Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bleached Cotton Yarn

 So after seeing my friend Lizzy bleach some cotton yarn I decided that I wanted to try too!!

First I started with a half skein of this super bright orange I had, I forgot to take a before shot, but I did have the washcloth I'd made with the original color...Lucky me! So it started out as this garish orange, and when I bleached it it turned into this very pretty orange and cream color. I was SO happy!!!




After balling it up I decided to make coasters for my teapot and cup. :D then with the remaining yarn I worked up into a set for my mom as well. It's a really great colors, I love the variegated look. 

Since I had such good results with the first try I went out and bought some pink and purple cotton. I had some yellow already so decided to throw that in as well. 


The purple dyed really well, and had a slight ombre look to it. The pink however, as soon as it touched the bleach water it started fading and before I could pull it out the bleach had sucked most of the color out. I'm not really pleased with the result of it. 

I haven't made anything with these yet, but I will soon I think. I might experiment with making water toys for summer, but instead of filling them with cotton stuff them with kitchen sponges instead. Who knows...it might work!

Sole Fide
Bliss



Friday, April 25, 2014

Crochet Hook Case

So, since my mom gave me clay covered hooks for christmas my hooks no longer fit into my store bought case. I was fooling around with a new stitch the other day, a double V stitch and after making a random swatch with the gray I was like, oooh this would be PERFECT for a case. So I started over, made it longer and viola! I did ten rows of gray and five rows of the deep pink (Yes, it's pink and not red)
Then when that was done I made the front panel. It was five rows if pink and three of the gray. Then I crocheted the edges to the larger panel. Then came the tedious part. I started with my largest hook and placed it behind the panel and started sewing it in with the gray yarn so it looks seamless. I did this for each hook, so each hook has it's own slot that's just big enough and tight enough for it's matching hook. I was so glad to be done with it lol.

Here you can see it hanging on the wall, and my wall of geek. Oh and Data and Geordi approving of my great crochet skills yo!
 Here is all laid out with my little manicure turned sewing kit tucked into the remaining space after the hooks were sewn in.  (Seriously, I bought that manicure set for $2 and took all the tools out and it now holds my needles, bobby pin stitch markers and scissors. Best idea ever)
Folded up and ready for travel! I think I did awesomely...just saying. Although I don't think Commander Riker is impressed much.


Can you guys tell I really like Star Trek? Sadly, I finished the last season of Star Trek: The next generation the day I finished this. :( I'm so sad... I've been trying to watch Deep Space Nine, but I haven't been able to get into it...it makes me sad! DS9 was my mom's favorite one because of Commander Sisko I'll keep watching it, but if it doesn't get more interesting for me I'll have to watch something else to get my sci-fi fix.

What do you guys watch or do while you crochet or craft?

Sole Fide
Bliss

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Giveaway Bear and Washcloths

So! I finally finished the bear for the giveaway and he finally arrived! So I can post him!  He went a lot better than the one before and the ear spacing did change the entire look. I'm so happy he arrived safely.
Because of the wait and time it took to get it sent off I decided to work up a few washcloths for Emily too. :D




King of the washcloths!
Teddy!

A treble (US) and V stitch cloth
Solid Granny square
V stitch
All stacked up and ready to ship!



















































I hope everyone's doing well!

Sole Fide
Bliss

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

She's here!!!

Happeh dance!


My Great-Niece, Kayli, is finally here!!! Please enjoy a couple of photos of one of God's newest miracles guys!!! Also, this so makes my mom a Great-Grandmother...which amuses me so much. :D