Saturday, April 18, 2015

Circle in a square

Granny squares made with  organic cotton from www.ecobutterfly.com
This yarn is color grown in Peru and not dyed. I don't have much experience with yarns, but this is my favorite yarn to date.

I'm hoping for a largish throw. I plan to go up on needle size and crochet a loose double crochet and join with slip stitch.

crochet circle in square

crochet circle in square

crochet circle in square

crochet circle in square

crochet circle in square





Sunday, March 01, 2015

lately

I've been unfocused as usual and have been trying new things. At this rate, I will never master anything.

I love polar bears, well, who doesn't, right? This is my own pattern embroidered on a linen / cotton blend fabric that I dyed with indigo. The color of the fabric was natural. That's why the indigo color is so nice and soft.
two more polar bears tea towels

I call this the "heart of darkness" because the center of the yarn balls were tangling. It's sock yarn woven on a rigid heddle loom.
"heart of darkness"

"heart of darkness"

I have no idea why I had to try this... (knitted)
blue burmese knit cat

This is a great pattern, so natural and simple in cotton.
crochet cotton coasters

Here is some more weaving. It's in cotton. I rather like weaving.
woven towels

This afghan was knitted with three strands of worsted yarn. I did the swatching and all that, but didn't know how to count the stitches correctly. So I ended up with a 72" wide x 34" long afghan. Sure, you can turn it around, and have it be 34" wide x 72" lon but that's still not a nice size. It's just weird. :D So I took it apart and am re-knitting. My husband calls the huge yarn balls Jupiter and Neptune because they're so huge.
big thick blanket redo

Okay, I REALLY like crocheting potholders - a lot.
bobble stitch pot holder
These are simpler with some made out of baker's twine.
crochet potholders

I'm not much into toys so much, but I love some things, like this knitted cashmere bunny.
little bunny

This fairy doll completely won me over. She was supposed to be knitted with organic cotton, but I don't feel my knitting warrants that yet. I used DK weight acrylic. I like her ears. They remind me of Nosferatu. That's why I didn't give her hair. I like her like this.
my fairy