Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Okay... I give in!

I didn't want to make a poncho... but it looks so warm and it leaves your arms free of sleeves. So, with the Red Heart comfort prints, i started to make a poncho.

I'm not sure if i want to crochet it all as once piece (like a V and then join the ends) or to make two rectangles and join them together. I'll see.

One rectangle is partially done, probably more than the 15% i am reporting. Pictures will follow when i get home tonight.

(i forget how terribly easy it is to take and post pictures hee hee)

Let's see... after i do the poncho, or maybe at the same time, i will begin my first afghan. I wish yarn wasn't so expensive, but i think i have an idea of an easy pattern that will give me a chance to make all sorts of crazy squares to join together. i may do granny squares, but i think i should work on joining colors before i begin the complicated patterns.

But then my DH always suggests i try the hardest to challenge myself. i love him for knowing my strengths ^_______^

so i'll peruse the pattern web pages to find a challenging pattern with scraps of yarn. hope i have enough!

~Lady Wyntir

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Yarn Sale

okay... so through the sickness, work and final projects for school, i'm finally able to post what i got at the smiley's yarn sale.

Here is everything i bought:



For my sister, i have the Bernat Breeze - color breezy blue (no dye lot) - Acrylic/Nylon Blend - 3 balls of 5 oz.
I needed the crochet hooks because it's so thick!


Then, for my first Afghan, I'm planning to use these yarns:

Lane cervinia, Sorrento (from italy!) Acrylic- 2-10 ball bags of gray, 1-10 ball bag of dark gray


And just for fun, some Red Heart comfort prints:


I was very pleased with the sale. I only wish i had a little more money to spend because they had good colors. But, alas, i have other responsibilities. So we'll see how the afghan comes out like and then i'll get more yarn after that.

No more yarn until i finish my project!

School ends next week and i'll start my afghan then. In the meantime, i have to get started on my sister's hat. Will add progress bars when i get a chance!

~Lady Wyntir ^_^

Friday, December 03, 2004

SALE!

Oooooooooooooooooh!!!! I'm so excited!

Tomorrow's the yarn sale! I'll bring my camera to show all the craziness!

I've heard that there was a 2 hour wait to get in for the first day!

whooo hoo!!

^_^

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Quick Granny square

Well... another small test done! i used some extra yarn to try a granny square.

The pattern said it was easy, so i gave it a try. here is the site:
Pinwheel Square

you start doing rounds and then one of the rows begins to turn the circle into a square! HAHAHAHA i was so beside myself when i started stitching corners i felt like a silly goose... @_@

So it's a little lopsided, but i went through the whole pattern! YAY!!! hee hee

here is a piccie:


My flash of course didn't show the actual color, but that's not really important. I think i want to make a bunch of granny squares and then make some ghetto blanket! it will be my own.... my precious.... hee hee hee - alright, i've gone crazy i know.

I did this instead of typing up my report... which is due tomorrow.....>_< hee hee ah well. i'm just excited that i got this done. it was fairly easy (thank you Dayna!).

next... another square! maybe i'll put that on the side of my blog bar... that would be cool... hee hee hee.

until next time, have a good night.

~Lady Wyntir

Friday, November 19, 2004

YARN SALE!

Talk about free advertisement!

SMILEY'S YARN SALE!!!

I cannot WAIT to go to get some yarn! So many ideas i have in mind:

Secret Afghan (hee hee hee)
Sweater Jacket
Black Tank for my sis
Afghan practice
Stitch Sample Squares
Pajama sets
others.... hee hee

Can't wait to get started. Winter break is coming up and I can't wait!

~Lady Wyntir

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Blue sweater/tank done.... almost!

YAY! Well i finished the crochet part of my tank top. I still have to block it and trim the ends of the yarn.

Here is the finished product:




Front View:


Back View:


Layered:


I'm so excited to have finished this. Just a few notes...
1. Must make the straps a little closer. It's nice for a bra-less ensamble, but with a bra the straps show. :(
2. should figure out a way to make a nice collar and sleves.
3. GET MORE YARN... this was done with two skeins of Utopia yarn by Reynold's. I went back to the store to find no more twist... i mean, no more yarn. ^_^

Now... on to my extra yarn afghan!

~Lady Wyntir

Monday, November 08, 2004

Tank received!

My gift was received! YAY!!!

I hope she posts pictures to show what she's done with it!

Besides that, i finished half of my blue tank. I'm a little worried because i'm running out of yarn faster. The straps are thicker than last time, so i think i'll just connect the one side... or maybe use that as the back. I'll have to play around with how it looks. ^_________^

Very excited, my crochet project is moving on it's way. Pictures to follow!

~Lady Wyntir

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Tank gift-y!

YAY! Someone from Crochetville wanted my tank top to do something with it! So, i sent it to her. ^_^ Hope she likes it.

A few more rows are done ~reminds herself to raise the bar for her project meter~ and it's looking wonderful. I wonder if i have enough yarn...

