17 April 2009

More Crochet and Giveaway Results

I think I finally settled on a pattern. I also decided to knit it out of cotton because even though it hurts my hands, it is machine washable and I was worried the worsted wool I have would be too think when doubled.

Scalloped in the sun

Pattern: Scalloped potholder Rav Web
Yarn: Elann Sonata
Hook: E, 3.5mm

I had to alter the pattern because I'm using a finer yarn than is called for but I wanted it to be big enough for the swap.

I started with 8 double crochet (1 ch 3 and 7 dc) rather than 12 because the petals were overlapping when I got to row 10 or so; it just wouldn't lay flat.
Also when I got to 4dc be dc between the fpdc I did this on the next row:
*2dc, 1 fpdc, repeat from *
This effectively double my original number of petals.

Edit: I also left off the row after the shells.

If this isn't clear drop me a line. knit.nerd [at] gmail [dot] com.

And finally, the winner of Crobots! knitXcore! I can't wait to see his finished robots. Thanks to everyone who left me some comment love.

14 April 2009

Crochet & Giveaway

Yep, that's right, I'm hooking. I've been wanting to teach myself to crochet for awhile but was lacking the proper motivation. The answer? Join a crochet swap and then learn.

I've been experimenting with different yarns and patterns and I think I'm getting the hang of it.

Gehaekelte Topflappen Scalloped Potholder
Left: Topflappen Rav Web Right: Scalloped Potholder Rav Web
Yarn: Dishcloth cotton
Hook: E, 3.5mm

The cotton's been a bit rough on my hands though so I decided to take a break and pick up some wool.

Underbite Big Green
Big Blue Rav Web
Yarn: Unlabeled stash yarn
Hook: G, 4mm

I also made a purple Big Blue but I haven't taken any decent pictures yet.

Hey wait, didn't I say something about a giveaway?
Well in my enthusiasm and total nerdiness I accidentally bought 2 copies of Crobots. That's right, crochet robots. That's where you come in. Leave a comment before Friday April 17 at 5pm EST and I will randomly pick one winner to get my extra copy of the book.

07 April 2009

VT Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Family FTW

That's right, Vermont does it legislatively.

I called my mom as soon as I heard the news from Shay and she was in tears.
She said, "I know I'm equal and just as good as everyone else but it feels so good to be publicly acknowledged as just as worthy of a loving, committed relationship as everyone else."

Today is a good day.

PS Suck it, haters.