Well, I guess two are "wraps" technically. I love shawls, I'm the shawl lady now and I love it! All were made over the summer, I've made a ton more but don't want a huge FO dump, so here are the highlights of my summer shawl knitting:
I jumped on the bandwagon way late, but now I understand why everyone loves to make Clapotis. I totally bought this yarn just so I could match it to eyeliner. I used Araucania Ranco, which is like my new favourite yarn. I love it so much!
My Juno Regina, which I am in love with. I made mine 7 repeats wide because I wanted a wider stole and had more yardage than the pattern called for, so i figured I'd use most of it up. That 42" of the middle section was killer though! Made with Diamond Yarn Luxury Collection Baby Alpaca Lace (2.5 skeins)
And my latest, which I completed very recently, Lavalette. Made in worsted weight (cascade 220, about 2 skeins) so it's much bigger than the lace version, and much warmer, which I need because winter is fast approaching. I ran out of yarn at the end, so I cut the last repeat about 10 rows short so I could do the final rows properly.
This is my third crochet project ever, it took me so long to learn. I knew the stitches, I was comfortable with them, but maybe it's because I am a obessive knitter, but I didn't know where the put the hook and distinguish what was a stitch and what wasn't.
My first two crochet projects were a shawl, and then wee easter baskets which I was pleased with, but this pattern made me fall in love with crochet. I get it now. I totally get it.
This is my most favourite thing I've ever made, I wear it all the time, and have even changed my wardrobe around a bit so I can wear it more often. I have tons of green clothes, but something just feels wrong with wearing green and red together, I think I'll have to make a few more in other colours. This one is smaller than what the pattern suggested, a lot smaller. But I really wanted to wear it the day after I started it and hadn't finished, I kind of like the smaller size because it doesn't get in the way quite as much as larger shawls.
I felt like I needed something a bit lacy in hopes that spring would come soon, but would be able to wear it as a winter scarf when I eventually realized that spring wasn't coming. I've been in love with purple for a little while now and just about everything I've knit has been purple since the new year. The love is starting to fade though.
I took all these pictures on a very rainy day, so sorry for the bad image quality..
I really don't like the way this one turned out, but I still think it's fun.
She's a bit too busty for this top
I absolutely love this one! I just love the fabric and how you can kind of see the polka dots but not really, they're a lot less noticeable in person, but the flash was on..it's also beaded along the black stripes.
REALLY bad photo taking skills
This one has pockets, and on the pockets is a poem kinda thing, in french and english (but they're both translated horribly, which is why I like it, hehe) and it's gold with sparkles.
So I just recently started to get more into sewing, I've done a bit here and there but not a whole lot. And the reason why I took it up was because I found a really awesome fabric store and instead of collecting fabrics, I've decided to actually make stuff.
It still need a zipper, or buttons..or something to close it. It seems like it was a better idea on paper, I don't really like it all that much anymore.
I love this one, it reminds me of bubblegum.
I absolutely love this fabric and I've been trying to find the perfect thing to make with it, but it's an overwhelming print and nothing turned out all that good, so I just went with a simple skirt.
When I saw this fabric I thought it was just..strange, and I had to have it. The straps are a little off, I'm going to have to fix those.
I *think* this is from the spring'07 knitscene, but can't be totally sure. I was flipping through it, and saw this and I just had to make it, but then I lost the magazine somehow but remembered the design, so I didn't use the pattern, and made it from what I think it looks like then added some purple and gold ribbon.
Please excuse the horrible lacing, the ribbon kept twisting, and I was in a rush.
The story: I found a bunch of this yarn in my closet, and I was so excited that I just needed to start something right away. I just picked up some needles and started winging it, eventually it turned into a shrug.
I just completed these sneakers and am contemplating on adding a stencil on the outside of the shoe because that side is very green but then I thought they're already so very colourful so I should just leave it. The colours are a little screwy, (the top looks red, but is actually a bright pink) and the shoelaces don't match but I'm going to dye them later this was just the closet colour I could find at the moment.
These took forever to make, I made them from scratch except for the sole because I got so frustrated I just chopped one off of another shoe, made sure it fit and stuck it on these ones. They're not entirely finished, I still need to add a couple of things but for the most part they're finished. My camera also isn't very good at capturing the proper colour, so it's supposed to be more of a candy apple red and a darker blue.
Sorry the pictures are a little on the small side.
I was wearing them out the other day and someone loved them so much they ordered a pair. I was so excited! Of course when I got home I was kind of dreading that I said yes, it's so much work. >_< Later that day I walked into a store and noticed a similar pair in different colours selling for $300 which I found very unreasonable and was glad I had made mine for less than $10.