Monday, December 29, 2014

Enough to finish a spread?

Here are 60-some new(ish -- I've been at it a while) hexes, maybe enough to finish the spread I showed a while back.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Some new hexes

I earlier showed a "complete" hex throw of some sort and mentioned that it could be extended in various ways.  Herewith a bunch of new hexes to be used to extend it somehow (or not)

Another infinity scarf

As you may see, there are several twists in this.  Does anyone know how to prevent tis?

Circle in the square hexed

I saw an interesting pattern of circle in the square as a pane in a bag:

so I decided to remake it to fit my preferred figure, hexes.  I started by decreasing the eight petals to six:

which was OK, but I thought a bit denser would look better, so I increased the petals to nine:

Very satisfying.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Slug sling

I like to keep my coffee handy all day  but, when I set it down, a forget it until I want another slug, by which time I am several rooms or floors away from it.  So I crocheted this little device (no pattern, just keep going til it came out right):


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hex afghan

This is technically done at 45" x 62".

It needs blocking, of course.  But it could also easily be expanded, either by adding new rows along any edge or by extending all the rows in one direction or the other,  Or by taking a new row as axis and building toward a rectangle in a whole new way

In any case, it could be finished off by adding half blocks to square up the edges (not that leaving the scallops and points isn't a nice look, too).

For now, I think I'll let it rest for a while while I turn to other projects, say for Holy Yarns.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Back to Granny Hexes

Need blocking!

My Hobby Lobby Brick

A crocheted brick (3 x 6 rectangle) to go with other knitted and crocheted ones to build the wall of separation between church and state recently cracked by SCOTUS.  Sent to (alas)
Secular Coalition of America
1012  14th St, NW  Suite 205
Washington, DC 20005
But I identified myself as a member of Holy Yarns from Trinity (secular humanism is better than religious inhumanism, right?)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Watch caps

Two watch caps for the Seaman's Church Institute, this month's project for Holy Yarns at Trinity Episcopal Church, CWE, St. Louis MO.

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Friday, July 4, 2014

First Prayer Shawl Project

This is my first shawl for my church's prayer shawl project.  It is a simple piece:
Chain to width + 1, turn and sc in each chain, chain 3, turn dc in each stitch.  Then two more rows of dc.  Repeat one row sc, three of dc to length, finishing with an sc row.

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Lacy Shawl

A simple (in principle) pattern: Chain a multiple of five plus one to desired length (or width). SC in next loop (chain 2, dc in second loop, ch 3 sc in second loop) to end,  Ch 3 (counting as a dc), chain 2, sc in first dc, ch 2 dc in first sc) to end (end on a dc) . chain 1, (sc in dc, chain 3,  dc in sc,) to end (ending with sc).  Repeat the two rows  to the length or with desired,  Bind off.


In practice, things get a little confused at some places so it looks more random than the orderly instructions suggest.  Still, it is light and airy for a summer wrap.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

A Shoulder Bag

This is not from  CG but a commercial pattern (from whoever makes Loops & Threads Charisma) passed on to me (without an identifying cover).  Though it doesn't show well, it is is a sagey yarn with navy trim (I can this close to have enough yarn for the whole but went back and did the trim in a contrasting color).  The recipient of the bag has added a piece of cardboard to the bottom (in the hanging shot) and will reinforce the strap with cloth.

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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