Showing posts from December, 2014

First Mittens

Original post date: 3/18/14

My first pair of mittens! I was cold a lot in the beginning of winter, so I felt it was time to make myself a pair of mittens.
Gloves don't do much to keep my fingers warm, but these work amazingly!

Doll Hoodie

Original post date: 3/11/14

My new MSD size doll has majorly inspired me to knit for her. I found a pattern on ravelry for a hoodie and had to give it a try.

Here I was beginning the kangaroo pocket on the front.

Rosslyn helped me make Rania (my doll) a masking tape sewing dummy and we stuffed it with plastic bags from the grocery store (my way of recycling them). It helped a lot in do the fittings part of this project.

Here I was beginning the collar at 3:30am. I had to teach myself intarsia to add the different color around the collar and hood edge.

You can see the intarsia here on the backside of it, the looping of each color of yarn around each other like a chain going vertically up.

Doing both sides of the collar now.

This was the middle of knitting the hood, which is larger than the body of the sweater in some ways. Dolls have big heads, man.

I weaved in the ends as I went so I wouldn't finish the project and have a ton of ends to weave in...and promptly cry.

Checking the si…

Mom's Garnet Earrings

Original post date: 3/4/14

Awhile back, my mom gave me a large amount of broken jewelry of hers to repair. One of those pieces of jewelry was a long string of garnet beads (real garnet) that my father's stepfather had given her (this grandpa was a geologist). The string had broken and she had gathered as many beads as she could find. I restrung the necklace and brought it back, only for her to tell me she'd found six more beads. So, I offered her a pair of earrings to match the necklace, which she'd never had. She took me up on it.

My mom doesn't like dangly earrings all that much, so I had to come up with something simple and not too long, or she'd never wear it.

I opted on a simple cluster of three beads each.

I think they turned out rather nicely.

She was very happy with them, too!

Craft Room Tour

Original post date: 2/25/14

It's high time I gave you all a tour of my working space! I also do my schoolwork in this room.

Starting over in the far corner of the room, my labeled bins, my mending pile, and my medieval flat folded table. Also, you can see my doll bag sitting on some empty bins.

A little further over, though the pictures on the wall have changed. There are now three.

All of these pictures are of Steam Powered Giraffe, my favorite band, and they are also all autographed. I love them!

Turning the corner, there's the filing cabinet, my art and knitting books, my old sketchbooks, and journals and other items I use with my creative thinking. On top of the shelving unit is my doll, Khorae, and a gazebo I made myself for the tiny dolls.

And, here is the desk space! You can see bead sorting in process there and my water mug. There's also my yarn ball winder and the Harry Potter wand Rosslyn made for me.

Here's a more solid shot of my desk. You can also see my f…