clever gift idea for kitties and their humans: use scrap yarn to make felt balls
Cool, Wabe. The kitties should enjoy those. :-)
got fleeb's yarn today.
Think, black alpaca, grey mohair with silver held in.
Knitted fleeb's Pinky. Still need to finish it.
That lace pattern was a BEYOTCH!!!
I've been crocheting for ages, and this year have started knitting as well (next
I've got this beginner-lace scarf on the needles right now, in a really pretty
Morehouse Merino laceweight yarn (very dark olive-forest-black variegation):
So far it's coming out pretty well, though I seem to have missed a yarnover
somewhere in this last row. Argh.
Is it weird that I'm all gung-ho to try lace, but I haven't tried cables yet and
intarsia still gives me the twitches when I think about attempting it?
vermy- that's the next bit of lace I plan to do! (that exact pattern)
Fleeb's hat is pinky from the archives of knitty...with black alpaca and a grey mohair with silver metalic held with.
I have to finish my dad's scarf before I start my next project... which I think might either be a shrug for myself, another scarf for someone on this board, or a satchel for my husband.
Don't be scared of cables... they are insanely easy!!! once you see how easy it is, and the stunning effect it creates, you'll be hooked.
Intarsia...well...yea, that scares me.
Next projects are a pair of Boy-Legwarmers for my sweetie, who asked for a pair for Christmas. And I think I'm going to do some wire crochet votive candle holders for my mom.
I'm sure cables are incredibly easy - maybe I'll do a pair of cabled fingerless gloves, since I keep seeing cool patterns for those. I did do faux minicables for Knitty's "Sox on 2 Stix" pattern - which turned out awesome!
I guess I'm going to teach mself to crochet now that I have a needle.
You wait. You'll see...
*sobs* "Why do you neglect me so?" *sobs*
Did someone hear something???
Anyway, taught myself to crochet last night. Not hard. Learned single, half double, double, triple crochet. Still need to find better instructions on joining, sl st and working in round.
I'm making a snowman for my first project... because it's easy there's no gauge and I only have a size G.
lionbrand.com has a great tutorial (the pictures are really the thing for me) which is what I used.
I don't think you should have to pay to learn a craft... or to at least try. Except Peyote stitch, which I didn't get until I saw it.
I don't know the sl st or joining... gong to research that today. Then I have to learn how to read patterns.