WIP it Good!

😀

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 🙂 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 😀

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

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 🙂

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.

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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.  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 🙂

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.  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.

So Nice, I Had to Knit it Twice…and a New Project!

My mom loved the Vertigo cap so much, I am now making her one in this zebra-esque colorway (Red Heart of course. The Kureyon still eludes me…)

Will take pictures when completed. I really like this pattern, and will make a few more as beanies, since I am rocking my real hair for a change 😛

I plan to make a lot of headgear now.

Speaking of, I am currently working on a headband…and there will be many more to come. My hair is a little above my shoulders, and the front was cut in bangs back in January, and they are now growing out.

Annoying, yes.

I need to have something to keep my hair out of my damn eyes. I actually named the headband I’m working on “Keep My Damn Hair Outta My Face Band” On Ravelry. LOL. I also queued a bunch of other headbands to work on. They are quick, satisfying projects…than I can surely use right now. Heheheheh (pun ABSOLUTELY intended).

I am using the leftover Caron Simply Soft from the Calormetry. I loveeee this colorway! Embroidery, it’s called. So colorful! I hate working with it, though, especially with smaller needles….it splits terribly. Hell, even with the right size needles it was a pain, but not as much. And I am just on the I cord.

Grrr.

Too lazy to take pictures right now. When completed, will take pictures. The headband I should be finished with in a day or so; I plan to work on it a bit tonight. Which will put off the hat a little bit, but *shrug* it’s getting too hot to wear hats anyway, right?

I fear another ‘Zzz’ project on Ravelry….

Vertigo Hat

I am about halfway done with it and I am soo excited! It’s coming out so awesomely amazing! This yarn has striped in the most awesome way with this pattern. I will have to make another one with the Red Heart multi yarn (I have more than enough to do so).

Here are the pics:

More pictures when I’m done ^__^

By the looks of it, I may be done tonight, as it is not a hard pattern; a quick knit, really. I have only been working on it primarily on the train to/from work, so it could have been done a lot sooner. Juust in time for monday it should be finished, and then I will start another. Squee! Fucking a, I am on a roll with butter and cheese 😀

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 😉

I finished the first sock about 12am this morning 🙂

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

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.