November 6, 2010

The Buko is Not Quite a Buko

So my first ever conceived softie is a buko.  Or a young/tender green coconut you cut open, stick a straw through the hole and drink.  So far I have my paper mock up, pattern pieces and fabric that looks way too light for buko.  I’m contemplating looking for a darker green or just going with the lighter one. Bleh.
Now the question is, if I get new fabric should it be solid or a patterned green?  And I still haven’t figured out how to do the straw.

November 3, 2010

Yet again…

I have bought two more craft books :p
In another update, I wanted to crochet something in my かわいいレース編み (Let’s Knit series はじめてかんたんできちゃった!) book.  I was thinking either a cup/glass/mug cover or a cozy for my Japanese tea mug.  I have some garish orange yarn previously purchased at what was formerly a San Diego Daiso, but I didn’t have any hooks so I had to go out and buy my teeny tiny hooks.  For some reason the JoAnn’s near me don’t carry hooks small hooks.  They did have a .90mm one that I bought (!!!)  I was thinking I could try to finish up a tablecloth into my dotage and ultimately die by stabbing my eyes with it and bleeding to death.
I ended up buying two hooks at what was formerly a San Diego Daiso and two at my LYS.
and completely unrelated, but kinda not, are these things that I found hanging around my room.
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October 23, 2010

Been a While

So yeah, I haven’t exactly been keeping up with my updates /understatement.  I’ve been busy getting my life in to order, and thankfully that I’ve been able to incorporate crafting into it :D

One of the things that happened is the hiatus (yet again) of my Godmother Shawl I dropped some stitches and had no idea how to pick them up.  To be specific they were “sl 1 k2tog psso” stitches and I figured it was a nice time to learn how to pick those up, just in case.  Turns out my lys person just fixed it for me while I wasn’t paying attention :/ lol.

Something else I’ve been doing, I’ve seemed to have acquired a collection of Japanese craft books and I have no idea if I’m even going to get around to doing anything in them.  Anyone who crochet’s seriously knows Japanese patterns are probably the most modern, cute, and wearable today patterns anywhere.  They also tend to be in the small hook sizes.  Unfortunately I’ve been mostly shopping at BookOFF and crochet patterns for clothes are rare, most of the ones I’ve found are dated :(

What I do have are miscellaneous crafty books and two books my brother brought over from Okinawa when he went to visit some friends.  I asked for an amigurumi book but he misunderstood and bought me a doily book and a felt gurumi’s.