28 December 2007

So, now, I'm also posting over at Crochet Chicks now, so hopefully I'll be better. Below is the famed sweater for the roommate complete with a bit of a crazy explanation of what I'm doing.

On your right, is the portion of a cardigan I'm making for my roommate's holiday gift. She wanted something unique and interesting. What I'm doing is a cluster stitch. After a foundation row of sc, ch 2, pull a loop through the first sc, yo, pull a loop through the second, yo. Pull last yo through all four loops on hook. Ch1. That gives you the cluster pattern I am using. The fashioning of the sweater is going to be rather unique and hopefully my pattern will make sense to anyone else who reads it. I'm making the sweater in the style of a robe. The piece to the right is the bottom all the way to just below the bust (right now). It will be solid all the way to the sleeve line. I'll leave space to insert the sleeve directly into the solid pattern. I will mold the front section directly off of the solid portion (man I wish I was better at this) and attach it to the neckline. THEN - I plan to crochet a wide lapel collar that will continue down to hold the button and button holes. The sleeves and body of the sweater are in the cluster pattern. The lapel will probably be in sc to allow for a tighter weave and contrast.

SO - that's the brilliant introduction of Renee to the Crochet Chicks.

x-posted to Crochet Chicks.

20 December 2007

Those Sweaters with the letter on it...

Aside from holiday gifties, the only thing I've been working on are sweaters in the style of Mrs. Weasley. In fact, I've become so good at them, I will be selling them on commission. Your very own personalized sweater! Right now, I'm just going to get back to the second to last gifty a chocolate brown sweater for my mom. I have 14 hours to finish it. That's actual time, not free time.

A picture of my friend, Beth in her Lord Voldemort-styled sweater. She often cosplays Lord Voldemort at various Harry Potter events and we all thought it was terrifically funny for her to have a sweater that is Avada Kedavra green for her LV costume.

12 August 2007


So, it's been forever since I updated. I've been working on a few projects, nothing dramatic. However, I just finished the first of them. It's a flannelghan that I will be giving a friend for Holidays.

It's done with Bernat Supervalue in Lilac and Straw.

03 May 2007

Wedding Afghan Completed!

With a picture soon to follow, the afghan is complete. I finished the last of the border and wove and trimmed the ends in. I did not write their names on the blanket, because once it was finished, it looked very busy and adding the calligraphy would be ugly. So, I did a small border (about 1") around that looks very nice.

I felt kinda empty not having the afghan to work on, since I've been working on it for months. However, I have a gargoyle to finish and a cute shirt to finish as well, so I'm fine, really!!!

17 April 2007

The much talked about...

I finally have pictures of the mentioned below Hope Squares.

It's a bit hard to see, but the circles in the middle are entwined and very much remind me of wedding rings.

11 April 2007

A Wedding Gift...

I'm hoping to get pictures of the first few squares up soonish. However, I wanted to let all my *cough* Faithful *cough* readers know about my almost half finished project.

I wasn't sure I was going to get the afghan done before the wedding, but it looks like it now. I am making good progress and not bored with it yet.

I am using Jennifer's pattern for a 7" square she calls Hope. The pattern was designed for Honduran Flood Survivors. However, when I saw it in my desperate search for a pattern that was suitable for both Bride and Groom. I instantly thought that it resembled wedding rings. So, I thought it was a brilliant design.

I'm using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in three colors. I'm using Cloud (for the Wedding White). Their wedding colors are Navy Blue and Berry, so from WotA I'm using Hyacinth and Cranberry. Interestingly enough, the Groom is a 1LT in the USAF, so really it's cute that they're colors are essentially Red, White, and Blue. However, I have it from the Horse's Mouth that the Groom chose his color (Navy) without any talk to the Bride when she chose her color (Berry) and they had a good laugh when it all came together.

The wedding is on Wright-Patterson AFB in May and I'm very much looking forward to it. It'll be beautiful and these two people are very dear to my heart. I actually helped pick out the promise ring Groom gave to Bride nearly 2 years ago.

10 April 2007

Christmas Bells are Ringing...

Okay, not really, but it is snowing here in the lovely Miami Valley. Not that the snow is making me think in this diretion, it's more of planning ahead because I don't know what kind of time crunch Fall Quarter is going to give to me.


Here's the plan for this year's Crocheted Holiday Presents...

  1. The Roommate: A duster from Cool Crochet in Elann's Super Tweed, colorway #3257 - Summer Tweed.
  2. Friend A in Denver: A USC lapghan in Lion Brand Lion Wool colorways Scarlett, Goldenrod, Pearl Grey, and Ebony. She'll probably get this early because I want her to be able to enjoy it during football season.
  3. Friend H also in Denver: Something penguiny. I was thinking a big giant stuffed penguin, but I might do her a lapghan as well. I have to think this one through.
  4. Friend S in Baltimore: A laptop case. I know it sounds cheesey, but she's a computer goddess and I think a lovely felted case would be brilliant.
  5. Mum: a sweater from Cool Crochet (Nancy), but I haven't chosen a color yet.
That's the list for now. I believe that the first two are going to take me long enough.