So I look less crazy in the Yoshi Baby Blanket thread, here's the Triforce Afghan! Along with the Mario Mushroom Scarf (and a custom large piece), this afghan was auctioned off to support Child's Play. All together we raised more than $17,000!
And some in-progresss shots (mostly pulled from Instagram):
This year brings yet another enormous, time-consuming project that I finished very early this morning (a Christmas miracle!). This time, I was a good girl and tried to document the entire process. Be prepared, there's a ton of photos here.
I'm posting the final image first so that it shows up in the forum index. Is that vain? I don't care.
It started with squares
Lots of squares
A face appears!
I'll stop making dumb captions now
OMG it's done!
Then I finally started using Instagram (SheriB626, if anyone is interested)
The way I was joining squares did not lend itself to hiding ends, so I wound up having to sew in ALL OF THE ENDS. I don't recommend it to anyone who wants to keep their sanity.
And now, the Official Photos!
I am SO EXCITED. This is a Secret Santa swap gift, and while I've been sharing my progress with the group that's doing it, my giftee has no idea that it's going to him. So everyone is pretty much going "OMG I hope Sheri is sending it to ME!" I can't wait to ship it, my only regret is that it obviously won't be there by Christmas.
Hi there, Craftster! It's been FOREVER since I've posted! That's probably because I took a few months off of crochet (not really of my choosing, but work demands all my attention sometimes). But I'm back with some COOL NEW STUFF (I like to think, at least).
Anyway, I'm making a bunch of stuff for various holiday swaps and such, so there will certainly be more where this came from.
First and foremost, I made a Pac-Man scarf (of my own design, amazingly enough -- I impressed myself!):
Did I mention it's reversible?
I really hope my giftee likes it, I'm thrilled with it.
Okay so I made a thread a few weeks ago with a TON OF STUFF
Since then, I have made not-quite-a-ton of stuff, so I will post it all here!
Okay when I first started to crochet, I made a hat for my dear friend Eric. Since that day, he has worn the hat about five bajillion times. I made him a hat about two years ago so he could have some variety; however, he decided that it was 'too girly' (link here). He says it is 'powder blue,' I say it is 'steel blue.' Whatevs. So since he DOES NOT WEAR the awesome basketweave hat, I made him this one (at his request). So far, he approves.
Yes, yet another ever-popular Divine hat, this time in a beautiful shade of purple (for a friend)!
So, about two years after making this scarf for my BFF Jarrod (who is now my boyfriend, omg!), I have finally fulfilled my promise of making him a hat to go with it. Now all I have to do is mail it to him (he's currently living in Boston; I made the hat not-too-thick, though, since he's soon moving down here to Florida, and I want him to still be able to wear it).
For my dear friend from Ireland, a hat to match his scarf (which I did not make; I merely patterned the stripes after the scarf):
For me. A Divine hat with a brim. Not sure how much I like it.
A neckwarmer! So useful here in Florida. I dunno what I'm going to do with it. Maybe I should open an Etsy shop, as everyone keeps telling me. o.o
Finally, I finished a scarf to match this HOT PINK (I swear) and green earflap hat I posted in my last thread. For a friend's GF. This is my FIRST TIME doing a Chevron pattern! I like it.
So it's only been, oh, 2 years since I've posted some new stuff. . . I spent a long while not crocheting, unfortunately! But now that I've started again, I just can't stop! So let's see what I've been up to, I suppose!
Note: if there's no link to a pattern, I just kind of winged it.
First and foremost, I finished this today (I'd started it, say, six months ago, after picking up the hook again after a year or so to make a baby blanket). What can I say, I love giraffes.
I also finished this today, to keep me warm on my upcoming trip to Boston.
Divine hat and made-up scarf for a friend's girlfriend for Christmas
Divine hat for another friend
I made up the pattern for this earflap hat for yet another friend
Terrible iPhone photos in the bathroom do not show the incredibly BRIGHT pink color of this hat. It's from Caron's Simply Soft Brites. I'll be making a matching scarf in the next few days, also for a friend's girlfriend.
Winged a coffee-and-camel colored scarf for a friend, and she wound up giving it to her mom for her birthday, then asking me to make another for her!
Since I solidified my earflap pattern, I made one for myself. Again, Caron SS Brites, blue and pink.
A panda hat?! (for a friend)
Baby hats for a friend's baby (it was supposed to be two, but I just couldn't help myself. I should also be making him a monkey hat soon).
Okay. . . okay, I think that's it. Sorry to bombard you guys! All of these were made from about mid-December until today!
So I made my boyfriend the epic Tetris Afghan for his birthday. It was (and still is) the biggest project I've ever done, and I'm so incredibly proud of it. At the same time, I'm kind of paranoid -- he wants to clean it, and I'm not sure what to tell him. I suggested that he soak it (I refuse to let him put it in a washing machine) and then let it hang dry, but I'm not sure how much water/detergent he should use, if any. I'm also paranoid about my knots coming out and such -- not that I really have a reason to be, I'm just paranoid. So what would you fine folks suggest I tell him to do when caring for such a delicate and important (to both of us!) afghan?
Since I graduated in early May and my internship doesn't start until June 22nd, I've been spending most days sitting on my butt in front of the computer and crocheting stuff. I figured I'd make one thread for a few different things, and it'd be easier that way!
First, a caterpillar! Well, it doesn't have legs (and I'm too lazy to make them), so I guess it's a worm.
A headscarf, which I will be giving away, since it makes me look 12, and looking younger is the LAST thing I need:
For a friend, a Pokeball -- made without any sort of pattern, I believe that's a first for me! (I also made him a DS Lite case, but it's so very simple I didn't think you all needed another picture to weigh down this thread )
And my latest and favorite, a golf-style cap -- a birthday gift for a male friend who loves hats. (Made using this pattern)
EDIT: Oh, also, I can't help but include the Mickey-inspired dragon, made using MarjorieCrochets' dragon pattern (and also posted in her thread). I love it too much not to cross-post, so sue me. Made for my Disney-employed-and-lovin' Mom.