Thursday, December 30, 2010

First ruffle scarf: finished!

The finished product! It's soft and shiny (but not ZOMGSHINEE), and quite warm.


Close-up one side:


Close-up other side:


Pardon the me in this pic. I don't have a...mannequin just-head thingy.


Not that these two came out all that bad, though. :)


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

First ruffle scarf

I finished this awhile ago, but I'm staggering the posts to share the fun.

Apologies for my absence this month. It's been kind of crazy.

I really isn't my thing, but I'm making it, and will only be wearing it when I model it.


Soft and shiiiny. :)


Ruffles on the first side...


The first completed end.


Saturday, December 11, 2010 Project is a go!

I figure I'd do more good with $50 worth of yarn (though I've spent less than that so far) than if I just made a $50 donation, so I asked the NTAFund people what colors I should use and they recommended the red, green and blue of their website. So I went out and bought yarn. I have two sets each of these:

NTA Fund - dark blue/green/red

NTA Fund - bright blue/pink/green

And I have this medium shade of red:

NTA Fund - medium red

...and it is red, though the flash makes it look orangey. I couldn't find blue and green in the same intensity so I'm off to the Caron website in the hope that they make the right colors in Simply Soft.

Time to get to work! I'll make both ruffled and flat scarves. Since they're for a good cause the ruffled scarves will be $30 and the flat ones will be $15.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

White Fuzzy Scarf

I'm actually rather proud of this pic, and a few others with me in them that I'll be posting over the next several days. Apparently I'm not nearly as ugly as I usually think I am. ;)

white-fuzzy 01

Also, these are really, really fun to make. I just wish that I could buy the fun fur yarn in bulk because it's so pricey and you get so little of it! (compared to, say, a giant skein of boucle)

white-fuzzy 02

white-fuzzy 03

white-fuzzy 04

white-fuzzy 05

Sunday, November 21, 2010

With apologies for not taking more pictures before I brought them to Peggy.

Ruffle scarves! And while I sold them to Peggy for $10 each, she's selling them to customers for $20 each! I'm not getting the best deal here, but at least I'm learning what my stuff will sell for.

That'll be good to know for when I have enough product (and funds) for a craft fair booth!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hai. Not dead, and not moved on to other hobbies.

Just a big move, that's all.

We left Alaska the Friday before last and arrived in Syracuse on Saturday afternoon (or morning...I was pretty out of it after all that flying and layover-ing), and we've been at Fort Drum, NY now for about a week and a half. There are some things I'm really liking and a bunch of stuff that's really irksome (but I'll save that for my new-ish new home blog, Army Issue Crackerbox).

And I've been doing a lot of crocheting lately. There's a booth at the PX of knitted and crocheted goods and I talked to the lady who runs it about selling my stuff there. We decided that I would "wholesale" stuff to her instead of waiting for a sale and then her and the PX getting their 20% each commission. I'm making less money this way but I am still making a profit, and with all we're having to pay for out of pocket here every little bit helps. I'll post pictures sometime this week or next week.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Black Beanie - Just Started.

Again with the Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn. I took apart the Tetris Blanket and that's the yarn I've been using for these quick pieces.

black beanie 1

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Orange Scarf.

Practice piece for learning the arcade stitch. It came out pretty well but my rule is that first pieces are gifts, so this's a giveaway!

First person to comment wins the scarf.

orange scarf

Made with Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Olive Ruffle Scarf - Finished!

Yeah, that's me. I got my husband to take the pictures.

ruffle scarf 11

Pardon the mess, please. It was a long day.

olive scarf 12

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ruffled Scarf in Shades of Green.

This is similar to the olive-colored scarf, except instead of the double-treble three times for a big ruffle, I went for a more subtle ruffle by going around the rectangle with 2 dc in each dc, even along the small sides, and what I'm working on now for the third "round" is going over with just 1 dc in each dc so it's a big but subtle ruffle.

The "wrong" side:

Greens Ruffle Scarf 1

The "right" side:

Greens Ruffle Scarf 2

The jumble of the whole thing on my desk:

Greens Ruffle Scarf 3

Friday, October 15, 2010

At first I was like...

binary mosaic

...but then someone on (LJ)geekcrafts linked me to a binary translator and all those hours went to waste in seconds.

Oh yeah, I'm working on a fillet crochet blanket where the pattern is a poem by my best friend put into binary. Said friend will also be the recipient. (Said friend is, of course. Fizzy. <3)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Green and Yellow Drawstring Bag

Another drawstring bag along the basic lines of the other drawstring bags (Ya, I'm on a bit of a easy cute things kick), except this one has rows of fillet crochet and it alternates between green and blue Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn (seriously, I want a commission :P), and the bottom is a square. It was originally going to be a macrame-type container for an origami box made from not-quite-cardstock scrapbooking paper.

I love projects that can be made using the gray hook, the kind that sometimes comes with a bigger blue hook. I'm not sure what letter it is.

green and yellow bag 2

green and yellow bag 1

green and yellow bag 3

What do you think, should I add a gauzy (white, probably) fabric to line the inside so it's better able to hold small things like coins that fall to the bottom of one's bag?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Warm Colors Drawstring Bag

This one was really quick to make so I didn't take pictures mid-project. I used the same basic pattern as with my other drawstring bags, except this one was done with three yearns--red, orange, and yellow Red Heart Super Saver yarn--at once.

warm colors bag 1

warm colors bag 2

warm colors bag 3

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Blue and Green Top

Another top I'm making using this pattern, using blue, white, and green extra chunky yarn in a fillet crochet pattern.

blue and green top 1

blue and green top 2

blue and green top 3

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ruffled Scarf -- now, with some ruffles!

I'm not using a pattern, but if you want to do your own in this style, just made a loooong chain, then double crocheted around both sides, then at each end I'd dc 2, ch 2, dc 4, ch 2, and dc 2 all in the top loop, and at that point you've got a loooong rectangle. I tied off and on each side I'll be "triple-crocheting" by my definition, which means wrapping around the hook three times instead of one like you'd do to double crochet.

So it's look like |-///- .


"Right" side:


"Wrong" side. Am I the only person who likes the "wrong" side better?


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Ruffled Scarf

The yarn from the ocean swells scarf, reused. :)

I'm not using a pattern for this, just made a loooong chain, then double crocheted around both sides, then at each end I'd dc 2, ch 2, dc 4, ch 2, and dc 2 all in the top loop, and at that point you've got a loooong rectangle. I tied off and on each side I'll be "triple-crocheting" by my definition, which means wrapping around the hook three times instead of one like you'd do to double crochet.

So it's look like |-///- . (Eep, looks kinda like a syringe. :P)