Monday, March 28, 2011

March is Looking Up

After I gave up on hats for the rest of this month I got a lot of things accomplished. Its shocking!
This is one of the summer dresses I've been working on, modeled by my dress-form friend, Lula-Mae. I kind of hate the print on this fabric now.

And here is a crocheted yellow jumper top I just finished.

And My Half-done Dory (terrible picture. The white blur at the end is supposed to be a yellow tail.) I'm charting this as I go, so maybe I will post it after I finish it.

And that has been my March. Yay April!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Finished, Unfinished, and Destroyed

March is a horrible month for yarn projects. It hates me!

I finished the Kiddie kitten hat I started for a friends kiddie (it's awesome). The pattern can be found at It's for big people though, so you will have to scale it down if you want it to be kid-sized. The ears and pom-poms are pink.

I killed the Lidsville hat I was making. Thrice. It's a great pattern ( in Son of Stitch'n Bitch book), but I apparently do not have the magic hat power needed to recreate it. After the third failed attempt I decided to accept my defeat.

I started knitting an amigurumi Dory from Finding Nemo for my fantastically awesome friend. You know how you get an idea and you say to yourself " she is gonna LOVE that"? This is one of those things. I laugh when I'm knitting it.

The socks I started somehow turned into ballet slippers. It gave me a great idea for some sweet hippie slipper/shoe things. I wonder if I put leather on the bottom as a sole, could I wear them out and about?

I've also been drafting a few summer dresses. I guess I didn't realise how easy it is to make a dress when you have a dress form to drape it on. SCORE. I finished the mock-up for two, which I did with old sheets, and now All I have to do is take them apart and use them for patterns.

All of this after I finish stuffed Dory. And tailoring two dresses and a pair of shorts for my homie. And a pair of pants for my extremely short sister.

Maybe the problem here isn't the month of March. Maybe its my inability to finish projects before I start new ones? Naw. It's definitely March.

Also, I love home-made stouts.

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Adventures of Sock Woman

I know I have a crazy amount of projects going. So it's a good time for me to start my first pair of socks! Yay socks. I got Melissa Morgan-Oakes book, Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks and I hope it's as easy as it looks. Somehow I doubt it. I'm sure I can manage to finish 7 projects in one month. Ha!
Also, I hate swatching.

Monday, March 7, 2011


I've been thinking about starting a crochet/knitting/sewing/awesomeness blog for a while, but I never had the guts. But now I'm gonna do it, regardless of who reads (or doesn't read) this, and regardless of how many of my friends consider blogging lame.

I went to the thrift store and I found this crazy sherbet pink merino/rayon/rabbit hair ( or something along those lines, I lost the tag) sweater. I am a huge believer in recycling yarn, it's good for the environment and it's cheaper. So I bought this sweater (along with three others for $6 total), just to see if it could be recycled and what it would be like to knit with. It's actually made from two strands of yarn, and it's kind of crazy to unravel, but it is super soft. But I realised halfway through this process, what am I going to do with a sweaters worth of pink yarn? I hate pink.


Also, my camera stinks.