24 April 2009

yarn update!

oh man, what a week! it seems like i haven't been able to keep my mind ON work and OFF yarn, but that's okay! i've discovered that knitting while waiting for faxes is very soothing.

i've been a busy bee lately. here are a couple of things i've finished/worked on:
i was SO proud of this towel, despite its simplicity. i made it out of cotton cooking twine with size 11 (i think?) needles. the twine was like $4 and i still have plenty left. the towel is thick but not rough and it's great for wiping hands on after using the kitchen sink. it also looks homey!
i went to loopy yarns a week or so back, the first actual LYS i've ever been to. i was overstimulated like woah and ended up spending $50. the purple stuff is hemp yarn and the grey is sock yarn for the socks i'm intending on making for J. the green is cascade 220 worsted merino, $8 a skein (220 yards) and super easy to work with. i tried to make a hat:
with my new 16" needles (i never realized how much 24"ers were holding me back) but, i am sorry to report, th eproject failed miserably when i got impatient and gathered it too quickly without adding many more rows while decreasing. the hat came out looking like a yarmulke. oh well. i can make it into a bag or re-use the yarn!

no patterns for the mo- i'm planning on going home and trying my hand at another beret. wish me luck. still working on the home sweet home wall hanging, the afghan, and something else i can't remember (figures!)


13 April 2009

Easter weekend

This weekend was spent crafting away. The BF is away visiting family and friends, so I curled up in bed with my yarn all weekend. I finished a beautiful little poncho:

I also made a headband right quick this morning before work to match my outfit, since I didn't have anything to put on my head that did. I'm going to need more scarves... I wonder if I could make bonnets a popular fashion accessory, the way tams became? ;-)
And I promise I'm not losing my hair. I don't know why it looks that way.

The headband is a really simple v-stitch pattern. I'll put it up on here once I can get it written out.

I also made the cover for a pillow in a granny square design, with leftover yarn. Here is a picture of my granny square on my (new, bought at the thrift store) granny-style dress!
I realize that granny squares can be the devil, but they're so calming to me. And this one turned out supercute. I'll post a picture of the pillow once it's finished.

08 April 2009

No posts because I've been too busy! Had so much going on lately... right now I have several projects going: a washcloth, a Home Sweet Home thing done in filet crochet, a towel, an afghan, and a Snuggle... I ended up with 3 for March:
I actually managed to knit one, although you can't see it. Yes, they're ugly, but the pets will like them, I hope... I'm going to give them to PAWS Chicago.

This is just an update- hopefully more patterns soon, but with the way things are going I've already got my hands full! I will post a pic of the Simple and Pretty pattern soon though.