I'll stop by my yarn store with the pattern for this afghan: Autumn Afternoon Afghan

Someday i'll make it. I better do it before it gets too cold!

~lady wyntir

Monday, October 25, 2004

New Short-sleeved sweater

okay... so i have that new blue yarn. ^_^

I started 5-6 rows tonight because i was excited about making another shirt... I think i'm going to make a tank again, then finish it off with some short sleeves. We'll see if the yarn holds out.

So far i'm working on the front, and i have 3/4th of the tank strap done. I'm working it the same way i did with the other tank. Vertical SC all the way through so i can add length when it comes to the tank straps. It looks kind of like this


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so all the rows are easy to do. I'll make one for the front and for the back, then join them together and make the sleves....... it will be interesting. Pictures to come tomorrow!

I was just so excited to start crocheting again i had to share it with everyone ^_^

~lady wyntir -_- zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Saturday, October 23, 2004

Tank top Tank

okay... okay.. Rebecca.. thank you for reminding me of the tank top...

the yarn is beautiful and it washes soooooo softly!

here are pictures, but i'm afraid i'll have to do some of it over.....
Back:


And Front:


I didn't expect the yarn to get softer and much more flexible.

It was Reynold's Utopia.. some cream color! Forgive me, they only mark it with a number. but it's 100% Courtelle Acrylic.. SO SOFT!!!

The problem is that it's way too big. I can fit it around my hips because it stretched. So, i think i'll buy some more and make it into a sweater ^_^.

~Lady Wyntir

Thursday, October 21, 2004

finally here

YAY! hee hee. Okay... I have some photos for you.

Here is the new yarn i purchased:
Pretty blue!


Close up:


of course, the flash totally takes out the real color of the yarn. Ah well.

So here is my dilema. I don't know what to make out of it. It was pretty expensive ($9 for both of them!) so i don't know if i should make a scarf, or start on a poncho.

My previous plan was to make a blanket (it's already getting cold here in NY) but i don't know. This is nice for a border color, but my other colors are varied! Talk about putting boucle with other cotton/acrylic blends... hee hee take a look:


any help would be great. otherwise, i'm going to make up some squares, put them all together (maybe like a mile-a-minute afghan) or just something totally made up.. hee hee

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Posting and Pictures, i Promise!

Thank you to those that visit and offer warm support!
<3<3 It's much appreciated. <3<3


I've added some buttons on the side - A link to my regular blog, TR's crafts and hook me up (thanks emily!).

Homework is always looming in the background so when i'm done with my paper (and spending some time with my DH), I'll post photos of the yarn and maybe a drawring of the blanket i plan to make.

It was really funny... I looked at all the bags i had full of yarn and there are SO MANY skeins that were unused, or are left over and not enough to do anything with. If this project goes well, i'll post it on the Crochetville project pages to see if anyone else would like to try.

Gotta go now, will write soon with photos!

~Lady Wyntir

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

More yarn

okay... so the other project turned into a HUGE tank top that was very soft ^.^ lufly!

i'm sick so i'll either be sleeping or crocheting. Who needs to do homework.... <_<

I just bought 2 more skeins of yarn. I'll post the color, photos and brand when i go home. i don't know what to do with it, though. As i told Dani (she commented on my last post - YAY!), I may make socks, or start blocks for my afghan. i have lots of extra yarn that i can't do anything with... maybe i'll just make a patch work afghan! YEAH! Okay!

Now... i just need to get started. time to get back to work ^_^.

hee hee

~Marj

Monday, September 13, 2004

Project #5: More bags

Okay.. i bought this beautiful yarn that was varieated - blue, white and brown. It made such a great color combination i wanted to use it for everything. So... i made an eyeglass case (i think i might have written about this before) that turned into an umbrella handle.

Unfortunately, the umbrella was stolen, along with my project... so with the rest of the yarn, i made a bag:





The only thread color i had was pink, so the button matched, but the thread i used to sew it on, didn't. Can you tell? It's a very beautiful yarn combination.. it matches with EVERYTHING i wear (mostly blues and browns.. and there is white in there as well).

It was an easy bag to make... rows across and then just crochet closed the sides. Add a handle and viola!

^_^

Friday, September 03, 2004

Thinner

strange... someone brought very thin yarn to my apartment because they know i crochet. it's on a cone and the colors vary.

right now i'm working with a white color, speckled with black and it's making a nice, light lacey fabric, probably great for a breezy scarf, poncho or shirt. i'll see how it comes out ^_^

pictures to follow!

Saturday, August 28, 2004

no more braces!

YAY! my braces are off! i know this is my crochet blog.. but i'm too happy to even contain myself! ^_______^

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Crocheting into winter; Project #3 - part 2

i almost forgot to show my husband's scarfy!

This one was interesting... see below:


you see.. he wrapped it rather tightly around to keep warm and in doing that, it stretched the yarn stiches (is that what you call it?) to make it look elegant...

i found that intriguing and i want to block it that way so it stays. very pretty!

