Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 11:05 am
pics )

This pendant took about an hour and a half to complete. It's purple crochet thread in a granny square, with seven colors of seed beads on eyepins making a sort of fringe, and a crocheted cord. It turned out all right, though I kind of started out intending to make earrings and not a pendant.

(The other thing in the top pic is not crochet and I need to make a better one anyway.)
Sunday, September 28th, 2014 03:31 pm
Firstly, thanks for the answers to my questions about how big a skein was. I'm really pleased with the scrap afghan project which is almost finished - I hope to post a picture of the finished blanket later this week (or more likely next weekend) - I'm at the sewing together stage and then all that remains is the final border. It's been a challenge but fun.

I needed something to keep me occupied during an evening away from home and so I tried a cowl - my first ever. I've used Wendy Celtic Tweed effect Chunky yarn (shade 2767) which is like marroons and browns, crocheted with a 10mm hook. It was quick and easy bar one slight problem - hence my question. I'm intending making at least one more cowl and I'd like to see how to get it 'right'.

crocheted cowl

Clicking on the picture links to a larger picture of the same. The pattern starts with a large number of chains which are then slip stitched together and then continues in circles with no turning. Now my problem arose because I ended up with a twist in the initial change, that despite undoing and starting over, I didn't seem to be able to join up without getting another one in there.

Is there something obvious that I'm missing in joining without ending up with a twist? My other thought was to maybe turn at the end of the chains and go back along making my first row (which would make it easier to avoid the twist I think) and then joining and continuing in circles and when I've finished weaving the end of the chains in to close the lower gap, but I'm not sure that will work either.

The Pattern came from the Crochet in Color blog and was called Accidental Cowl.
Saturday, November 24th, 2012 08:08 pm
I pondered whether to put a eyelash-yarn border around it, but a friend pointed out that since it is destined for a male, they probably wouldn't like a sissy border, so I left it plain.

Saturday, November 10th, 2012 01:07 am
Lots of green and gold.

I needed a scarf for my Halloween costume this year, and made this at the very last minute.
Thursday, September 13th, 2012 05:04 pm
I have a friend who collects pigs, and has a pig-themed kitchen, so I've been planning on making her a little pig for a while now. Her birthday is next month, so I grabbed the free pig pattern off the Lion Brand Yarn website, pulled some yarn from the stash, and got to work.

On Ravelry or behind the cut )

One of the managers at work was excited when she found out that I crocheted. She said that she loved the look of crochet, and that she still had the crochet booties that relatives in the Dominican Republic had made for her sons. Then she said that her birthday and just passed, and I said that Christmas was coming up, too, lol. She likes natural shades of greens and browns, so I picked a nice combination (I think, anyway) and a nice pattern from Red Heart. She doesn't actually know that I'm making something for her, so it'll hopefully be a nice surprise.

On Ravelry or behind the cut )

Forgot about these!

My niece is getting her teeth, so she's chewing on everything. I made her some soft chewtoys out of cotton yarn.

On Ravelry or behind the cut )
Monday, September 10th, 2012 06:03 pm
I crocheted another pair of socks
AN: I call them coffee socks because the dark brown yarn is called Café Latte

Coffee Socks
Sunday, September 9th, 2012 05:32 pm
I have finished a couple more things!
(a bath puff and a pure-crochet necklace)
Sunday, September 2nd, 2012 03:29 pm

A while back, Boy and I started rewatching seasons of Futurama, and I realized how much I actually loved Zoidberg. A strange thing to do, but whatever. With that, I decided I wanted a Zoidberg hat, because all of my winter hats are silly.

Unfortunately, I could find no good patterns. So I had to make my own.

Behold! Zoidberg! Eating my hair.

Monday, August 20th, 2012 12:25 pm
A Pair of rubber duck inspired socks I crocheted

Here be Socks
Sunday, August 12th, 2012 07:03 pm
This time I have finished some pure-crochet jewellery; something without embellishments.
Thursday, December 15th, 2011 06:06 pm
More Yule crafting, this time for my MIL. I'm not sure if I'm going to get all the needed crafting done by next week, but I've finished gifts for two people. I took a break from crocheting starting Friday, and I didn't start working on MIL's Yule Gift Blanket until last night.

This afternoon I had it completely done, washed and blocked. Not that it matters a whole lot with acrylic yarn, but the blanket now smells like lavender Dr. Bronner's which is slightly better than the "yarn from under the bed" smell.

I am most pleased with the result:

Images under here )

(x-posted to my journal)
Friday, December 2nd, 2011 09:04 pm
Because I have an abundance of time and yarn combined with a lack of funds, everyone is getting crocheted Yule gifts this year. So far on my list to make is two pairs of fingerless gloves, a throw, and possibly a shawl (though I'm rethinking the latter). I come from a family of crafters, so I know the gifts would be appreciated.

I made this hat for my husband as he is in desperate need of ear-covering winter wear. I really, really like how it turned out:

Photo under here )

Now I'm debating on making myself one if my hands aren't killing me by the end of the month.

Is anyone else doing handmade gifts for the winter holidays?
Sunday, September 19th, 2010 11:06 pm
I suck at pricing so I thought I'd ask y'all what you think I should charge and/or what you'd pay and/or if you'd even bother with something like this from an online shop like Etsy.


Several large images, with descriptions )
Friday, July 2nd, 2010 09:08 pm
The edges don't lay flat because I fail, but the main purpose of this was to get practice, and it is a gift, and Fizzy likes it so all's well, right? :)


larger images underneath )
Thursday, May 14th, 2009 08:10 am
Hello everyone! I just wanted to share this little critter I made a couple weeks ago. Someone on one of my LJ communities had posted this cat before. I've had this Sugar'n Cream yarn that I've wanted to make a little marmalade cat out of for months, and this pattern looked perfect for it.

More not-very-good-pics )