Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Babette complete, and delivered!

Babette complete
Babette complete, and delivered in Paris to The Baby! It was great to crochet, but those endless ends, and endless seams- less so..... I love the color mix. The Baby seems to like it. My sister-in-law says she likes it. You are all so kind to give such great feedback and I am humbled by the comparisons to Klimt. I have a way to go here... I would never have gotten into it without the help of Barbara, and the famous knit-play-date in May 07... And now, I can relax and go back to my knitting...
At last, at the final destination

Babettes Blanket from Interweave Crochet, Spring 2006
- 3.0 mm
- mostly Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino (KPPPM)
Started May 07, Finished May 08.

Some suggestions:
  1. Don’t “cut corners!" make sure your squares are square!
  2. Leave long tails when you finish a square for joining. that way you can weave in ends and join.
  3. Don’t join when sleepy….
  4. When joining a large section, start at the center, and work in 2 directions. its more even.
  5. Use a blocking board! I could never have done it without one.
  6. At Martha's suggesion, I pinned the sections to an old sheet and thus was able to take it off the floor, “for the duration……” Genius!!
  7. Colors are fun!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Not tonight Babette!

10 sections are done, but the border will have to wait till tomorrow. Its real close.... But one of the things I have learned, is not to craft when sleepy. Thanks for your cheers. The quilt of many colors. Liz says Kaffe Fasset/Brandon Mably have a theory that if you aren't sure if your colors work, add 10 more. I sure did.....
dry well my squares.........

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I think I can! I think I can! I think I can!

I am obsessed with putting the Babette puzzle together. No sleep, no food, no laundry, just the "Puzzle." There is A LOT of sewing here. That is the nature of the project, and now that it is almost done, and I have to finish it by May 22 to take it to my brother's baby for Memorial Day weekend, I am obsessed with finishing it. I think I can do it. I am also thinking about a thin soft cotton lining. If I find the right fabric.
Here is some of the process. Layout of the almost 150 pieces. At Martha's (blogless) suggestion, I pinned the sections to an old sheet and thus was able to take it off the floor, "for the duration......" Genius!! I also have to block severely, since I am not a very neat crocheter. As I get to next section (#7 coming up) I make sure it will match. I block the sections before joining. it is fun when it works perfectly, for all other situations- there's improvising.....
There are many many colors here. I just hope my sister in law will like it.....

I think I can!
genius!the mystery of the scrolls.....

section 7 coming up

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Feeling just dandy!

feeling just dandy........
Gentleman's Fancy Sock by Nancy Bush
Needles: Addi US 1 / 2.5 mm
Yarn: Zitron Trekking (XXL)
Colorway: 146
Almost all of 1 skeins = my skein was only 94g out of the promised 100g, not sure why.
I knit them longer (love) and no pattern at the foot.
I don't like how it bulks up the sock in the shoe.
Bottom line: Happy Feet!!!

that way or