Crafty Pants!

"Sometime in your life you will go on a journey. It will be the longest journey you have ever taken. It is the journey to find yourself." ~ Katherine Sharp.
Documenting my journey as I knit, crochet, sew and craft!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Multimedia message

Multimedia message, originally uploaded by arrrghmatey.

Multimedia message

Multimedia message, originally uploaded by arrrghmatey.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

I'm Moving!

I mainly use this blog as an archive of my projects and as a way to keep track of good patterns and idea. I found something called 'wordpress' that allows me to have categories, which is a great feature! I'll miss my cute kitty layout (how I labored on thee) but that's life. Her is my new address:

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

I love the 80's

Inspired yet again by a post on craftster, I made some cute retro fuse bead coasters for my brother. He buys and restores arcade cabinet, so I thought he'd enjoy them. Two of them are diskettes, one is the Galaga ship, and the other is a space invader. I would have made more but I ran out of grey and black.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Lovely Sewn Patterns

I adore these sewn fawns, and now the pattern is online! I think I may make one, this summer when I have my sewing room back.

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Present for me!


While making all these presents for other people, I realized that I haven't kept a single crochet project for myself. I decided that I really need a hat, seeing as I only have one. It's about 15 degrees every morning as I walk to class, so my one hat has seen far too much use.

I wanted a beanie with a brim, but couldn't find any patterns, so I just winged it. It turned out ok, but I didn't add any increases in the brim, so when I put it on it is pulled flat, into more of a flap. At first I was annoyed (hence the angry picture taken at 2am) but now I kind of like it. It's..... subtle.

The red arrow points to where the brim actually begins, but is pulled against my head.

It has more of a brim when I take it off:
But it's VERY warm, and that's all that matters. I will try again later with a brim pattern I found online.

Christmas Presents: Part II

I saw this ruffle scarf pattern online and fell in love with it. A few days later I saw it at some snooty, expensive clothing store, and knew exactly who I'd give it to. :P I used Joann's Angel hair, and it was a dream to work with. The scarf turned out so incredibly soft! It is a thick yarn, so I used a larger hook and didn't crochet the last row. The recipient is a very bold woman, and I think she will really wear this scarf well.

This it what it looks on:
It's pretty thick so I made it short. It's more decorative than functional I think, which is fine because the recipient works in Seattle.

Christmas Presents: Part I

Now that Christmas is over, I can finally post the presents I made. This holiday season was really quite fruitful! I just wish I could have so much free time all year! I won't be able to make anything in one sitting until next winter break rolls around:(

I crocheted this hat using Patons Divine (which was a PAIN!). I didn't use a pattern again! :D When it started to get a little big, I added some decreases. I thought it looked funny at first, but the recipient has very large, curly hair, and it keeps her hair in control quite nicely. My mother made the scarf on the smallest knifty knitter (I love those things!) and I crocheted the matching flowers.
And here is what the hat look on:

I hate taking pictures of myself, it's very awkward. I needed a mannequin head, but I think it'd creep me out...

Saturday, December 17, 2005

I'm Productive!

I feel very proud of myself. For the first time ever, I haven't been posting not because I'm lazy, but because I've actually been busy making things! I'm nearly finished with everything, but I haven't gotten around to taking pictures of everything.

Today I managed to sneak some pictures of my Incredible Emoticon Hat. It's crocheted using wool-ease thick & Quick, and I used some cheap worsted weight to make the eyes and mouth. The features have velcro on the back so you can move them around. It was my first hat, so I just winged it (no pattern!), and it turned out really great! Here are some of the faces you can make:

And here a bad picture of what it looks like on:

Mind you, I have a really small head, and the recipient has a really big head.

PS. Aaron, if you are reading this.... Pretend you didn't...

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Puppy Sweater

Awwww. My puppy (I call all dogs puppies) is getting old, and I can tell the weather is affecting him. He is always missing from view now, sleeping under our beds where it's warm. Maybe I'll make him this cute dog sweater for the winter! He puts up with wearing hankercheifs, maybe he'll like this!