Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
1. Know your stitches.
I mean know what is a dc and what you can do with it, FPdc, BPdc
2. Have an open mind and listen to your inner Artist - designer.
3. Be patient and remember frog is not a 4 letter word.
Sometimes you don't like how it looks and you are commanded to frog the hat to row #9 then do it. You will be happy and that is what counts.
4. Be playful and experiment playing with stitches, keep it simple, use solid color yarns or subtle color variations, definitely have a contrasting yarn.
Talking about yarn, Tapestry Crochet is not a place for fun fur or novelty yarns unless you are doing and edge or an accessory to the hat.Well here is a Harry Potter Inspired hat, I am hoping I will have it done by Tomorrow or even tonight to close the month of October 2008. Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
This is actually my first attempt at this hat, but I did not like how it was looking and I frogged it to a point and restarted. This is what happens even when youare following a chart. Thisng look different in a chart than when in Tapestry Crochet on the round.
Friday, October 24, 2008
This is a side view of the hat as I am observing the real poinsettias, can you tell the difference?
The back of the hat is very cool, I created the top with the Tapestry Crochet Technique and then when I reached the third Surface Crochet I decided to pick up the stitches with a knitting circular needle and go with gusto. The Pattern follows a nice simple stockinette with alternating of reds, greens and white. Then I used the three yarns at once for a couple of rows. I actually finished it with the three strands, but did not like the way it look. So it was frogged up to two lines of using the three yarns and used just the green to finish the hat. I Bound off with and I-Cord Bind off and it looks lovely. The yarns red and green are Cervinia Calzzetteria (these are sock yarns), and the white is Lambs Pride. It needs to be blocked and if it wasn't for the lambs Pride white yarn it would have been a toss in the washer. There are more hats on the working, my creativity juices are flowing, thanks for stopping by and get into the Holiday Spirit! Ho Ho Ho!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
I really enjoyed the making of this hat and it was a bit time consuming as I was following the chart religiously, I thought right! Well I did a different bottom for this hat than the one she recommends so it became very apparent to me by row number 20 something that I needed to jump up to row 30 something if I wanted the hat to look nice.
My guess was right as the hat came out the right size for me. I really enjoy these hats and working on them can be addictive, but the end product is gorgeous, all you need is the right contrasting color of yarn. I like this kind of green a lot. Well my friends it is a nice fall day and I have my Monday Knitting and Crochet Group to go to, I will ask one of the ladies to teach me how to cast on a toe for toe up socks. Thanks for stopping by!
Chartreuse (pronounced /ʃɑrˈtruːz/, /ʃɑrˈtruːs/; French IPA: [ʃarˈtʁɶz]) (the web color) is a color halfway between yellow and green that was named because of its resemblance to the green color of one of the French liqueurs called green chartreuse, introduced in 1764; whereas chartreuse (the traditional color) is a yellow color mixed with a small amount of green that was named because of its resemblance to the yellow color of one of the French liqueurs called yellow chartreuse, introduced in 1838.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
This bag is made using two strands of Yarn, one Of Sari Silk Yarn and the Other one is Hand Dyed Wool. So this bag is based on a model that I found on the Internet, yet Once you discover how to knit on the round you really want to keep on knitting on the round with as little purls as possible lol! I have adapted this pattern to fit my needs. The bottom of this bag is made with a J Hook, 6 mm and it is made on the round as well using the technique that people use to make the soles of some slippers and booties. I have this Wool that I bought from EBay about 2 years ago and I am de-stashing, shades of orange , yellow and blues, I am almost done with the orange shades, I am half way done with this bag and definitely making I-Cord Handles and lining the inside. I think that once I made the lining I will make and I -Cord border to help hide the stitching of the liner.
I am not doing the cables without a cable needle, because I have two yarns to deal with at the same time lol. RC is a cable that you put your stitches to rest on the rear, and LC is a cable to you put your stitches to rest on the front of the work. Without knowing I am becoming a bit of an expert on cabling. I will let this project rest for maybe a day or so and back to my crochet. I am working on a Tapestry Crochet Hat pattern that I am testing with some of my cyber friends. "The Palermo Sun", I always name my hats. Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, October 17, 2008
This one is called the Palermo Sun, which I am writing the pattern as I go,it is a pattern for the daring and it will be fantastic, I will be sharing it here and on Ravelry!
Here is what I am doing with the Sari Silk Yarn, with another strand of wool. Sari Silk yarn is very pretty, but it is not the easiest yarn to make a pattern with. SO I grabbed this Pattern Cables and Bobbles Patchwork Shoulder Bag from HERE and modified to serve my needs. I started the pattern with a bottom in crochet, then I picked up the stitches and I am knitting up and around. This pattern is made for straight needles, I am using four sets of #10 US circulars.
Finally you see the Men Who Knit West Coast Fall Knitting Retreat bag for 2008! I will keep you up to date later on and maybe there will be some videos next week. In the meantime I want to thank you for stopping by!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I started these Gloves with the Cervinia Sock yarn above, but realized early enough that it was not going to be enough, so I decided to get creative.
Fingerless or Not by Jill Wright is the pattern that I used for these gloves. I modified the pattern to suit my needs of having every finger and thumb free ! I decided to use multiple wool blends and here is the result. This is my First ever Attempt at Gloves and it was a great experience. This is a wonderful pattern and easily modified. I used the G hook.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Another Frontal View. I hope you have enjoyed the pictures and the Tapestry Crochet. The next hat using the same yarn will not be the same, but maybe similar. Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Thursday, October 02, 2008
October came along with the Quilting / sewing bug , I got these baskets that I wanted to make a liner for and I had the opportunity to do this the other day.
The liner is very important to keep your treasures and your Precious Yarn from being torn by the wicker. I used some quilting techniques, but I will not call this one in particular a quilting project.
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
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