Monday, February 23, 2009

I'll be done by Spring....maybe

I got a little farther along on the sock at the In Laws house...

That's the leg and cuff, and I'm starting on the heel flap:

That actually only took about an hour or so. I think that once I get past the heel, these will be fairly speedy.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I exist...

I exist, I swear!

I haven't been doing a whole lot of crafty things this week. Between a family emergency and the whole digital transition thing, I haven't really had much time to myself. I've sketched a little, but nothing big going on, creative-wise.

The boyfriend and I are headed to Pennsylvania this weekend, and I'm making sure to put yarn in the bag for the 6 hour drive...Hopefully I'll get a sock finished while we're gone, or at least get some more inches added on...

Monday, February 9, 2009

New Beginnings

What's that?

It's the beginnings of my very first sock!

I'm using the Snow Day Socks pattern (PDF download is free), and the yarn is Patons Stretch Socks, which my sister got for me for Christmas. I also found some in a lovely brown & white variegated on sale after that, but I felt these needed to be green.

So far ok. 8.25 inches of slip stitch takes a while (over 2 hours) for me, but now I'm onto the actual sock body....

Thursday, February 5, 2009

How changing hook sizes affects product size

I made the second skullholder this weekend.

For the first one, I used an H hook.
For the 2nd, I used a G.

Yes, I did this on purpose. I wanted them different sizes.
(because I have multiple sizes of pans, that's why!)

But I thought it would be fun to show you how much of a difference in size you can get by changing hooks:

On top is the G hook model. The bottom was made with the H hook.

There is a good inch of difference in height, and around 1.5-2 inches different in width.

Keep in mind that the actual amounts of difference will vary with your tension and crochet style, but there WILL be a difference.

Use your new knowledge for good, not evil.