Over the last couple of weeks, I've been getting back to crafting, specifically crochet, which makes me oh so happy! It's just a wonderful feeling to see something come together. Neither of these projects are solely mine, as I've used patterns created by others. But, when something is just so beautiful, why reinvent the wheel, right?I completed an example of one kind of slipper I can make, by request. I love the color of this particular slipper and I'm holding back from making the mate and just keeping them for myself.... ...more
I'm pleased to report that this will be my last Oblique WIP post! I'm on the homestretch! I attached the sleeves to the front and back panels, then picked up and knit the button bands and collar. As I tried to read ahead, I had no idea where the pattern was going. I had to just trust the process (eek!). It all worked out in the end. All I have left to do is seam up the arms and sides, take care of all the pesky yarn tails, then block! ...more
Like any good knitter, I can't resist stash building (I have a considerable amount of yarn on the way from DBNY--can't wait). At the same time, I want to use up/move out yarns that I'm not as excited about. So, I've got a few projects in mind to use up some odds and ends, mostly older acrylic yarns. Even if I don't reduce the overall volume of my stash, I will hopefully increase the overall quality! Here are my current "stashbuster" ideas:...more
I am finding I have more to say about knitting than the people in my life are really interested in hearing, so I am launching this blog. I'm okay if few to no people read it, although it would be cool if it generated a little interest. I don't have a super clear objective so far. My initial intentions are to discuss the highs and lows of yarn and knitting and to document an intense stashbusting initiative. As with most blogs, it's likely that a decent dose of life and social commentary will make it in, as well. I will link my blog to my ravelry.com profile. My username there is alexand....more
After a night of passion, I awoke to Darryl fully dressed and heading out the door, he was going to leave without saying goodbye. Apparently he has a meeting. As I lean over the bed to collect my blue silk panties and my cut-out dress I notice a cheque for $500, proving once again that love really does have a price.
If you want a cute new skirt to wear this summer but you don’t want to spend a lot of money on one, I have a great pattern for you. This skirt is so easy to make, you will want to make a bunch! ...more
I finished Mae's maxi dress! She asked for it to go down to her "tippy toes", but she likes to run and climb, so I had to convince her that it's better this way! To see the full post, click HERE!...more