Well, it hasn't been that long since I last blogged but it feels like about a million years for a few reasons - 1. school is nutso (what else is new, and I wouldn't have it any other way) 2. my desktop computer died and was reincarnated as an almost entirely new computer (a million times faster, but lives in the same case) and 3. I have crafted about 9000 new things. Don't hate me - they're all super small. Strangely enough, quite a few of them are pink. So I'm dumping all the pink things here in this post.
First up, a cowl for Carolyn:
About a million years ago Carolyn showed up at my house with this huge bag of pink yarn she'd spun, saying she didn't know what to do with it. It sat in my yarn closet (aka disaster area) for far too long before I decided it was high time I should make Carolyn something with her handspun. I made this cowl using Tunisian crochet - Tunisian knit stitch (link to Kim Guzman's youtube)! I basically made a scarf, gave it a twist to make it into a moebius, and sewed the ends together. It took all of one quick evening.
Next up, simple socks:
These were knit in plain ole stockinette. I followed the formula of David's Toe-Up Sock Cookbook - I think I've FINALLY found a toe-up method that suits me. I was able to use all my yarn (pragmatic!) and work my beloved gusseted heel. I'll definitely be using David's Cookbook again. The yarn is something I picked up in Austin a couple years ago - Hill Country Yarns Instant Gratification Sock Yarn (it's sport weight). Unfortunately I think the company has gone out of business since I bought the yarn, which is too bad because these are some great cozy socks. I love sport weight yarn for socks.
Finally, a long-term work in progress, my luna sweater:
The color is way off in that picture because that particular shade of fuschia makes my camera's sensor go NUTS. But as you can see - I've got back!! This has been a slow-going project for a few reasons. The short single crochet stitch (another link to Kim Guzman's youtube - apparently she is now my go-to for crochet tutuorials!) is a bit slow/tricky to work. It gets better the more you do it, but it by no means flies off the hook. This is fine with me because I'm really enjoying the project. You may recall that the project was also waiting in the wings for a little while since I had kind of lost a few balls of the yarn. Upon tearing apart the yarn closet (aforementioned disaster area) I found the remaining yarn and am back on track!
Coming soon: a few gift items including stranded colorwork knitting, and yet more Tunisian crochet!