Friday, August 28, 2009

Fairy and Halloween Wreath

Yes, I have been crocheting. Here's what I've made.
Halloween Wreath
An amigurumi Halloween wreath! It has a ghost, spider, spider web, candy corn, bat, and a witch!
Crocheted Fairy
A little crocheted fairy! This is basically my angel pattern, but I never wrote it down. So now it is a fairy pattern. :]
And... I've made a scarf with pockets, and I've spun a couple more Phat Fiber samples.
I'll take pictures of them for my next post.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Oh my poor nelected blog.

I will write a nice, long post to soothe you. I have an idea for a weekly (or bi-weekly) post. It will be called Can You Spin It? I think it will be fun. I need to interview someone for the "weekly" interview on Saturday. Now for some pictures...
Handspun samples
I spun some of the samples from July, then plied them. Then I realized I love plying. :]
September yarn samples
Speaking of samples, here are my yarn samples for the September Phat Fiber Box. The theme is Legends, Folklore, and Fairy tales. The colorways are called: Cinderella's Blush and Rosa: The woodland fairy.
ScarfAnother beret
I started a scarf... and I made another beret! Seriously, I am addicted to this pattern.
Before I go, I wanted to mention a really cute etsy shop I found recently. Seriously adorable!
Oh, and if you have a etsy shop, I want to interview you! Leave a comment with a link to your etsy.

Phat Fiber: August

It's time for the PHAT FIBER AWARDS!!! :] The theme was Meet Me at the Fair.
Phat Fiber August: Patterns
Left to right:
Most Practical (Child' Wrap Sweater from Emily Dame-Gibes)
Most Cheerful (Lil' Leggin's Pattern from
Phat Fiber August: Yarn
Top to bottom, left to right:
Prettiest Color (Pink handspun from
Classiest (Merino/nylon sock yarn from
Best Blend (Merino/cashmere/nylon yarn from
Phat Fiber August: Close-up of Sample
Best Packaging (Wool from
Phat Fiber August: Fiber 2
Top to bottom, left to right:
Most Exotic (Yellow mohair from
Best of Show (Organic merino from Such pretty colors!)
TIED for Best Texture (Mohair/wool batt from
TIED for Best Texture (Kettle dyed BFL locks from
Phat Fiber August: Extras
Left to right:
Most likely to invoke feelings of joy (Bag from
Most Unique (Bumper sticker from
Phat Fiber August: Small stuff
Top to bottom, left to right:

Most WOW Factor (Apple stitch marker from
Most Glamorous (Stitch markers from So shiny!)
Most Practical (Balm from
Phat Fiber August: Fiber 1
Left to right:
Best Color Combination
(Merino/tencel from
(Merino from
Most Luxurious
(Bamboo/silk/angelina from
Most Colorful (Merino wool from
Best Interpretation of Theme (Black batt from Tarmac! So creative. )

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Another beret + yarn + cupcake!

Yarn 1
I went yarn shopping and found these deals! The two skeins on top were 5o cents, the bottom skein a dollar.
Yarn 4
These were not a deal... $9 bucks a skein! But it's 100% wool, so soft and cozy. I'm planning on dyeing it.
Yarn 2
These were $3, and I bought them as an alternative to Wool Ease Thick n' Quick. This stuff is softer and cheaper!
Yarn 3
This yarn is so squishy! Love it. And it was a steal at a dollar a skein!
I made a cupcake! My business is ALMOST 1 year old!
I made another beret... This pattern is so cute and fast! <3
Oh, hop over to the phat fiber blog to participate in this fantastic giveaway!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bamboo Blowout!

Bamboo Blowout!
For 5 days, all knitting needles in my etsy shop are $3.50!
Buy 2 sets, and the second set ships for free!
August 11- August 15

Monday, August 10, 2009

Beach Crafting...

Here's some of the stuff I made while at the beach...
Beret TopBeretCloseup Beret
I made a cabled beret using the pattern "Speedy Cable Beret."Cute, right? :] I cabled without a cable needle! It made it alot quicker and easier! I highly recommend learning that technique.
Mama Cotton and Baby Candy- Cotton Candy Amigurumi
So I added eyes and swirls to my cotton candy, and I made him a mama! I think that ups the cuteness by about 75% don't you? ;] They are available on etsy, and the pattern is available on ravelry!
Handspun Yarn
I spun some yarn on my wheel (LOVE!) Left to right, tussah silk from (amazing stuff!), mohair/bamboo from My Fair Yarn (drafts like a dream!), and milk fiber from (did you hear me? MILK FIBER! fantastic).

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Crafting at the beach...

I'm at the beach for the week, crafting away! :]
Update when I get back home...