First attempt on paper piecing, was going well until major careless mistake. Faaaaail.
Knitted penguin sweater and crocheted baby cardigan, drying.
Finally finished the baby quilt! Yep, hand quilted!
Made ‘em pretzel rolls
I do not usually reblog stuff since I want to keep this the “my works” page, but I’m going to share this!
Here’s my short for Titmouse’s annual 5-Second Day Film Festival!
When you animate crazy magic robots and the like and all day sometimes it’s good to change things up and get a little serious.
So here it is!
I did this for the “5 second day” at the studio we had on 2/14, and finished it off during the long weekend.
I KNOW IT ISN’T ONLY ME WHO FEEL THIS WAY EVERY TIME!! I’m talking to you, you fellow knitters out there!
Have fun AND be frugal? Yes please! This is why crafting rocks. Made one of them pillows. Underneath: security blanket I made with extra squishy minky fabric and flannel.
Right: sleeping sack. Gonna make a blue one too!
That moment of “yay” when you finish a section with just the right amount of yarn left.
call-me-pixie asked: I'm not sure if you answer run of the mill knitting questions, but here goes: any time I do ribbing it's really loose, but my general knitting is pretty tight, so how do I fix this?
No worries! Anything I could help :)
I think the best way to go about this is to try swatching (i’m sure you’ve heard this before but for those who haven’t, it is where you test-knit a square to see what the particular needle/yarn combo will look like, before you start the project. It is advised to wash and dry these squares to see how the yarn acts after washing, and see if there are any shrinking or stretching that you should expect) with different needles.
Say if the ribbing requires #7 and the other part requires #8.
Try using #6 or #5 or even smaller needles without changing the yarn, and see which one feels right to you.
As for the other parts, try the completely opposite and try #9, #10 or larger needles and see till you get the looseness you like.
Since every yarn acts differently even when kitted with same size needle (same the other way around too, same yarn could give different results with different needles of same size depending on the material etc), generally you’re suppose to do this ‘gauge swatching’ every time you knit anything and especially when you use a handspun yarn, but I’m lazy so I don’t do it all the time. And yes, I have regretted many times too XD but once you find your ‘Ok, I need to go x size down for ribbing and y size larger for other stuf’, you’d have a better idea of what needles you should try first :)
Also strictly speaking, your tightness/looseness goes through constant changes since even mood effects gauges, but once you block the finished project, the difference is small enough you won’t notice :)
Hope this helps!
do my fist
"AZ’s Half-hearted ANIMATED Comic"
I will post it when it is done!
Oh strange, did I not post this? I thought i had.
A while ago, my husband sent me a random doodle of a dinosaur (yes, this happens quite often).
I was particularly taken by this one so I really wanted to make something with it.
I must practice appliqué, I am still not comfortable with it, but I like how it turned out!
Going to finish the unfinished sweater by a friend’s grandmother!