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What's On My Needles? 
9th-Oct-2011 10:58 pm
crafts
Folks ask me "what's on my needles"

That's just so limiting -- while there's so much in so many different places that I don't remember it all, there's also so much more than that.

How about What Craft Projects do I have In Progress:

Knitting
- a "little project" I've been working on for about 8 years. *sigh*.
- The first sock I'm making on some yarn I bought from a friend. I think I'm finished turning the heel on the first one. Unfortunately, the pattern has gone walkabout. (I know I have it saved in digital format, so I'll get to it ... eventually.)
- My "sampler" for Double-knitting. Black & white. I'm diverging from standard double-knitting by having upper case letters of the alphabet be backed with lower case other letters of the alphabet along the edges. In the middle is a little b/w design I created.
- beret -- I started making a beret from a pattern a friend shared with me ... a while back. (Ok, I finished the first one, and now I'm working on the 2nd.) But I ran out of yarn before I could finish, so I need to find more of that yarn. And print out the instructions again, because this set has been mangled into illegibility.
- Blue baby blanket -- this blanket is also sort of a sampler. I have strips of braids and various odd patterns I made up or wanted to test to see what would work well as a complete blanket.
- Knitted Knockers -- I've made several boobies in several sizes -- but unfortunately about the time the organizer got to me and told me I could mail my parts to her, all my completed ones and my yarn vanished. Also, one of my needles (which I got from my mom, so I hate to lose it) disappeared. Knitting in the round is easier with 4 than with 3.
- 23 Sept I acquired some new yard, and have started making myself a Q&D Moebius cape.

Crocheting
- Pink baby blanket -- a sort of a sampler -- an assortment of various crochet (size J) stitches in blocks -- ones I like but have vowed never to do an entire blanket of, or ones I just want to try out.
- Hexagons attached to make a full/queen size blanket. Currently I'm working with primarily Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple yarn, but if I run out of those yarns I'll use others. I'm using the pattern for the hexagons that a professional provided to simulate the "Garnet Hill marled yarn Haverhill Afghan Scarf", except making an entire hexagon out of one color. I'm also using her technique for attaching them. In some ways this is much easier than what I came up with, but in other ways it's more annoying.

Cross-stitch
- there's one project I'm working on for a friend and countless others I've forgotten about.

Plastic Canvas
- Nothing at this time.

Spinning
- I'm a rank beginner, and I have a bag of roving or some such, and I'm creating a very non-uniform thread. Slowly. Using a drop spindle I bought a bit over a year ago.

Beading
- I started to make a lanyard that was a cross between loom beading and freestyle, and I guessed wrong. The angle I picked was bad, and I now need to redo the whole thing. But work provided a lanyard when I got to this stage, so it has been languishing.
- I have developed a design and am in the process of attaching it to some Lacy's. I don't yet know if it'll work, and if it does, what I'll back it with or how. I'm hoping for magnets.
- There's another design I've come up with that I've been working on for a friend. Don't know what "practical" I can turn it into. I'm not good at the "art for art's sake" stuff, and as I try to de-clutter, I don't want to send friends in the other direction (or have them toss something that took me a long time to design and build.)

Candles
- Nothing at this time.
Comments 
10th-Oct-2011 04:30 am (UTC)
Have you considered going to an Occupy Wall Street related event in your area and just working on your knitting there, while looking pissed?
11th-Oct-2011 04:11 pm (UTC)
I suppose looking pissed could count as doing something I'm good at.
11th-Oct-2011 11:53 am (UTC)
If it's the sock pattern you got from me, I can resend. :) Part of my plan today is to take pictures of the Finished Objects (and to finish some of them... most just need the ends woven in and to be blocked.)
11th-Oct-2011 04:10 pm (UTC)
It is... but I know I have an electronic copy (and at least one paper one), and it's not the next thing I'm going to work on anyhow, so no need to resend at this time. **Thanks** (both for the yarn/pattern and the comment.)
13th-Oct-2011 11:33 pm (UTC)
Impressive inventory! Cool icon, too. What are the specs (fiber, label info) on that yarn ball?
14th-Oct-2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
Heh. Wish I knew. I went to google images and looked for yarn ball.

All I know is: By chatirygirl
Katherine+ This photo was taken on January 6, 2007 in West End, Edinburgh, Scotland, GB, using a Fujifilm FinePix A330.

Er... I suppose I could/should have asked her permission, but I didn't think of it at the time.

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