Saturday, September 13, 2008

International Crochet Day!

Helen, thanks for asking about the pattern of the red and blue woobie. It's the Superhero Dreamcatcher Afghan, which I found through Ravelry.

Now, on to International Crochet Day! YAY!

I prepared for today, making sure I had only crochet projects with me. This is what I took with me to work along with a new ball of Jojoland Harmony:

I set out ALL of my hooks so I could see them all day long:

And of course, for the occasion, I tied up my hair a little bit differently.

I told everyone who asked about ICD (and a few who didn't ask ;) ) and I worked on each project at least a little. Here's how the projects looked before I left for the day:

All in all, for a Friday (and a workday), I had a lot of fun. :D I hope you had a good International Crochet Day too!

entrelac at 2:57 AM :: |

Thursday, September 11, 2008

*gasp!* Finished Objects

You okay? You didn't faint and fall down and hurt yourself, did you? I hope not. Anyway. I've actually managed to get a couple of things done, surprise surprise. Photos follow.

Crochet: I bought two skeins of Berroco Comfort DK just for the heck of it, to see how I felt about the yarn. Survey says... it's SERIOUSLY nice stuff. Here's what I made from the two skeins:

It's now a shop sample at Gauge, at least until some toddler latches onto it and won't let go. I can tell it's meant to be a woobie, and it's just waiting for the right kid.

Spinning: I FINALLY finished spinning up the burnished piece of the luxury sampler that the Redhead gave me in Estes Park. I wanted to maximize yardage, so I plied it with the plying silk I bought from Galina Khmeleva, also in Estes Park. Photos:

First, an in progress photo of the fiber on the spindle.

And now a photo of the finished yarn. Robin is going to set the twist on the yarn for me (I really need to learn to do it properly myself, but she's just so much better and faster at it than I am) and then send it up to the Redhead along with some other things.

And a yarn pr0n closeup...

No knitting stuff to report, but I DID add some new stitch markers to my online store. That's it from me for now.

entrelac at 11:48 PM :: |

Thursday, September 04, 2008

The doldrums?

Is it possible for the doldrums to be a human emotional state? Because if so, I am totally there. This sums up my feelings for the entire day: Bleh.

Knitting: Kind of taking a hiatus. Just not floating my boat at the moment.

Crocheting: Has taken over the spot at the top of my bag, maybe because I can acutally finish crocheted projects. In the past two weeks I've completed a baseball jersey looking shirt for Brent nephew-monkey out of Cotton Ease (the new stuff is MUCH nicer than the old), and I'm almost done with a little pointy pointless thing from 2 balls of Berroco Comfort. Seriously nice stuff, and the price tag on the DK weight is a breath of fresh air. I'll post a photo when it's done. Probably tomorrow.

Spinning: I (finally) finished spinning the Red Stone Yarns Burnished sample chunk into a cobweb/laceweight single. I'm plying it with my insane-o plying silk, and in the majority of what I've plied so far the Burnished is the SAME thickness as the plying silk. I honestly didn't expect that. The plying is slow going, though, 'cause hyper-fine singles mean massive yardage for 1/3 ounce or however much it is. All other spinning is creeping along, even the Insubordiknits I have set aside for Lenny and I thought would keep me going because it's so pretty.

Stitch markers: They're there. What else can I say? I'm still slacking on getting them all photographed and uploaded, though I DID manage to get a few added to the Etsy store.

I'll leave you with one last photo. Mary, I think this is proof that your housewarming gift for Crackie is a hit. :)

entrelac at 1:41 AM :: |