Prompt: February- Snow Fort Team: Textbook Bonus Points: n/a Project Name: Tassel Hat for the Celtics Game Project Link: n/a Brief Description: Tomorrow, I'm chaperoning a school trip to a Boston Celtics game. Winter weather has finally arrived, and it can be cold on the bus and when we have to stand outside to wait for the bus after the game, so I figured I'd make myself a hat in Celitcs colors. I used the instructions from this video on YouTube. I had to add an extra set of stripes, plus a few extra stitches in the starting chain (because I crochet tightly, not because I have a fat head ). I also changed the style of the tassels. And the best part? IT WAS ON CLEARANCE! Project Picture:
I finished my hat for tomorrow! It's the "Hat with Tassels" and I had to add an extra repeat (plus a few extra stitches in the starting chain) because I crochet pretty tightly (or I have a big head ). I also changed how I made my tassels- I twisted 2 strands of yarn together and then folded them in half to create the thicker twist, and then I tied the end into a knot. I trimmed that end for a bit of fringe and, at the other end, I put a piece of yarn through the loop and used that to attach it to the hat. I like how it looks!
I just noticed that the hat is on backwards in the photo. And, somehow, my join gave me a diagonal seam, and I don't know why... But, no matter! I have a hat for the game!
Prompt: Zap #1 Team: Textbook Bonus Points: Community Project Name: Thrift Store Cake Stands Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442721.0 Brief Description: For my school's annual Winter Carnival, I was in charge of the bake sale table. I wanted to make it look a little nice, and headed to the thrift store to see if I could score a couple of cake stands. No such luck, but I did find a couple of glass platters and two crystal candleholders. With a little dab of E-6000, I had myself a pair of cake stands! Project Picture:
My school holds an annual Winter Carnival as a big fundraiser, and I am in charge of running the bake sale. I decided that it needed a bit of fancying up, and headed to the thrift store for some cake stands. I didn't find any, but I found a couple of glass platters and a couple of crystal candle holders. With a dab of E-6000, I had a nice set of cake stands!
Prompt: January- Three Billy Goats Gruff Team: Textbook Bonus Points: n/a Project Name: Basket Liner Napkins Project Link: n/a Brief Description: This unassuming pile of napkins was for our school's annual Winter Carnival, which was today. I'm in charge of the bake sale, and wanted to make the table look a little bit nicer. I scavenged a few baskets (from the "Flea Market" at the carnival) and paper plate holders (all wicker), and knew they might be a little dusty. So, I grabbed some clearance snow-themed fabric and made some napkins. I bought 3 yards, and cut it into 14" sections, and cut each section into three 14" squares. I ended up with 24 pieces in total. I spent a little over 2 hours hemming them last night (after an emergency run for thread and empty bobbins), and a little under an hour cutting them out (and apart after I did a little chain stitching), for a total of 3 hours of work. I didn't press or pin anything, so they're not all exactly the same size, but they were perfect for the task! And, now I have them for future bake sales! Project Picture:
For one of the prompts, I want to finish this WIP:
I created them to see if I could use the Flat Braid Join to join Granny's Daughters (I can, but it is a lot of ends to weave in- I like the look, so it might be worth it eventually). I had plans to make it into a purse, using the 2 panels as the sides. I was originally thinking I'd make a flap to go over the opening, and I started the gray Granny's Daughters for that.
But now, I really want to finish it so should I:
1- Make a flap panel (using double crochet stitches) out of the grey yarn with the Granny's Daughters as accents? I have a bit of royal blue yarn left and could join them with that.
2- Skip the flap and incorporate the Granny's Daughters into the strap?
3- Turn the panels into something else entirely?
The panels are each a little smaller than 8 1/2 X 11 inches.
Prompt: January- Goldilocks & the Three Bears Team: Textbook Bonus Points: Giver Project Name: Northern Stripes Beanie Project Link: n/a Brief Description: Yet another hat for the donation closet at school! It's in our new school colors (formerly black with white or red text)- royal blue, white, and silver/grey. And the pattern came in 2 sizes- kids and teen/adult. I made the larger size and it's a bit bigger than I expected.
Here's my first hat of 2016! It's the Northern Stripes Beanie. It came out a little bigger than I expected, so I wish I'd made the smaller size. I made it in our new school colors. They used to be black with red or white, but the principal switched them to more closely align with the colors of the high school (royal blue and white). Our colors are royal, white, and silver/grey. I had grey yarn in my stash, but I found a shade at the store that was closer to silver, so I grabbed a skein.
Prompt: Big Time #1 Team: Textbook Bonus Points: n/a Project Name: Epic Quilted Bedspread Project Link: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=442469.0 Brief Description: Over Christmas break at my mom's we made a king-sized quilt to use as a bedspread in one of the bedrooms. It coordinates with the hexagon dresser pad I finished back in February. It was at least 30 hours of work (with the both of us working together- I cut and sew, she pins and irons). Project Picture:
Prompt: Free-Range Crafting #1 Team: Textbook Bonus Points: n/a Project Name: Pouch for Stephanie! Project Link: Brief Description: One of the teachers on my team has gotten into Zentangles, so for Christmas, I wanted to put together a little kit of supplies (a set of tiles, a "Yoga for the Brain" card deck, pens), and made a zipper pouch to hold them. Her favorite colors are purple and blue, so I picked up a couple of fat quarters and a zipper and put this together. Project Picture: