Tuesday, January 29, 2008

mmmm ... goddess afghan

mmmm ... goddess afghan
Originally uploaded by teesachu

This is still in progress, but I had to show the kitteh enjoying it. Hey, it keeps him from chewing on the wires :)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Here Be the Dragon!

'Tis finally done! My dragon for my cube at work! Woohoo! I loved doing this. I forgot how much I love filet crochet. Also it's kinda cool making a little bit of history since this is a pattern from 1906 I believe. Not to mention that I believe it turned out beautifully (look at how those curves turned out and this hasn't been washed or blocked yet). But, before I get too wordy, here's the pic :)

I kinda forgot about my crocheted lace stuff just because I haven't had a use. Having a huge backlog of doilies has not been necessary for a while. Between my mother and I, we've tired our family out of doilies. I kinda scoffed at it. Then reading stuff on Ravelry and lace knitting made me realize something. There is something to be said for the delicate stuff in thin threads. Why? More bang for your buck. More entertainment for less money. The materials to make the filet stuff I'm making is insanely cheap. Mercerized cotton thread goes for a song. It only took a little more than $5 in materials for a 12" x 20" wall hanging. And I used "better" thread than I normally would. Yes, I know, cheap crocheter, how stereotypical of me. But you know what? I like this. I'm not worried about function with these projects now. I want to do art filet pieces, hence me digging around on the Antique Pattern Library. So much gorgeous stuff.

Time to get cracking on my castle now :)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

We now interrupt our regularly scheduled silence ...

Just a placeholder to say I'm still alive and kicking. I wanted to post pictures, especially of my dragon that I'm making for work, except I have enough battery power to take a couple more pics, but not enough to sync with the laptop. Sigh. So it will have to wait.

But I'm still here, being trained for new stuff at work. Life is good :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had fun and all :)

I want to share part of last night's festivities that I found on YouTube. So .... here it is ....