Crafting Chavs

Monday, November 26, 2007

And some jewelry

I also finished this necklace

And these earrings

Saturday, November 24, 2007

And a Sweater Not Done

I just failed at knitting my first sweater, but here's what I learned in the process:
  • Do not knit a first sweater (or any sweater) on teeny size 3 needles

  • Do not knit a first sweater with expensive Rowan yarn

  • You should choose a sweater you are excited about

  • You should get help when learning how to sew sleeve seams

I guess what's important, though is that I'm a way better knitter now because of the sweater, so oh well that it's unflattering, unfinished and has terrible sleeve seams. I plan on getting help at a yarn shop on how to put together the other sleeve, just so I know how to do it. I'm a little upset, but not bitter.

And a jumper done

I wanted to make a few things that I could mix and match with stuff, so I started with a jumper.

I can wear it with a red top

I can wear it with a black top (like my modeling so far?)

I can even wear it with a white top

Simplicity 4097

And yes, that is lace and mini rick rack on the pockets and along the bottom. After making the Halloween costumes I realized I need to work more with trims.

So, hopefully (HOPEFULLY) by the end of the weekend I will be able to post the sweater I started last spring.

Some Knitting Projects Done (Haven't heard that in a while!)

Well, you saw it, you own it, but it feels weird now to finish a project and not post it, but here's the wine cover.This is probably the most useless thing a person could knit (isn't wine supposed to be cold?), but I just really needed a project to work on, sort of like a chew toy or something. Lee gave me this yarn, which I think she might have spun herself (I asked Dad, but he didn't know).
Aaannd, one Christmas present done! Here's Kristen's hat

I got sick of posting stuff on Craftster, so I guess I can take pictures of my face now. But I always look kind of crazy in pictures, so I might have to re-think that. I tried fixing this picture so I don't look so washed out, but it didn't help. Perhaps it's just my skin and not the camera that makes me look so white. BUT this isn't a blog for my photog skills, is it?

You can't really see the flap on the hat, even in real life. Maybe I should have sewn it up looser. But this only took me three days to make, I'm pretty proud of myself.

I don't think you were there, but Dad "hinted" to me at dinner that he wanted a winter hat! A hat! And I'm about to attempt to make a whole sweater vest before Christmas and he wants a HAT! Bah! Maybe I'll make one to match his sweater vest.