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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Beanie - Gryffindor Colors

Well, it looks like Gryffindor colors when you're holding it in your hand. With the flash it looks like a Cheesy Poofs hat:

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Here it is without the flash, for a better idea of what it looks like:

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Drawstring Bag - Finished!

The whole thing used the entire skein of "Marble" yarn. After I finished the main part of the bag, I chained the rest. I tried chaining that chain, but the result was too short, and I wound up folding it in half and tying knots roughly every six inches to make the handle.

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What do you think?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

New Project - Drawstring Bag

About halfway done here:

drawstring bag 1

drawstring bag 2

No real pattern to it, just made a circle and after five rounds I quit expanding. Three or four rows from the top there'll be a space every three stitches for the rope handle drawstring to go through. :)

Then yarn is Lion Brand Tweed Stripes, but is identical in feel and style to the Marble Yarn. (In fact, I got a skein of yarn identical to that marble yarn so I'm guessing they're from the same manufacturer and just called different things in different countries. :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Rainbow Beanie - Thin Stripes - Finished!

Best angle:

rainbow beanie 1 - 5

This side you can see some of the tie-offs on the side. I expect the next beanie--which will be medium stripes--to be better about visible tie-offs.

rainbow beanie 1 - 4

And here's me, modeling the hat. Unfortunately my camera is not good at sharp photos sans flash, which sucks for me because if I take a picture of myself using the flash, all you see is the big white spot on the mirror.

modeling the beanie

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Oh, Balls. ;P

All the stuff from the last "stash" post, plus a whole bunch of Red Heart Super Saver yarn that I got on sale at Wally World. I love the richness of the colors, and I love the price even on non-sale days because cheap yarn is awesome for practice pieces. :)

oh, balls

Friday, September 17, 2010

Rainbow Beanie - Thin Stripes

Almost halfway in...

rainbow beanie 1 - 1

And my desk, overrun with balls.

rainbow beanie 1 - 3
Tee hee, balls. *is ten*

rainbow beanie 1 - 2

I love the rainbow pattern and it's not just the queer in me--though I'll definitely be making myself one to wear to Pride events once I get to New York!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Eurgh.

I've been spending most of my time lately sleeping because it's easier than dealing with the toothaches and headaches I've had the past couple of days. (That, and brushing my teeth more in a day than I usually do in a week--I can has car during the day so I can see a dentist? Boo on having only one car for both my husband and myself.)

I shall try to be back Monday with your regularly scheduled ideas, images, and project progress reports. :)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Christmas Blankie.

I'm thinking of sending it to my little sister, who's gonna be across the pond at Oxford by Christmastime.

This is the first time I've successfully managed to do the ripple pattern, and while there are still mistakes, they're not as glaring as the mistakes on the practice pieces were. ;P

Project: Christmas Blankie
Supplies: Red, Green, and Off-White Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn.

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It's gonna be warm...

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But hopefully not too heavy, since it won't be nearly as large as the Tetris Blanket. :)

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I'm rather proud of it. :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Knifty Hat: Another One :)

Same Marble yarn as the Marble Beanie, but this time most of it is two-over-two instead of one-over one. I made a mistake towards the last...ten or fifteen rows, I think...and had to go one-over-one after that. It's another Big Hat like the Silly Hat, but I like it because the weather doesn't dictate whether or not I can wear a ponytail (because regular sized snow beanies are snug on me, especially when I have my hair up). If anyone else wants one, I have a variety of yarns (just check the Yarn Stash tag) and get back to me, and if it's not for another project I'll get started immediately. Otherwise, I'll get more of that yarn and start as soon as I get home. :)

hat1

hat2

hat3

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Red-White-and-Blue Blankie...Assembled!

Actually, I did this months ago, but I just remembered to take pictures. So, without further ado...

blankie1

blankie2

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Friday, September 3, 2010

And this is why double-check our measurements.

Crap.

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Well, I'll certainly get it right next time. (If I'd done a T piece, I wouldn't have realized. Good thing I picked the shape I did to practice on.)

At least... :P
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

And this is why we make practice pieces.

I started out thinking to make Tetris toys, and then had the idea to make them little trinket boxes. I've since decided that I'm going to make both for the ol' Etsy shop, but anyhow, the original idea was to make everything out of squares so it'd look more Tetris-y:

tetris toy 01

Then I went for the cover, and I'd already started going over the top at the time, so instead of a flap I went for a box cover. So I couldn't just use squares:

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I'm gonna finish this piece, but after this I think I'll use one special piece for each side. After all, the Tetris look will still be there...

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(I don't see anyone else getting sued for making Tetris crafts, so I hope that continues. Still, I'll be doing some research.)