Saturday, July 28, 2012

Moss Stitch Coaster Pattern

Here is a pattern for a coaster I whipped up last night.. wanted to try a new stitch and moss stitch looked pretty cool. THIS IS MY FIRST PATTERN!! woo hoo
Pattern: chain 21 stitches to begin Foundation Row: Sc in 3rd ch from hook. * ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch *. Repeat from * to * across. Ch 2 (counts as turning chain and first chain 1). Turn. Pattern Row : Skip first sc, * sc in ch 1 space, ch 1, skip next sc *. Repeat from * to * across. End with sc in ch 2 of previous row. Ch 2. Turn. repeat pattern row until piece is square. I stitched about 13 rows. Next: Without cutting yarn, start the stitch around the whole coaster.: 3 sc in 1 st, chain next 2 st, 3 sc in 1 st, etc until you have gone around the whole coaster. When you come back around to where you started, finish and weave in loose end! Voila! very simple and cute. :)

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Something Old, Something New

Lately (more like in the last 6 months), I havn't really felt up to doing, well, anything. I seem to be a bit of a couch potato. I havn't really done any cleaning around the house other than the dishes and the laundry, and I have gained weight because of this. Sometimes I think it might be because I stopped going to the gym, but then I also stopped my medication too. So maybe that is why. I dont know.

I want to buy a Wii Fit to try and get me back into the swing of things. But it seems anywhere I go they do not have any in stock. I have called walmart, target, and checked out EB games. I need to call Meijer, but my phone is low on battery and I do not want to get the charger. Maybe I will just go out there.

Besides doing nothing, I have not done any crafting either. Except for swaps on craftster. But I feel that I have even been half-assing those, which is not a gooo thing. I will not allow myself to sign up for anymore. I have already backed out of two I am in. I am in one more that is due by 6/23. I think I will be able to do this one.

I have been buying some of Lily Gos patterns from her etsy. I really like the patterns I have bought. I have bought the Orchid, Empire, and Dahlia crochet and knit tops. If you go to her blog you can see all of the other things she has made. I really look up to this woman with all she has accomplished and she has 2 children!

Last year I bought some yarn from I was going to make this sweater from with the yarn, but now I think I want to make Lily Go's Orchid crochet top with the yarn. It's the right weight, and I've got plenty of it. I bought the yarn in the light green (I think it is grass), and the dark green, called Pine. I've got 2 balls of pine and 7 of grass. I think I've got 7 of grass. But nonetheless I have got enough yarn for this. And I know it is wool, but I'm sure by the time I'm done it will be wintertime.

Mooooving on to some other subjects.. I feel like I'm on the verge of getting fired. I have gotten and verbal, written, and suspension warning from my job. Except when my supervisor gave me the suspension, she said she was going actually going to suspend me. You are supposed to have from 1-3 days off when you get suspended. But so I WANTED time off, so I called in the next day. And then when I came back the next day, they gave me a verbal warning for inadaquet attendance. This is some BS. I think they're all out to get me anyway. Poo on them. So I want to try and find another job. I have an interview at 5 on tuesday. Wish me luck.

This summer I have decided not to take any classes at Parkland College. I will take some this fall. I just have to decide what I want. I've got about 25 credits with this college, and will need 60 in order to graduate with a degree in general studies. I think this fall I will take the speech class and an elective (maybe a psychology or philosophy class). I have already completed the english requirements. When I finish with my degree in general studies I want to take an online course to become a Pharmacy Technician. There are about 5 online schools that offer this program. I just have to decide which one I want to take.

Ok, well I have been sitting here for about 2 hours. Maybe I should go and find a Wii Fit somewhere, or find my knitpicks yarn and start up on the Orchid crochet top.

p.s. I hope to start writing in here more often. It has been over a year since I posted the yarn I bought from etsy, which, surprise, I have not used yet.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

yarn, idea as to what to make

hey, wow I'm updating twice in one day!! ha. I really do hope to start using this more. Anywho. I bought some yarn! SHHHHH. dont tell anyone! It's from thankewe's shop on etsy. I bought these..

they are just georgeous! the top one (its called fruit salad!) is 475 yards, and the bottom is 450 yards. I'm thinking about making this shawl . I think its cute. But I think I will use "fruit salad" and then make these socks from knitty with the blue/purple/green pastel yarn. but I may make those socks just a little bigger.

I do feel good about getting this though! I will dive into new things.. like shawls and socks.. two things I've never really done! And TINY TINY TINY needles and some SERIOUS lace! I'm excited!

stitch markers for sale

I've made some stitch markers! available in my etsy. i love them! I decided I needed some practice because I signed up for the stitch marker swap on craftster. I wonder if these will sell since I've sold nothing so far. go figure. stupid me.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

new thoughts

well I've worked on my autumn scarf some more. man am I am a lazy bitch. haha. um. well I saw this topic on craftster and i HAVE got to make that. it's so beatiful. And here's the pattern except the I like the yarn the girl used on craftster. or well, something like that. It looks better on craftster then on the lana grossa site. so I'm going to have to find some good yarn subs. and the instructions kind of suck, i'll have to rewrite them to my liking. but I do that with every pattern lol!

