Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Egglpant is the color or the day

I have a love of purple that is mainly unrecognized. My first love is green, but apparently from my clothing and yarn stash colors, I am carrying on a rather torrid affair with red and purple, too.
I decided to use a purple mohair and a purple cotton with random and tiny slubs of colors like red, yellow, blue, and pink, matched up with some bright purple buttons (all of which I already had sitting around) and let the muse take me.
I started and stopped several times before I finally created a little girl's sweater/cardi. It's about a size 7, but with a loose, bell like sleeve and waist. Almost swing. I tied the sleeve with a bit of the cotton yarn to make a cuff. It's a rather unique combination of shades that is dark and vivid all at once and I think it's just perfectly suited to the large scallop pattern I used for the body and sleeves. I would share the pattern link or name, but it came out of my head so I don't have one for you. Just a raglan yoke followed by three rows of scallop (one pattern repeat) and then I divided for sleeves and body. No edging, the scallops create a pretty edge on their own I think.

Monday, March 15, 2010

I'm already casting around

I have 4 of the 5 swiffer covers made and now I am casting around for another project. I love crocheting girly stuff, so I think I'll make a toddler dress. I have a few coffee cup sleeves and a purple child's jacket made and ready to sell, but I have to get my store started up again before that can happen. I am really feeling the SPRING people! I want to make stuff, I want to create and accomplish. i am so happy to be crocheting again. With the stress of events over the winter I was not able to keep my mind focused on a hook and yarn. Now I can and I am raring to go.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I have been wanting a new project

It's not really new, it's more swiffer covers, but I didn't even realize how badly I wanted to get crocheting again. I haven't been able to for a while. Just... stuff.One thing after another happened and were big enough that I wasn't interested in crocheting at all.
Suddenly, out of the blue a friend admired a swiffer cover I made last year and blogged about and wants me to make her a bunch. Of course I will! She not only gave me something to make again, bless her heart, but then she overpaid me as well. Mike came home with the yarn last night. I was supposed to get it the night before that, but the kids were sick as dogs, poor things.
Tonight I'll make up the covers. I can't wait! I wonder to myself if I'll ever start up Melanie's closet as a store again... who knows. There is a regular crafts market in my little town, big Christmas fairs in the towns nearby, a freakin' wonderful Saturday market in Eugene and there's always Etsy and HyenaCart. I need to get serious about it.
I have such a list -
I have a gift to send to Lisa from Granola Chicks, another for Aubrey, also from Granola Chicks, almost done.
I need to send off Sophia's gauntlets and hat, been sitting here forever it seems, and then I need to make my cousin some new booties for her little girl since she outgrew the last pair.
Then I need to figure out what I'll be making to sell for spring and get my butt in gear!