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