Crochet and Other Random Interests

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Yep, I actually have an update!

So, the super secret thing I was knitting is finally finished. It only took 4 months...

I suppose it could have been worse. About half way through, I realized that throwing was just too slow. I watched about fifty videos of speed knitters online and decided that I just HAD to learn continental style.

I have to admit, it seemed like quite the daunting task at first but the videos I watched were so helpful! I picked it up so incredibly fast and now I am officially a speed knitter.

So, if I hadn't learned continental, I would probably still be working on the shawl. Anyway, the shawl was a gift for my mom. Originally meant for her birthday back in February - I finished it just in time for Mother's Day. I cannot remember where I got the stitch pattern from, but it was called the Waterfall stitch. It's kind of a false cable stitch. It's really quite pretty and lacey. Thank you whoever created that stitch!

I also can't find the yarn wrapping, so I have no idea what yarn it is I used. That is definitely the disadvantage to working on a project for more than a month. I lose things or my husband throws things away. (He hates clutter). Anyway, here it is in all its glory!

Back of shawl
front of shawl
stitch detail

Pretty, huh?

I've got a pattern written for a cute cardigan I want to make with some bamboo cotton blend yarn I found. I'll have to let you know how it goes. :) No secret projects for the time being.

Thanks for reading.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

It's been awhile...

Funny how my posts seemed to stop around the time I got a new job. I've been busy as hell and have had very little time for knitting or crocheting. Lameness. I am working on an undercover project, but it is slow going. I'm still learning how to knit, so I'm still a bit slow at it. I could have crocheted 4 of what I'm making in the time it has taken me so far...and I'm only a 1/4 of the way through my project. :( I've got to learn Continental. It seems like it would be so much faster. I am trying to update more often, so check back for new stuff!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I Won! I Won!

I'm very pleasantly surprised! I was one of the 20 winners of the First Plurk Design-Off Contest. :) Read about it and Plurk (the coolest most awesome communities on the web ever) here: First Plurk Design-Off Winners. Still haven't seen anything about that gift certificate, but I am so happy people liked my little plurk creature. I think I posted a picture of him before, but for shits and giggles here he is again...

Plurk Creature

I wasn't totally pleased with how he turned out (I *suck* at sewing) and I would have added some more color to him. He's pretty cool though. I guess I'll not be ashamed of him anymore. :P

Look for a new post tomorrow! I finally got to give my sister her broomstick lace baby blanket, so I will be posting pics and a quick tip or two on making broomstick lace. Until then...Go to plurk and sign up. It is fun fun fun. :)