The Crafty Side of Life

This is for all things crafty. Knitting, needlepoint, crochet.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

2 (mostly) FO
2 days ago I finished 2 WIPs. I say mostly because they are off the needles and just need some minor finishing.

The first is the dog "sweater" for Cocoa. "Sweater" is in quotes just because it'shalf sweater/half cape. Cocoa doesn't like sweaters pulled off so it has 2 straps that will hold it on her. I say will because the straps are done they just need to have buttons found and to be sewn or crocheted on. It was done in TLC Essentials in the color Oasis on size 8 straight neeldes.

These are views of Cocoa having a fitting. :-)
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This is a close up of the strap.
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The other object is a Fun Scarf. It was done with a strand of Carron Simply Soft in Victorian Rose and a strand of some Eyelash Fur yarn in a bunch of pink colors on size 15 needles.
The scarf...
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and a close up
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These were fun.

Have another 2 rounds of the Cable Scarf done for the KAL. Yea!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Becky reminded me that I hadn't yet posted here (though I did on the KAL Blog) any pictures of the cable (insert ominous music here) scarf.

Notes first:
Cables aren't hard per say, but I do find them a little awkward (sp) at this moment. Most likely because I'm still new to the whole knitting thang. But it just feels like when you go to knit them off the cable needle that they have shrunk to a miniscule size. They look nice and they seem to be magic. One little change and POOF cables appear. :-)

Doing the scarf of size 8 needles in Red Hearts Super Saver in Aran Fleck.

Here's the pictures.
This one is the far away shot. So far I've done 2 rounds of the 8 row pattern.

This one is a slightly blurry close up of the cables.

I'm liking the appearance. I do hope that the yarn softens up just a tad after washing when it's done.

Yea Cables!

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Projects and Meetups
Well, I've started going to Monday night meetups of a local knitting/crocheting group. I had been thinking about it for a while and after encouraging words from a friend who is a knitting goddess, I decided to go. Wow was it a good choice. Nice people, nice coffee house, just plain nice.

As for what is on the needles:
2 rows on the Irish Hiking Scarf for the KAL (See the right sidebar)
and I am 88% done with the Doggie Blanket. Well.. 94% done with the body then I need to knit the straps. Will add photos when I am done. :-)

More lata!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Finished Stuff


Not sure why I called it stuff since it's one item. But It is done (a while back but couldn't post until Squirrel got it in the mail.) And she did.

I used one of the new fun furs and had a ball.

Note to self: Don't forget that fun fur likes to add stitches!

Here it is! And a close up:

Hope you enjoy it Squirrel-sis

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Well.. this is my "Craft" blog. My life blog is over at LJ. But I didn't want to fill that one with things about knitting, crocheting, or needlepoint. So now there is this spot. :-) Lets see how much it gets used. ;-)