Saturday, April 01, 2006

Man. Knittapalooza has me working hard.
Today I won an award for a charcoal drawing I did in Drawing one. I got the Dean's award and $250. So thats nice it'll all go toward Bonneville. I am determined to make it there. I am just $350 away... Well really only about $300. The plane tickets are going to be the most expensive part. Oh well I am totally determined to go.

I finished my cowboy hat on Monday this past week and took pictures.

It was alot of fun to make and went suprisingly quickly. This was my first real crochet project and I bought the yarn Saturday and finished it Monday. Pretty crazy.

I finished my Alicia jacket from the Rowan Big Wool book today. It fits great although the pattern calls for a zipper and I keep getting everyone telling me "no no don't put in a zipper it looks lovely with out it and it'd be easier to dress it up with out one" so now I am going to wait on a zipper. Need to debate it a bit longer. For anyone knitting the pattern I will say that I think that picture was being a bit crafty because when you follow the directions for installing the collar it leaves some nasty gaps (they are totally fixable) on the front panel sections. I just wove the holes together so it looked normal but I was a bit annoyed with the fact that it did that and that it appears that they had the same problem and just covered it up with the models hair. Still the jacket is lovely and very charming.

Made some vynil bracelts with multiple friends this week. they are jsut so easy and fun to make its hard not to whip the up. Here's one I gave to my friend joy.

I think that about covers it. Well I am off to craft some more.


Mouse said...

Holy crap.. that is a GREAT HAT! Where is the pattern from? I used to crochet but don't anymore since knitting sucked me in a few years ago.. but that hat is way cute. Great job!

Elspeth said...

I love the hat too!