Cupcake Change Purse

I am just obsessed with cupcakes this week, apparently XD

While working on the project bag, I had the idea to make a tiny version of the project bag as a change purse–it came out just the way I wanted it to! The sequins took about two hours to sew on (longer than the time it took to make the actual bag…go figure)… but totally worth it.

I’m making some more for sale in my shop ❀

Here are some more pictures:

You can see the iridescence of the sequins in this pic πŸ˜€
I have about a lb of change in here… handles it like a champ!
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I got my labels a while back… thisΒ isΒ the first item to have one ❀

It’s highly unlikely I’ll be releasing a pattern for this because I don’t really feel like it atm.

Haven’t you guys gotten enough cupcake shit from me??!?? πŸ˜›

I iz Finished! Woot!

I finished these on saturday, but I was too lazy to post the pictures then πŸ˜›

Coquettish Crocheted Creation

They are way more comfy than the other socks I made...

Coquettish Crocheted Creation

Squee! ❀

Coquettish Crocheted Creation

Sorry for the shitty picture quality; Ash took this in her room πŸ˜›

Coquettish Crocheted Creation

Shitty picture of the bottom πŸ˜›

They took me way longer than necessary to finish… I got bored of them, I think. I did find two other sock patterns to get excited about though. I actuallyΒ paidΒ for them (shocking, I know!)

I attempted to start one on Saturday while I was at the laundry mat…. the way the pattern was written made it so there was an extra 4 stitches left over from the pattern repeat…which seemed to make no sense to me. I was also using variegated yarn (my nummy rainbow-esque merino handyed sock yarn<3), which did not mesh well with the stitch pattern… IΒ couldn’tΒ really see what was going on πŸ˜› . I frogged it and decided to start it over with another one of my handyed yarns, this one mostly solid (it has flecks of color, but not distracting πŸ™‚

I’ve also warmed up to Wisp. It has gotten easier (even on the train!) to work on. I’m up to my third repeat. There are supposed to be 17 panels of fisherman lace; I have three done, and am on my third knit panel… a little ways to go. I might just keep going and use up both skeins for this; IΒ supposeΒ it depends on if I can squeeze out the whole 17 panels in one skein or not.

I think this is more of a scarf than a shawl… I’ve been mislabeling it the whole time! (oh well).

Hopefully I’ll be done before the end of the month… I might be able to make that Β happen. I’ve pretty much finished up the one swap I have due this month. I have two swaps due in July… will start cranking out shit for those later in the month/early July.

I feel like making a hat. Having a bad hair week made me rediscover ,y love of hats! I’ll have to make a hat by the weekend… I’m getting my hair done, which will prolly defeat the purpose, huh? But I can make a hat in an evening…

I have the most awesomest idea for a crocheted hat, too! ❀

Stay tuned. Pictures of Wisp later this week. hopefully there will be more progress πŸ™‚

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)

WIP it Good!

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I’ve been a busy bee!

Updates on Wisp:

Wisp in Progress

I'm getting there...

Wisp in Progress

Slowly yet surely.

I’ve gotten up to the first knit panel! (gee, I only have like 15 panels to go :/) I’ve made this my main travel project, as I am just about done with the socks… which still need to be finished. I am so close, I can almost taste it—-

Sock in progress

So close!

I just have like one more row of the cuff to do, and then the heel πŸ™‚ I’ll try to finish it tonight, but I prolly won’t get to it until tomorrow, as I have a BBQ to go to later πŸ˜€

I didn’t bring Wisp with me today. Why? Well, I’m glad you asked πŸ˜‰

I just got a netbook this weekend (squee!) I got this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-1001P-MU17-PI-10-1-Inch-Netbook-Computer/dp/B00322PYW2

It was on sale at PC Richards for $289… good deal, and I really needed it so there went about half my paycheck :3

I needed a sleeve for my new baby, but (broke as I now am) wasn’t gonna spend $15-25 on one.

So I decided to crochet one πŸ™‚

Super Awesome Netbook Sleeve

Squee! Isn't it looking swell?

I’m a genius, what can I say?

