Wednesday, December 17, 2008

moehawks, shrinky dinks and my adventures late into the night

Lately I have had a hard time sleeping, but because I am SOOOOO excited about a knitting/crochet/craft project.


it consumes me!

So late last night I whipped up this apple hat as per request from an old school chum of mine

I think my camera is wonky since all the pics I took tilting the camera came out WAYYY weird. My head went into conehead area...creepy...and defiantly not post worthy *LOL*

Then I saw a few Mohawk knitted hats on the craftster forum and I checked into the "Pretty in Punk" book but I wanted to make it NOW...that and I don't know how to knit very well yet, making a hat seems scary *ooooohh shivers* so I decided to make my own creation with acrylic yarn and crochet.

It came out "okay", not really sure I like the design of it. I think it could use a tighter stitch and the hawk looks short awkward. Maybe it's just me...

also in the wee hours I decided I needed some fancy shrinky dink knitting stitch markers, so I did. Just pulled them out of the oven...

*smells the warm plastic*'s going to be a good day :3

Friday, December 12, 2008

Cause Girls just wanna have fun...and knit

(my nuts, let me show them too you)
Crochet acorn amigurumi, own design

Today was a pretty busy day for me. I took my last college final, next semester I plan on going part I don't lose all my marbles :P

While waiting for my teacher to show up *yeah, she shows up for finals over 15 minutes late!* all I could think about was my knitting project at home.

Been working on that pirate hat from and it's coming along pretty well, even though I messed up on the counting and I mixed up the pattern in one spot it looks pretty tight and the yarn isn't bunching as of yet. Sadly it is a either it's going to be a pink purple skull hat for a large headed person or it might make a kick ass bag for me *who knows!* I have only a few inches of it done, even after 12 hours put into it. Man, knitting takes forever, but it looks so pretty!

but anyways, it would have been nice to have my knitting with me, if only I would have known she was going to be late! After final I had work, then pick up kid, then go to store to find present for birthday party to attend, eat, go to roller skating party then target then home. whew...I am beat....

but am I too tired to knit?


here are my cool links for the day
another obession of mine PAPERCRAFT!

Folding Trees, a wonderful blog with great paper craft ideas for the artsy fartsy person in all of us!

cubecraft, find your favorite tv charecters plus robots, monsters, santa, indiana jones, godzilla etc etc here and all made of paper!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Knit skull Headwarmer

I finally broke down a few days ago and self taught myself Fair isle knitting. It's not all that hard but it is kind wonky at first. It tends to bunch and it looks kinda bad from the back side (only when working with larger blocks of color mind you

here is my second attempt at Fair isle, not too shappy. I (mostly) followed this Pattern from RockinKNit

it looks odd as it is still wet from my first attempt at blocking. Pretty happy with it :) Skullz are cool

This was my first attempt, you can see where I botched on the boarder but in all it came out okay. I still need how to cast on better and make and edge so the edges don't curl so bad. I learned that switching to smaller needles is a BEEOTCH and I don't care for it....

no sir...not at all

All this knitting has me in a fever, I have several circular sets of needles *and no idea how to properly use them* and only two sets of regular needles, planning on investing on some double pointed needles in the near future as i have evil plans to make skull hats and mittens from the most excellent site

I have to add that unless I am going to post my stuff on Deviantart I will no longer be posting pics on myface or facenook, seems like overkill don't you think? Blogging feels good...mmm...mmm...good so all my tasty items will be here from here on out. WHoopie!

So here it is!

After years of interbutt usage, I have finally decided to set up my own blog.

I enjoy crafting a lot, and I would like to share what I have found.

People that have similar interests (or anyone who enjoys the goofy stuff that is out there) will point and laugh or stare in horror at the things I find made of yarn.

Some stuff might be craft related or it might be just silly or even SPOOKY (my personal fave)

So I will post as I get more information and get a grip on this whole blogging thing.