Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Even more stashbusting!

More stashbusting photos from the past year!

Lots of cotton became lots of knit washcloths...


Some Caron Simply Soft became this demure scarf

Floral Scarf

While some Simply Soft Brites became this floral scarf- it's based on a scarf from the first SnB book, but I did it in more floral colors and added the leaves for fun and to make the scarf more stable.

Flower Scarf

And some cotton/nylon blend in nifty nifty colors became a set of six coasters...because I wanted to use it and only had a small ball. And who doesn't like fiesta colored coasters?


I actually bought that yarn in Wisconsin while visiting friends awhile ago and have been waiting for it to tell me what it wants to be ever since.


Well, I've been not exactly flush with cash lately, which means a lot of stashbusting instead of stash enhancing. Luckily about a year ago a crocheting friend of mine (who had to move) left me boxes of her old yarn. So I've had quite a stash of yarn that's new to me.

Here's some of the products of the past year of stashbusting:

A ton of snazzy scarves


The three on the left are actually very soft and fluffy- that isn't fun fur!

I also made this funky thing, making up pattern stitches as I went

Textured Scarf

You can't see the patterns too well, but they're there :)

Some more odds and ends became this polka dot scarf...

Polka Dot Scarf

And the bits and pieces I still had became this stack of hats!


More stashbusting pictures soon, as well as some other more interesting bits.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Metroid Tapestry Piece

I love me some tapestry crochet. Here's another little guy I did, a black and white version of a Metroid from the great game of the same name. It's my hub's fav game, and I've grown quite fond of the creepy little guys who look like a cross between ticks and jellyfish.


It's a little fuzzy looking, but still there!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Batman Baby Blanket

Some friends of ours spawned, and as the father is our bud and a Batman nut, I figured this was a good gift to make for his little girl:


Thanks to the Dark Lilac cross stitch pattern generator for spitting out the chart for this based on the Batman logo- I then chose baby yarn in what I think are appropriate baby colors. Tapestry crochet finished this off- it's about 4 foot by 3 feet. A weird size, but good for wrapping around the little tyke...and that's how the math worked out.

I realize this is now in classic Batgirl colors, which also seems appropriate.

I'm not a girly girl, not really into babies, but if a friend spawns and you're a craft geek, ya gotta do something appropriate, right?

Okay, I'm back

Yeah, long time no blog right? Well, I'm back and I should be updating regularly again. No pics yet, but there is some crafting news...

I (supposedly) being published! I sold about 19 patterns to Leisure Arts a year or so ago, to be printed in a leaflet. Things got delayed, but supposedly it will still happen. It's all crazy stuff, of course.

I finished the Dr. Who scarf! Woot! It's 15 feet long. I stopped short to allow stretch room, since it's already long enough to go around the neck once and hit the calf, and I don't want it to stretch to the ground!

After a year or so of getting blown off by video game craft blogs, Sprite Stitch posted my Mortal Kombat square! Hooray! Extra fun, at least one Mortal Kombat fan spotted it and gave it a nod on another site.

Also, I am finally actually learning to knit- I've finally figured out increasing, which always threw me off. So now that I can knit, purl, increase and decrease, I'm officially a newbie knitter! Although that doesn't mean abandoning crochet.

Right now I'm broke and in stash-busting mode, but I hope to share some pics of the stacks of stashbusting goodies I've made, as well as the complete Dr. Who scarf.

Happy Crafting!