May 27th, 2020
December 14th, 2018
I finally took photos of the two shawls I blocked. They aren't great photos, outside modeled shots are for when it's not all snow and ice outside, but at least I can document them now.
Pattern: Taiga shawl by Johanna Lindahl (Mijo Crochet)
I was given two skeins of Simply Soft Paints in the Charisma colorway last Christmas. There wasn't quite enough for this shawl so I used Simply Soft in "Bone" for the very start, all the dc-ch1 rows, and the edging.
Pattern: Wendy Summer Shawl by Girlie D. de los Reyes
I wasn't able to make this one full size because I was using one ball of yarn I picked up on clearance for $1.32. The pattern suggests you can stop after any row 8 and do the border but this is not true. You must have a multiple of 6 + 2 dc clusters in your last row 8 before you start the border.
Blocking did a lot in terms of making this more a shawlette rather than a small kerchief thing, but I'm not sure how likely I am to use it. I'm a large woman and this is a very deep triangle, so my usual point down in front wearing for small triangles and crescents doesn't really work. This might end up gifted or donated.
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June 26th, 2018
Not a knitting update
Just a quick little headband for Fiona, my Hujoo Phoebe Mouse girl. The bangs are a bit of boa/eyelash yarn that I tucked under the edge.
Crocheted with one ply of vintage Red Heart Lustersheen on a US #7 (1.65mm) steel hook.
I've been working on a wig for her but the first attempt stalled at the bare wig cap stage due to engineering problems. I'll probably finish it up eventually, but she will need a head bang to keep the bits in front of her ears down I think.
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October 14th, 2015
I am not a photographer
First, my best shot with my iPad mini and Mom's afghan out on her lawn:
The grass did not allow me to get it all nice and squared up, especially after the wind kicked up and blew on corner over and made me have to lay it out again. Trust me though, it's all nicely straight and rectangular. I had to so some easing on the first round to get everything smooth but I did manage it.
( Now onto the older stuff! Newest to oldest for a change. )
Things I do not have photographs for:
- The big brown shawl.
- Lots of re-plied yarn.
- The wood and parts for my spinning wheel (I bought them Monday).
June 27th, 2015
The Crafty Report
Anyway, I did actually get some crafty things done in the second half of last year. ( Many photos behind the cut. )
July 21st, 2014
Not dead, been crocheting
Things have been... not that great, for the last couple months. Things will continue to be not fantastic for the next couple months at least. With that in mind, let's just focus on what I have been doing/can do that I enjoy.
( Photos. So many photos. )
And outside the cut for being recent and pretty (in my opinion) some more crochet doll shoes.
I sent these to Kris for her MSD sized girls. I wanted to know if they would fit Planetdoll minis since I only have Resinsoul and Dollzone (old b45-002 body) dolls to fit things on. The answer is yes, but they could fit a bit better, so I have some tweaks in mind for my next attack of shoe making. Since you can't judge the scale here, the shoes are about 5.6 cm / 2.25 in long.
That's five pairs I've made, a prototype and four test pairs with different sole styles (flats, wedges for flat feet using 3 and 4 layers of cork, and a 4 layer wedge for high heel feet). All that testing went into writing up a pattern up for sale.