Monday, February 16, 2015

Hearts Aflame - Mixed Knit & Crochet Set

So, we made some adorable crocheted hearts for First Saturday Happening this month. And then I decided to run amok with it.

First, using the heart pattern, I crocheted a scarf. (Yes, that's orange-flame fun fur (Bernat Boa) for the picot edge.)

Then, I made a matching hat:

Top down, winged it completely turned out adorkably great.

Then mitts. Crocheted, because that uses more yarn, and I had to make sure to use over 375 yards for the set.

Here, all together - and turned in at 541 yards. phew!!

Been wearing the scarf since I finished it mid-week - it's very warm, and the fun fur is fluffy and soft. Wore the hat this evening - quite comfy, also warm. Haven't tried the mitts yet (as of this writing), as I finished them not five minutes ago.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Crocheted Snowflakes

I took a class offered at the shop on Crocheted Snowflakes. I made two.

Any day now, I'm going to figure out how to starch them....

Monday, February 9, 2015

The mitered-square hoodie (part 1)

I don't remember when I got the idea for a mitered-square hoodie; probably after a Woolly Thoughts class. I started knitting straightaway with some stash yarn, and bought a hoodie.

I reversed the zipper so the outside of the hoodie would be the inside of the jacket; the fleecy "inside" would hold on to the knitting well, and then I'd have inside pockets and such. I got a goodly number of squares of varying sizes made:

I grafted exactly two squares together... and it was MUCH bigger than I'd thought it would be. I may be close to having the entire hoodie knit!

We'll see. But I'll be working on this a bit more over the next few months. (And yes, I have PADD. But if I work on lots of projects, I'm still going to finish lots of projects. Eventually.)

Friday, February 6, 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Stitching Copyright (not what you think!)

So, I needed a stitched copyright symbol. I picked a bunch of fonts, chose one I liked, and blew it up to 72pt type. I then ran it through's Free Pattern Wizard (a wonderful, wonderful resource!), and got this:

Now, I'm not actually cross-stitching, per se; I just needed a shape generated so I'd know what shape I was stitching. (Um, that was clear as mud. Hopefully you followed along anyway.) So, I backstitched the whole thing, and started filling in the backstitched area with Smyrna crosses, cross stitches and French Knots.

I then chose a fill stitch for the center background:

And then finished it up. I love the look of the French knot "flowers", and how the design gets warmer closer to the center. I think it came out great!