I started it like I would a crocheted sock… but this time, I measured the short side, and chained 1/2- 1″ less than the length, then increased it until it was the length needed (I wanted a nice, rounded end). I chose to use Red Heart, as I needed a good, sturdy yarn that would cushion… the colorway (lipstick) is coming out in this amazing stripey pooling effect… I couldn’t have planned it better myself. People talk shit about variegated yarns and their pooling effects, but they have been nothing but good to me. This reminds me of when I made the Vertigo Hat… the colors pooled to make stripes! ❀

I’ve brought it along to work on…. I started it at 12:30 this morning, and I’m about halfway done now. Should take 2-3 hrs in total, tops.

I may make some to sell in the shop… I was thinking about making some with fabric linings and foam inserts for extra protection… Guess we’ll see.

More pictures when finished… which will more than likely be tonight.

Ice Cream!

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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™‚

Progress! (I Think?)

I finished sock #1!

As usual, I strayed away from the pattern I was working on and made something new…. it came out awesomely, and it’s extremely comfortable, so I’m happy πŸ™‚

I was too lazy to take pictures of it last night, so I’ll take a picture later and post it tomorrow πŸ˜›

Busting my ass to open the shop… I have made enough stitch markers to last a lifetime, it seems… not even done yet. I have another shipment of charms coming in any day now, and I still have loads of earrings to make. I won’t have everything ready by this weekend, I realize that. I’ll just have to post what I have at that point in time, which is already quite a bit. Some things (like some of my hats, and my scarf) won’t be put up until at least August, as it’s… well… it’s pretty fucking cold in NYC right now… I dunno.

I actually have to sit down and make an inventory list and fogure out witty descriptions, take pictures….

Arrrggghhhhh….

*headdesk* >__<

After this weekend…I have to start making something for my birthday swap. I also have a make-up swap package to finish this week (as my swapee’s package got lost in the mail :/), and then get the items for my Odd Duck Swap together…. has to be mailed by the 31st. Meaning I can get the items next paycheck and still have ’em out in time πŸ™‚

Time is mine enemy.

I don’t feel like doing work today… I’m tired. I didn’t do anything productive (biz-wise) yesterday; I was hanging out with my friend Doug at his studio… didn’t get home until almost 1am πŸ˜›

That means: double time tonight. I want to get as much done as I can… but I have two and a half days off next week (Jewish Holiday :D) so I can make some more hats one day, and finish making earrings the other. I reckon I’ll rest the half day, as I’ve had little time to myself lately.

I can haz Wisp now? Soon, soon my dear… But then I’ll need a travel project. I’m using my 13″ needles for this one. I think. I’m conflicted. I’ll cast on my 8″ and see how it fits. I really, really wanna start another shawl!! Grrr.

Addiction? But it’s better than crack …yes.

Just saying…

Frogged. And New Projects!

I was working on some driving gloves, but (being me) I wasn’t using the correct arn, and I didn’t check my gauge.

So I had to frog.Β  A pity really; the colors were fantastic. I didn’t even take a pictre, so don’t ask (LOL).

I started a new hat, and I started a shawl. I am excited about it! I have never been so ambitious.

Pictures of my WIPs tomorrow πŸ™‚

Updates! Crocheting is (Substitute) Fun! Creative Madness!

I have been MIA lately. My left wrist was fucked up, so I stayed away from extra-curricular typing…

And knitting.

It sucked so bad.

For a whole month and a half, I didn’t make ANYTHING. I then re-discovered my love of crochet (and I only use my right hand for that, so…) and started making things again.

I have always been better at crochet than knitting, mostly ’cause I have been crocheting for 13-14 years? But even sp, I never made anything too ambitious. So I am rather proud of myself. I have made so many things. I started back into my hat affair; I have made a shit ton of hats. I plan to sell some in my Etsy shop. I made some cloches, beanies, and also a super-fab hat I am sooo proud of. I have also made some kerchiefs as well. I look awesome in them.

Let’s start with the new yarn purchases and finished objects (this is gonna be a huge post):

And the best for last:

Willy Wonka Fascinator

Willy Wonka Fascinator

I have been getting rave reviews about this, so I put it seperately from the others. I am wrking on fascnator #2. Stay tuned.

That’s all I got for you for my projects.Β  Moar when I finish this fascinator I’m working on, and the rest of my kechiefs and headbands. I also wanna start something big, like a jacket or a shawl/wrap.