Saturday, June 23, 2007


The first and last pair of socks I will ever crochet. It just doesn't make sense with a non-stretchy fabric.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Wall of WIP's

I’m developing a strange new habit as my living space increasingly morphs into semi-discrete piles of yarn, clothes, and books. Without really noticing how it happened, I did find today there are unfinished projects multiplying on my walls. Attached with simple straight pins they are protected from dirt and crumbs and absentmindedness. Maybe I’ll keep it up.

Anyway, this is one such wall breeder. It’s 1.5 pair of socks that I started last summer for a friend in the Peace Corps. Maybe I’ll finish them before she gets back to the US.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Goth-y choker

I started out making the choker asphyxiation from anticraft for a friend's birthday, but it was so wide it didn't seem wearable. I wouldn't have worn it anyway and that's the standard I usually apply when making stuff for other people. I had already asked her how big around her neck was, so I couldn't make something else and leave her thinking I was measuring her up for something more sinister. I ended up making up my own choker pattern/idea. This was a conceptually easy project to execute... I just made a trim/edging of the correct length and added a hook and eye closure. I was excited to find the glass bead, it was perfect for the goth theme.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Sushi: the TP Roll

Yep, it's a new addition to our menu, the TP roll.
(my very first toilet paper cozy using this pattern for the general concept)

Monday, June 4, 2007

Double Double Animal Style

I know somebody who really likes In-N-Out Burger. I don't want to blow his cover, or mine by association for that matter. (This is technically a secret craft blog...) He almost always orders a double double animal style* (see below). What if I could give this person an everlasting hamburger? One that would last indefinitely and always be hot and fresh? I would have to, right? It would be my moral obligation.

Roughly based on the patterns/illustrations in Tomoko Fujita's book, I give you the 100% fibre double double!!! Since I live in Hippie-Land the bun is even organic... Blue sky alpaca organic cotton. (Every thing else is done in Red Heart Soft.)

Talk about your hand leafed lettuce! The special sauce is a freehand crochet scrumble.

* a "real" double double

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Swift Stitch Update

Have no fear, the two buck bucket is safe. (as is the four buck bucket...)

Apparently there is a 10% discount for UCSC students with student ID. I had no idea, and am compelled to spread the word. Flash your cards people!