Thursday, October 27, 2011

New Crochet!

Hi everyone!

Thanks for visiting me here.....even though I haven't been around for while. I just get so busy working, crocheting, crafting, photographing, reading, know, that I don't always have tons of time for blogging. I'm awake a bit earlier than usual today on this frosty morning so I thought I'd take the time to catch up on a few of my internet things, yay!

Crochet stuff:

A few posts ago I mentioned that I wanted to take part in the one-a-day group over on Ravelry. Man, do I ever suck at this! haha. It's not that I don't/can't crochet every day because I totally do but I keep having issues that seem to prevent me from crocheting a portion of the same project every single day. I had yarn issues, I frogged something, I started over, I ran out of yarn, the store I shop at doesn't have what I need, yadda yadda yadda. Anyways, my one-a-day attempts have all been thwarted somehow. I've started and finished several projects since "joining" the one-a-day crowd but they were all smaller things and only took a few days to make so it's not the same. I will continue to crochet every day and hopefully soon I will have a project that I like (and enough yarn to finish it) so that I can officially participate in this one-a-day business.

Here's a quick round up of some of my recent finished projects:

Cozy Neckerchief - granny triangle neck warmer with picot edging. 1 ball of Patons Kroy Socks in 'winter eclipse'.

Colour Change Skinny Scarf - simple dc (UK treble) striped scarf with fringe. 1 ball of James C. Brett Monsoon. I lost the ball band for this but I think the colour number was S3.

Sock Scarf for Bill - Technically this one isn't complete yet but I only have a tiny bit more to go so I thought I'd add it here anyways. 1 ball of Bernat Sox Multi in 'desert storm'.

Lace Baktus - 6 foot long crochet version of the popular baktus scarf. I love this so much, I have made 2 of them already! About 1/2 ball of Patons Lace in 'bonfire'.

I've had a lot of inquiries on the Lace Baktus. People ask me about it whenever I wear it out and everyone wants to touch it! For those of you on Ravelry, my project page is here. I made the pattern for myself after searching for a pattern to use with the Patons Lace and not finding anything I liked. I'm going to post the pattern/tutorial here in the next few days for anybody that is interested.

Til next time,

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Photos

Thought I'd share some of my photos with you. These are all photos of the jewelry I've been making

That's all for today
Bonus points for anyone that can tell what they're made out of! :)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Been Gone So Long

Hello Everyone,

I've been away from the blog for so long, let's see if I remember how this goes......

I have a few crochet projects that I'm working on, no really good photos right now so I'll hold off on posting the pictures until next time.

I will direct your attention here though:

For my friends on Ravelry, scoot over to the One a Day group and have a look. It's a great idea and I've actually committed 2 of my WIPs to the ongoing CAL/KAL.
The idea is to break down a large project into smaller, managable elements and then complete one element of the project every day.
I'm going to knock off one stripe on each of a granny stripe blanket and granny shawl every day. I'll see how that goes and if I can keep up.

I've also been working on some super cool jewelry designs and have some finished pieces ready to photograph and offer up for sale - stay tuned for an announcement about my new shop opening!

Here's a bit of a sneak peek

And it's off to bed with me,
Goodnight everyone xoxo