Sunday, June 22, 2008

What kind of whatever am I?

Decided to take a couple of those "What kind of ... are you?" things. Here are a few of them.

This one couldn't be more off:

You Are a Brownie Cheesecake

A little chunky and a little gooey, you pretty much run on sugar!

You take hedonism to the extreme.. And people love you for it.

Now this one is ironic since mint makes me ill even though I love it (is one of the issues I have with Fibromyalgia):

You Are A Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Girl

Creative. Expressive. Unique.

hmmm ... maybe ....

You Belong in Spring

Optimistic, lively, and almost always happy with the world...

You can truly appreciate the blooming nature of spring.

Whether you're planting flowers or dyeing Easter eggs, spring is definitely your season!

Shorah Y'all!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

More photos of sundress

I was able to get some nicer photos outside after I got home from work.

Shorah Y'all!

Sundress Finished

I've been working on a crocheted sundress for my little cousin Anya and finally finished it this morning around 5:30 am when I couldn't sleep and figured what better way to spend a sleepless night than to finish this project?

The pattern is by Joyce Nordstrom and is found in Crochet Today! May/June 2008 issue. I did make some changes to the dress, like a third row of scs for the neck and arm edging instead of reverse scs (was taking too long) and added some little crocheted flowers at the waist.

The color is way off in these photos, the dress color is more of a light green. I'll have to take photos outside to get a more realistic color.

oooh, the color is more like this image:

Queue up on Ravelry

Shorah Y'all!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Finished the Spirogyra Mitts!

Finally!!!! Am tickled pink ... The first glove ends in orange and the second glove starts out with the end section of the orange and continues, so they aren't "perfect" matches, but I love them anyway.

Shorah Y'all!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Catching up

I'm a bit behind on posting here as I've been very busy with the charting software and my knitting and crochet projects. I also found some older projects, some finished, some not - which I've added to my Ravelry projects.

The first project is a baby hat I've started using the Spirogyra Fingerless Gloves pattern. I wanted to do another baby hat using the Jaeger Trinity yarn I have but the pattern I found required that you have another pattern from a book or magazine, neither of which I have. So, since I like the Spirogyra pattern so much, I decided to use it instead which means that when I've finished with it, I can post the changes here and not worry that my readers can't get hold of the original pattern.

The next project is one I'd made back in 2003 - just because it was so cute! It's a bobble hat for a little girl from the September 2003 issue of Crochet! Magazine. It uses Plymouth Wildflower D.K. yarn which has some beautiful kid colors!

I also found a threadholder I'd made from an e-pattern I purchased at It works great when traveling so my balls of thread don't roll under the plane seats or across the waiting room.

I'm also to the palm on the right glove of the Spirogyra mitts and just about to get to the thumb section.

The final project is the first half of the Mystery Shawl for the Goddess Knits Anniversary Knit Along. This will be my first knitted shawl, first circular knitted piece, and first time using lace weight yarn. I've struggled with the gauge swatch and have resigned myself to using a lifeline every other row. However, I love the Knit Picks Shadow yarn in Spring Green that I purchased. It is lovely, soft, and ... green ... which is always a plus for me.

Oh, and how could I forget the scrumptious yarn I purchased from Three Irish Girls in their Teague colorway ... this will go towards a very special project that I have not decided on or have any idea what it will be ... oh the joy of anticipation just to see what I'll come up with!

Shorah Y'all!

Monday, June 02, 2008

New Crochet/Knit Charting Software in Development

I'm currently starting on the design and development of a crochet/knit charting software program that will include symbol charting and radial designs. I want this program to be something that crocheters and knitters can use so I'm asking for your help in designing the features to be included.

Take my interest survey and then come join my Ravelry group to discuss features and ideas.
Please pass this on to anyone you think would be interested!

Shorah Y'all!