Thursday, November 27, 2008

Brought to you by the letter U

I'm trying out a new craft - embroidery!
I already had a hoop, originally bought to be a stencil fram
e. And I went and got some floss. Just look at the pretty :

The embroidery itself isn't really that difficult. Sure, my hands were killing me when I was done, but still, worth it.
I traced a letter from a dingbat font, called Old Car. The letter U was this cutie below. Don't ask me what king of car it is, I know as much about cars as I do about brain surgery.

I started with 6 strands of floss, then got smarter and separated it, to use only three. The entire image is done in backstitch. As you can see, I have some troubles with straight lines.

I'm planning on sewing some sort of pencil/cosmetics case out of it. Someday.

Quick Buttony sweater update: half a sleeve done, one and a half sleeve to go.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Buttony sweater

After many a days knitting, this is how far I got with my Buttony sweater. And then I stopped. I can't seem to find motivation to start the sleeves. Which is a damn shame, cause it's getting really cold and I could use a warm sweater.
Well, here it is, in all its unfinished glory. I did the buttons on every 16th row, which may prove to be a mistake once I try to wear it. It'll probably look weird.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

7 things

Incoknito tagged me to write 7 things about me.
  1. I will only buy cereals if they come with a toy inside. I'm such a child.
  2. I hate spiders. I dislike all insects, but spiders especially. I tend to scream if I see a really big one ;-)
  3. I'm addicted to TV shows. I watch a ton of them every week. It's affecting my knitting time.
  4. Large groups of people make me nervous.
  5. Impatience is my virtue ;-) I like things to be done fast, I don't like waiting.
  6. I love the smell of paperback books. I always smell a book before I buy it. Then I look around to check if anyone saw me do it ;-)
  7. I've only had one pet in my entire life. It was a goldfish I got for my 9th birthday. It jumped out its tank and died the very next day after I got it. I really want to get a cat one day, but the goldfish thing makes me question my pet-keeping abilities.
There, done. I'm not tagging anyone, cause it seems everyone had already done this meme.
As for knitting news, I'm working on a Buttony sweater for myself (who else). It's coming along rather slowly, but it's not like I'm going to be wearing it anytime soon. It's unbelievable warm outside, hard to believe it's November.