Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Syrah Wrap

This was from a pattern that was supposed to be half knitted and half crocheted combined. My A.D.D got the better of me and just couldn't finish the knitted part and decided to crochet the whole thing instead. What can I say, I'm not a knitter, I'm a crocheter at heart and can do it much faster than knit. I'm out to prove that your projects don't have to look like your grandmother's.

Forever In Blue Jeans

I was making a purse out of this yarn and decided it was a big waste of this pretty yarn. I frogged it and decided to make the Feathers and Fans scarf my girlfriend was making. This was also my first attempt to wire block anything and so far it’s doing good. However, I wanted it blocked immediately and asked for tips from a GF. There was no way I was going to be able to get blocking wires in time and decided to scout the house for wire. Low and behold, I found jewlry/floral wire, 24 guage. It worked fine. I put it in the end of a big needle and wove it in and out of the edging of the scarf. I was able to spool out as much wire as I needed for the length and it stayed pretty good. Love how it came out.

Sweet Caroline Wrap

I fell in love with this yarn. My bff took me to the cutest little yarn shop up in the Big Bear Mountains and saw it there. The multi colored had some of the gray in it and thought it would make a lovely combination and it did. Amazingly enough, this pattern was only two different stitch patterns that anyone can do. The multi-colored (top) is the berry stitch and the gray (bottom) is only a 3 shell,1sc stitch pattern with a 5-shell pattern that makes up the edging on the bottom. I had it in my head and it actually worked out. I love it love it love it!!!

Hint: Get yourself a big book of shell patterns and you can put anything together.

Cracklin' Rose Scarf

My bff was knitting a shawl and I thought it was really pretty. Since I don’t have the patience to knit a whole project, my crochet wheels were turning and decided to copy her shawl called the Saroyan by Liz Abinante using Malabrigo worsted weight yarn. It’s not exact, the edging had to be a little different and found a really cool ruffly edging for it and decided to use wooden beads that fit the project perfectly. It was so in my head and came out exactly to the picture I pictured. I like when that happens.

The Bag Lady Strikes Again

Crazy Head

Purple Passion

Pink Pursuation

Jungle Fever


Flower Garden

Evening Show

Denim Blues


Introducing Licia, named after the Goddess, Alicia, who was known for her yarn dying, knitting and sewing skills and was said to weave garments out of pure gold. It is written that Athena enslaved Alicia and used her to make Athena’s many battle outfits and evening gowns until one day Artemis, Zeus’ daughter, rescued Alicia from the clutches of Athena and set her free. She lived in the forest with Artemis and spun and dyed yarns out of all the natural resourses Mother nature gave to the earth. Because of her kind ways and generous heart and talents, Zeus named Alicia Goddess of Fiber.