Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sneak Peak

Here is what I am working on right now.  I am using my dark purple mohair, and making up the pattern as I go.

 At the moment I had to frog a good  5 ft of yarn because the free form work I was doing just wasn't working.

I am hoping I can make 'wings' or cresent shaped parts to add onto the base to make this a wrap that folds over you in front sort of like a hug from an angel.

Currently its about 15 inchs (40cm) wide I think I plan on taking the base circle motif and making it 18in wide then trying to tackle how to make and attach the wrap around parts.

We will see where it goes and I will try my best to keep my notes so I can type them all out later if anyone wants the pattern to make one for themselfs or a friend.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Stitch & Share Votes are in!

The voting for Stitch & Share has come to a close.  My hat came in 3rd, and I want to thank everyone who voted for me.
 I like to think I came in second thou because the first two items are by the same person Meladora's Creations and are the same puff flower stitch just done in a Flower Slouch Hat (came in first), and a Flower Afghan (came in second).  I love the puff flower stitch and she has two great videos for right hookers and left hookers on how to do the stitch.  Check out Meladora's site here and see the winning hat and afghan.

As always my hat pattern is located here and I would love to see everyone's versions of it so if you make it please share a pic with me.

Congratulations to Meladora's Creations!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Vote for me!!

Hey gals and guys I entered a contest over on and it is voting time now.


I put up three of my items to be voted for a chance to win 29 skeins of thread AND a newsletter mention with a direct link to my blog.  My items are the Abnormal Unicorn (#74), the Flash slippers (#73), and the Doily Beret I made for my Mom (#24).

To vote just go to find the project you like (mine are #24, #73 #74) and under the images there is a small red 'vote' just click on it! I believe you can vote once a day to pick wisely. 


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Phonix Shaw

Shawl I want to make!!
I have seen a few pictures floating around facebook/pintrest of a shawl that looks like a phoenix with wings spread .  I know I want to make one.  Sadly I am positive that its knitted and I just dont have the dexterity to knit a project that big. 

So I am going to try and creat a crochet pattern that will mimic the look!!  It will have to wait till  after my birthday.  Probly till after I finish working on my Red Panda as well, I realy should finish that up before moving on to something new right?

I found a great stash of yarn at my local thrift store, it had two balls of  Lanaloft Twilight wool that is is hand spun and painted that is simply gorgeous!  A large ball of mohair that was unlabeled but I have no doubts that is is mohair (smell) its in a rich purple burgundy color I think its what I will use when I start the shawl pattern.  I love finding yarn that would normally cost me ~$70 to buy and I paid less then $10.  I also keep an eye out for items made in yarn I can re-purpose, I would love to find a grey cashmer shirt that I could unravel (its  something I look for) I would turn it into fingerless gloves that go up to my elbows in a heart beat.

So I have a huge list of things I want to make and out of that only about 20% have patterns the rest are just ideas I would need to write out as I made them up.  How do you all decide what your next project is going to be?

I go by what I have the yarn for and by what is currently inspiring me to pick up a hook.  Which it was the red panda but he is been on the hook for two weeks now and is only a head when he should have been finished by now *sigh*.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Flash slippers

I saw a pic on my Facebook feed of some slippers that look like convers shoes and thought I would make some.  I didn't find a pattern online so I made up my own as I crocheted.  I made these for my husband who is a size 14 so they look a bit clownish but when he has them on they look good.  I hope he likes them.  I put the 'Flash' lightning bolt on the sides just to add that extra geeky flare.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Mom's Gift

So I finaly got to give my mom the hat I was working on here.  I am glad I got to give it to her today, because its one postive thing on an other wise unhappy day.  For those of you who dont know my younger sister would have been 23 today and it still makes some of us sad angry and frustrated that we wont get to celebrate her birthday ever again.

Here is my prettyfull mom styling in her new hat. 

She had some cute scarfs made out of this mesh looking yarn no idea how she makes them but I want to try working with that yarn soon.

Currently I am trying to mock up a pattern for a Red Panda amigurumi because I want to.  I have no outstanding commissions, and I just finished a pair of slippers I made for my husband. Will post images of them when he decides to let me take pictures of his feet!!