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finished object :: day of the dead crochet skull

So I apparently queued this up on Ravelry back in the fall of 2009. Only took, you know, three years go make one! But I did, and here it is:

[caption id=”” align=”aligncenter” width=”400”] Day of the Dead Crochet Skull[/caption]

It only took about fifteen minutes to make. I used some leftover Berroco Weekend and a G hook. Had to tweak it just a bit because the directions for attaching the eyes is, well, lacking in clarification. So my stitch count working around the eye sockets was off. But I crochet a lot so it was easy to adjust.

This is a gift being sent off to someone special in the very near future!

finish line :: something old, something new

I made it to the podium twice more since my last update. The first was a whim project, another Calorimetry. I used some old, awful Red Heart stash from what feels like forever ago. I love the color but hate the feeling of the yarn. So rough and squeaky …

[caption id=”” align=”aligncenter” width=”500”] Calorimetry[/caption]

My other finish was a WIP from a few months ago, Lungo. The only reason it took so long is because that much stockinette is really boring.

[caption id=”” align=”aligncenter” width=”500”] Lungo[/caption]

I have at least two other WIPs to work on, plus a few new projects I wanted to make, but I foolishly cast on for a yellow cropped cardi and can’t seem to put it down…

finish line :: chevron baby blanket

I have finally crossed the finish line for one of my WIPs Wrestling projects!

[caption id=”” align=”aligncenter” width=”500”] Chevron Baby Blanket[/caption]

Blue Sky Cotton in Lemongrass, Lemonade, Bone, Tulip, Drift, Sleet, and Graphite. 8mm 24” circular knitting needle by HiyaHiya. Made for a little baby boy up in Ohio. Once its washed it’ll be in the mail!

One down, lots more to go!

ravellenic games

Alright y’all, tomorrow is the big day. The Ravellenic Games begin! Hopefully everyone has buddied up with a team or two and has projects lined up and ready to go!

This year I have quite a few entrants into the WIPs Wrestling event. I have lots of old projects that need to get done. This is absolutely the perfect motivation to get some stuff done.

Back in September 2011 I started a Levenwick cardigan and got through most of the shoulder increases before I got tired of reverse stockinette stitch and moved on. But I want to make it to wear this fall/winter! It’s really a perfect piece for Austin winters.

[caption id=”” align=”aligncenter” width=”427”] Levenwick, photo © Brooklyn Tweed[/caption]

My Levenwick, for Team HCW.

Queue it up here:

This Color Bar Afghan from Happy Hooker has been in the works for a while. I’ve made all the squares and need to assemble it and weave in ends. Which takes forever.

[caption id=”” align=”aligncenter” width=”448”] Color Bar Afghan, © megaknits on Ravelry[/caption]

My blanket, for Team HCW.

This Chevron Baby Blanket is a free pattern from the Purl Bee, and being me, I set it aside for smaller projects. And now the baby that it’s for is a member of society. So I should finish it! And I will!

[caption id=”” align=”aligncenter” width=”342”] My colors for the Chevron Baby Blanket[/caption]

My baby blanket, for Team HCW.

The last is something I’ve picked away at, and should be able to finish very soon! Lungo is a stockinette cowl made out of a highly textured yarn called Nanuk by Berroco. I can’t wait to finish it and wear it, like, all the time.

[caption id=”” align=”aligncenter” width=”336”] Lungo, photo © Berroco[/caption]

My Lungo, by Team HCW.

And then I have a few new projects that I’d like to tackle and hope to finish for the Ravellenic Games. The one I’m most excited about is Gauss by Berroco. It’s knit up in Linsey, a linen/cotton blend. It’s got some geometric shapes and a relatively simple construction. I’m in.

[caption id=”” align=”aligncenter” width=”302”] Gauss, photo © Berroco[/caption]

My Gauss, for Team TARDIS in the Sweater Triathlon.

This one is a gift I want to make for a friend of mine … a crocheted Dalek!

[caption id=”” align=”aligncenter” width=”234”] Dalek, photo © aahhh on flickr[/caption]

My Dalek, for Team TARDIS in the Toy Toss and Synchronized Stash Busting events, as well as British Cricket and the tardisLOCK challenge.

I’ll also be designing a filet crochet tote bag for Team HCW for the Bag-n-Tote Backstroke. This one is the one I consider a stretch, seeing as I have to make up a chart and figure the whole pattern out. But using it for the Ravellenic Games will help me get started!

7 things … I’m being ambitious, as always. But I think I can get a lot done! Hopefully all the while watching LOTS of Doctor Who

crochet love :: batman

I don’t know if I can put into words how much I love this.

Inspired by the Gotham City Impostors toys, Emjay Bailey of Nerdigurumi cooked up this incredibly adorable, squishy, stubby, and so awesome Batman crochet pattern. I need this in my life!

Queue it up!