the weather in georgia switched from mid-august to effing january in two days. there was no middle ground, thus i became a very cold college student. unacceptable. so i got to work... and this resulted:
what we have here is an ordinary striped hat yes?
consider that, on one side of the hat, the last row is dark purple...
and on the other side of the hat, the last row is... light purple?
i think my hat might be slightly mad!
oh, no, wait. i think it's just me that's slightly mad. it's a spiral hat! and it was soooo frustrating. maybe there's an easier way to make it? I don't know, but I definitely liked my method because i got to show off by working with two different colors at the same time. I'd crochet almost a full circle in one color, then switch over to the other color to go around again. all double crochet until the ends. the ends for each color are 7 hdc, 7 sc, then... a stitch i don't know the name of, all the way to the point where the opposite color changed from a dc to hdc, which gave the hat a nice sturdy brim.
i've never been able to complete a hat before now, because counting out each side to make them all even drove me crazy, but since this was more freeform... I FINISHED IT! whahahahaha! so last but not least, an action shot in my frigid dorm room...
soo, i have this thing about burt's bees... i use it a few times, and then it mysteriously goes missing, disappears into thin air... brand new tubes, every single time. On one particular occasion, I discovered the location of my most recently displaced tube, and that location was the pocket of a hoodie that had gone through the washer and dryer, subsequently leaving dark patches of melted beeswax all over my clothes, including my new favorite shirt. Tragedy.
However, it was salvaged this weekend! I found a construction paper helicopter stencil taped in the back of an old sketchbook, so it was used on the back of the shirt... I wanted it to look uneven and messy, so i used the stencil repeatedly, letting sections of paper rip, and allowing paint to smear underneath... then i did layers on a few... Behold!
In my 2-D Composition class last semester, we made alphabet books. I'm no sort of overachiever, but once I get an idea in my head, it's not going anywhere. We were supposed to find the letters in our surroundings, but i decided to make them instead, so i dumped out my basket of yarn and bag of scarves in my dorm room (to my roommate's dismay) and started forming the letters with them (on the floor, in the middle of the room). Then came the joyous photoshopping process that made me want to shoot myself in the foot, with the cropping, and the formatting and the layering and the UGH. Finally I got all my pages printed, folded, and glued into place. I could have been done there, but no. I painted the book covers purple, and wrapped white yarn all the way around them, and crocheted a case for the book. (I even made two books, for extra credit, and let my prof keep one.) they would be identical, but i only had one button, so the other has a chain of white woven through the middle of the case, tying together on the outside. didn't get pictures of it but i still have mine
fancy portfolio pics!
scarves for the pictures were made by me and my sister and my mom... one of them is knitted. bahaha. i felt sneaky doing that.
i'm already thinking about making christmas stuff and i'm going to make scarves (and matching hats, if they're lucky) for all the R.A.s in my dorm (ten of them!). Usually when i make something, i make it to suit whoever is going to get it. but if I were to surprise them (and be unable to ask "so, how do you like to wear your scarves?") what would be a good standard length for a scarf? five feet? six? 63 and one-half inches, exactly?
i always think of writing as a form of art, and I think it'd be a good sub category for the More Arts Less Craft board, or even as its own board. I don't know how many other people would be interested in it, but I would love some criticism on what i'm writing and to have discussions about writing and grammar and such...
I know my sister lurks on craftster at work, but i think it'll be okay if she sees this...
A birthday present! what's inside?
a goddess! it still feels kind of heavy, though
turquoise and copper!
give my bedroom wall a big hand for its modelling talent!
actually, it's okay if she see all this, cause i was too excited to wait until her birthday to give this to her. I had to take it back to get pictures and finish one of them! but i'm super proud of them.
i was inspired by a painting of a gold or yellow-orange something fish with this gorgeous aqua background that i would swear was posted in the more art, less craft area, but when i went back to find it, no such masterpiece seemed to exist. but here's the necklace it inspired...
modeled by my bedroom wall
close up of little fishy
i lucked out when i went with my mother to a bead show at the cobb galleria in atlanta and managed to find that little fish from a place called Elephant eye beads. i think he's the cutest, and i feel inclined to name him...
My sister is opening her home up to pretty much anyone who crafts in NW Georgia, or anyone else who'd like to be there. She is going to have a group together Nov. 24 and Dec. 8. If anyone is interested in coming, PM me and I'll get you details about it. Hope to see some of you there!