Friday, April 27, 2007

Crochet from hell

I'm trying to develop my crochet skills so I can be a more well-rounded needle crafter, but I find it loads more frustrating than knitting and it is making me angry. Grrrr....

I spent last night working on a crochet pig. This one here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=165379.0

Saturday, April 14, 2007

FO: Sheldon

drumroll... it's Sheldon from Knitty!




This was such a fun and easy knit! I followed the pattern to the letter - right down to the yarn - and everything came out great.

yarn details
knit picks shine sport in grass and green apple

sport weight

60% pim
a cotton, 40% modal
50g/110 yd per ball @ $2.49 each


findings
9 mm black eyes from Zims $0.99 for 8
polyfill

project details
pattern: "Sheldon" by found here: http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTsheldon.html
gauge: 25x34 per 4'' on size 4's
needles: dpns in 3&4
hook: D (first time crocheting! yay!)
hours: several... maybe 10?
yarn used: almost all of the grass, maybe half the green apple
total cost: $5.25

notes
- love, love, love this yarn!!! There is a reason I sleep in modal sheets....
- attached i-cord on shell sort of rolls up?? Maybe next time experiment to get it to roll down.

And a bonus: he comes apart!