Saturday, January 28, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
I don't know about you, but in order to avoid spending money when I see something I want, I tell myself, "I could make that, I shouldn't buy it", even though I probably couldn't/won't. It's the frugal Midwesterner in me. A double-edged sword I must say! While at my highest functioning eye/hand coordination I could maybe make a few of the things I say I could(/should), but the fact is I usually don't really want to/"get around to it". Well this time I hope to gain a cool sweater and the satisfaction of not buying something because I made it, although I still had to buy the yarn which on sale was about half the cost of this American Apparel cable sweater (this usually never happens by the way).
|Granny says "Always make a gauge swatch you! Tsk Tsk!"|
|A little sketch|
A little late on this post, but I made these thrumb mittens for a friend this season. I always struggle a little with home-knit mittens. They're always fun to make, but never really make the cut on those super disgustingly cold days up here. Thrumbing is a really great way to make knit mittens warmer and often more oven-mitt like (only if you like that sort of thing!). I used this pattern over at Yarn Forward. See below too for a quick cheesy video to illustrate how you make the thrumb. It's pretty easy and the possibilities for color combos is endless. Next year, I plan to make some in striped thrumb colors. One tip, don't use too fluffy of a thrumb yarn if you don't want gigantic oven mitts.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Happy New Year folks! I took last week off for the holiday and worked on a few projects. Mostly, I watched movies and visited with family, but I did manage to draw and crochet a little. One of my goals for 2012 is to add more to the illustrated side of ReRae. I hope to create more black crochet illustrations like the below and photograph them for art prints and cards. Check back for more updates.