Jul 30, 2013

Project time

I have a little tiny bedroom that is not in use. It's the smallest room in the house, except of the bathroom, which is almost the same size. I'm planning to make this little room into my craft room and library. I have an old sofa that I love and am not ready to send off to the second hand store, so I think I'll put that in there to start. I need a book shelf or two, my spinning wheels, and fiber.

So, the above paragraph was from sometime this summer, but I have been so remiss in maintaining this blog that I can't remember when I wrote it. Anyhoo, I have gotten into the little project room. It has been pretty well set up, with the aforementioned sofa, a spinning wheel, a pattern book, and a coffee table. I have some projects in there, partially done, but nothing that has been waiting too awfully long. I know, I know, this post lacks photos. But guess what? Mr. O. has confiscated my camera, and carries it with him everywhere. No chance for a photo this time.

I have been doing a lot of projects. My last one was a shawl called, "Frankly Scarlet." Lemme see if I can dig up a shot of the way that is supposed to look. This photo is from the Ravelry website:
It's supposed to be done in scarlet yarn. No surprise there. But in typical "me" fashion, I did it in teal mohair yarn. I think I have enough to make matching fingerless gloves. I need to do a little light teal scarf pin for it, too. So far, I have about 25 projects done for my one and only craft show on the year.

Jan 23, 2013

Blue Curacao

Doris Chan is one of my favorite crochet designers. I have a couple of her pattern books and a few individual patterns, and she definitely knows what she's doing. This is one of my favorite shawls, Blue Curacao. I loved it from the moment I laid eyes on it, but always thought that it was way beyond my crochet capabilities...
...until this year. What changed my thoughts about what I could do, I don't know. But I have one of these shawls in progress. I finished the one I posted about last time, and I have another one of those in progress, too. Another thing I'm working on is shawl pins. Made from polymer clay and dowel pins, I'm at the baby-phase of this craft. I've made and thrown away more than I can count these days. Uuuufff. One day I'll get it right, people, one day. Hopefully sooner than later.

Dec 27, 2012

Current crochet project

So my current project is this:
  So far, it's a very fun piece, easy to crochet and the directions are pretty clear. 
It's called "Tahitian Shawl" and it's beautiful. Mine, however is lying on the floor in a heap at the moment, so I don't have a pretty photo of it. I suck at posting my own photos, as you all know anyway. It is, in fact, easier than the changes and upgrades that Blogger is making to my blog. I'm having not so much fun navigating through all the additional crap that they've added. I just want to write my thoughts, you know? Without a whole bunch of extra stuff to wade through, decisions to make before I even get to my blog, and then arrive and not recognise my own stuff. Yeeeesh.

Nov 24, 2012

Nope, I haven't disappeared...

Fooled ya, huh! I'm still here. Just had a great weekend with my sister, WoolyWorks, at the one and only craft show we do per year, "Christmas in Windsor." We did well, selling just about all our new knitted and crocheted goodies, and making a tidy little bundle of cash to boot. Our booth looked untidy and tossed together, and...well...it was. I had some felted hats...
...and some crocheted ones...
...and a scarf or two...
...but I sold them all, so I have no more things to show you... ...except the dogs on a snowy night in the backyard:

Oct 10, 2012

Fall has Arrived! Yay!

Thank goodness it has cooled off around here. We have had a couple of cold days and frosty nights, which have improved my state of mind considerably. After a few days of coolness, the sun has come out, but with much less vehemence than a few weeks ago. I'm thrilled!!! The only thing about cold days is that the flies are literally begging to come in the house. They are plastered on the outside screen doors and take advantage of every opportunity to get in. Happily, I am very adept with the flyswatter. Porter has become a great fly hunter, too, so between the two of us, I'm sure the flies have the impression that they have entered the House of Death. The breeze is blowing a bit now, and I'm watching a shower of yellow leaves fall to the grass. I love fall!