting to commit to an afghan, I thought I'd make a simple little clutch.
I learned how to make an adjustable ring or magic circle (my first one!) by watching this super helpful video with slo-motion replay. The ring turned into a button to close up the clutch nice and tight. I got enough of this yarn to make maybe two more. If you want one holla at your hooker!
Monday, April 13, 2009
Why hello there. I'm just a cactus with wicked long eyelashes. Or am I???
Wait! I have arms and legs now. Could I be an alien with a lot of lipstick on?
Oh I get it! I'm a green Simpson's character!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Just in time for Easter! Another bunny! Well, I really wasn't thinking of making a bunny because of the holiday but the pattern looked pretty easy and the picture looked cute so I decided what the heck, I'll make another bunny. This one isn't wearing any revealing clothing though. I like this bunny because it has cute pink ears and the brown/pink combo is sooo in right now!
Another thing that I found amusing about making this bunny was his little tail! Ha! Don't you just love that??? Just a little poof of pink on his behind makes it cute and easy to set the the bunny down without it falling all over the place.
Here's looking at you! Went with Gram's yarn remnants here. I feel like I have this never ending supply of pink yarn! Found the pattern online at Lions Brand. They have a crap load of free patterns to make tons of little amigurumi. I printed a ton of patterns off (thanks insert place of employment here) and am attempting to make a whole zoo of animals within the year.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I decided before the really cold winter weather decided to hit good ol' central New York, I wanted to make my very own blanket. Not one made by a Grandma (God rest her soul) but one that I took the time to do. And boy, did it feel like forever making this thing. When I first started, I again was not paying attention to the pattern and I maybe got 15 rows into it and realized that I wasn't dropping the stitch on each end so the sides looked like a very long triangle. Anyway, I found this pattern in one of the first crocheting paraphenilia that I ever bought called Cozy Crochet Kit by Melissa Leapman. It is a box with 25 projects on cards along with a starter pair of plastic crochet needles, one of which I broke on my current project.
There are three different types of yarn going on in this: Wheat, Fisherman, and Brown all from Lion's Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick. This blanket is hella heavy and is long enough to keep me and the husband warm in our poorly insulated house. While I was toiling away on this, it kept me nice and toasty too.
In closing, I definitely calmed my need to make a blanket for quite some time.