Monday, January 31, 2011

Puck This! Hat Trick - 3 hats in the month of January 2011

Hat #1 -

Maple Leaf PDQ

the PDQ from "Stitch & Bitch - The Happy Hooker"

Modifications: No holes, double stranded

Main body of hat is royal-ish blue with 2 white stripes and white ear flaps.

Hat #2 -

Bucky's Pi Striped Stocking Cap

Striping pattern followed pi (3.141592 - which is where I ran out of yarn) in inches

Alternating colours red and white.

Bucky = Bucky Badger

Hat #3 -

Blackhawks Black Jersey striped hat

crocheted the first 10 rounds, knooked (knit with a crochet hook) the body (including increases), crocheted ribbing.

hat is mostly black with red-black-white-black-red stripes 1" wide - pattern based on the pre-2009-2010 third jerseys for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Projects update

New projects in progress:
Hat: knooking/crochet combination. This will be mostly black with striping that will match the older black third jerseys of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Future project:
Doris Chan's Soft Serve - from "Everyday Crochet"
This is going to be a rework (again) of some yarn I got and had made into a shrug, then reworked into a kimono-style thing. Why another rework? Well... I'm not wearing it.

All other projects are still in progress.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Celtic Knot Shawl update

Through Row 9 right now. Total rows in the filet: 34.

It is turning out very pretty.

My previous attempt at this (which is finished, FYI) is possibly going to go up on Etsy along with a few of my other things.


Well... I never wear some of this stuff. The creative process was fun, but I've got stuff languishing in my closet.

Of course the main question would be: would anyone buy it?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Works in Progress

Knitting -
  • Dr Who scarf - following pattern for length (hopefully) and colour changes.  Otherwise, its being done in white, off-white, and beige.
Knooking -

  • Lucy bag - with crocheted bottom. - in stripes
  • socks - maybe.
Crochet -
  • Celtic Knot Shawl by Doris Chan - Am doing this one according to pattern (I know) except it's in purple instead of sage. Otherwise, I hook, Caron Simply Soft, etc.
Spinning -
  • Drop spindle - fibre from Ewetopia Farm CSA - yellow
  • Wheel - some misc stuff in a purple with bits of other colours in it.
Writing -
Aside from work? Umm... a slew of stuff, none of which is finished.

Test Test Test

New blog. The other one here got taken over by my Twitter feed, so I am starting a new one which is going to be strictly about my creative projects.

Topics will include:
  • - Crochet
  • - Knooking (knitting with a crochet hook)
  • - Spinning
  • - Weaving
  • - Writing