Sunday, February 28, 2010

Addison's Baby Blanket

Addison's Baby Blanket by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

This lacy little number took a bit longer than the pattern said. Although, I tend to be a "leisurely" crocheter. That might be the reason. I love doing chevrons, and this one was pretty challenging. I don't know if I'll ever do it again, was rather time-consuming!

It was from the Micheal's web site: Lilac & White Crochet Baby Blanket

I used three skeins of Red Heart TLC Baby - one white, the other two "Girly Girl."
I liked the color combination of the Girly Girl yarn - dark pinks, light pinks, and greens combined for a harmonious floral-type effect. Honestly, I think the name should be "English Rose", but I don't name yarns...I just crochet!

The pattern, in my opinion, is hard to follow. They try their best to break it down into the simplest terms possible - which may help the beginners, but at first, being an experienced crocheter, this pattern was *VERY* difficult to understand.
I'd rewrite the pattern so that I can understand it, but I have better things to do...other projects are waiting!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A bit of a lull, huh?

I'm writing this post to apologize for my lack of posts. It seems that I have been swamped with projects for the last couple of weeks, and none of them are completely done. When I get so many projects at once, I tend to work on the one that I fancy the most...well, at the time, anyway. This leads to 3 or 4 projects in different states of incompleteness.
Do not lose hope, however - in the next two weeks, you might start to see a flurry of posts, as projects start to inch toward completion. I am here, I am fine, and I will have some goodies for you soon! :D
To tide you over, I have created a label for my crochet bomb "tags":

Crochet Valkyrie Label by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

You can head on over to my yarn bombing site, The Crochet Valkyrie, if you feel so inclined.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine's Hearts!

Valentines Hearts by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

I crocheted these valentine's hearts out of frog yarn and yarn scraps that I had laying around. I yarn bombed a few sites around town, just to share the love!
Check out my yarn bombing site, The Crochet Valkyrie for more details!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Homemade Drawing Grid

Homemade Drawing Grid by ~audreydc1983 on deviantART

This is a grid made with Plexiglas, to aid me in drawing mechanical things - to get the proportions right.
I used a cheapo T-square and a X-Acto knife to cut the grid, which is in 1" squares. I did make notches every 1/2 inch as well. I used a bit of ink to darken the lines, with usable results - I also tried some enamel paint as well, but only ended up with a nasty mess.
The grid is 8"x12", about the size of a regular 3 ring binder. This is a partial picture; my scanner, for some reason, didn't pick up the whole thing.
I'll try it out and comment about it's usefulness later. I'm just really proud of myself - I used some leftover Plexiglas that we were going to just throw away...and I made something useful out of it! Cool!