Monday, September 29, 2008
**Mind you I do not read a lick of Japanese and still relatively new to crocheting...
My choppy Kanji and educated guess saw that it's to call for 18 flowers per color to put this blanket together. Sure, not a problem... I'll just make them per color. So, after days of watching TV and crocheting later... I had 4 piles of flowers. I went back to my Crochet Master (at Yarntopia). Turned out that I've been doing it all wrong. I was supposed to chain them together as I construct each flower to interconnect them seamlessly. I was so frustrated at it that I refuse to look at it until I'm done being made at them.
Then, one of my stamping friends decided to gather the group back together for an afternoon of crafting. We can do whatever, so I decided it's time to put this thing together.
Couple of ways from the den of the Crochet Master, was either I tie the corners together with yarn (i.e. just double knot) so it looks like it's suspended like it should be had I connected them in the first place. Or!!!! To make a chain in each column to link all of them together.
At first, I fought the chain idea because I really don't care to have segregated columns. But as I worked on my double knot for the corners, they started to come undone when I was trying to put the boarder together. That also frustrated me to no end... but chain it'll be.
This turned out pretty ok... not like the book but it's not bad.... will try again next time I guess.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Trust me, I'm so thrilled to be there, total honor to do that.
I guess I was a tad too ambitious to teach non-crocheter how to make this in 2 hours... I guess I over-estimated that....
Luckily, the owner think the class went great and invited me back for November. So, hopefully, I'll find an easier pattern for the class. :)
Thursday, September 11, 2008
REMEMBER the 12th of sep this year is the International Crochet Day!
to celabrate the day try one of the folowing:
~Crochet in public
~Teach someone to crochet
~promote Internatinal Crochet day in your blog
~wear something crocheted made/brought with pride
Of course, I was going to teach people how to make amigurumi cupcakes on Saturday at Sew Crafty. But because of this darn hurricane, the class got rescheduled. :( *sigh*
Monday, September 8, 2008
I swear, Cupcakes are all the rage... In the stamp world, yarn world, or even food world. I *heart* them very very much... urm, I mean the food. Well, guess I *heart* the pattern too.
My recent travel takes me to Chicago for work. While I didn't get a chance to go to any yarn store, I had plenty of time to whip up a cupcake while my neighor sitting next to meet feel squished in the middle seat.
It didnt' take me long to whip this up, guess I've got the muscle memory down. What was curious is that I find that alot of patterns are in the multiple of 6 (i.e. Magic Ring w/ 6sc, and as you increase the stitches are multiple of 6), and this one I used was in 7. I was a little thrown off by the numbers, but the results are still good. Hope you like Cupcakes (yes creative name) as we do!
Pattern by: Nimoe
Thursday, September 4, 2008
I'll post anything I can share here... there will be some WIP (Work In Progress) posts and you can see the progress from start to finish.
Hope you enjoy it!