Jun 12, 2007

some incentive.

i really want to make this.
and this.
and something with noro.
but that means spending $$$$, and i really must finish my on-going projects before i can sink a ton of money into new projects. ideally, i would finish all of them, but i might cut myself some slack on the test pattern afghan. i don't even have all the yarn for that, so i might hang on to that one as a good travel project that can stretch out forever, no guilt. that's basically what i've been doing anyway. meanwhile, i've made some pretty admirable progress on a sock.

i keep telling myself that if i buy the new yarn, i'll just work harder on the old projects. yeah, right. like that has ever worked. i guess i better get crackin'.

slighty off topic, but i love the rowan summer tweed that the hoodie is made out of. gorgeous. and it seems like it wouldn't be too ridiculously heavy/hot to actually wear. i've seen the summer tweed all over the place. the part of me that wants to buy yarn RIGHT NOW keeps telling me that if i wait too long, it will all be gone and i'll be stuck. surely i could find summer tweed online even if it is not exactly summer any longer? right?

in other news, i (heart) mercerized anything. wool? cotton? yes, please. love it!

Jun 3, 2007

things i've actually finished.

this is pretty much everything i made during the last school year. or at least it's everything i've made that i've finished and not given away. from the top left: headband/scarf thing i made for maroon and orange effect day. i didn't bring any of my tech stuff with me from williamsburg, so i had to improvise. i cranked it out in about 30 minutes before i went to school that morning. "ribbons" i made for maroon and orange effect day. the big ones are crocheted, the small ones are ribbon and a yarn crochet chain. a beret that i am very unsure about, as you can tell from the photo. i like the reverse stockinette side better than the stockinette side. you can find the pattern here. you really only need one skein for the adult hat if you don't make a pompom for the top. the noro bag you've probably either seen in the ads in the back of interweave or in your local yarn store. i made mine in silk garden instead of kureyon. i haven't done so yet, but i'm going to line it so it won't stretch so much. headband i made from a pattern in interweave winter. it's patons classic merino in rosewood. it does not really stay on my head, but i love a project you can knock out in a couple days with cables AND bobbles.