Monday, May 26, 2008

Stitch by Stitch Images - Issue 3

Now this one is a little less cute and more an idea of what not to crochet. It's bulky and unflattering. What I found interesting is the pose, which is really quite modern, as the model appears to be pretending to talk on her mobile around 1979 according to the copyright at the front of the magazine.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Woven Bookmarks

I made one of these bookmarks for my mum for mothers day (yes, it's posted a little late!) but ended up with enough warp length to turn the loom around and weave another (shorter) bookmark from the other end.

And I'm finally using up some of my novelty yarn which I bought because the price was really good, and it looked nice in the ball but it's a challenge to make look nice in a project.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Completed Wisp

Hooray, I've finished my Wisp. Once I got into it, the knitting wasn't too bad, so I'm probably going to try and knit some more projects in the future.

It's from the Knitty pattern Wisp, made with some random mohairy like op-shop yarn which I think is acrylic.
Here's a picture of it all spread out blocking on my new blocking mat.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Stitch by Stitch Images - Issue 2

Here's the first of the images from the enormous collection of magazines I showed you recently. This one's from Stitch by Stitch issue 2 and is actually quite a cute project - a little denim place mat with a pocket.

I promise there will be more amusing photos coming up, but not everything in these is hideous and I do need to have a balance.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Weaving Fun

Yes, it's another ebay purchase but I think it's the last for the moment (maybe). It's an Eolia loom. Yay! Loomy fun.

I think I need to get the expansion kit bits because at the moment the length of whatever I can weave is fairly short.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Magazine Holders

I've got loads of mismatched magazine holders so I've started making them look a bit prettier by covering in the pages of old books, which also means I can co-ordinate them with other stuff (once I get round to recovering that too).

Just a small and easy project.

Monday, May 05, 2008

More ebay purchases

So here's some more stuff I bought off ebay - old craft magazines! It's almost all of the first 66 issues of Stitch by Stitch which has knitting, crochet, sewing and a little bit of embroidery and tends to cover techniques and then has projects where you can apply the techniques. It's from the late 70s and some of the projects are fairly amusing. I'm going to post some of the images up so you can all enjoy them as much as I have!

(This isn't all of them but close enough!)

Friday, May 02, 2008

Ebay Purchases

Does anyone else have ebay phases where you go and buy a load of stuff and then have quite a long break without even looking on ebay? I've just had one of those phases (I may or may not be at the end of it), and this package was first to arrive.

I've also been really interested in the weaving buzz that seems to be going on now, and so now I can do some weaving (on a small scale!). It's wonderful that these Weave-It's were in their original packaging and I especially love the target audience (particularly the last one - not quite sure what it refers to, but can it really have been complimentary?)