Tuesday, September 25, 2007

I am currently signed up for 4 different swaps, so have been keeping very busy with the crafting. There's the "Halloween" swap, the "Fall" swap, the "Day of the Dead" swap, and a Halloween themed "little stuffie" swap. What can I say? I love this time of year.

Once again, I am asking for your input on one of my current projects.

This is the "Zombie Attack Hoodie"



Am I done with this project?

1. Needs more blood
2. Has just the right amount of blood
3. Too much blood!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Last night, I started work on a project for the Halloween swap I am doing. I had forgotten how much fun it is to make drippy blood stains all over stuff. Muhuhwahahahahaha!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Went to the "Evening with Norah Gaughan" event at Webs yesterday with . Bought book full of pretty, pretty sweater patterns. Need yarn. Specifically, I need yarn to make this sweater. And this one.

Also, how awesome is this:

It's a free pattern on the Lion Brand website. Yeah. Need one.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Continuing on my trend of actually finishing things. Here are a couple of my recent knitted items.

First up we have some fingerless mittens for jadefu.

(I hope you like them, and I will try to remember to bring them with me the next time I am going to see you)

And next up, we have my long suffering Clapotis. This is a very easy pattern that somehow became the neverending project for me. I started it in Mar 2006, and shortly thereafter, it was stolen from my car, along with a bunch of other stuff in my knitting bag. Thankfully, the bag, the yarn, and most of the other contents were recovered a week or so later. Sadly, I had kind of lost my drive for working on it, and it sat, neglected, for many months. Occasionally, I would pick it up, knit a few rows, get distracted by something and neglect it again. Poor thing.

Anyway, it's done now, and it looks darned pretty. And it's starting to be autumnal outside, so I will get to use it. Yay!
I recently took part in a "disposable camera/roll of film" swap. The idea was that you would shoot a roll of film and send it, undeveloped to your partner, along with a picture frame that you made or decorated. My partner has received the package, and though I don't yet know how any of the pictures came out, the frame looks like this:

It's a wooden frame, painted with brown and metallic gold acrylic paint, and then decorated with skeletonized leaves, gold paper leaves, and a silvery wire tree. Although I am pleased with the results, I would never do this again, as it was a real pain in the you-know-what. The coloring in the leaves bled everywhere when I was trying to glue them to the frame, and the wire tree did not want to stick to anything and kept unbending and pulling away from the frame. The back ended up being a huge glue-y mess. Thankfully, people shouldn't be looking at the back that often. :)