Monday, February 4, 2008

Punisher Finish

The Punisher intarsia...done! But, me being me, that really only means that created another project. So, mostly done.

(To see the other posts on this project, please click the label titled 'intarsia' or 'comics')

After making the first Punished piece, I decided to make a Punisher purse. I might be a huge comic book fan, but I'm still a girl. I hooked up a strap and a side/bottom piece and made a purse out of it. This was my first go at lining a project. It went better than expected. My first thought was to line the purse with Cookie Monster fabric. But, everyone I suggested that to flailed about and yelled 'NO WAY!'. In the end, I went with a pink fabric with heats and flowers on it. I needed something to contrast the Punisher bits.

(doing thumbnails of the images today. just click them to see the larger size)

Side 1:

Side 2:

Edge and strap connection:

The edge is one piece, wrapped around and whip stitched onto the front and back sides.


The strap is done in SC with SLST around the edge to help cut down on the stretching...and it just looks good.


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Cheap Yarn Love...

I'm a yarn addict, this I know. I buy up yarn with no idea of what to use it for. This is especially true when I see cheap yarn. Not cheap as in poor quality, but cheap as in $1 a skein. My local dollar store sells yarn quite a bit. Usually it is the fun-fur novelty stuff. That does not deter me from buying, though. I recently came across some yarn I just had to have. I'm looking for suggestions on what I should make with it.

First up is 2 skeins of Bernat Soft Boucle in teal twist. 5 oz skeins.

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Next up is 3 balls of Lion Brand Incredible ribbon yarn in autumn leaves. 110 yards each. The label of these has a scarf pattern on them using a K hook, which I might make if I don't come up with something better.

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Give me your ideas in comments here or email them to me at:

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A Thank You and More Images

First of all, Thank you to everyone who has been voting for me on Top 100 Crochet and Hook List! As of this morning I'm a solid #33. Want to vote for me? Click the pink box to the right under the yarn skull. If you are viewing me on a feed, drop by and click through.

I have been taking a bit of a hooker break. Once again I have too many project ideas, too much yarn and too many things going at once. Also, I think that cookie jar project just sucked the life out of me. If I ever decided to take on something like that again (meaning no pattern, several parts and use of stiffeners) just shake me and tell me no. Speaking of that project, I have some more, but not exactly better, images.

First, the cookies. I think there are about 20 of them. Done in 3 parts and whip stitched together *pulls out her mad math skills* that's 60 little circles. You can see why it drove me crazy.

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...and the pile of cookies.

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Cookies were done on an f-hook in Red Heart SS in Coffee and White.

I wanted to get a picture of the back edge of the jar. I decided to do the jar in rounds to stop the line that would have happened from that. What I forgot is that since I changed colors, there was a bit of a jag to the stripes. By the time that fact dawned on me, I was to far in the project to frog it. It works out just fine, though. It is being displayed with the lid leaning on that side.

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See the jag...jog...where it's not perfect? That bothers me. I still can't see past it.

Some images of the lid. The fabric stiffener is on the outside of everything but the lid. I had to do that on the inside because of how I shaped it (read I stuffed it inside a bowl).

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One more from the top.

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For the life of me, I can't get a good image of the matching tea cup.

Blogspot is doing some funky things on the preview. Every time I click it it jumbles up my images. I think I got it fixed. But, if things look off it's all on blogspot, not me, for once. ^_^

Monday, October 29, 2007

Cookie-Cookie-Cookie starts with C

My mother's birthday was this month. I decided to make her tea cup (like the one posted here only better - pictures of it later on). I though that the cup wasn't enough, so I was going to make a cookie jar full of cookies to go with it. Great idea in theory. It took much longer that I though it would. The cookies were the worst part. I think I made the jar bigger than it needed to be. I ended up making 20 cookies to go in it and it didn't even fill it half way. I stuffed the bottom with tissue paper and set the cookies on top of it. I also use chocolate scented oil to make them smell more like cookies and less like yarn.

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One inside the jar:

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All done with Red Heart on a f hook. The jar was my own pattern. The cookies were from this pattern (pdf file).

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Email Oops

It was brought to my attention that I didn't have a visible email address here. If you need to contact me, feel free to email me here:

Monday, October 8, 2007


This weekend I got a lovely surprise in the mail; a box of crochet books. Yes, I had ordered them, but I didn't think they would come so quickly. I joined one of those craft book clubs and got 4 books for 99 cents each and 1 book half off.

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Here's what I got:

Crochet Blocks in a Box: 50 Great Designs at Your Fingertips

201 Crochet Motifs, Blocks, Patterns and Ideas

The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs: 500 Classic & Original Patterns

The New Granny Square

The Crochet Answer Book

I have been reading through them on and off all weekend. I actually used a pattern out of one on Sunday for a friends Halloween piece. I'm most excited about the Blocks in a Box book. That one has been on my wish list for a while now. I'm going to makes some out of there for my October square trades.

Some FO posts coming soon. I have several going at once. It's just a matter of getting them all finished and photoed.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Much love for hard yarn

Just a quick post to say 'Yes, I'm actually doing things with hook and yarn and stiffeners'.

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While working on this stiff project, I'm also working on other things I cannot yet blog about. ^_^