Here is a picture of the Coca-Cola one I made for her full of basil:
Archive for April, 2007
Yesterday should have been “wear your Prairie Schooner T-shirt day”.
Click to enlarge. Pictured: Myself (blue print co-designer), and Kelly Grey Carlisle (blue print co-designer). The Kooz designed the pink print one. Sorry those are sold out!
Tyrone and I were going to see the David Lynch movie, Inland Empire, when we met Kelly and Ben sponsoring a study lounge near campus. It seems we don’t take enough pictures of people, and when I say “we” I mean most of the people I know. I’m always taking pictures of crafts or fun-looking objects, and Tyrone likes his mask pictures. So this was our chance to take a picture of real, living, people! Ben was even experimenting with his new camera.
The bad news: The Ross Movie Theater moved the showing of Inland Empire from 7:15 to 9pm (without updating the website) so we didn’t see it.
The guidelines from the Craftivity book are sort of fast and lose.
It gives you guidelines for making circles and spirals with cotton yarn.
Here is one from the Pending Sanity blog.
I used some acrylic, and crochet semi-lose, so some of the circles didn’t lay flat. When that happened, I decided just to make it random wedge textured.
Closest (wedge detail):
Maybe I should joing the FittedKnits Knit Along? It has some good ideas for decreasing the 5-inch turtleneck to a 2/3-inch neckline since it is a sleveless spring/summer top.
On Saturday, we worked on the yard. Here is the backyard, pre-transformation:
The newest issue of CRAFT has an article about constructing fences. I had many sprouting potatoes, and wished to plant some. The littler garden I made wasn’t so much a raised bed to plant into, but a bed where I can mound the soil better as the potatoes grow. Here is the front view, crocheting twine to hold up the fence:
After a few hours of fence construction, I ran out of straight logs and energy. Bricks were supplemented for the other sides of the wall. Tyrone uprooted a brick pathway in the front yard because the cottonwood tree had already uprooted it halfway. It was a good re-use of bricks. It would have been fun to have a totally surrounded stick fence.
I re-planted some herbs in the corner.
BONUS TYRONE PICTURE: unthatching the lawn with his new metal rake (he broke my plastic one):
Sarah and I chaperoned the Pride Prom on Friday night. Everyone should have to volunteer to look after teenagers, and deal with them face-to-face at least once.
When chaperoning, you should either dress like a character from the Mary Tyler More Show or Falcon Crest:
Energize at Super Taco:
Remember your take-charge strut:
Overall we had a good time working the door. Met some nice teachers and administrators. It was good to see students taking advantage of the alternative prom.
Coming up tomorrow: crocheting in the garden? Believe it!
Started on a baby blanket for a friend this weekend. Usually the baby blankets I make are rows and rows of half double crochet. This time I’m taking a clue from the new Craftivity book . The book has exact instructions for many projects, but I enjoy how it sprinkles hints and ideas, and lets you take the ball and roll with it.
The pattern, by Callie Janoff (minister in the Church of Craft), consists of a number of concentric circles, regular spirals, and irregular spirals which all asymetrically come together in the end.
We just found out that our friend is having a boy. I usually like to make babies non-gender-specific colored blankets (usually yellow or green). In this case,I had some really fun blue yarn that would work for this pattern.
No pictures of the blanket yet. I’ll have updates tomorrow. Instead I’ll leave you with some bits of crochet that I may or may not be related to. (I’ll have to check with Mary Lou.) The orange embroidery floss looks familiar. These are TINY lace-like crochet swatches.
Finally, going to see David Sedaris tonight at the Lied Center. His sister Amy is a great comedienne and craftster. For Sarah’s birthday, I got herthe 70s-fab craft book that Amy wrote. It is SUPER FUNNY.