I was trying to think of something new, different, and crafty I could do in a self-directed “summer art camp” sort of way, just for fun. My jewelry teacher was playing around with one those kumihimo disks that started showing up in the craft stores a couple years ago (even going so far as to make a pretty cool 26g fine silver neck piece with it) so I thought I’d give it a shot. Basically you make braided cords with it, and there are lots of patterns on the internet for different color schemes and designs. Here’s my first project.
The end cones are cheapie plated pewter, and all the wire is plated copper, so it’ll look like crap within a month–but meanwhile, it’s a cute ankle bracelet (because I overestimated how long the braid needed to be, and it turned out way too big to be a bracelet.)
Here’s a little something in progress made with nylon thread I once crocheted with, back when I had patience for such things:
Someday there will be some chunky beads on that.
And finally, the one thing I really needed, and it’s working out:
So you can’t really see it. But it’s all-black, synthetic silk cord. A big ol’ pendant is going to hang from it, and it will have handmade end caps and a clasp, soon.
Here’s something I finished recently. I crocheted this mini afghan on a car trip because I’ve been thinking that knitting in the passenger seat is probably dangerous in case of an accident and all. Don’t know if a hook is much better than a bunch of pointy sticks, but I suppose there’d be less chance of airbag trouble.
Anyway, most of knitting group was a bit too young to get what I was doing here. (That’s ok; I have absolutely no idea why that stupidass Full House reunion was such a big deal to them.) If you were of A Certain Age in 1991, there’s a special place in your Nostalgia Sack for this.
Also, you can’t beat a good pun like Kurt Crochetin.’
(I have no idea if this is Photoshopped or not. But probably.)
Coming soon: a project for the State Fair. Which I have to finish soon. Oh God why did I agree to this.
Filed under afghan, crochet
My days of one-month socks seem to be over. This pair took me two. That’s okay. I’ve got other things going on. Like this.
But back to the sock. It’s Mystik Spiral in Patons Kroy (a really good sock yarn you can find in big-box craft stores). I altered the toes for slantiness, which suits me better, and used the Fish Lips Kiss heel, although maybe a different style would have looked a bit better.
Meh. It’s ok.
Now that I’ve tried it out, learned it, and like it, I’m ready to do this pattern again with a very special sock yarn.
A very special, neon sock yarn.
It will be . . . totally awesome. Outrageous. Truly, truly, truly outrageous. To the max.
Filed under knitting, socks
Behold my latest pair of Simple Baby Booties, this time for a sort-of-coworker-in-the-main-office who just had a baby boy. It’s a super easy and adorable pattern, and the only real mistake I made was to pop these off in the mail before making sure I had a good picture, so sorry about that.
In other news, I am borderline sick with whatever sinus-y malady that has kept my husband in bed for the past two weeks, and not up to much of anything, although I may go knit on the couch now. I hope to have some jewelry to show soon, because I dragged my headache-y self to class a couple nights ago and nearly finished up a bracelet, and cast a clump of rings.
Jeez I wish I felt better.
Anyway, enjoy your weekend.