Saturday, December 26, 2009

My Ugh-ly Afhghan - Part 1

For some reason I learned many other things before learning to make a granny square in crochet. I'm not sure why, as it's one of the most basic things there is in the craft, and the concept of making motifs and putting them together is one of the other basics of the craft.

So I decided to do some stash busting of some hideous hand me down yarns, namely some Red Heart Acrylic, in Lavender, Emerald Green, a Bright Sun Yellow, and some left over Impeccable Worsted in a super dark Navy Blue.

Perhaps had I not added the navy blue, it might have been visually tolerable. As it is it's a little much. But that's the point of this project, it's not meant to be "pretty" so much as an experimentation.

Part 1: Making the Squares...Thus far we have 1 solid colored, 4 round Granny square of each color. And we have started on the 2-colored ones.


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Fine Day for Filet...

...for filet crochet that is....

I woke this morning with bats on the brain. Did it help that I had a miniature "Batman" marathon last night? (And by the way I think I understand why some folks don't care for the latter 2 movies in the four - they do seem full of ridiculous quips, one-liners, and bad jokes/references; unlike the first with with one my girlhood crushes - Michael Keaton - that were much more serious and dark).

Ce la vie...

But away from my digression and back to the fact that I was rambling about bats!

I just HAD to mess around with some filet crochet today. Mind you I have heard of it, know what is, and am now as we speak understanding the finer points of it, thank you Debbie Stoller!

So I'm sitting here with some "scrap" variegated wool yarn, a "G" hook and making my first bat :D

*Pictures soon!* (also you can check me out on Ravelry here!)






Monday, December 21, 2009

Earth Meets Sea Purse

I started this project a bit over a week ago. I originally had seen the pattern on a yarn label and knew I "had to have it". I fretted over whether to buy the yarn or not just to get the pattern.

Then I got an order in from someone who wanted to use that brand of yarn. I crossed my fingers that she (who was buying the yarn and sending it to me) would pick up one with the label I wanted with it. Alas not.

So finally I broke down and seeing it on sale "splurged" for it. I bought a color I liked, but my real reason for buying the yarn was just to get the pattern. (An aside, just today I saw the pattern online so I could have saved myself even more money, ah well...)

When I started it I realized I didn't have enough yarn to finish it, but figured what the hey, I'll get as far as I can get and just get more. I was considering just keeping the finished product for myself, but a stroke of inspiration changed my mind. I had some left over yarn from my a custom order and those colors happen to be a wonderful "sea" color, while the original skein I bought is "earth" colors. And so voila!

Currently @ row 12 of 18, then the sides to make and assembly. Really excited, will definitely be making more of these in the future!

If you like what you see and want one in another color "convo" me @ Faith Works on Etsy!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Dionysian Scarf....


This project has been long in wait as I've been wanting and needing to make myself something for a change, as well as figure out a way to pay homage. So here we have it, quite one of a kind and never to be reproduced again, but a really neat project none the less!

It's front and back post raised double crochet, with the grapes made out of puff stitches. Rowan Big Wool and Blue Sky Alpaca Bulky Naturals were used in this pattern giving it a wonderfully soft and ultra warm feel - perfect for winter time!

If you're interested in a pattern like this (that features the ribbed pattern or the type of yarn or both) feel free to convo me on Etsy.com, while I will not reproduce this pattern I can custom make another of the same basic concept!

Don't forget to visit our store for other neat gifts for the season!