I am hoping that this blog will help you and me experience the craft of crochet as well as knitting. During times of silence or turmoil, crochet and knitting continuously help me quiet my mind at my own pace, enabling me to find my center. I am also sharing my SECRET persona, Lt. DAX, my life in code while living in Bajor. Maybe fiction maybe not is up to you to decide. Peldor Joi!!!
Post Party Fun
The party was nice, and I was glad I did not bring my knitting. I got to socialize with some of the people and found out a lot of nice things about them. My partner forgot about his depression and the night was actually very nice. They do this White Elephant , gift exchange and in that exchange you get to steal a present only twice, it can not be the same present. I came home with a flower box of silk poinsettias which was not bad at all , and a christmas motif ceramic gravy set .
The highlight of the night was this nurse lady , who was sitting besides me. She gets up and declares in a kind of not so subtle way that she will like me to watch her seat, while she goes to the bathroom and evacuates. That said and a glass of Maria's famous punch, the guy beside me asked me if what he heard was correct, then somebody else and we ended up laughing so loud that I am sure her evacuation got disturbed. Very clinical for a nurse, but funny as hell.
It reminded me of a puertorrican joke. There is this lawyer that marries this puertorrican hillbillie, whose education is not like the lawyer's education. There were no problems until she had to go to the bathroom in a public function, she excused herself and said" Excuse me I need to Piss". The lawyer afterwards asked her to the side and explained to her that you did not say that outloud, instead you said you needed to powder your nose. She was so glad that she was coming up in the world and learning about society rules. She would practice in front of the mirror everyday. Another party came by and the lawyer was happy that this time she will say the correct and proper statement when she needed to go to the bathroom, she is powdering her nose instead of pissing, so here it comes , she interrupts the conversation and says " Excuse me I need to powder my nose ... and she hesitated ... if I take too long is because I am taking a dump" LOL.
Well thanks for stopping by. I hope your day goes well and that we get to chat some more this week, it's a busy one. Peldor Joi!
The Prisoner of Azkaban Hogwarts scarves are very different from the old scarves where egalitarian stripes where the norm. I have created a pattern Inspired on the POA aka Prisoner of Azkaban scarves. All I request is that you place a comment, on this blog entry, to let me know you are going to use or intend to use the pattern. If you want my Knitted version, you can click here POA Scarf Knitted Version. I will have more pictures as I make more, but this is an original Gryffindor.
7 Ounces of Main Color
2 Ounces or more of contrasting color
Hook Size I
Darning Needle and sciccors.
To learn how to make this Stitch cick here --> hdc
POA Crochet Scarf Version
How to make a chain? * See note below
When Changing colors cut yarn and leave at least a 6 to 10 inch tail to weave.
This video is a Demostration of color change for this scarf. It is my first You Tube Video, lol!
With Main Color and Crochet Hook I (or size you prefer) Chain 30.
This is my latest project to make socks. I have been trying to make socks for a long time, but as I said before, kniting socks is not really my forté. One of the most essential parts of assembling your materials for the socks is the yarn. What kind of yarn will you use. Which colors? Do you want natural, or do you want some of it to be part synthetic . Remember it will be on your feet. LOL.
Here is the legend to my collage, enjoy!
1 LINDALPACA is 100% alpaca wool, but the Angelina Yarn (light Color) is 85 acrylic. Time will tell if I made the right choice.
2. You can see the ribbed tube of the sock being made.
3. You can see that my hand fits easily without being too tight, when finished.
4. You can see the heel starting to be made.
5. and 6. The sock completed.
7. Modeling the sock.
The socks are not hard to make. This is actually one of the easiest pattern that I found in the internet. The yarn is very thin so I used double strands. I will say that If you have never tried to make socks you …
A yarn organizer is something that all crafters need and desire. Whether you are doing Fair Isle knitting , or any color stranding project in either craft of crochet or knitting. If you need more than one color to make your project you want your yarn to stay in place and not rolling around the floor.
Instead of buying a pre made Yarn Organizer I came up with this idea for a homemade organizer. I bought a set of two 8qt containers with lids .
You may notice that I made five holes through the lid. I used a big screw of about 1/4 inch in diameter or more to go through the lid to make the holes. You may use 00 sand paper and a pencil to soften the holes and make the circumference smooth so the yarn does not snag. It is not perfect , but with care and patience you can have your own homemade Yarn Organizer. I guess any Tupperware or pitcher container will be good as well, but if you are looking for something bigger the you either buy something on the store or make your own. This gives me t…