~Lady Wyntir

Project #4; Hat and Scarf Sets

Now i had a new love of crochet! I can actually make USEFUL things hee hee. You really don't know how it feels until you've made something. Like when i baked my first loaf of bread. I was hopping around the kitchen looking at the underbrowned loaf.just because i couldn't believe i could make something that you normally buy at the store... but that's another tale, probably for another blog :D

I went on to making hat and scarf sets. My sis was the first to ask for a set. She wanted a hat that was open on the top so she would be able to put her hair through for pigtails. The hat turned into a kitty with ears (i MUST get the pictures!) and a matching LONG and WIDE scarf. (nothing says it like CAPS!!! hee hee).

Then i made one for my dad... my first hat from a pattern. It kinda sucked but he loved it.... what a great dad, huh? I tried to make a round hat from a pattern i got from the library, but i grow VERY impatient and just started doing the rest on my own.

The yarn was very soft, a steely grey color, and it caught on the velcro on his coat and became fuzzy. He loved that because it made the scarf warmer... who knew!? hee hee

So i decided to make a beanie hat for myself and a scarf set from one skein of yarn:


I loved the colors! (got them from a friend for my birthday!) and it's fashionable in my own way ^_^

So hats and scarves are one more thing under my belt.

Crocheting into winter; Project #3

YAY! On to the next project: Scarves!

I have to say that making scarves boosted my learning experience the most! I made several scarves for family, friends and myself. Here's what i've learned:

1. Scarves are VERY easy to crochet
2. Scarves can be made by an amateur in about 2 hours
3. Fringes are FUN!
4. People LOVE scarves as presents!
5. Crocheting lenthwise is not a good idea... it makes more work if you need to make the scarf longer. Crochet rows as the width so you can adjust the length as much as you need.
6. Bulky yarn makes for REALLY warm scarves
7. Making a long scarf allows you to wrap the scarf around twice and that gives you more warmth

i love making scarves! Here are the pictures of my very first ones! I did the red first, then the yellow:





They are VERY basic... all done in SC (single crochet). I'll have to try with different colors later. I want to crochet those harry potter scarves for my brothers (i haven't taken to knitting just yet... i'm VERY biased to crochet! :P)

Next project... hat and scarf sets ^_^

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Sweater-bag, project #2

So my completed coasters and mittens had me ready for some more crocheting. I was ready to make some placemats for a glass table in my apartment. Eying a measurement, the lenth was about as long as my arm when i was a quarter of the way through it. Crocheting lenthwise made it impossible to decrease unless i unravelled it all :(. Instead of getting frustrated... the placemat suddenly became a sweater sleeve!

I'm sure other crocheters and knitters change their minds as they move along. There wasn't a pattern** to follow and the shape was basically rectangle-ish so i figured it could turn into anything.. hee hee
(**I love that people create patterns, i admire them for their patience but i tend to always stray because i want to try something new and unique.)

So off i went to making the sweater sleeve and i remembered i only had one skein of this yarn and that DEFINITELY wouldn't be enough for a sweater... SO... it became a book cover! I folded over the sides and it was perfect to place a hard covered book in. Maybe... lord of the rings or something like that. Then i added a shoulder strap and i couldn't leave home without it as a purse! HAHAHAHA!

Here is the finished product on me:


and a picture of the bag laying flat:


I should give a close up to show how raggy it's become.. i drag that thing everywhere! Next time, i think i'll line my bag to help keep it settled. If anything pointy was in there (keys, cell phone anten. pens) they would catch in the yarn, fall through or stick out in weird angles.

Then again.. i could always try a tighter stitch! :P

~Lady Wyntir

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

"First" Crochet Project

Well... it all started with me going back to crochet. I learned when i was in 5th grade... i believe. my Aunt taught me how to use the hook and yarn. The idea was cool at first, and i tried it here and there but it wasn't fun after a while. i never got the hang of keeping a loose hold of the yarn. So basically i had a bunch of knots linked together.

I gave away a blanket.. it was QUITE lopsided! Very surprised that they didn't say anything to me (my family is very critical of everything else... although they tend to be sensitive at times ^_^).

So i gave it up....

Now, YEARS later i find some crochet hooks on eBay and i say to myself... WAIT! I can DO THIS! ^___________^. I bought some Susan Bates hooks (ranging from a 10.5 -K to a tiny 10 for doilies... tiny!) for about $8. Next step... went to michael's for some yarn on sale! YAY!

My REAL first project was going to be gloves, but they really didn't keep me warm. they turned into mittens but since they weren't any good...(practice more than anything) i threw them out. So then i moved onto coasters:



Sorry it's a little blurry... but here is a closer look:



So there you have it! My First Project... More history of a Lady's Crochet!

~Lady Wyntir


Friday, August 20, 2004

First Blog

Wow.... my first blog. for being a computer techie-girl.. i feel silly that i'm only getting this out now!

Ah well here goes!