Saturday, December 04, 2010

I've Moved!!

I have an all new combined blog about crafts, food and life. Look for it at Thanks!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Freaking Finally!!

The switch to google siezed my blog access for frickin ever. I tried a bunch of times to convert and they would say my email didn't exist. Well, now I guess I exist and I can update some new FO's in case anyone actually reads this still... lol.

These are by far the favorite thing I've knitted recently. They're an adaptation of Knitty's "Mosey" Pattern. I basically switched up the cabling and ribbing.

It was a blast to freestyle all the cables on the first legwarmer... right until I realized I needed to chart the cables and copy them onto the second legwarmer.

I made these entirely to keep my legs warm during spring/fall, when I want to wear shorts around the house. But I also think they look rocking with some major heels.

Other fiber related projects:

I made his and hers snowboarding beanies - modeled by our lovely boards. Mine is pink with brown diagonal stripes and a variegated cherry chocolate ice cream yarn in a skull pattern. My darling boyfriend has tan with blue variegated snowflakes. I can't wait til snow time. These are awesome for boarding. They come complete with ear flaps and braid ties. Super warm. These are all crochet and I might have to make a ton more this winter.

Current WIPS and FOs that haven't been photographed: 2 pairs of wristwarmers. One our of fluffly light pink yarn, and another out of the cherry yarn, which has ribbons laced through as well. I'm really into crochetting wristwarmers, it's so much faster for me. I'm still working on my reversible star scarf from 2 years ago. I'm also knitting a boatneck cropped sweater that's tweed and brown. Hoping soon to get started on a tan and brown alpaca beanie for my DB for Xmas.

One the non-fiber craft front, I've been far more productive. I'm not only a knitter and crochetter, but also a photographer, quilter, and a business owner. The most productive lately has been my all natural bath and beauty product business. I am fortunate to live in the shadow of Mt. Shasta and have access to information about chemical free ways to pamper yourself. The more I make products, the more I learn about hollistic beauty. My etsy for Berry Mountain Beauty should be up soon, check it out in my links.

Also take a look at my deviant art page for photography. Warning: I like weird, sometimes dark subject matter. Photography is something I've poured my soul into and now I'm finding more opportunities to take photoshoots and expand my portfolio.

Anyway, back to the crafts. All of my quilts are currently WIPs, and without pictures. But I did complete my first quilt ever, an oversized queen quilt for my DB. It's a pretty simple piecing pattern, but I machine quilted stars into it. Based on the fabric choices (all geared towards a 'dude' quilt), it's been named the boxer short quilt. The DB loved it so much, I couldn't even get him to give it up for a week so I could enter it in a local quilt show.

Monday, September 11, 2006

And now for something completely similar... some FOs

You may remember a big crochet afghan I made sometime at the beginning of summer, an afghan which was immeadiately confiscated by my cat. Well, I had to leave him home for the summer and I'm about to go get him, so I made him a present for being such a good cat... and to keep him off my blanket... his own mini afghan!

Here it is being modeled by my pink love seat, you can even see the original on the left.

Other FOs:
I completed a pair of socks using the 2 circ method. I'm a super lazy knitter, so I did them on sz 8 needles using an adaption of knitty's pedicure socks.

I finished the fat bottom bag from SnB crochet. I love this color. I bought some matching flower fabric to line it, but I have yet to tackle that job... I think the handles might be too big for the purse as well, but they're the only option I had at the local craft store.

I also finished a couple scarfs. The first is a mini scarf I made by combining cheap acylic worsted with cheap target fuzzy yarn. The combination came out so soft, it reminds me of mohair. I love it, and how cute is that argyle button?

The second is a shiny silver yarn that I knit lengthwise in the round, so I can wear it looped around my neck like a 30's style string of pearls. I'm kinda bothered by the way it's curling around itself... but I'm not sure if I'll like it better when it's blocked, or even if the yarn I used will block cuz it's a novelty yarn sorta. Any advice would be great. I can't get this picture to load... will try again later.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

And NOW... some WIPS

...which I'm notorious for starting and frogging when I realize they're not going anywhere... but still. I'm working on a pair of socks that are basically knitty's pedicure socks, but with toes. And I'm doing them on 2 circs, which is impressive by my standards. It's a new experience and definately a lot slower than doing them the old fashioned way... but it really cut out the need for counting rows during the top and foot because they're knit simultaneously, which was nice.

I'm also working on THIS double knit star scarf. I'm barely into it, but I love the way it's turning out. I might get bored with this, but it's one I know I'll finish instead of ripping out, because I LOVE it. I'm using light pink yarn with purple and hot pink variegated on the back. I have a thing for varigated yarn lately. It's so much fun, especially in socks... it does the coolest stripe-y stuff.

Lastly, I'm still working on the fat bottom bag from SnB HH, as well as a brown and tan tweedy minisweater that I'm making up as I go along... we'll see how that works out...

School = Craziness

5 weeks til graduation! I'm taking 25 units (yes, it is insane) this summer, so I've barely had time to breathe, much less knit. But here are some things I've managed to get to over the past few months and a little info about projects I'm working on...

I made these wristwarmers in honor of my favorite summer time killer - Baseball. They're for my fav team, the Oakland A's; and my fav player, number 33, first baseman, left fielder, home run hitting, sweet as pie, hottie brunette Nick Swisher.

During the recent A's - Angels series I also made some green cupcakes with yellow frosting and green decorations for the A's... but then I realized I was getting a little obsessed, so we won't talk about those anymore...

Project 2 - my Mom's bday present. I wish the couch hadn't sucked up all the light in the first photo, but I adore this set and the color is so lucious, but not too bright for my color-phobic mom. The scarf is from SnB's Happy Hooker, and I used the edging from it to accentuate an otherwise simple double crochet hat. So darling...