I've also been thinking about entering in the amigurimi challenge on craftster. but the prizes kind of suck. I'd only do it for the free yarn. the pattern site, I didn't see anything I really liked. or, well anything I'd actually make.

and I'm also thinking about doing some swaps. Im interested in the adult swap rnd. 2. but the only things I'd come up with are stupid things like pin-ups. but there's a pinup swap. so it'd be pointless.

im really just waiting for a job with carle clinic to come through, so i can start buying things. but its not going to help me to have time to make things! ahh. i have a problem. but i need a job. like. im so bored.

ok well i looked at a bigger pic or that shrug, maybe that yarns not so bad. but haha. im sure its expensive. and like they even have it in the us anyway.

well, i guess that's about it.. yay.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

its been awhile.

ok so I like totally forgot I had this thing.. haha. thats how bad I am about craft blogs. I usually just use my myspace. anyway I have been crafting, I added lots of stuff to my etsy. (my etsy) I really like the new etsy by the way! But a lot of my pics havnt shown up yet. and I dont think I have them anymore so I hope they fix them soon otherwise I dunno what I'm going to do. I'll have to take pics of everything again. that would totally SUCK. Ive started a few other scarves since Ive made the blue one on my etsy, too. Ones red and really soft and fuzzy. But I think I need to restart it, the tension is terrible. It's crochet.. and I was more of practicing then paying attention. Unless someone wants a scarf that is thin in some places and wider in others. haha. its not that in increasing or decreasing, I'm not. I'm just pulling tighter and looser. lol. I'm weird. And another scarf I started is a blue, purple, and white scarf out of some acrylic. but its really wide and has random stripes.. so I really like it and want to keep it for myself. But all my winter coats dont match it. so maybe I will sell it. but it will be awhile until i finish it. I tend to start one project and then start another. I'm terrible. My last scarf is with caron simply soft with some pretty variegated yarn in autumn colors. It's got green, blue, purple, gold, and red. Maybe some pics would be helpful. Lemme find my camera. I think that anyone (if anyone?) that reads this deserves to see some pics. OK I found it. Heres some pics.

This is the autumn one. It's in double crochet. My first time with double crochet! not bad, I think.

And another pic..

Just a few more pics of the autumn one. I LOVE the way the double crochet looks.

And here is the red, fuzzy, oddly shaped scarf. lol. You can really see the fuzzies in this pic. Doesnt it just make you want to reach out and touch it?

And here I pointed out where its wider and smaller.

EDIT! I forgot to add the pics of the purple, white and blue scarf.. DUH. its like the best one. well, not really. My fav is the autumn one. anywho.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

heres a progress pic of my razor cami. its about 10" long. i was first hopin to have it done but the 21st for school startin, then i figured thats not happening so now im hoping to have it done by my bday. thats the 29th. that buys me another week. :-) i should be done. just gotta make sure i work on it this weekend.

in other knitting news, i checked out this ( book from the library. it has some really nice cables. im going to make copies and then return it so i can use them in this top in designing. i cant believe that book costs so much! my gosh! good thing theres libraries :) so what im designing.. is a tube top. im gonna knit it in the round, but make holes going down the sides of your body so u can put ribbon in to have it appear that it is laced up. then next to the ribbon there will be cables (a specific one from the book above im looking at) and then probably a fancy cable in the middle going between the boobs. im not sure what the do between that. maybe some ribbing? im not sure yet. i might even make straps. like with ribbons? or that might look stupid. im not 100% sure what i want to do yet. i need to fix my razor cami and make my boyfriend superman hat first. i hope that works out good. i really wanna try some fair isle sometime. after looking at ohmystars stuff on crafster.. im inspired. well better go knit!

Saturday, August 5, 2006

razor cami and patterns

hey yall. ive been getting along on my razor cami. heres a pic.

i ordered ms. marigold and rogue friday. dont tell anybody.. im not supposed to buy yarn.. wait, thats not yarn.. hm. so ive got the patterns but i think it'll be awhile b4 i get the yarn and such. gotta finish my razor cami. wow this thing takes a while to upload pics. hmph. ok. well. i wanna make my bf a hat with a superman emblem on it. heres the thead i started over at craftster. so i think im going to go with duplicate stitch. cuz i can make any hat i want. and then embroider over. it will work out good i think. oh and excuse the round of garter stitch from my razor cami. i was having color changing issues and knitted the wrong way. :-/ didnt wanna frog a whole row.. thats 168 stitches. and since its at the bottom u cant tell. and also its like right b4 i started the lace pattern.. so. whatever. hey if u cant see the garted stitch row, even better! but there's one there.
uhh what else to say? hm. not much.

Friday, July 28, 2006

my first blog! (but, not really...)

well its not exactly my very first blog.. i have a myspace which i visit frequently, and a website.. not so frequently. but. anyway. not that i really do that much crafting.. i mainly just search around (mainly at other people stuff.. instead of actually crafting myself. i know, im horrible. lol. :-) ok. well what to say? ive been workin on i really like that pattern. but ive heard that the strap seem to be too far apart.. we'll just see when I get there. im like on row.. 2. haha. i also really wanna make this!!!!!! ... there are better pics on craftster. the color its made of is so blaaaah i think i wanna use knitpicks.. something or other. im thinking a dark red. for a little red riding hood kinda look. :-) well.. uh, maybe i should work on my razor cami.. my boyfriends been giving me heck about it.. ok. bye yall.