Why do stitches have to drop and complicate my life and make me want to dieee

Why do stitches have to drop and complicate my life and make me want to dieee

The Third

Hey guys, I know it’s been a bit, but I have awesome stuff to share to make up for my neglect! I’ll do better, I promise. Anyway, I was really hoping that my bf for forever, Joey, would be home from work in time to model my creations, as he has been known to do on occasion, here’s him rocking a hippie-forest-hemp-headband when I went through that phase:

If you look closely there are not only leaves and vines woven into that beauty but also a sunflower and a small bird. One of my finest works. Unfortunately for us all he is not here, so I’m going to have to suffice. I have two finished projects to share, one is a hat and the other is a pretty epic scarf, both patterns came from Ravelry. The hat pattern is called “The Original and Oversized Beehive Beret Hat” by Diane Serviss (I affectionately refer to it as the “Amy” hat, RIP, girl) and the scarf is called “Medusa Loop Scarf” by Leah Coccari-Swift. I loved both of these patterns and encourage everyone to check them out. So without further ado:

So that’s me if anyone’s curious, but more importantly check out that winter gear! Here’s my awkward bathroom mirror attempt at a close up of the hat:

and here’s a successful close up of the scarf:

Keep in mind that baby is wrapped around my neck three times, so it’s no joke. It’s huge and bulky and comfy and wonderful. Moving ever onwards here my current WIP:

This is another scarf and I’m using the Moss and Bluebell Pocket Scarf by the always lovely Stephanie Dosen at Tiny Owl Knits. I’m in love with this pattern it’s so cute and I love the little bluebell details. Here’s my attempt at a close up of that:

I’m really excited about this one and I think it’s going to turn out to be super cute. I know last time I said I was working on a cowl, but as it started to take shape I felt like it was too thinly structured to suit my purposes so it went to the project graveyard in the sky and I’m going to reuse the yarn for something else. 

Okay, I’ve been having another brainstorm and I wondered what you guys think. Obviously winter accessories are very important for the homeless shelter, but I was thinking that it might be nice to make a few amigurumi teddy bears for the children who are there with their parents. Do you guys think that would be appropriate? They’d just be simple, cute little toys. Well, that’s what’s been going on in these parts. Next update will be a lot sooner, I pinky swear!

xx

kinase said: a scarf a week! that's pretty hardcore imo o_o best of luck, i'm excited to see what you make!

Thanks! I’m so scatterbrained it’s been kind of a challenge to focus, but I’ve finished some stuff I’m pretty excited about that I’m gonna post tonight.

Deviations

I’ve had a cell phone since I was fourteen and in these eight years I swear it, coupled with my ipod and macbook, have destroyed my attention span. I also console myself when I fail abysmally at something which requires analytic thought and attention, simple algebra por exemplo, by assuring myself that I am an artist and my swirling creative thoughts cannot be tamed (unless I want to watch a movie, or methodically search google images or wikipedia until I find that one factoid I cannot live without). Along with being an “artist” comes a fickle heart, which brings me to the point at hand. 

I truly intended for my first scarf to be the standard fruit roll up shape and idea, but then I was browsing Ravelry and I happened upon a cowl pattern that I fell in love with, and my plans changed. I’m also going through a bit of a circular needle obsession, so this pattern is basically everything I want in a pattern. If I could marry it, would I? Maybe. Anyway, this is the yarn I’m going to use:

I’ll post some WIP pics later once I get going, but now I really want to talk about all the (2) amazing ideas I had yesterday. Everyone loves jersey fabric right? So I had this great idea to cut down t-shirts and roll the fabric into yarn and use it to make a blue ombre type scarf. These are the shirts I gathered from St. Vincent DePaul thrift store the other day:

I think I’m going to need more t shirts so I’m going to wait until the Scout one dollar sale to pick up a few more. Also, I’m sure everyone is familiar with the uber popular galaxy print trend, personally I love it and would be completely fine living in a polyamorous relationship with it and my cowl pattern, and I really want to figure out how to achieve the same effect with yarn, and possibly selective bleaching? I don’t know, I’m babbling. 

Anyway, that’s what going on I’m really excited to start my cowl, if you haven’t noticed, so I’m going to go work on that and I’ll post some gratuitous WIP pics of later. 

xx

In the Beginning

 So the thing about my personality is that it gets a little obsessive. Sometimes it works to my benefit, like two years ago when I decided I wanted to learn how to knit and crochet, and I obsessed and taught myself through a mixture of google tutorials and sassy pattern books. Then I got good, and I wanted to make everything under the sun, which requires a lot of yarn. This desire to possess all the yarn in the world combined with a disposable income and a boyfriend that can’t say no resulted in this ungodly stash:

                                      

 I realized that somewhere along the way I lost all self-control and now I need to purge this closet before I end up on some unfortunate TLC show. So I had the idea to make one scarf a week until it gets cold here in Omaha, so around the beginning of October, and then donate them to a local homeless shelter, The Sienna Francis House. My goal is to make 15 scarves and if I finish early a few weeks maybe throw in some hats or gloves. I’m really excited about this idea because I can work on my favorite hobby and help others in the process. 

My scarves are going to be:

  • roughly 60 inches long
  • colorful
  • a mix of knitting and crochet (not in the same scarf)
  • my babies

I’ve had issues being pleased with the fringe on scarves I’ve made in the past, so I’m going to have to find a way to reconcile that, but I’m optimistic. I think this is going to be so much fun. 

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And when I’m done I can get more yarn. 

xx

My name is Emma. Each week I will create a scarf out of shapeless yarn using needles and hooks. When it gets cold here in Omaha I will donate my amassed scarves to the Sienna Francis House, a homeless shelter. My goal is to finish 15 scarves by the first week of October. This is where I will document my endeavors and misadventures with charity.

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