Monday, January 16, 2012

I figured it out!

Remember that lime green block of knitting I was doing?

If not.

So, I just continued and continued with it, still unknown as to what it was going to be.

It was GOING to be a scarf/cowl type of thing. Like this.

You know, finished, minus the knitting needle, with some cute buttons.

But I decided against it.

This will (soon, hopefully) be a case for my 14" long knitting needles, and I will have to fashion up some polymer clay buttons for it to close. *squeal* I'm excited to pull out my polymer clay again.
Then, I'm going to (hopefully) knit up another one in a different color for my 10" long needles. Then figure out some sort of thing for my DPNs and circulars. 

I'm not sure about knitting a case in the same pattern, though. Because this is kinda time consuming...and a pain.

Monday, January 9, 2012

I do more than knit.

I really do. I try to round myself out and try everything atleast once.

Except crocheting. I've tried SEVERAL times. It always ends bad.

Another thing I really enjoy doing is using polymer clay. I make a lot of my jewelry that way. I figured I'd showcase something else aside from knitting. Gotta keep it from getting routine, you know.

Hello Kitty necklace.

Chocolate cake with strawberries. This turned into a bracelet.

Chocolate-strawberry nougat pendant earrings.

Polyjuice Potion necklace in glass, corked bottle. The inside is a mixture of polymer clay and a bunch of stuff.

Big bow ring.

Grenade necklace.

Mended heart ring.

Elvis the teddybear. He's a keychain.

Sushi earrings.

Ice cream earrings.

Tentacle bookmark.

Ella the elephant, for holding my rings while I'm doing dishes.

See? I'm multi-talented. :)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Fingerless Gloves Bug

You know, I think it's a sickness. I went through making 12+ beanies before deciding I was sick of making them.

The fingerless glove epidemic began after making these hats. And it started with...

Kidlet fingerless gloves. But it didn't stop there. Then, I made the ones for my SIL. And now?

These have plans to be Domo face fingerless gloves. And I can't wait to finish them up.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

A gift worthy of the sister-in-law.

I'm DIY-ing a lot of things. Some for the kids, maybe something for me here and there. 

Recently, I'm DIY-ing for my sister-in-law.

If you ask Kyle, I'm very much like every woman in his family. Often, he stops and almost screams at himself in fear and realization. Poor guy. "IT'S TRUE! GUYS MARRY THEIR MOMS!" Heh. ^.^

So, Kyle's family is coming the first week of February for a visit from wayyyy across the USA. We don't see them often, and unfortunately my brother-in-law won't be coming with. So, since they weren't coming for a while, we held off on getting their gifts. Christmas was tough as it is, and we appreciated the extra time we had. So, there's...7 people we still need to get gifts for. 

We have a good idea as to what we're getting them, but it's all pretty much left up to me. Kyle sucks at this stuff. So bad.

For SIL, I made her a pair of fingerless gloves.

This pattern can be found here : Button Flap Fingerless Mitts
Now, my flaps don't currently have the buttons on them. I need to find the buttons that scream to me to attach. I also thing I'm going to track down some pins that she could put on the flap part. Favorite bands, humorous sayings, that type of thing. Or Harry Potter. Because we can't go wrong with Harry Potter. Especially since I made these with the idea of keeping her hands warm while reading.

Do you have that problem, too? Your hands get ice cold while reading? Because mine do, a lot, and it's quite annoying.

I've been planning her birthday gift, too. It'll be late, as her birthday was just a day or two ago, but it's going to be totally awesome.

Also, I got a new signature picture. Bordeom = AWESOME.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

What's this? What's this?

I...really don't know.

First off, I got this yarn for Gabe's hat. It's called "Limelight" by "I Love This Yarn!" -- Hobby Lobby. It's 100% acrylic worsted weight yarn. You can't wet block it without any sort of results, so you steam block this yarn. Don't directly apply an iron, because it will burn. Come on, acrylic IS plastic.


It's this gorgeous lime green. After using it for Gabe, I knew I had to figure out something else to make it into.

The pattern for the stitch can be found here.
I cast on 29 sts, always slip the first stitch knitwise, then always purl the last stitch.
It's soft. Not as soft as ewe or alpaca per se, but it's soft for acrylic yarn. If you were to feel it, then feel Red Heart brand, you'd be shocked that they're both acrylic. I really do love this yarn. Hobby Lobby win.

So, I was going to do a scarf, but this pattern is time consuming. It's going to take me forever.

And then I remembered. I don't wear scarves.

So...what do I make this?