Monday, June 29, 2009

Travel Project

I have about three different projects going on so I decided to toss another one up in the mix and make this cute hate inspired from the movie "Twilight." I'm not into the movie and read the first two books after deciding I just can't relate to whiny, star-crossed lovers anymore.

I will be in France for the next week so I thought this could be an interesting plane/layover project!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

What addiction looks like...

Used and abused.
Brand spankin' new!
I got plans for these too.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Where do all the scarves I make go?

Answer: Apparently they go in a plastic bag on the floor of the coat and shoe closet.  Thanks a lot Michael!  That's the last time I make a scarf for you!  

The first one was made with Red Heart yarn.  Michael picked out the type he wanted.  It almost is a kind of self-striping yarn.  He loved this yarn so much in fact that it's on the floor by his stinky shoes of our coat closet (did I already mention that?)

The second scarf here is my favorite.  I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease in grey along with another kind of Lion Brand yarn that I seem to forget the name of but it's in a fuzzy creme color.  The design is by me when I was just a wee crocheter.  Just a bunch of half-double crochets and a color change.  I may just steal this scarf away...

I must admit I am into the Lion Brand Yarn line.  Like I typed in a previous post, I went a little crazy on their Wool-Ease and Jiffy brands.  Still on the search for their Thick & Quick in the color of Walnut.  Oh, and they also have a pod cast which I've been catching up with which is very cool and informative for a hooker like me!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A pain in the stash.

My latest finished project - a stash basket for the bathroom.  This picture is what I ultimately ended up going with in regards to usage of the stash basket.  I was able to fit six hand towels comfortably.  I could probably fit a lot more wash cloths in it too but strange thing, Michael and I own like three wash cloths in the whole house.

I thought about using it as a toilet paper holder but decided the basket didn't look full enough plus we have a nifty little closet that holds all of the tp.

This is a close-up on one of the corners of the basket.  The pattern was easy to follow but I had a hard time seaming the pieces together.  I think mostly because my tension was pretty strong, the needle was too small, and the yarn wasn't very slippery.  I had to stop quite often to stretch my hands and fingers out.

Aerial view of the basket on the inside.  I used Lily Sugar 'N' Cream yarn in sage.  I have a little over two balls left.  Perhaps I will whip up another reusable grocery bag.  Hmmm...  Or maybe a smaller version of the stash basket.

Monday, June 8, 2009

I think I'm going to need a bigger basket.

Lion Brand Jiffy Yarn-Dusty Pink
Lion Brand Jiffy Yarn-Avocado
Lion Brand Jiffy Yarn-Rose Spray
Lion Brand Yarn Wool-Ease Dark Rose Heather 3 oz
Lion Brand Yarn-Wool-Ease 3 oz Grey Heather
Lion Brand Yarn-Wool-Ease 3 oz Mink Brown
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn -Sage
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn -Violet
Vanna's Choice Yarn-Pea Green
Vanna's Choice Yarn-Sapphire
Vanna's Choice Yarn-Silver Blue

My name is Nicole and I have a yarn addiction.
Especially when it's on sale online at Joann Fabrics.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Summer to do list!

So, the plan this summer is to, not only travel and relax but, to start crocheting my buns off because I've been complaining about lack of time during the school year.  With the whole summer off, I have constructed a schedule that I hope to follow when I'm not traveling.  Tell me what you think:

Summer Crochet Schedule:
  • Spend 1 hour researching crochet on the world wide web
  • Spend 1 hour studying or reading pattern books I currently have
  • Spend 1-2 hours experimenting with new stitches
  • Spend 2-3 hours crocheting a major project
I figure at this rate, if I'm on a schedule I will get more done and posting it will help me stick to it!