Sunday, November 27, 2011

G Squares - done!

G Square

Turned 28 the other day. Yeah, on Black Friday. And I was at the PX at not-quite-the-crack-of-dawn with an attempt at a Black Friday sale. Next year I think I'll just get there at the regular time. Showing up early works better for people like Mary Ellen (her shop sells chocolates, paninis, tea and coffee and other beverages) than for me, especially since my booth isn't by where the line was.

I took pictures of the booth in its latest incarnation, and I'll post pictures of those once I'm done posting the squares (and spacing them out because I'm so lazy about taking pictures--sorry about that!).

Friday, November 18, 2011

D Squares - ...mostly done :)

D Square

This is the biggest project I've ever done, and I'm starting to regret charging materials x 3 and not by the hour. Though in that case the commission wouldn't have gone through at all because of the client's budget constraints. I really should get my butt in gear with Etsy and online advertising.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Squares - done!

A Square

Apologies for the poor photo quality. I seem to have misplaced my camera.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Just got a huge commission! :D

Got a request for a colorful king-size comforter. He gave me a list of colors:
  • purple
  • red
  • blue
  • green
  • yellow
  • orange
  • black
  • hot pink

He didn't want one huge square so I thought about a bunch of squares (either that or a huge striped blanket, I thought squares would be easier to work on at the booth and it'd look better) and spent the rest of the day thinking of colors and doing the math. A five-round square with two colors would be 10" across, so I'd do squares going through the colors and I came up with eight sets:

-Square A-
Round 1: Purple/Purple
Round 2: Purple/Red
Round 3: Red/Red
Round 4: Red/Blue
Round 5: Blue/Blue

-Square B-
Round 1: Red/Red
Round 2: Red/Blue
Round 3: Blue/Blue
Round 4: Blue/Green
Round 5: Green/Green

-Square C-
Round 1: Blue/Blue
Round 2: Blue/Green
Round 3: Green/Green
Round 4: Green/Yellow
Round 5: Yellow/Yellow

-Square D-
Round 1: Green/Green
Round 2: Green/Yellow
Round 3: Yellow/Yellow
Round 4: Yellow/Orange
Round 5: Orange/Orange

-Square E-
Round 1: Yellow/Yellow
Round 2: Yellow/Orange
Round 3: Orange/Orange
Round 4: Orange/Black
Round 5: Black/Black

-Square F-
Round 1: Orange/Orange
Round 2: Orange/Black
Round 3: Black/Black
Round 4: Black/Hot Pink
Round 5: Hot Pink/Hot Pink

-Square G-
Round 1: Black/Black
Round 2: Black/Hot Pink
Round 3: Hot Pink/Hot Pink
Round 4: Hot Pink/Purple
Round 5: Purple/Purple

-Square H-
Round 1: Hot Pink/Hot Pink
Round 2: Hot Pink/Purple
Round 3: Purple/Purple
Round 4: Purple/Red
Round 5: Red/Red

And black hdc borders around each square.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Single Crochet Scarf

The pattern was sc 1, ch 1 all the way across, then sc in the gap and ch over the sc below, keep going until you have the dimensions you want :)