Thursday, December 18, 2008

Making a vest

Today I got an idea from a rug I saw on Etsy, only instead of a rug I'm making a vest out of some fire yarn I bought originally to make an afghan. The vest will have a squarish front and back like a vest I loved in the 70's and then straps to hold it all together. I might use black or brown for the borders to hold the piece together. First I need to make about 50 circles of various sizes.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Choker Work in Progress

I got some more done on the freeform choker yesterday. I switched to a smaller hook and crocheted a flower motif to attach to the main band. I'd like to add some more color to it by dyeing some of the thread, but I will be out of town so much this week I don't see how I'll have time.
I may take the project on the train with me on Thurs.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Freeform choker

I just started a freeform crocheted choker out of DMC Baroque ecru thread. I haven't done thread crochet in a long time and I feel like I'm all thumbs this morning. But onward I go.

Monday, September 8, 2008

I just signed up for Tagfoot. Come see all my links and comments and my wishlist.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

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I'm not sure what 'ping my default' means but I guess I'll find out when I hit send.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The week sure went by quick. I had a lot more planned but didn't have the energy to do it. My hands are still sore from woodcarving, and so I've had to lay off the knitting and crocheting. I'm looking forward to the weekend. My daughter may visit. We'll see.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Come view my Flickr photo stream. Over 3000 photos I've taken are waiting there for your pleasure.
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Friday, August 8, 2008

Sporkle Hat

I'm almost finished with another freeform sporkle hat similar to this one SPORKLE. It has more colors and more bullion knots though. When I get home from my train trip I'll post a photo.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

no video today :(

I tried all day to make a decent freestyle crochet video and just had one problem after another. But at least I got some samples started and I got some of the ends woven in on that multicolored hat. Still lots to go but if I break it up into manageable bits it shouldn't be too painful.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Wild freeform hat

I'm almost done with a hat that took me quite a while to make. It has many colors of acrylic yarn. Poor acrylic yarn goes so unloved these days. But when you have kids with cotton candy fingers wearing your hats, you too will be happy you can just toss it in the washer & dryer without a thought. Try that with those gourmet yarns, I dare you.

Anyway I still have to weave the spare ends in, but here are some photos of how it looks right now.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Teapot Hat is done!

Yay, I finished the teapot hat. You can wear the spout to the front or the side or the back.

Teapot Hat

I'm having so much fun crocheting this new hat that I don't want to put it down. But's it's 1:36 AM and I'm getting cross-eyed so it's time to call it a night.
I had an epiphany tonight. Make videos featuring my art projects and back them with the music my friend and I have put onto CD's.
At this point my hat resembles a teapot. I'm not sure if it will lose it's 'teapottiness' or not. We shall see.

Sunday, January 6, 2008


I'm still working on this freestyle vest cape thing. I made some progress today so here is a new photo. Rainy days are good for crochet. And a relative just gave me a ton of yarn because her hands can no longer handle the stress of crochet.