Entrelac? Enchante!

(I love alliteration…Β couldn’tΒ you tell??)

I’ve become obsessed with entrelac and lace. I was afraid to try either of these for a long time, but I got over myself. Like most things in life, they looked hard until I figured it out…now I’m obsessed! Madness, I know πŸ˜›

Yes, I’m still working on Wisp. I’m ~80% done with it. I hope to finish it before July starts. I wonder if I can just use one skein of Parisienne to do so… I reckon I’m cutting it close already. But the tiny ball (hehe) has impressed me so far. I have 6 repeats left! Can I make it??!?? *dun dun dun*

I’ve just been slacking lately.

My life has felt lackluster… I’m so fed up of my yob (job) and my life in general… so I decided I’m going back to school! Yes, it’s true…. I don’t wanna be stuck at a dead end job for the rest of my life, so it’s back to hitting the books for me.

Enough about that! Pictures of my first entrelac project:

My First Entrelac project

These are the base triangles.

My First Entrelac project

This is tier 1 - left side triangle and middle right slanting diamonds.

My First Entrelac project

Tier 1 - right side triangle

My First Entrelac project

The beginning of Tier 2 - first left slanting diamond completed

My First Entrelac project

Tier 2 - two left slanting diamonds done!! πŸ˜€

I’m using di.VΓ© Teseo (rav link) and US9 needles… and I;m glad I didn’t use the recommended needle size on the label. I’m using needles a size down and it’s still a bit loose. I dunno if that’s good or bad… *Β shrugs*

I’m using the Entrelac Scarf Tutorial by KnittyOtter. It’s a great tutorial… however the way certain things were worded were a bit hazy. Whenever she says “pick up and knit x stitches along the selvedge edge of the next triangle/diamond. It took me a while to figure out it’s not the one next to the one you’re working; you pick up stitches from the *bottom or side*. Β Also, the first time I attempted to pick up and knit the stitches, I always came out on the wrong side of where I was supposed to be… I literally knit them after I pick them up, one at a time. Other than that, it was easy to follow. I’ll be making moreΒ entrelacΒ things in the future πŸ™‚

In other fiber news, I’ve joined up with the Rubberneckers on Ravelry for the annual Tour de Fleece. We’ll be spinning along with the bikers of the Tour De France. We’ll spin everyday the tour is running, with two dedicated rest days, and a challenge day. I’m looking for ward to it, as I haven;t been spinning much lately. It’ll help reduce my fiber stash, add more lovely yarn to my yarn stash, and give me an excuse to buy more fiber πŸ˜‰

My friend Bonnie was kind enough to give me a $30 gift certificate to buy more roving for the TdF πŸ˜€

It was the best birthday present I got this year… well, pretty much the only gift I got πŸ˜›

More updates on (the hopefully finished) Wisp and the entrelac tutorial by Friday. Soon I’ll be able to start thatΒ entrelacΒ hat pattern by Nangelini! I already have the two skeins of Noro Silk garden and all of theΒ accouterments necessary to start it. Squee! ❀

Super Awesome Netbook Sleeve

^__^

This was a quick crochet; the only problem I had with it was it was a bit awkward to hold while working on it, and my ring kept getting caught in it πŸ˜›

Super Awesome Netbook Sleeve

Ta da! ❀

Super Awesome Netbook Sleeve

Back view

Super Awesome Netbook Sleeve

With my baby inside...

Super Awesome Netbook Sleeve

Top View

Super Awesome Netbook Sleeve

Side View

If anyone is interested, I’m going to make another one and take notes so I can post a pattern for it. It’s seamless… crocheted in one piece with only minimal weaving of ends required. I’m too lazy to make something and have to sew it up afterwards πŸ˜‰

The few notebook sleeves I’ve seen on Ravelry are either knitted, or seamed (if crocheted) πŸ˜›

My decision to use Red Heart worked out wonderfully… it’s sturdy, but has a bit of give (as I made the sleeve slightly smaller than the netbook) and it cushions nicely.

I’m thinking about making some to sell in the shop… I think they’ll sell well (har har)

Ice Cream!

^_^

I love ice cream…. too bad it doesn’t love me back. Or so I thought.

I have made some amigurumi ice cream cones.

Cute Ice Cream

This is my prototype. I think she came out very cute ^__^

Being a prototype is a lot to live up to. I wasn’t satisfied with the way the cone came out on this one… I wanted a more realistic cone, like this:

I wanted that prominent ridge on the top...

So I decided to try again…

Happy Ice Cream

This time, the ridge was perfect...but the head too big :/

You can see more pictures of her on my Flickr Photostream; I iz too lazy to put anymore up πŸ˜›

From one problem to the next: This time I made the head too big. The cone has (to my estimation) the same stitch count as the first, minus the ridged part… I think that’s where the crucial difference lies. The ice cream part also; I got a bit carried away with the increases on it…

I’ve actually made an Italian Ice one, too… pictures later. I am happy with the way it came out; I’m learning as I make up shit πŸ˜›

Another ice cream or Italian ice (mebbe one of each?) will be made today πŸ™‚

Le Finished Soque! (#1 of 2)

Modeled by the unwitting model, Ashley. Oh, she'll kill me if she finds out this is lurking around the internets. LOL

Modeled by the unwitting model, Ashley. Oh, she'll kill me if she finds out this is lurking around the internets. LOL

LOL

I had to be all fancy πŸ˜‰

I finished the first sock about 12am this morning πŸ™‚

I got started on the second one already…in a whole other color set, of course πŸ˜‰

As a reward for modeling, she will acquire my first knitted socks EVAR!

Isn’t she lucky??

Ironically, the more I knit, the more I write….isn’t that funny? Keeping two promises to myself in one.

Heh heh heh.

More pictures of the other sock to come.