Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Crafty Andy

Well I wanted to share with you what I got for my Birthday!

I got 2 DVDs and 3 Books and some Chocolate lol!

Happy 48th To Me! Thanks for all the Good Wishes!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Gryffindor Meathead Hat

Just in case you thought the magic was gone. Harry Potter Keeps being alive in my life, bringing me Magical Inspiration everywhere I turn. Not to mention that I look for every opportunity to make a pattern into a Harry Potter Themed Item. The Meathead is a pattern done in one color, but it is very versatile as I was able to create a Color Stranded Design as I went along making the hat. You have to take into consideration your decreases, but color stranding gives the hat a bit of a different look I believe.

I am doing a Knit Along with this Hat, but I want to make a different Hat as always, so I have created a colorstranding model of the Meathead, making it the Gryffindor Meathead lol!

At one point when I am creating the stripes, I leave the yarn on one side and knit to the other side with the other color, change the work from left to right as If It was on DP Needles and finished the other row. This is one of the most creative Knit projects I have done as I am using many techniques I have learned. More pictures to come as I do a color Stranding on This Gryffindor that is to die for lol!

The hat is very well shaped, in this picture below it looks like there is like a wave, it is just the way it is set up for picture taking purposes. I have not blocked it yet, I will do that later tomorrow. Wow this was a very fast Knit!

This has been one of the fastest, easiest hats I have ever made. Thanks for a Great Challenge, We have an addition to the Harry Potter Collection of Hats. You can find this at Ravelry and I want to thank the Creator of the Meathead Hat Larissa Brown Kudos to You GURL!

You are suppose to embellish this with some kind of button or crafty item, I decided for the purpose of this picture I would use one of my Armed Forces Medal, Yep that is Mine, I have Three Medals and some Starfleet Pins. I dedicate this to those Soldiers Who have gone Before me. I am proud of You!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Castro Street Spring 2008

A walk by 19th Street from Dolores Park and Presto we are in the Gay District of San Francisco, aka "The Castro" Spring 2008!
San Francisco's gay village is most concentrated in the business district that is located on Castro Street from Market Street to 19th Street. It extends down Market Street toward Church and on both sides of the Castro neighborhood from Church Street to Eureka Street. Although the greater gay community was, and is, concentrated in the Castro many gay people live in the surrounding residential areas bordered by the Mission District, Noe Valley, Twin Peaks, and Haight-Ashbury neighborhoods. Some consider it to include Duboce Triangle and Dolores Heights which both have a strong LGBT presence.
Castro Street itself runs south through Noe Valley, crossing the 24th Street business district, and terminating a few blocks farther south as it moves toward the Glen Park neighborhood.

Sunday at Dolores Park!

Sunday at Dolores Park, San Francisco, California. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

FPDC and Bobble Stitch

This is a Demonstration on how to make a Front Post Double Crochet or FPDC. I am also taking the opportunity to show you How To Make a Bobble. This stitch, the bobble is made differently by different people, it is a very versatile stitch that creates a little puffy kind of stitch, you will see what I mean, Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Corn on a Cap Finished

This cap or hat is made with Kollage Cornucopia Corn Yarn. It is made in single crochet in the "Tapestry Crochet" Style. It has three relief single crochet horizontal lines in brown, and the reversible single crochet edge for the termination of the cap. It is very springy and I will be showing some of my caps later on when I do my Spring Hat Show and Tell Video later in the spring.
Just one touch of lusciously soft "Cornucopia," & you may find it hard to believe that it's sensationally crafted in the USA of 100% corn! With a woven tape construction, I find it hard to Crochet, but not impossible. It was harder to do single Tapestry Crochet points than to work on Double and treble crochet. Also the reversed Single Crochet border was easy to work. I you are looking for something exotic that it is eco-friendly, "Cornucopia" from Kollage Yarns gives you both. I may add that it is machine washable & dryable, great for summer as a cotton alternative or all year long.
I hope that you enjoy the developing story of this hat , it was born out of frustration and through one of the most trying times of my life. May the next hats bring more fun lol! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Tapestry Crochet WIP/ Corn on the Cap

WI PCornCap Apr08
Originally uploaded by apnevarez
This has been a very interesting project as I am working with this Ivory Hook and the Corn Tape Ribbon. I love Tapestry Crochet as it reveals figures that you have no idea where developing while you are expressing yourself through the crocheting of the matrerial. Tapestry Crochet is one of the most fun and creative venues styles of Hook and Yarn that I have found myself doing. I am about 65 % done with this Skull Cap stay tune as it grows and revelas the pictograms hiddend within the yarn. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Livingroom Stash!

Are you brave enough to show one of your stashes of Yarn!

Thanks for stopping by!

April 08 Corn on the Cap

I have been uninspired for some time. I will not say that is this yarn, but sometimes yarn gives you motivation to work with it. My life Journey has shifted and while I adjust my traveling from point A to Point B has been disrupted a little bit. lol! I have to laugh, humor is what keeps me sane in life! This ribbon yarn by Cornucopia, I believe is the yarn name is not the friendliest of yarns in my opinion. It is very elastic though and it is what I will describe as springy. This yarn is good for making bags and maybe hats, but I guess is better for knitting than crocheting. . I am hoping that in a day or two I will have a video showing you the properties of this yarn and showing you my Tapestry Crochet Work in Progress. I want to Thank You for stopping by!

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