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I finally took photos of the two shawls I blocked. They aren't great photos, outside modeled shots are for when it's not all snow and ice outside, but at least I can document them now.

A crocheted trianglular shawl draped on a chair. The shawl has nearly solid chevron bands and pointed lace edging.

Pattern: Taiga shawl by Johanna Lindahl (Mijo Crochet)

I was given two skeins of Simply Soft Paints in the Charisma colorway last Christmas. There wasn't quite enough for this shawl so I used Simply Soft in "Bone" for the very start, all the dc-ch1 rows, and the edging.

A crocheted triangular lace shawl draped on a chair. The shawl has columns of mesh lace that radiate from a central spin and a rounded fan edging.

Pattern: Wendy Summer Shawl by Girlie D. de los Reyes

I wasn't able to make this one full size because I was using one ball of yarn I picked up on clearance for $1.32. The pattern suggests you can stop after any row 8 and do the border but this is not true. You must have a multiple of 6 + 2 dc clusters in your last row 8 before you start the border. 

Blocking did a lot in terms of making this more a shawlette rather than a small kerchief thing, but I'm not sure how likely I am to use it.  I'm a large woman and this is a very deep triangle, so my usual point down in front wearing for small triangles and crescents doesn't really work. This might end up gifted or donated.

 

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Because it's not knitting, and an update at this stage would be huge. It's too close to bedtime for that much effort anyway.

Fiona - Headband Bangs

Just a quick little headband for Fiona, my Hujoo Phoebe Mouse girl. The bangs are a bit of boa/eyelash yarn that I tucked under the edge.

Crocheted with one ply of vintage Red Heart Lustersheen on a US #7 (1.65mm) steel hook.

I've been working on a wig for her but the first attempt stalled at the bare wig cap stage due to engineering problems. I'll probably finish it up eventually, but she will need a head bang to keep the bits in front of her ears down I think.

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So this is definitely not all that I have done since the last update, but at least I got some pictures of some much older projects for a change.

First, my best shot with my iPad mini and Mom's afghan out on her lawn:

Circle Dance

The grass did not allow me to get it all nice and squared up, especially after the wind kicked up and blew on corner over and made me have to lay it out again. Trust me though, it's all nicely straight and rectangular. I had to so some easing on the first round to get everything smooth but I did manage it.

Now onto the older stuff! Newest to oldest for a change. )

Things I do not have photographs for:
  • The big brown shawl.

  • Lots of re-plied yarn.

  • The wood and parts for my spinning wheel (I bought them Monday).

tephra: Close up of doll hands holding knitting in working position. (knitting)
So this is definitely not all that I have done since the last update, but at least I got some pictures of some much older projects for a change.

First, my best shot with my iPad mini and Mom's afghan out on her lawn:

Circle Dance

The grass did not allow me to get it all nice and squared up, especially after the wind kicked up and blew on corner over and made me have to lay it out again. Trust me though, it's all nicely straight and rectangular. I had to so some easing on the first round to get everything smooth but I did manage it.

Now onto the older stuff! Newest to oldest for a change. )

Things I do not have photographs for:
  • The big brown shawl.

  • Lots of re-plied yarn.

  • The wood and parts for my spinning wheel (I bought them Monday).

tephra: A furry liger-ish dragon portrait in profile (Default)
The craft output of the last year has not been up to the usual level due to life events. I know I mentioned my mother's valve replacement surgery that was scheduled for last summer and ended up being last fall. What I didn't mention is the reason for the delay; my Dad died. I spent late summer and fall with Mom and my brother and didn't get home until early November, which is also why you didn't see any hints of NaNoWriMo last year. I wanted to do NaNo but there was just nothing for me to work with, not even enough to really get a character or setting started, and absolutely no energy to write with, especially not with nearly a third of the month passed already. It hurt a bit to skip a year but not as much as trying and failing would have.

Anyway, I did actually get some crafty things done in the second half of last year. Many photos behind the cut. )
tephra: Close up of doll hands holding knitting in working position. (knitting)
The craft output of the last year has not been up to the usual level due to life events. I know I mentioned my mother's valve replacement surgery that was scheduled for last summer and ended up being last fall. What I didn't mention is the reason for the delay; my Dad died. I spent late summer and fall with Mom and my brother and didn't get home until early November, which is also why you didn't see any hints of NaNoWriMo last year. I wanted to do NaNo but there was just nothing for me to work with, not even enough to really get a character or setting started, and absolutely no energy to write with, especially not with nearly a third of the month passed already. It hurt a bit to skip a year but not as much as trying and failing would have.

Anyway, I did actually get some crafty things done in the second half of last year. Many photos behind the cut. )
tephra: Close up of doll hands holding knitting in working position. (knitting)
And knitting, of course. A lot of it for dolls.

Things have been... not that great, for the last couple months. Things will continue to be not fantastic for the next couple months at least. With that in mind, let's just focus on what I have been doing/can do that I enjoy.

Photos. So many photos. )

And outside the cut for being recent and pretty (in my opinion) some more crochet doll shoes.

I sent these to Kris for her MSD sized girls. I wanted to know if they would fit Planetdoll minis since I only have Resinsoul and Dollzone (old b45-002 body) dolls to fit things on. The answer is yes, but they could fit a bit better, so I have some tweaks in mind for my next attack of shoe making. Since you can't judge the scale here, the shoes are about 5.6 cm / 2.25 in long.

 Shriara's Flats Shriara's Wedges

That's five pairs I've made, a prototype and four test pairs with different sole styles (flats, wedges for flat feet using 3 and 4 layers of cork, and a 4 layer wedge for high heel feet). All that testing went into writing up a pattern up for sale.

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