Saturday, January 29, 2011

Fresh Starts


This is the start of the Luna Sweater, designed by Kim Guzman. It's worked vertically instead of horizontally, so this might take me a while...


Also, way back a few weeks, I saw this post on Craftster about someone making a
Scarf that looked like an old school paper chain.

So now I'm making a chain with all my scraps and ball ends that are just lying around! Perpetual work in progress!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

In the News

Greetings, Crafty people!

I know there hasn't been a whole lot going on here lately. School has started back up for the semester, so right now my focus is catching up on all the reading.

But don't worry, I still have a finished object to show you.


I'm going to be a monthly contributor to the Charlottesville Woman blog, running the Charlottesville Crafter section!

The first project went up on Monday and can be found here.

(And hi to everyone who came here to visit from CW!)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Halfway

I have one of the socks of the Tennis, Anyone pattern done.



It doesn't look like much, but it fits ok.




I'm still not sure how I feel about the pattern, especially for the toe. It tends to say "start this until this" but then doesn't tell you exactly what to do AFTER this. That just may be my quirk.

2nd one will get chained on soon, but I'm going to add some more links to my scrap chain first.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Call Me Dr. Frankenfeet

I have 2 problems. One is that when my feet get cold my toes go numb and if I'm standing on a cold surface it makes my calves hurt. I don't like cold toes and painful calves. The second problem is that my bathroom and kitchen floors are like glaciers. COLD.

I really wanted a pair of Mukluk slippers. But alas, the Rugged Wearhouse (a.k.a. the cheap place) did not have my size and Santa didn't get the message in time.

Sure, I could go BUY them on the internet for way too much money, but it's more fun (and cheaper) to make your own from stuff you've already got!

I've got these slippers, see.



They're cute, and they're squishy (IT'S LIKE WEARING A MUPPET), but they fall off my feet, rendering them pretty ineffective.

I also have these leg warmers that I made at an earlier point in time...



I think they're just BEGGING to be put together, don't you?

*insert evil laugh here*

Here we are all pinned up:




Obviously I couldn't really use the machine for this, so out came the needle and thread. The sewing didn't really take long at all, maybe about 10 to 20 minutes.

BEHOLD THE FRANKENSLIPPER!!!!




And as for what they look like during wear?





Are they stylish? Nope. Do they fulfill the intended purpose? Yep. Am I satisfied with what I've done? Yep.



Today's lessons:
*I would rather make something than buy it.
*Yes, I am a giant goober.
*It is really hard to take a picture of your own legs straight on.