so much yarn... so little time!


scrap gloves

Apparently my wrists are un-proportionately small. Because the original cuffs were waay too big. But inspite of one hand finishing up with a gecko finger, I'm pretty happy with the way these turned out. Here's where I got the original pattern.
There was one problem though. Since I modified the cuff size, the rest of the hand was kinda off. But I think the problem is fixable. And yes I do plan on fixing it for next time. Because the gloves worked up pretty quick, and I'd like to try them again.



I modified a general sock pattern, and used some labeless yarn. I'm hoping this isn't a shrinkable yarn, as I used more than one type... But overall, I like the result, so I plan to write up the modifications and try the pattern again.

And what is very cool, is that these socks will be good for covering my feet, and separating them from my shoes, while not heating up my ankles; it is getting towards summer chez moi.



Les voila! 2 pics of a pattern lent to me for testing, which is why I'm not linking to it. Done up in homespun; easier to work with this time around, maybe it's growing on me. Mebbe I'll comment more on them at a later date; I haven't the energy to do so now.

And yup, the two pics are of the same item. Just under slightly different lighting and placements.



So my sister's friend is having a baby, and as a joint project, my sister bought the yarn, and I did the crochet-ing. Not a bad bargain in my eyes. It was a pretty sport-weight baby yarn, I'm pretty sure by Red Heart. (<--I like their yarn, specially their worsted weight.) And as shown in the first picture, I followed the pattern pretty closely.

But in the second pic, I did some modifications. Because I didn't really like making the diaper flap all that much. It required thought. lol! And I also wanted something that I could manipulate easy, if it was being worn by my baby. While the pattern's result isn't technically difficult to operate, babys are incredibly wiggly, and from my limited experience, putting clothes on them, or taking them off, or changing diapers (!!!!!) requires at least 3 arms/hands. So I ignored the decreases for the flap, and instead lengthened the one-piece so that when being worn, it would cover the diaper-clad areas, but not require extra buttoning. I also changed my yarn. Instead of the fine baby yarn, I tried a pompadour. True, it's not as soft as the yarn used for the green one-piece, but I think in the end it's a better deal because it'll last longer. Then again, due to the incredible speed at which babies grow... At any rate, I like this second result a little better. I think I'll write out the idea (my brain lets info out like water from a large-pore sieve) so I can try it again.

In case you wonder where the pink one-piece ended up, it took a voyage along with a purple hat over to the Pine Ridge rez.