The helmet liner is going to Korea with David. I used sock yarn doubled to get gauge. He'll be able to machine wash it. Plus it's so much softer than regular wool. The color is "Sarge" and my Sergeant loves it. (Try on a helmet if you ever get the chance. They are hideously uncomfortable.)
Friday, July 25, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Yes, it's crochet! Yes, that's fringe! Yes, it's fabulous!
(Ignore the junk in the front yard. David was having a Tag Sale. I got rid of my Fun Fur and Red Heart yarns. Woo hoo.)
I used Prairie Silk in Capital Green from our trip to Brown Sheep Co. and a size J hook. I completed the first half while attending an outdoor concert. It was really easy and fast. Here is the pattern.
I really love to crochet. Sometimes my right elbow is so worn out from knitting and embroidering, that crochet is the only thing I can do without pain and fatigue. Thankfully, the new yarns and patterns are far more elegant than the crochet of yesterday.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
My husband made this niddy noddy for me this winter. What a sweet guy.
He used scraps of PVC pipe and really stinky glue. The one I had before was heavy and I ended up bruising myself when I used it. (I'm a bit of a klutz.)
Thursday, July 10, 2008
It's done! I have decided that I love elbow length sleeves. I spend most of my days washing and cleaning. Shorter sleeves means no more soggy cuffs! I can't wear mohair next to my skin, but a loose fitting cardigan is perfect. I love the shiny halo of the mohair, though.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Did you know Home Depot has free Kids Workshops? Isabel loves them! The materials are free and the kids get to pound away with hammers and make cool stuff. Maybe the crafty gene has passed to the next generation after all.
David doesn't like being recorded any more than he likes being photographed. If you watch the video, it's pretty loud. I'm just trying to capture as much Daddy stuff as possible before he posts out.
Monday, July 7, 2008
I knit these mittens with Lion Brand Magic Stripes in Lumberjack, overdyed purple.
When they were finished, I felt that the wrists were too short, so I improvised a crochet edging. I'm pretty pleased with them now.
I had my ultra-winterproof skiing mittens and fingerless gloves, but nothing in between.
My fingers really are that freakishly long. I should really learn to play the
Saturday, July 5, 2008
I knit this beret while camping. It looks great on my daughter, but she can't have it. I didn't think I'd like lemon yellow, but the color doesn't look too bad.
I knit a circle from the center out and slapped on some ribbing. It's not a slouchy as Le Slouch (pdf), but it's loose and comfortable. The yarn is Louet Gems Sport. The circle pattern I used was from the free Pinwheel sweater pattern at Elann.com.