Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Scooby Doo pjs




I made Julian some Scooby Doo pajamas. He seems pretty happy with them and the pattern was really fast and easy. Simplicity # 3577 I'm thinking of making pajama bottoms for everyone. I will need to gather hip sizes and leg length.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Dr. Oz is missing something...

My mom was watching Dr. Oz the other day and they had this woman on who was stressed out and was taking care of everyone, her husband, kids, elderly parents, uncle and aunt, and at her nursing job, her patients and the staff. She was starting to suffer health problems of her own and gaining weight. They explained the chemical processes going on, that stress causes cortisol to be released and this causes an accumulation of fat. That was all well and good and scientific. But then, at the point where they should have been talking about how she could take care of herself by taking time to exercise and do recreational activities and get some thorough rest and how these things would help interrupt the hormone cycle, they instead said that fat was a sign that she was missing something in her life. WTF? That just pisses me off, it's judgemental, personal and not at all helpful and just the kind of pop psychology bs women get all the time to make them feel like crap.

As H.L. Mencken said:

For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple—and wrong.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Baby sweater




My cousin is having a baby and I made this sweater. It does have that handmade look, I hope not too much. lol The yarn is Tonalita, Italian wool/acrylic. The pattern is from "Knits, Knots, Buttons and Bows" by Lynda Schar. The little pea pod is my idea and made from felt and sewn on.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Lavender cuff



The pattern is from July/August '08 "crochet today!", the pattern name is "julie cuff." I used some cute flower buttons to close.

Heart Coasters


I made these while hanging out with T on July 4th, she made one too. I didn't even realize there were hearts in the design until I had finished one, although T thinks I tricked her into making something with hearts in it. ;) I should have known since the design is in the jan/feb issue of "crochet today!" and not a summer issue where coaster patterns are typically found.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Apple Cozy


This is from a free Ravelry pattern. Sure there's no good reason to use an apple cozy, but, but, I had to have one.

Sontag



This is from a pattern in Piecework of an item worn in the mid 1800's. It is called a sontag. It is knitted in a checkerboard pattern that has a back and then two long wings that cross your chest. Then there is a crocheted edge. There are cords that come from the back corners to tie in front and then there is a button and loop on the wings to button in back. I am hoping T can help me make the traditional tassels for the cords.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Black Doily



I made this as a wedding gift. The pattern is from "Extra-Special Doilies" by Mary Werst

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Historical Dress



I made this dress for an overnight field trip I'm going on with my son. The camp recreates the 1850's. I sewed the dress apron and bonnet and crocheted lace edgings for the dress.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bumblebee


I'm meeting my friend Beez for her birthday brunch, so I made her a little present.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Shamrock Doily






From Crochet World and made with Royale Classic Crocht Thread in Myrtle Green. The green is really too bright, I mean it is very St. Patrick's-y but doesn't go with my decor. Go figure, it was all I could find when I started the project, now I can find lots of different greens.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Kitty


I made this little white kitty for my niece. It's also from the AWSCC book, though the eyes are my own.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Rachel Maddow Doll




I finally finished! Crocheted. Some embroidery. A little hairspray :).

Monday, February 16, 2009

Parrot


J needed a parrot to play pirates with. I improvised this one in crochet. I put pipe cleaners in the feet and legs to add more stability and it can actually stand.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Calculus MacBook Bag




I graphed out a couple of Alfred's favorite equations and knitted him a lap top cozy. I lined it with polar fleece and added a zipper. I hope he likes it! <3
Update: It fits perfectly! Yay!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Monkey Girl


I made this for a friend. The Pattern is in Amigurumi World SCC.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Monday, February 2, 2009

Bunny


This bunny is also from Rimoli's book.

Owl


The pattern for this crocheted owl is from Amigurumi World by Ana Paula Rimoli. I modified the wings because I wanted them more feathery looking.

Zombie Cupcake


Danger! Zombie cupcake, crocheted for E.

Donuts!








Crocheted donuts, tempting and sweet but zero calories.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Flowered Tea Cozy



This is my own design. I knitted the body in a rib with beaded rayon by Blue Heron Yarns, the color is summer meadow. The flowers are crocheted in various yarns.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Oswald the Octopus

















J asked me to make him an Oswald from Nick Jr. I made some modifications to a pattern by Ana Paula Rimoli in "Amigurumi World Seriously Cute Crochet"to make it look more like Oswald.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Blue Bird of Happiness



I made this for my Mom. I saw something similar and put together other parts of some designs to come up with this.

Wrap


I made this wrap using a pattern from Crochet Today and some Moda Dea bamboo yarn in blue velvet. It was pretty easy.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Amigurumi Penguin


I made this penguin for J from a pattern in "Amigurumi World Seriously Cute Crochet" by Ana Paula Rimoli'

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Beret


I've wanted to make myself a beret for a long time. I found a great pattern in the winter Interweave Crochet.