Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WIP Progress: Purple Shiney Card Bag

Well I'm almost done with the card bag, and I've managed to make the "Bag End" (Tolkien reference) rectangular-ish:
As you can see, I've completed the liner as well, and it's also rectangular-ish. Here's where I've hit a major snag. I mean Major Snag. Are you ready?

I cannot do the kitchener stitch. I just don't get it. At all. I mean, I understand what the point is, but not how to get there. Since this bag is rectangular at the bottom, I can't just decrease the liner in the round, nor do the 3-needle bindoff without it being really visible inside the bag. I. Am. Stuck.

I guess I'll have to head to my LYS this weekend and get someone to show me. The real challenge is not to get distracted by all the pretty new yarns there and forget about the whole "kitchener stitch" fiasco.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

FO: Black Dice Bag

This is another dice bag for my oldest, made with Lana Grossa Fragolux color 317:

Forest for scale ;-)

This yarn was originally intended to be the liner for the black and white dice bag I made him, but since that one was sufficiently thick, he opted for a second dice bag instead.

Monday, August 29, 2011

WIP: Warhammer 40k Chaos Marines

Yes, I picked the Chaos Marines for my Warhammer 40K army. I've been trying to figure out what colors to paint them. The black and old gold color scheme on the box is okay, but I like green, so I think I've decided on this:

I'm planning on painting the bases according to what unit they're in and what weapon they're holding; because unlike Pathfinder, in Warhammer 40K, what weapon your minis carry matters. That's something that will take a little getting used to.

Here are the Mad Painter's Notes; the colors in the pics are a bit off, so if you have these colors from Reaper Minis you'll be able to tell more accurately what it looks like:

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Yarnblob: Highly Localized Yarnbombing

This flowering cactus is located on the window ledge behind our large kitchen sink, so I had to lean way over and use really long chopsticks (the kind used for cooking noodles) to place the yarn in that position. Yarnbombing is hazardous work!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Take Two and Call Me in the Morning

Note: Taking Wood Elf and Ork at the same time is contraindicated for those with Lawful alignments.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Fall Comes Early - I wish

These are actually plastic trees to which my Hubby is going to glue green flocking; ultimately they'll be used for our Pathfinder games. I'm not sure how those few ended up in the chair, but I suspect feline interference.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

WIP: Card Bag

This is going to be a card bag for a friend of mine; the coloration isn't great in the pic because the photo was taken with my phone at work:
The yarns are:
Outer layer (on needles): GGH Gigolo, color 2
Inner layer (in high-tech anti-yarnblob device in the back): Louisa Harding Jasmine in color 29

I'll take better pics when it's finished. Meanwhile, the challenge has been to make it rectangular rather than round as for dice. I haven't quite figured out the bottom yet but I've got a few more inches of knitting before I have to know what I'm doing.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

FO: Black & White Dice Bag

Made for my oldest, using Online Linie 14 Cedro, color 101:

The nice thing about ribbon yarns is that they don't really need a liner, so I didn't make one.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

She Has Been Assimilated

I've mentioned my non-blogging friend a time or two in past posts. At long last, I talked her into getting her very own blog! Woohoo! She can be found at Trefot Stitches.

Yep, she has been assimilated :-)