Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Waiting Impatiently to Join the Ravelry Addiction

  • You signed up on December 8, 2007
  • You are #67886 on the list.
  • 1949 people are ahead of you in line.
  • 4629 people are behind you in line.
  • 89% of the list has been invited so far
It's a bad sign that I am not even on the site yet and I am obsessed. I understand that checking my status on the waiting list is not going to make them invite me any faster but I waaaaaaaaaannnnnnt my membership!! ::whine, pout, gnaw on my crochet hooks:: Did I mention I am bad at waiting for things? ::pets her turquoise wool:: It's true, I'm a little impatient and neurotic at times. ::eye twitch::

Ok, I'm better now, really. Anyways, if anyone hasn't checked out, don't walk to get on the waiting list, seriously.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Athenian Scarf WIP

This is one of my current WIP's. The yarn is Caron Simply Soft in Woodland Heather. I am using a size F hook and the pattern can be found here.

Thursday, December 13, 2007


I have had my first yarngasam!

I was searching for handspun wool to bind a book on drop spindles I am making for my Intaglio Printmaking final this semester and I came upon this utopia in fiber form at our local art store.

I am in love with this!! The color is one of my most favorite (this and deep purple... together...yum). It just so happens to perfectly match the fabric I am using and I also rationalized that I can use the extra to crochet something small after I am done.

It is:
Cascade Yarn
Hand Dyed
100% Peruvian Highland Wool
Color #:9893
3.5 oz.

(Note my clever crossing out of the price tag in the pic, yeah it was more expensive than I am used to for yarn and I kinda choked, but look at it!!!!)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Recent Completed Projects

These are some scarves I recently finished. The first two are made with novelty yarn using single crochet and a size P hook.

The orange and green scarf is worsted weight yarn made with treble crochet and a size K hook; the green edging is done in treble crochet clusters.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

A Blog is Born

I have finally broken down and joined the age of the blog. Who knew it would be a traditional craft/art form that would persuade me to it! I have known how to crochet for many years but until recently had never felt the urge to plumb the depths of possibility crochet holds. Now it seems that the drive to explore this fiber art is well on its way to obsession. This blog will serve as a networking tool and showcase for my WIP's and completed crochet projects, as well as any other tidbits I throw in.

Starting right off, here is my very first amigurumi:

This adorable cephalopod is not my pattern but a slight adaptation of PepperKitty's original creation. I made this for a friend of the family's 4-month-old daughter for the winter holiday.

Yarn Used:
Red Heart Soft Baby (In Lilac and Fresh Mint)
Black Worsted (For eyes)