So I live in an apartment and I'm not allowed to put any holes of any kind in the walls and being the slacker I am I've yet to invest in command hooks/strips.
About a year ago my boyfriend got me a print of one of Night Windows by Edward Hopper and I never hung it up because I wanted to get a frame for it so it wouldn't get ruined. Yesterday BF found a big rectangle of plexiglass left over from a project and I whipped out the contact paper I bought at Goodwill ages ago (cause I just knew there would be a use for it) and fashioned a "frame" to protect my print and stick it to the wall! The edges need to be trimmed a bit but I'm psyched that I can actually put things on my bare boring walls!
Alright, so, although I've known how to knit for the last...ten years (WOW that's a lot longer than I thought), I learned to crochet shortly after I learned to knit, so this is my first ever project with a cable, and my first ever post on the knitting boards (I think)!
Anyway, it's pretty simple, I made myself some legwarmers with a nice little braid-ish cable going down the front (which took me forever to figure out the first time, and were not the same at the end as when I started).
Being modeled by my yarn bag on my bed:
and a genuine action shot because I was falling while the pic snapped (I am as graceful as a ballerina), and the camera fell from its perch on a basket of laundry right afterward.
As always, there's quite an exciting story to go along with this project...okay it's not really that exciting, but there's a story nonetheless. I was browsing the forums here at wonderful Craftster, and I came across this hat that someone had made. I immediately fell in love and wanted to make one. However, I'm at school and I only had pink and orange yarn, and I didn't really think pink and orange were very dinosaur-y colors, so I decided to make a hat with kitty-ears instead. Without any further ado, the proj:
The backs of the ears are solid pink. I can't really decide if I like it or not. I figure since I've just made it it'll take me a little while to get adjusted to it and maybe I'll have decided in a couple days. At any rate, that's all I've got for now. Expect at least a few more pink-and-orange projects from me in the future, or at least until I go home and get some more colors.
Alright, being primarily a crocheter, I've known how to knit for years, but I've never taken advantage of that and expanded my horizons as far as ribbing goes. Recently I've been trying to create knit 2, purl 2 ribbing, but I must be doing something wrong because I can't get it right. After I get done knitting 2, the yarn is on the wrong side of the hook to purl the next two, and I can move it over the hook, which creates a second loop in my sitich, or I can move it under the hook, which winds it around my work. Has anyone suffered a similar problem, or have any suggesstions to what I might be doing wrong, because I can't for the life of me figure it out...
And of course every time I said "hook" i meant "needle"...just goes to show I'm a hooker by nature.
I wanted a 1920's flapper hat, and I didn't want to attempt finding one, so I made one yesterday using this(http://www.hometown.aol.com/tepperleen/page2.html) pattern. It turned out nice, though it might be slightly small for my head (I figure it will stretch out). I'm thinking of replacing the bow with a flower, I have a baby blue yarn that I think might look nice, or maybe I'll just make a baby blue bow instead. I haven't decided yet, at any rate, here it is:
My school had a rule banning spike bracelets because they could allegedly be used as a weapon. I argued with an administrator that they were no more dangerous than ball-point pens, and that if they were going to ban spike bracelets they should have to ban ball-point pens as well. They took away my bracelet, so I made this replacement:
This was really incredibly easy to make because the yarn was already made in different colors, the only difficult part was making it work out so that the colors lined up in stripes, and as you can tell, when I started taking it in for the top, it got off.
I used to be a pokemon fan, but I grew out of it and gave all of my cards to my brothers. The wouldn't relinquish any of the actual characters to contribute to my wallet, so I had to make it out of energy cards, but I'm okay with this. There are pockets on the inside made out of packaging tape.