Monday, September 14, 2015

Hobbity Birdsong

Hi everyone!

I've got another shawl for you to take a peek at, for this one I used another gorgeous colorway from Vivid Fiber Arts called Birdsong.


The pattern is a new one from MADuNaier on Ravelry called Crossing the Brandywine. She has created an ebook of Hobbit inspired shawl patterns so this shawl was a win-win-win-win for me (crochet? check. awesome yarn? check. shawl pattern? check. shawl pattern inspired by one of my favorite books? check.)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Ballet Boutique

Hi everyone!

Toot has started a new season at her ballet school, oh my how she has grown from her first year there until now!


I keep telling her to stop growing up but she just won't listen. She also likes to say that I'll be driving her around forever because she won't be getting a license so I guess we're both dreamers. :P Anyway, her school needed some signs and I thought, "Hey, I've got glue for that!"

Monday, September 7, 2015

Discovering Atlantis

You know, there's a good reason why I don't blog with any regularity anymore. I can't think of it at the moment, but I'm sure there's a good reason why I don't blog with any regularity anymore. ;P

Anyhoo, new shawl to share! :D

I snagged some of this awesome yarn in the Atlantis colorway from Vivid Fiber Arts during one of their updates. It's probably a good thing they don't update their shop all the time as I probably would be homeless...yet have beautiful yarn. Ah, the struggle is real.


This yarn was just so dreamy to hook with...

Thursday, June 4, 2015

She's a Dancer

Hi everyone!

I've got a canvas to share with you today. :) Toot has been all up in ballet for the past couple of years with no end in sight. I made this canvas as a sort of "end of season" gift for one of her friends who also dances:


Monday, June 1, 2015

Rainy Day Shawl

Shawls, shawls, shawls! I can't get enough of them this year! lol So I decided to try some yarn from Wolle's which specializes in "color changing" cotton yarn. This experience was new for me in that the color changes happened, not by one strand of color transitioning into the next color, but with the next color strand tying into the other strands and gradually replaces the first color strands until the color changed and then the next color was introduced.

Wolle's Color Changing Cotton

Clear as mud? Well, that's not the yarn's fault, I've had some wine while typing this post. Speaking of which, try typing "transitioning" after having a glass. I'm just saying...

ANYWAY.

I made this shawl, POW!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Windmill Shawl with Vivid Fiber Arts Part 2

Great Scott, people! Did I never really blog the end result of my awesome 2nd experience with Vivid Fiber Arts?! Why don't you tell me these things?!?!?!

Okay, whose to say who's to blame here...also, did I use those two words correctly? And why yes, I do homeschool, why do you ask? Anyhoo, let's just call this a draw and I'll show off my shawl now, hmmm? Ready? No seriously, prepare yourself because this yarn and this shawl is ZOMG AMAZING. If I do say so myself...ahem.

One more WIP shot...I'm forever a crochet tease, I know.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Windmill Shawl with Vivid Fiber Arts, Part 1

Hi everyone!

I'm running another yarn test for the super awesome Vivid Fiber Arts, this time it's a gorgeous bamboo/cotton blend in the "Sonrisa" colorway:


The pattern I'm using is by A La Sascha called, Windmill Shawl. (Also available through their Ravelry shop.) Here are some WIP pics:

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

There and Back Again...A Crocheter's Story

Hi everyone!

My first test shawl for Vivid Fiber Arts is complete! I am SO excited to share this with you, I've hooked up a lot of things but I am super proud of this shawl. :D


This yarn was so nice to work with and the gradual color changes really set off the pattern (Goldberry Shawl pattern by MAD Cap Fancies).

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Korea Loves Crochet, Part 2

Hi everyone!

So you might remember my post, Korea Loves Crochet which tracked my crochet spotting in various Korean TV shows (i.e. Kdramas) and movies. Well, I keep spotting hooked up goodness, I've never seen crochet so much on TV before and I love it!!! So here are some more:

Crocheted mittens in "My Spring Day" (There was even a couple of scenes of her crocheting them)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Test Hooker for Vivid Fiber Arts!

Hi everyone!

There's a brand new source for gorgeous hand dyed gradient yarns coming soon: Vivid Fiber Arts! I was lucky enough to grab a spot in one of their testing groups so for the past month or so, I've been hooking up this amazingly beautiful yarn into a Goldberry shawl.


One of the major issues, as a crocheter, that I've had with gradient yarns is that instead of this beautiful graduation between colors, I end up with stripes. Which isn't the worst thing that can happen but one of the joys I've had with working with Vivid Fiber Arts yarn is that they've really made an effort to keep crochet in mind and keep me away from the dreaded "stripe".

So here are some early progress shots: