Showing posts from August, 2008

Reverser Quay Cap WIP

This first picture was when I casted the first cap, on size 6 US 4mm with 33 stitches, I found it to be too small for me. This yarn is Malabrigo I bought at Persones Llanes in Barcelona last Thanksgiving.

I have made enough hats in my life to just look at one and know this is not going to work, so I re casted with 38 stitches and Size 9 US 5.5 mm. Even with this recast I may need to add a ribbing edge of some kind, because I don't like the way it looks, but I will wait until I block it to decide. In this pattern I actually did a provisional cast on with a crochet hook and I am working on doing Short Rows with Stitch Wraps, very interesting, but I am learning. I will perform a Kitchener's Stitch join when I remove the provisional casting, there may be a video lol!

In knitting, a short row is a row that is not fully knitted; the work is turned before reaching the end of the row. Just before the work is turned, the yarn is generally passed around the next unknitted stitch, to prev…

Baby Crayola Set FO

Here is the completed set it all it's glory, well the Jacket set by itself.

Here you have the wrap envelop and the set, very clever don't you think?

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Baby Crayola Cap WIP

So here you have the Baby Crayola Cap. The little tab you see at the bottom is the ribbing and it will be in blue. Sometimes photos are different than the real color, but this set is very nicely done in contrasting colors. The blue is softer than it appears. I have not decided if I will have a pom pom or not, the hat in itself is very decorative, I believe a pom pom will be too much. I am hoping to have this hat finished today and have the whole set blocked before Sunday and shipped along with the Yellow Baby Set aka 5 Hour Baby Set. I hope your week continues along and that you have a great Labor Day Weekend. Thanks for stopping by and I do have some knitting on my needles that I need to go back t.

Baby Crayola Booties WIP

This is the upper View of the Baby Crayola Booties WIP.

The bottom Picture is the Side View.
The Finished Product, well one of the two. Thanks for stopping by!

Crayola Baby Jacket Done

Today I finished the Baby Crayola Jacket and I am very happy with it. I will need to block it later on, but now I am going to move to the Hat and later on the booties. The pattern is from the same leaflet and in fact is the same as the Green Set, I called Summer in Kobol , which I Did before about a month or so ago, but the color combination takes some thinking and working the color palette that looks best to me. I really like the way it looks. Well there will be more to come. Thanks for stopping by!

Bigotry et Ignorance, Men Who Knit

My name is Andres , I usually go by Andy or Crafty Andy. You would be surprised if I told you that I am very shy, yet my desire et interest to meet people and learn about other cultures brought me out of my hometown to this City by the Bay in the search of Freedom and Equality, mind you I was not uncomfortable where I was, but I knew I could be more at ease here by the bay. In my 20 something years of living in San Francisco I learned to love who I AM and to be comfortable no matter where I live or go.
I will tell you that in my search for socializing with other people, mainly men, it was nice to know that there was a place of meeting other men who knit even if it was in cyberspace. Women who knit are easy to find, just go to the local yarn store. It is nice to revive old traditions of gathering in a circle and share stories and do something creative together, something not aggressive and positive and not competitive. When I compete I compete with myself, even though we can be competi…

Knitting in Public Alamo Square

The video is windy, I was far from the camera, but if you turn the bass down and you turn the volume up, you will hear better . If you mute the volume It also has annotations that you can read if you go full screen. It was a nice day to go out and Knit in Public. Just wanted to share with you some of the fun, thanks for stopping by!

Crayola Baby Set WIP 1

This is a very fast crochet project and as you can see I have been making progress on it. I sometimes leave a day of no crocheting, because my hands and wrists needed the rest. I decided to make this Jacket with this variegated yarn instead of the white and it is lovely.
The picture above is the body of the Jacket, ready to start on the Sleeves. Right below you see me finishing the sleeve with a ribbing. Crochet ribbing is different than Knit ribbing and not as elastic. I finished it with a single crochet row, this is different from the pattern itself. If this sleeve is too long, the parent may choose to fold it over. This is such a fun project. Thanks fro stopping by!

Crayola Baby set

From Leisure Arts #3162, My Very First Layette by Tammy Kreimeyer is the inspiration for this set. I have done my other set Summer in Kobol Baby setwith this pattern as well. I find this pattern is very exciting and versatile, the possibilities are endless. This pattern is very modular allowing you make increases by section. I love the colored yarn it is Sugar N Cream , Rainbow Bright and the Blue is Morning Glory from Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton.
I am working on this set very quickly, I want to finish it by month's end, so that I can take some of my UFO's in knitting and I have some Celtic Crochet and Knitting ideas running around my head.
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Crocheting In Public Duboce Park

So what is Crafty Andy Up To?

FO's Aug08, Kitchen,Peppers, Killer Pies

This is my two Baby Bath wraps for you to see and some Kitchen tips. Thanks for stopping by!

WIP, Blue Garter Stitch Wrap, Bloggiversary

It has been almost 3 years since I started blogging in this fantastic media. Scott Hooper turn me into blogging and taught in the little time we spent together as friends a lot about blogging and syndication of blogs. You will be amazed at my ability to copy and paste and edit the many things I post on this blog. I have enjoyed my blogging, sometimes I have gone very personal, sometimes I have gone very angry, but always sincere and frank. I have learned in my almost 50 (fifty) years of existence that no one is perfect, yet they are. Life is as good as you make it and blogging changed my life. I know people from all over the world and have visited some of you in my travellings. I am here to learn and to teach and to have as much fun as I can. Happiness is as close as laughter and I do a lot of laughing. Blogger has come a long way baby! What do I get from Crocheting and knitting? I derive pleasure from my creative self expression, to put into fabric what is inside you is fantastic. I a…

Show us Your Bedroom Stash!

So after rearranging some of my closets and shifting towels. yarn and changing strategies of where to put my stash, I consolidated my bedroom stash and here I challenge you to show us your Bedroom Stash. You know you have one, is it under the bed or are you out with your Stash? We want to know in the Blogosphere! Thanks for stopping by!

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

The Secret a film and a book that talks about a Secret and is nothing new. Spiritualism has been teaching this for a very longtime "The Law of Attraction" The phrase Law of Attraction, although used widely by esoteric writers, does not have a consensual definition. However, the general consensus among New Thought thinkers is that the Law of Attraction takes the principal "Like Attracts Like" and applies it to conscious desire. That is, a person's thoughts (conscious and subconscious), emotions, and beliefs cause a change in the physical world that attracts positive or negative experiences that correspond to the aforementioned thoughts, with or without the person taking action to attain such experiences. Yet that is not completely true, you need to take the first step, ASK!, then comes the second step Believe/ Trust. After that comes the third step which is accept. * I am a positive thinker and have always been. It has been the only way I have been able to survive…