Saturday, June 21, 2014

chronic crafting....

Okay, so since getting done with school, I've been perpetually sick.  And yes, I am ready to be DONE with it.   I am not a good patient.  I don't like missing out on things.  So now I take horse sized antibiotics in an effort to get better sooner rather than later.

I have had time to craft though....oh, and read.  And do laundry....and take credit for fantastic brisket sandwiches.


I made this scarf with a skein of  Blick Fang. What a name, right?  

Anyway, it is super soft and lush and "springy."  I know it looks a bit "camo" in the photo, but in person it doesn't.  The red is dominant in the yarn, I just didn't feel good enough to try and take a decent photo.  Basically, even when I TRY to take a good photo, I suck so I just don't worry about it any longer....

It is a gift for someone who looks terrific in red and happens to live somewhere cold.  I think she will love it.  I made it with a simple HDC stitch.





I also made this fun little pincushion with a find from the local thrift shop.  You know those Limoges box knock offs?  Yep, that was what this was.  I just cut the top off with pliers and made the little pincushion to sit inside it.  I added a little paper clay pin I'd made.   



I love this little cutie...
I'm not keeping it though, it is also a gift and should be in Texas by now...

I made this gorgeous infinity scarf using some Blitzen yarn that I picked up on sale early this year.  It is big and soft and fluffy....and I keep thinking it would be perfect for Halloween with a black dress and a spider hanging off of it somewhere!  That being said, I'm not 100% sure I'll be keeping it...hmmm.



here is a close up so you can see the color better...simply gorgeous!



I've wanted a shawl for ages but they all scream "old lady" to me.

This is the first one that I like. I'll use it for those occasions when a sweater is too much.   This stitch is so easy, it works up very quickly.




I used a variegated ribbon yarn, Versa by Berroco.  The colors go from a muted teal to a blue grey to a light green to a soft buttery yellow.  All the colors I wear. 




I just need a reason to wear it now........


5 comments:

Kerry said...

You've been busy !!!
I absolutely LOVE my little teapot pincushion ..... it's nestled in, right next to my others in my small pincushion collection.
Your shawl is gorgeous .... love it :-)

Rhonda said...

Even illness can't hold a crafter down for long. Love your shawl!!!

homeschooljewelrymom said...

You've made some beautiful crocheted pieces :-) And I love the little pincushion although I cringed when I read you cut the top off (I collect those). I'm sorry you've been sick; feel better soon!

A Little Creation said...

I thought you said you were sick? You've been really busy.
Chris =]

jillytacy said...

You've been busy, even when you are sick you're still productive. I hope you're feeling better!

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