Wednesday, 21 November 2012
I just seems to keep going, and I measured and knitted and measured and knitted and measured, and it never seemed to reach that 16cms I needed. Finally, I got onto the raglan sleeves. And its doing the same old thing again. But, I can finish this tonight. It doesn't matter that I have plenty of train knitting time tomorrow, or plenty of coffee knitting time, or that tomorrow is my only day off before I leave, or that I have a plane trip to knit on, or that this baby doesn't come until June, or that I'm exhausted, I HAVE to finish the back tonight.
I don't need to sleep, or to worry about the fact that I'm falling asleep at my laptop, I WILL finish, I HAVE to, and to be honest I am getting wholly sick of this pastel verigated colour, and starting to seriously wonder whether pink patches make it inappropriate for a possible boy baby, but after all the work and prac and packing, I think I'm allowed a little insanity.
Monday, 19 November 2012
In other news, I feel I should mention to the world that I'm studying nursing. This means that I'm interested in medical interesting things, and I have to say that necrotic pressure ulcers are pretty awesomely amazing. A friend of mine is in America at the moment, and is alive and well after flying out of New York just before the storms hit. As well as very overly excited about the new babies. I may've gone completly insane from lack of sleep occuring during prac, but I think its not too bad, I've just gone insane with the christmas baking and cleaning. Also this may be due to a medication change. From Fluoxetine (Prozac) to Escitalopram (Lexapro). This means I may be a little bit manic... However, it will hopefully end well :)
There is one project (a surprise for someone who might be reading this blog) who is not yet shelved, however there are only ends to weave in. Hopefully there will be photos when I get to see this special person on Thursday.
Monday, 12 November 2012
Well, an old friend of mine, who is now a renewed relationship, has a number of friends (~21 year old males) who are BIG fans of My little pony - Friendship is Magic. Kinda creepy, but each to their own I guess. When a birthday came around, this friend needed a dice bag for his weekly dungeons and dragons games. After a guage failure and a very, very small Dice bag of doom, I sewed a very plain and boring black one. This meant a realisation that I was crafty, and a discussion about the costs associated with buying online plushies (up to 250AUD). Hence, when the next birthday came, I said I'd make one for Ben. As such, I fished out an old book I had, Huggable Crochet, and tried a few of those patterns to see how my crochet skills were (I haven't croched since I was about 10, and I just couldn't face doing sooo many ponies with all that knitting, so a quick one was prefered). This produced:
Both of which have now gone to good homes, Byron on the left and Frankfurt on the right. There is a camera shy octopus, and a special present for a special lady as well. It was a good little book, gave me a chance to really practice reading crochet patterns and get used to a hook instead of needles again.. I picked it up for $20, and I've made 4 animals, failed at about 3, and have used a lot of what Lucas says to help with my new pony.
Speaking of, I changed my pattern slightly from last time, I crocheted 18 rnds straight, then reversed my increases, full body pattern here:
Rnd 1: Ch 4 and connect to form a loop. 10 hdc in centre of loop.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st to end of rnd (20 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 hdc in every 2nd st to end of rnd
Rnd 4: Ch 2, 2 hdc in every 4th st to end of rnd
Rnd 5-22: Ch 2, 1 hdc in every st to end of rnd. Repeat 18 times. (36 sts)
Rnd 23: Ch 2, 4hdc, hdc 2tog* rep to end of rnd
(I stuff around here)
Rnd 24: Ch 2, 3hdc, hdc 2tog* rep to end of rnd
Rnd 25: Ch 2, hdc 2tog to end of rnd. Run yarn through remaining sts, pulling tight.
And finially, awhile ago I started the Holden Shawlette, for my sister. Its now finished and blocked, with a Jenny Cloche done with my leftovers, which actually fits her head, which is a bit exciting :)
Sunday, 11 November 2012
|Ignoring my mess behind that...|
However, I've been having a lot of issues with the head. And while this was happening, pattern drafting was not.
|Nothing tooo serious, just a little hospital excursion to work out my medication and fainting episodes.|
|Witches! in ORANGE!!|
Sunday, 14 October 2012
This is a Twilight Sparkle butt. I've started with the easiest part of it, pattern as follows;
Ch 4 and connect to form a loop. 10 hdc in centre of loop.
Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st to end of rnd (20 sts)
Ch 2, 2 hdc in every 2nd st to end of rnd
Ch 2, 2 hdc in every 4th st to end of rnd
Ch 2, 1 hdc in every st to end of rnd. Repeat 12 times. (36 sts)
More will come later, but this is all I have so far. Apologies for any errata, and please have a go if you want to try it!
Monday, 1 October 2012
This is my pile of 100% acrylic marvel yarn. Hot pink (1011), mauve (1047) and purple (1025). I'm going to be working this double stranded, because my past experience is that softies need a very small gauge. I also think I'll have to do the eyes in felt. Knitting them would just be too hard...
|Specifically, Twilight Sparkle.|
As I have no pattern, I will be making her up as I go along. It could end badly, but lets hope not!
I'm also making a squirrel girl costume for a friend's 21st.
Sparkle will be done as a sort of knit along, mostly because I need a record of what I'm doing here :s
Wednesday, 8 August 2012
|A teeny weeny blanket for a little girl, because he teddy was getting cold at night, and so clearly had to get her blanket... Its a very basic design, just basket weave with coloured rows, but it makes it interesting and used up a bit of the stash :)|
|The start of a shawl for my sister. I used the Holden Shawlette pattern, which was a nice started and suited the yarn quite well :)|
|These are some very sweet crocheted snowflakes. I made them to put on top of all of the Christmas brownies, just for something a little extra. I also put on each in all of the special cards :)|