so much yarn... so little time!


beta tester

pink crochet guy from Maria's orangedude pattern
Yeah I wanted to be a beta tester for video games when I was littler...
But as that didn't really follow through, being an occasional beta tester for crochet patterns works almost as well. Lol.

Here is a picture of a pattern that I tested for Maria:
It's pretty cute isn't it? Yeah I think so too. I especially like the hair, although I kinda did it wrong. :D
Yarn used: for the hair, Baby Sport Econo (I'm pretty sure it's out of Red Heart, but I could be wrong); for the body, unknown fiber but definitely a sport weight. Hook used: f-hook, (or 3.75mm).


scarf swap

I took part in a scarf swap over at the Ville. It was cool. I got to crochet a couple scarves for a stranger. Happily she liked what I sent her. :) But this entry is not about what I sent, it is about what I got.

Yesterday I got home and a box was waiting for me on my porch. A red, cheery box. I opened it to find 2 scarves, a journal (which I will use for my crochet notes!!), the most recent issue of Crochet Today (woohoo!!!), and 3 balls of yarn (yum!!).

Isabelbell did an excellent job on both of them, and I look forward to wearing them proudly! *happy grin* Pictures follow directly, along with detail shots on the scarves.

The fringe is very very very nice on these scarves. See how it's actually crocheted on the grey one? How cool is that! And on the green one, the fringe seems to be woven through the entire scarf, which looks very warm, btw.


vintage-type cardigan

In the post from 08.03.07, I posted a picture of the unfinished cardigan and one of the modules. However I didn't post a link to the original pattern (which I freely admit I... would "butchered" be too harsh of a word?). So here's that link: Crocheted Cardi. Having finished the garment, the pivotal question is not so much how much did I change from the pattern, but how much did I keep? And the answer is not much. I changed the pattern of the squares, the size of the gussets, the collar, and the edging. I also added buttons, lengthened the sleeves, and didn't taper them much (the idea of bunching gave me the heebie jeebies). I did drop a hook size and change the squares slightly for most of the sleeve squares, but there wasn't much of a noticeable difference.

The yarn used: Red Heart Super Saver, Fuschia. The hook used: H (~4.75mm) for the body squares and most of the edging, and G (~4.5mm) for most of the sleeve squares and some of the edging. <--But that was a mistake, using the G-hook on some of the edging, because I planned to use the bigger hook for all of the edging.
Enough of the talk, the pictures are below. Both shots were modeled by my friend, the ever genteel, and deliciously lovely, K. Thanks, K!