Monday, January 9, 2012

Would you like to swing on a star

Trying to get back into the swing of blogging. This will prove to be a difficult task, seeing as how 2012 didn't exactly start on a high note. In fact, this first 9 days has been a endless stream of BLAH and headache. However -- Things can only go up from here, yes? A friend of mine said "Don't worry. This just means you're getting all the bad stuff out of the way."

I hope she's right.

In other news, my hands have been busy crocheting and knitting. Ha! What else is new!

 I often find myself at bookstores (sometimes thrift stores) buying crocheting and knitting pattern books. Earlier last year , I was introduced to an awesome crochet artist by the name of Twinkie Chan via twitter. Imagine my surprise as I'm browsing the shelves, and find her crochet book. I buy it, and then make the mistake of showing it to my sister who -- of course!-- wants me to make her a few things from the book. I ended up crocheting her the Cupcake scarf. Turned out pretty sweet :D (Pun intended? Surely!)

Almost good enough to eat

Not far behind making the cupcake scarf, my aunt contacts me and asks if I could make her niece slippers with cupcakes on them. After crocheting a bundle of them, I take on this project -- plus make a pair for niece's sister and Mom. Basing the slipper cupcakes off of the pattern, I was mucho happy with how they turned out. Need to get to making myself a pair.

Took a break from all the cupcakes. They're and fun to make, but require a lot of making things separately, and then sewing together. Most days, I just don't have the time or patience for that.

Thinking it's been awhile since I made anything for my Hunny, thought it would be nice to knit him some fingerless gloves. These turned out great. Liked them so much, I'm working on a pair for myself!

Pattern from - Knits Men Want by Bruce Weinstein

 Well, I'm off to find my embroidery stuff. Got some AMAZING patterns today... Some of which I think I'll use for an upcoming friend's baby shower.

Until Next Time! 
* Happy Crafting *

1 comment:

  1. OMG! That scarf is amazing! So gotta learn to crochet!