February 10, 2011

I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts

Umm, let me amend that, I’ve Got a Single Abnormal Buko, heh.  I suppose it was a much too ambitious plan for me to do for my own made up sewing project.  Way too many curves and way too many modifications :/  I hope when I get more proficient at sewing and can come back to this one and perfect it much more so I can at least not feel embarrassed to give one away :D lol.
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1. Buko 1, 2. Buko 2, 3. Buko 3, 4. CAT!!

For one thing it’s as crooked and well it CROOKED Dx.  Maybe if I didn’t mess with the segments so much, I think it would have been much better to have gone with felt all the way but I wanted to try fabric, again, ambitious.  You can’t really tell on the pictures, but the crooked contributed to the lopsidedness.
I’ll try again when I get around to buying some felt :D

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February 7, 2011

Mom’s booties: update

So since my mother hasn’t been wearing her house shoes I decided to try them out.  I opted not to line them before I gave them to her because, judging by the scrap fabric I had on hand, I thought everything would be too bulky to line them.  I had already deviated and used a hook size too small since I had yarn too big and thought that would compensate, plus my mom has small feet.  But alas, it came out perfect, too perfect to line.

So back to me trying the booties on, we have tile downstairs, except for two rooms with carpet and the odd rug or two scattered around.  Whenever I walk on the tile it hurts the bottom of my feet.  Maybe because its the wool, or homespun, or Lion Brand, or even most likely the crochet structure, but it hurt my feet to wear.  If you can imagine walking on marbles, well it wasn’t that bad, more like marbles covered in wool (o_o sounds bad lol).  So lining it is!

Next project:  Bootie Lining 8D  Something thin enough so there’s no bulk, but cushiony enough to cushion (heh).  I’m not sure I have enough scraps around the house since I barely sew, but I’ll try different fabrics out till I can give them back to my mommy :)

BTW I don't mean to turn you off of the idea of using wool, there are a lot of different wool yarns out there and some are super soft and feel like butter :3  The yarn I'm using for my shawl is wool superwash and its super soft and doesn't scratch or itch at all and I have sensitive skin.  Although I supposed, depending on where you live, nice quality wool might be hard to come by...

::eta:: I had to clear up some confusingness on my post and add stuff I left out.