Wednesday, September 14, 2011

FO: More Lembas Bread Stripey Socks

Okay, so I like stripey socks. More specifically, I like knitting socks because it's a project that travels well and doesn't really require sewing. What's not to like?

Saturday, September 3, 2011

WIP: Reaper Paint Caddy Dividers

My Hubby and I have the entire line of Master Series Paints from Reaper Minis (yes, I mean all 216 colors, not counting the duplicates we have), which came in 3 paint caddies. At any given time, there are numerous bottles of paint in use on one craft desk or another (my oldest has at least 50 out just in his area). When that happens, the paints left in the caddies tend to slide around and get out of order, which makes it more difficult to find a particular color or triad of colors. It's also hard to see what the color in the bottle is when you're looking down at the cap. The caddies come with removable dividers but you can't put as many paints in if the dividers are in place, and the bottles still won't stay upside-down.

My solution, of course, involves yarn. In this case, yarn and plastic mesh, cut into strips and sewn into a ladder-like configuration. I've gotten one of the caddies almost completed:
Row 1 complete: so much easier to see what color it is when the bottle is inverted!

Note 3rd row where some paints are missing but the bottles stay in place.  Boo-yah!

Here's where I messed up and put a "step" on the wrong side:
I got distracted by the pretty colors.

I haven't decided if it's worth putting smaller versions in the fixed pockets near the front of the caddies, but I probably will since I still want them inverted. The bottles don't clog any more than they normally do when stored right-side up. Since they normally clog regardless, I keep a straight pin handy for clearing them.

Friday, September 2, 2011

FO: Flying Mint Bunny

I managed to finish the pieces for the flying mint bunny and even sew them together (this is an accomplishment because I hate sewing knitting), so here he is in all his minty green glory:

Here he is with the recipient, my older daughter:

Apparently he rides on the head of the manga character he hangs around

He is well loved

In the interest of my never having to knit a flying mint bunny again, the pattern is available free here.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

WIP: Flying Mint Bunny

My older daughter talked me into trying to knit her a "flying mint bunny" (a character from an Anime show about which I know zero) to use at A-Fest or A-Con or whatever A-thing is happening in Dallas this weekend. Thus far, I have most of the pieces knitted:
No, the Yarnblob on the left is not a part of the final piece.
I've got 1.5 legs left to make and then the assembly and a face. So, that begs the question: which one is the lucky rabbit's foot?

Once this thing is complete, I will be happy to write up and post the pattern if anyone is interested.