Monday, November 22, 2010

Story of a Real Project

So I am going to start doing a for-real project.  Like, I am going to follow all the instructions just right, for real.  Here is a sneak peak - proof that I measured gauge!  13 hdc=4 inches.  Legit.

- Lion Brand Microspun, Purple/Color #147
- J10/6.00 MM hook

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pom Bomb!

Hi!  I wish I had more time to crochet, but I did finish a new hat to share.  Say hello to the pom-bomb hat.  This kind of hat is not exactly my style, but I had a bunch of yarn left over from the hat I made for Brooke last year so I figured, why not!  I used this cable crochet hat pattern, and then added on some earflaps and pompoms.  

Special thanks again to my awesome fotog, Iron Martin!! 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Dead Sweater Office

I don't know how to put this exactly, so I am just going to go ahead and say it:  with anything I do, I definitely do not take the time to learn how to do it right.  I would rather do it wrong 10 times first to learn the right way.  Crochet is no different.  I am way too impatient to practice; I would prefer to think I know how to do it already and dive in.

And with that introduction, I give you like 14 hours of life wasted:
This was supposed to be a short-sleeved, scoop-neck sweater with flower detailing in the front.  I didn't have any books on how to do sweaters at the time (like 2 years ago??).  I just figured I would make some panels and sew them together or whatever.  Who knows what past Katie was thinking with this.

Anyways, it is time to clean out the closet so I took a pic of this and tossed it.  Bye bye attempted sweater.  You can see a similar concept of this sweater here.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Chain Gang

Hiyo!  So my sis was in town from CA to run the NY marathon this weekend - yey!  But sad because she is gone.  But it was yey when we went shopping!  Of course, we hit up Free People, and what did we behold but their Rope Neck Warmer.  See pics below:
Yowza, this totally looks like the chain scarves I just made!  The funny thing is, I hadn't even intended for my scarves to be worn that way.  I think mine are cooler because they are actually chained together.  You can't see it here, but the Free People scarf is lined up like bangle bracelets and stitched together in a row.

Quite the coincidence, eh?

All I know is I am running out of chain puns.