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!!!
Spring 2014 Knitting and Tech
I believe once daffodils are out, spring is officially starting. In California we have been experiencing a drought of kinds. It is scary and nevertheless the way nature is. I think this year may be different and we may get some other kind of water pattern.
I have a picture of my Tulips, yep the ones I plant every year. I am very excited about the fact that I am able to do this.
Now for the tech part. I have a DELL XPS 8500 , and I upgraded the Dell Backup and Recovery Software at a cost of about $40.00. I will tell you that is you are looking for a software that is automated, do not get this software. Dell has failed to update it's software to work efficiently with Windows 8.1. On the long Run I decided to invest in another backup program, but nevertheless, Windows Image backup still works and File History is a good option. Right now I am trying BackonTrack by Roxio and it seems to work.
Also under Tech comes the fact that my Bluetooth hardware had to be disabled, because Dell has not provided a good Windows 8.1 Driver. I am very disappointed in Dell. After upgrading or updating my computer to Windows 8.1, it took forever to restart or shut down( about 2 minutes) . It has been my experience that computers have this kind of shutdown or restart problem when either a video or network card hardware or driver has problems. Dell get your act together!
These are one pair of socks that will be done today. I have started another pair of socks, but since I am reviewing the needles, it will be another post. Thanks for stopping by!
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…