Above is what I have done of the link hat. The band is actually the updated progress. Why? because when I got it to the point in the photo where it’s standing up, the row of DC at the top made it horribly inflexible. It wouldn’t fit me so I know for a fact it wouldn’t fit my beloved. So I ripped it back.
And I had to start on the band again. I’m thinking maybe 24 instead of 18 inches. I learned how to add on to rows that have already been fastened off. So that was cool. It’s just REALLY disappointing because I thought I was making some real headway.
Ah well. I’m proud the added rows because you can’t tell. Success? I’ll start working on it more tomorrow. That’s totally enough for tonight.
Overall Dress (somewhat easy)- This is adorable. Basically take some overalls and cut to make a bodice and then sew on some fabric. Bam! Super cute. :3
Crochet Mobius Shawl- This is really cute. And the instructions look super easy. I’ve always wanted a Mobius shawl… :3
Single Crochet Foundation- I’ve seen some patterns that call for SCFC and I had no idea how to do it. Maybe this will help me, along with some of you.
Ten Easy Skirt patterns- I picked my favorite skirt from this for the collage. Maybe when I find a table for my sewing machine I’ll be able to make some of these.
Tunsinian Crochet- I found this and I’ve been curious about Tunsinian Crochet for a while….Doesn’t look TOO hard. xD
Today I have faced defeat. I got the band on the Link hat to about 12 inches and noticed the edge was uneven. I had a missed a stitch a few rows back I tried to unravel it- but it decided it would rather form a knot at the beginning of the row. No big deal right? I tried to cut the stitch that was knotted so I could continue unraveling and maybe add in the yarn when I got to the right row.
No dice. Frick. So, I’m starting over. This time, the band is 11 chains long. I counted. This is the failed attempt;
Do you see why I’m heart broken? I just had like 4 or 5 more inches to go and I could start the crown. I am so upset right now. I just have to be more careful this time around, I suppose. Who would have thought that Backloop SC would screw me up so bad?
I have some explaining to do, don’t I? I’m so sorry that I died on you. I have excuses.
- I got bravely default. I’ll let this explain for itself.
- Midterms are approaching.
- Psychology homework ALONE is 12 hours a week.
- Literature class requires reading :c
- My hands are inanely dry and yarn feels icky
Now, my apology; I am SO sorry for my absence. I’m waiting for summer semester so I can be devoted to crafty stuff. I miss crafty stuff- but I don’t want to fail. :c
I got the link hat pattern from Stallosaurs Creations. And I have advise you to contact him some other means than facebook. He may have fixed it, but all of the messages I sent requesting the pattern were sent to a folder that he doesn’t monitor vigilantly. I had to contact him over paypal, and once I got him he was really polite and apologetic. For 4.99 it was totally worth it, since it was the only hat that my boyfriend felt that he had to have.
The seller is really nice, so if you want a good link hat pattern, it’s worth it.
I just wanted to update and explain myself- I have been working sparingly on the band for the link hat. But the yarn feels icky to my dry hands. :c
But, I’m not dead. I swear. I’m alive as I type this. I can’t wait to get back into the rhythm of making stuff again. I miss it. :c
Basic Fingerless Gloves; I want to learn to make gloves and these seem like a good place to start.
A touch of warmth cuff; I love me some cuffs. Fairly easy to make in bulk, and stylish. Oh yes.
Spokes Cuff; The images on the site are broken, but I put it up in the collage. See that one in the middle of the right hand side? It’s adorable. :3
Easy Crochet Wristers; More gloves to chew on, guys. Check it out. :3
Crochet Fingerless Gloves; I love this style and the soft feminine color. They remind me sort of riding gloves. :3
Beginner Crochet Gloves; These are labeled as “learn to crochet” cuffs. Which is beneficial, since I don’t know how to work gloves without a seam.
Seamless Crochet Gloves; Speaking of “with out a seam”, this pattern is labeled as being seamless. Making it totally perfect for me, since I’ve been aiming to learn how to make gloves for the winter so I can make some to sell. Because-money. : |
More love for these mitts; These Alice Inspired mitts that I’ve featured before, are too cute for me not to mention them in a glove/cuff roundup. It’s partly the colors and partly the style. :3
Diamonds and Dashes Crochet Gloves; This. This pattern. This is so pretty. It kind of looks like it would be cute in mohair. All fuzzy and soft and stuff. So cute.
random roundup for you, my lovely followers. I owe you guys an apology for my absence- or more appropriately the absence of crafty stuff. My loving and devoted boyfriend, bought me a gaming PC for valentines day. It has killed my social life. I worked on my boyfriend’s hat a bit, but my hands are so dry that the yarn feels odd. I’ll try to work on the band and the crown tomorrow. I really want to work on my own hat, too. So, I need to get his done. Of course- I’m thinking matching boyfriend/girlfriend hats. xD
Diamond Knit Cowl; I love this cowl. It’s gorgeous! Maybe I’m in love with the kind of open, yet cozy look. Or maybe it’s the variegated yarn. Or maybe it’s all of it combined?
Loom Knit Feather and Fan Scarf; this is beautiful loom knit scarf! It’s such a shame I don’t have one of the boards yet. One day. One day I shall and I will make the absolute pants off of this. With gradient yarn.
Eyelet Hearts Pattern; I can see this as a scarf, maybe a shawl…With just that heart pattern I can see a versatile quality to this. Headband? Bandana? Who knows.
Prism Slouchy Hat [knit]; Me and some slouchy hats. I am obsessed with picking a hat that I like, but I am so indecisive. I would love a hat. But I hate that I can’t choose. Maybe this one?
Dolce Fingerless Gloves; Fingerless gloves are in the same realm as hats with me- I love so many of them. But I can’t decide on what to make. Maybe these? Who knows- but these are too cute not to share.
There are so many geniuses on Ravelry, guys. Seriously. So many. And they put out so many gorgeous patterns. So many gorgeous patterns that I can’t make yet. I totally covet lots of them. I’ll share some of the genius next week, or next time I decide to bypass the pinterest roundup in favor of this.
Here are the current projects;
Bone Cable Scarf
Link hat [stallosaurus creations]
Peacock Feather Seafoam
Windsor Cable Scarf
Those are the current projects + one more that I want to start. I’m making my boyfriend a regular link hat in green, and making one for me from an etsy pattern in maroon. I my be making one for our friend in green, too. I kind of haven’t had chance to work on the knitted ones i.e. the scarves. But I’m going to do a couple of repeats on each cable scarf. [Mainly because I do them one or two repeats at a time]
I want to get the headband for this hat done so I can work on the crown of it, but ugh so much to do.