Friday, September 29, 2006

Desparate Times call for... YARN!

Yeah... so in my desparate attempt to crochet while moving between dwellings... i brought this from storage.

Beef twine my foot. i'd rather make it into bags, or sweaters, or even a cute little stuffed animal. not sure what i want to do with it this time. normally after the first row, i get an idea of what i'd like to crochet.

right now, i'm not sure if i want to part the strands (it's very thick), or leave it and just make whatever. perhaps a table mat, or a set... or a pot holder or pot rest... yeah.. something domestic for my possible new dwelling.

we'll see. try to crochet many different materials. i think you'd be surprised with what you can do.

~wyn ^_^

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Very bad crocheter!!!

I've been very bad in not updating!

School, a separation, and job craziness has kept me away from my beloved hooking. Ah well...

Out of sheer desperation, i went into storage, where all my things are kept now-a-days, and pulled out a ball of cotton string and a crochet hook. This weekend, i will start something again!

Planning on finishing that sweater too... it's getting colder here in NY and i'll need it.

Now i think i'd like to complete the neck line as a collar, but i don't know if i have enough yarn. Also want to rib the cuffs to make it pretty.

Will post more often now, i've been away for too long. :D

~wyn

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Sweater Almost done!

Decided to go with 3/4 sleeves, and once i put it on... it was made into an off the shoulder piece... hahahahaha

here it is without being on me.


Looking to make a middle piece that will complete it as a sweater. we'll see how it goes.

sorry so short, but i had to post something. ^_____^

Happy Mother's DAY!

~wyn

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

a little spring cleaning

gotta keep up at least one post a month! it's getting harder ^______^

sweater's almost done. one sleeve is finished and i'm on to the next. will post once complete.

i also picked up some funky colored yarn and am making an interesting shawl with double crochet... though it might be half-double..who can tell anymore. It's netted and will look cool once complete.

pictures to come i promise. might have to get rid of some of the older stuff. i was tempted to blow away last year's stuff for space... we'll see.

~wyn ^_^

Sunday, February 12, 2006

And the snowstorm brings time to those who stitch...

hee hee hee

completed a quick project... i came across some pretty cotton yarn at the hardware store and figured i'd pick some up. It's 100% cotton and is marked "meat string" i think. probably something that butchers use to tie up packs of meat.

well it's sturdy and thick, and i imagined a little hand bag that would look great in this color:



not sure if i want to line it. being that it's so sturdy, i don't think it will gather and stretch like the acrylic bag i had. of course there are problems with it... but i'm still learning right? at least its functional. ^_^

And now... some sweater progress:




matching the tank straps, i started new rows and decreased just at the underarm. you can see it a little on the first picture. i've included a close up so you can see the different stiches. it's almost seamless, yet it has some character.

hopefully, i'll have this done before the snow melts. hee hee.

~wyn

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Tank/Sweater updates

Hello!

sorry i've been gone so long. just been through an apartment move, job relocation, and start of school! whew!

Here are some promised updates.

I've since started working on the shoulder/arm piece, but here is an overall picture of the tank... after i frogged it to start all over again. hee hee




And below is a close up of the stitches. See how i went vertical? that made it a bit easier for me to add on the tank straps. Yeah free form. hee hee





Despite the frogging, the yarn is holding up pretty well. I loved the grey specks, so i was willing to pay $4.95/skein... :-O

Ah well. At least it will make a pretty sweater! and did i mention how soft it is....? ^_^

~wyn