Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I received an adorable crocheted sheep from my swap partner in exchange for Ernest the Bunny.

She doesn't have a name yet, but I think she's darned cute.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Ernest, my crocheted bunny reached his new owner yesterday, and she likes him a lot.

Work on some of my long oustanding knitting projects is nearing completion. I am about halfway through the decrease section on my Clapotis. Exchequered is about 6 rows from being complete, so I should finish that today at work. And I completed one of jadefu's fingerless mittens and started its mate. Hooray for finishing things.

Finally, I have some handspun yarn to show you. I decided to make an attempt at spinning bamboo. I had a lot of trouble with it, actually. It didn't want to wind onto the bobbin and ended up being severely overspun and full of kinks, as well as being inflexible. Though it was very shiny. I had intended to leave it as a single, but to try and make it a little more pleasing to work with, I plied it with some sewing thread and got this:

I ran out of thread, and had some excess yarn, and with that I found that by reskeining it a couple of times, I was able to work out most of the gnarly bits, and it actually looks and feels pretty good:

Well, that's all the crafting I have right now. Hopefully today at work will be a little slow so I can get some stuff done. I don't understand why our customers don't realize that I have knitting to do, they keep calling in and wanting to talk about their problems. Geez.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

And still...more stuffies:
Clearly, I have been on a stuffed animal kick, but this may be the last of them for a while, as I have other things I need to work on.

The deer is for me, and has joined my other animals at work:

I recently received 2 books of patterns for crocheted animals, so of course, I needed to test it out. And someone on craftster saw a pic of the bunny which I received and asked if I could make her one. So here is my first amigurumi bunny...though probably not my last.

He is stylin' in his hat and scarf, huh? He needs a name before I send him off to his new home, and suggestions are welcome.

And a side view, so you can see his little tail:

Saturday, August 11, 2007

And, in case you weren't sick of seeing my tiny stuffies yet, here are a few more:

Ana and Misha are the stuffies I made for the most recent little stuffie swap:

I also made my partner a little blank journal, which I was very pleased with.

(the kittens helped a little)

This is another critter made just for fun. I had to make his little head twice because the first one looked really bad, but I am happy with the way the second attempt came out.

These are all 2" high or less. I'm very into the tiny animals right now, and this new style for the eyes has worked well.

Friday, August 10, 2007

This is yet another addition to my wee stuffie collection. Got a new mascot book a couple of weeks ago and couldn't wait to try out some of the patterns, so I made this for myself.

Tee hee hee. Yes, he does fit in the palm of my hand. He's about 3" x 1.5".

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

I also received a box full of crafting supplies for the "fill a flat rate box swap"

This is everything: ribbons, yarn, scissors, paper punches, fabric markers, paper, ephemera, fabric, some little boxes, plastic bags (which have already proven useful for storing beads and other odds and ends), and a ton of stickers. All in all, about 7 pounds worth of crafting supplies. Cool, huh? Don't ask me how she got all this stuff in the box, because I couldn't get it to go back in again, once it was all out.

And here are a few of my favorite stickers. I especially like the beer ones for some reason. They make me giggle.
I've received some cute things in the mail recently and thought I would share.

First off, I received a ton of fun stuff from my Knit/Crochet Goodie Bag partner:

Fun fabrics!

Yarn and kool-aid!

Crochet books and an amigurumi bunny.

And now, here is the bunny in his new home at my desk at work: