Thursday, January 17, 2008

Recyled Sweaters, WIP's and a Shoutout to Ashley

I purchased two thrift store sweaters to recycle a couple weeks ago. I've only finished frogging one so far but here are some pics of both:

This is the first one after frogging. I haven't weighed it yet but it's a 4-ply sock weight and there's quite a bit there. I included a dime for scale. I really need to make myself a niddy noddy so I can calculate the yardage. I lost a bit of the yarn because of my inexperience in taking apart the seams, but all in all I was pleased with the results.

Now I have to get my butt moving to frog the other one but I am currently working on my sister's birthday scarf, which I need to finish by Saturday. Here's the WIP:

I am also finishing Rach's Christmas turned 4-year Anniversary present tonight and blocking it tomorrow so it will be ready for our Anniversary on Sunday. I felt so bad that I didn't get it done in time for Christmas, but she's been awesome about it and it is turning out very nice. Here's the most recent WIP of it:

*P.S: Hi Ashley!!! Why yes that is 100% Peruvian Handspun Wool, what a good eye you have lol! I'm listening to Ani's Canon right now, how are you enjoying it? How's your break going? I still have to finish my printmaking quilt for the faculty selection show eep!!*

Monday, January 7, 2008

Dropspindle Printmaking Book-Image Heavy!!

While this doesn't directly relate to crochet, this is my final project for my Contemporary Intaglio Printmaking class this semester. Some of the pics aren't great and one is quite fuzzy, but I'll retake them another time. This is the book that I purchased the handspun wool for (and which I still have most of a skein left of!!!). I am getting interested in drop spinning and I explore feminist themes in my work, so this book was born. It is stuffed with fiberfill so it's kinda poofy now but it is currently being pressed to compact the fibers and achieve a denser look.
Please excuse the mess in the background, these were taken in a hurry during finals week in our office so it's kinda trashed. Writing 4 or 5 final papers in a space will do that. :)

Friday, January 4, 2008

New Year Check-In

Just a quick post to say that I will be posting some new WIP's and FO's soon, I am just recovering from the holiday mayhem. I have also been spending a lot of time exploring Ravelry and I am enjoying it very much.

Photos to come:
Updated WIP on Athenian Scarf
FO's-Cat toys
WIP Fingerless Gloves
WIP Sister's B-Day Athenian Scarf
My Stash
Recycled yarns 1 and 2