Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
So I have started on my first pair of socks and after only getting past the toes on sock #1 I have stopped. I just don't feel like working on it anymore but I need to because its my only non scrap project at this moment. This is what 20 min of work has gotten me and I need to find the motivation to continue it.
Note: @ 2:05 pm I ripped out the sock :(
Sunday, May 18, 2008
The knitters I live with both have started scrap blankets and I have been looking for a crochet solution. I have decided that the solution is to make granny squares out of my scrap yarn and then sewing them all together. This makes it so I can use different weights of yarn and as long as the square is 6 x 6 inches they will fit together. So far I have created several in an attempt to avoid making socks and finishing a hat for my grandmother.
Left: Green Heather lace weight 100% wool from KnitPicks.com size f hook
Center: Rainbow Incredible yarn 100% nylon from Lion Brand size j hook
Right: Red sock wieght yarn, 100% acrylic (I think) size f hook
Cotton Ease by Lion Brand 50/50 cotton acrylic in Berry and Maize size J hook
I like how with one simple pattern the squares can look so different just by changing the colors.
Don't worry more to come because I don't think scrap blankets are ever finished
Friday, May 16, 2008
Worsted Weight Yarn
Size J/K hook
gauge not important
This scarf was made super thick and warm by using 2 stands of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in green and white. This scarf can easily be made single stranded, wider, or in stripes.
Chain as long as you want the scarf, approx 60 inches (longer or shorter if desired)
Turn and sc in second ch from hook and sc in each reminding ch
turn and repeat until scarf in desired width. Finish off
Looking at the end of the scarf fold the two ends together to create a point and sew the two short ends together. Make a pom-pom and leave one long end of yarn. Take the yarn and weave it through the point on the end of the scarf and sew tight.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
For Halloween this past year Lion Brand created a pattern for felted crocheted skulls using their Lion Brand Wool. I thought the would be adorable and hilarious to make and hang from the ceiling of our living room. Much to the surprise of my roommates they liked the idea and thought it was a great way to tie together the mauve couch, gold loveseat, and hunter green carpet in the room. I made the skulls out of Patons wool in bright blue and hot pink (yes very traditional skull colors). Double stranded each skein made 3.5 skulls. I then suspended the skulls with some scarp yarn (in the same colors) from the drop ceiling above the couch. We loved them so much we kept them up the rest of the year.
Here is the link to the website http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/70464A.html?noImages=
Monday, May 12, 2008
Chained Fringe Scarf
Worsted Weight Yarn (For this scarf I used Red Heart Supersaver)
Size J hook (You can use whatever size is appropriated for the yarn you are using)
Gauge is not important
Chain to desired length (approximately 60 inches) then chain 40 more. Finish off
Start a new chain
Chain 20 then join with a slip stitch to the 20th chain of the first row. Sc in each stitch until the 20th chain from the end then chain 20 not connecting them to the first row. Finish off.
Chain 20 then join to first sc of second row. Sc in each sc. Chain 20 after last sc. Finish off.
Repeat this process until scarf is desired width.
Because each row is separate it is easy to do stripes with this pattern. This can also be a great scrap yarn project if you have a large surplus of the same size yarn.
Monday, May 5, 2008
These are pillows that I have made to decorate the common room of our dorm room. Each one represents the first letter of one of our names. I made my roommate and mine last semester and the other two girls I made as Christmas presents for them. I noticed they like ours at the beginning of the semester so I made them in secret (not hard it's called making them at work) and then left them on the sofa to see if they would notice. The noticed and they loved them. Since it is move out time I thought I should take a picture and post before we all take our pillows home.
I found the patterns from this web site. The pillows are made out of Caron Simply Soft Brites in white and hot pink. On side is white and one side is pink. It would take about 1 skein per a pillow using one color or 2 pillows from 2 different colored skeins.