Wednesday, January 31, 2007

30 hats in 30 days!

Well, you know how I got that new crochet hat book by Afya Ibomu? well, I've decided to crochet 30 hats in 30 days.

So far I'm on day 3 with my 3 hats ^ ^ I'll post pictures in 30 days :p muhaha

and as for Mariah? I just joined her up and I'm working on the upper shaping right before I get to the hood :)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007



I am in love with this hoodie. It's really soft, fits really well. . . and. . . . it's just awesome. I spent so much money on it O.o I don't even want to think about it. I think I used about 8 or 9 skeins of black and 4 skeins of red Lion brand Cashmere blend. $8 per skein ouchhh.

I really love the pockets, the fitting, the softness, AND THE HOOD!! I loved how the pattern had it decrease before BO so that it had a nice curve instead of those silly pointed hoods (which are also fine). I might edit the Mariah pattern to do the same thing when I get up to that point, I'm about 7" into the right front after which I begin joining the sleeves, fronts, and back together until I get to the hood. Ohhhh I can almost taste the other hoodie goodness. mmmmmmm

I have to say that I also really like zipper closures, probably just because I'm lazy and like to zip things. Or maybe because they're shiney. . . or maybe it's just the wonderful noise the make when you open and close them ten times in a row.

Anyway, in other news I got this WICKED AWESOME crochet book about hats called "Hip hats & cool caps" by Anya Ibomu. I really would suggest this to anyone that likes nifty funky hats. The dread hats and tams are pretty awesome. I can't wait to start crocheting some in RASTA colors to go along with my hair that I'll be dying in . . 2 weeks! yessssssssss!! :)

I also got my bellydancing sword, which is a gorgeous 3 lb schimitar. mmmmmmmmmm

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Jayne Cobb

My brother begged me to make him this hat (which is seen in Firefly with the character "Jayne Cobb" wearing it ). So I did it while watching Firefly ^ ^ Took about 6 or less hours.

yay my first pom-pom!!! The hat is made out of three shades of Lion Brand's "Jiffy" needless to say, it's really soft and warm.

He really likes it ^ ^
OH and I'm almost done with the sleeves for the Rev. Stripe hoodie and I did the left front of my Mariah :)

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Aye cabling love

>.< I can't help it, I've fallen in love with another cable pattern.

The back is even gorgeouser, but I don't have a picture of it.

ahhhhhh cabbllleeesssss -swoons-

Monday, January 15, 2007

Yay update!!

Okay, so I haven't been knitting a whole lot, but I did actually do some stuff over last weekend. I finnished the back for Mariah and JUST cast on for the left front (Apparently you start joining the sleeves on the back and the fronts, so that's why it looks a little short and is on holders)

I've made a little more progress on my reverse stripe hoodie, I finnished the back
and the two fronts.

I just cast on for the sleeves but it looks like I might run out of black yarn -sighs- I'm just glad I still have money for when I need to buy more

:/ I LOVE the pockets!!!!
Sorry for the blown-out pictures, but the camera hated me.