Monday, February 27, 2006

I have good news and bad news

The good news is that I have recently made two fingerless gloves. The bad news is that they are two entirely different fingerless gloves, and therefore, I do not actually have two matching fingerless gloves that I can wear at the same time. But I wanted to show them off anyway, so here they are:

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As you can see, the differences between these two gloves are many. I crocheted the first one, following a pattern (from a Woman's Day knitting and crocheting magazine). I knit the second one, and it's my own design. The first one is made from some Red Heart that has been lingering in my stash, while the second one is made out of one of my favorite yarns, Lamb's Pride. In fact, the only thing that these two gloves have in common is that they are both right gloves. Ironically, their one unifying feature is exactly the thing that prevents me from wearing them both at the same time and pretending that hideously mismatched gloves were what I was going for.

So I suppose I should stop typing and go make a mate for at least one of these gloves...

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Olympic photos

Well, I got around to taking pictures of my shrug sooner than expected. That's the good news. The bad news is that they are pretty crappy pictures. When my husband isn't home, I have to resort to one of two methods to take pictures of my knitwear, and today I used them both. First, there was the picture taken in the mirror with the flash off:

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Then, I tried the picture taken with the camera's timer, which always results in me sitting on the kitchen floor, since the kitchen table is the only surface that is feasible for the camera to sit on:

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Overall, I am very pleased with how I Do turned out. I really liked the pattern, I liked working with the yarn that I chose (Lily Chin Chelsea), and I think that I will really enjoy wearing it (I already did on Friday, actually). I'll try to get some better pictures of it posted eventually.

In non-Olympic news, I used the time between the completion of I Do and now to make this:

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This is my first completed crochet project. The pattern is the Flowered Cloche from the Lion Brand website, but instead of using Homespun, I used two strands of Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece. I absolutely love the hat, and I am now officially obsessed with crochet.


I completed my Knitting Olympics project in time! I finished I Do on Thursday night and wore it to work on Friday. I haven't taken any pictures of it yet, but when I get around to it, I will post some of them. I just wanted to share the good news!

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Look what I can do!

My birthday present from my husband this year was crochet classes at the LYS. Last night was the second of four class sessions, and I'm actually starting to feel like I'm getting the hang of it. Check it out!

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This will turn into a small purse, which will be my first crochet project! The one problem with my crochet classes taking place in February is that all I want to do is crochet, when I really need to be working on my project for the Knitting Olympics. But I have been making progress on that too, as this post on the Team Knittyboard blog proves.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

As promised...

Well, I said that I would post a picture of my latest finished object, so here it is: The Pinwheel Baby Blanket.

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And here is a picture of its recipient, my new niece Sydney, who was born on January 17, which also happened to be my birthday.

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