Wednesday, March 12, 2014

More pairy slippers

These are more nearly a pair but still made ad hoc, correcting when needed, not according to a pattern.  These I wear myself -- and notice that the backbone of the whole is rather uncomfortable at the ball of the foot and at the heel.  So the pattern, when I get to it will have to do something about that.  But I like the look and the rest of the feel.  The are also slippery. so I need to find some traction material for the soles.

Despite their flaws (mostly caused by stopping too soon, leaving sides and back too short) these turn out to be quite useful.  Shoes come in half sizes, slippers not so much.  So a 91/2 shoe goes to either a 9 (tight and uncomfortable) or a 10 (loose and sloppy, requiring shuffling) slipper.  But putting these slipper (liner)s on makes for a perfect fit.

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Saturday, March 8, 2014

A "pair" of slippers

Learning by doing.  I did parts of one of these several times as I tried various approaches until one worked.  As a result, they don't match in most respects, but they seems solid and they fit.  Working toes and heels is something new for a cap person!

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

The whole blanket

Here is the whole blanket, blocking be praised.  Aside from the strange bias that developed on the needles, the biggest problem was putting the two pieces together: a course in that would be helpful.

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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Half a baby blanket.

Maybe I could have gotten the whole thing on an afghan needle but it was getting tight.  The stitch here is called (I think) Tunisian net: instead of just looping the yarn over the needle in the first pass, you chain one at each stitch for a more open texture.  And you cast on on stitch at the end of each first pass to keep rows even while still taking on two loops at a time.  This is 60 stitches (give or take as you can see) by 90 rows.  I have finally departed from the Dowager Duchess and started using stitch counters, which slows things down row by row but saves tearing out long stretches of miscellaneous length rows.

(sorry about the shadow; my attempt to show the stitch is even worse.)
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Valentine Heart

Design from CG, of course, modified, of course, to cover my booboos.  Made entirely on Valentine's Day, though in a lot more time than the video

Modification is just continuing the edge all around to cover how uneven the join of the two lobes were to the central square.
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

scrap scarf

Various left-over balls of yarn combined haphazardly into a scarf, 30 DC wide by whatever multiple of 8 rows.

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

boucle infinity

Swap around: I made one infinity scarf for niece 2, which troubled niece 1 (for whose forthcoming son, Buster, I had been making items rather than working for her), so I started to make one for her, but wife 3 liked it and so gave up her infinity for the new one and passed her previous one on to the niece.  Anyhow, this is a couple feet too long but works OK, even on a 5' person.  It is Sensations Rainbow Boucle, done with a hand-carved (not by me) hook, which I suppose must be about an L.