Monday, November 29, 2010

I have no FOs to show

So I'll show you a bunch of WIPs instead. (And again, I apologize for the poor quality of the pictures.) Let's start with a hat that I actually made years ago, when the middle child was two or three. It's in perfectly good shape, but it's not nearly warm enough for the frickin' cold weather that we've been having lately. So I came up with the perfect solution, I'll knit a lining for the hat! A double wool hat should be warm enough, even for our -20C weather.
Next we have a pair of mittens for me. I'm making these with Noro Silk Garden. The mitten part is too big, and I made the thumb too short, but let's call those design elements, shall we?
And finally, I'm making myself a pair of thick socks. I have a finished sock around here somewhere, but I have no idea whatsoever where it is, so here's a photo of the inprogress-sock. ;) (Hah, I completely forgot that I told you about these socks already. XD I'd forget my head if it wasn't securely fastened on my shoulders..)
I do have a coat and bag that I've sewn, but I want better photos of those, so you'll have to wait a while to see them. :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

New home for my new phone

So I got a new phone (as a birthday present :) ). It didn't fit into my old cozy. Obviously I had to make a new one. It's not particularly pretty, but as it took me about half an hour to make this, I'm not going to be too critical about the finished product. :D

Friday, November 12, 2010

Trying out new things

I finally started a pair of socks for myself. I would have started these weeks ago, but the husband tidied up around here at some point, and he has put my ball of yarn in a very secure place. So secure in fact, that I can't find it anywhere. Today I gave up and bought a new ball. (So, naturally, I'll find the missing ball tomorrow.) Nothing new about me knitting socks, you say? Well, that's true. But I'm knitting my socks on mini circulars for the first time ever. At this point, I'm not completely convinced that I like them, we'll see how I feel after knitting the whole pair. :) (Actually, I'll probably switch to dpns when I get to the heel..) Here's the very beginning
Oh, I realized that I forgot to show you my new earrings. I made these a couple weeks ago, but forgot to add them to my last post. Nothing special about them, just a pair of dangly skull earrings. :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Don't try this at home kids

Try to take decent photos in the dark. Because, you see, it just won't work. It's just impossible to get good photos when it's this dark. So I'll show you a few sucky photos, just pretend that they're now horribly underlit, ok?

First a simple pink raglan that I made for the tiny one, I used the Top Down Raglan Sweater Generator that I always use for these kinds of knits. And just so that it wouldn't be too boring, I sewed on a couple of buttons. The yarn is Cascade 220, in a very girly pink. :)

And because I'm completely convinced that you've enjoyed these photos, I'm going to show you a couple more. I made three new bracelets, one to replace the one I made earlier, that broke into a million and one pieces, and two completely new ones. Because I have nothing better to do all day than sit on my a$$, watch Stargate and make bracelets. Nope, I really don't.

And they all have different clasps, bacause where would the fun be in using similar clasps on all of them?