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The vagaries of crafting

HELLO NEW BLOG SORRY

I’ve been riding my bike to work the past couple of weeks, which has greatly reduced my (normally subway-based) crafting time. The upshot of this is that I have much more time to think about bike-related crafts! To this end, I’ve purchased a LilyPad E-sewing kit from Sparkfun (they have excellent customer service, by the by) and am planning to make some highly visible accessories. WOO SAFETY.

Nevertheless, I’m current working on a pair of Coraline gloves and a pair of Pretty Lace Hand Warmers from the Purl Bee. I’ve been a little indecisive about the yarn choice for the handwarmers, and have actually made two, but in slightly different grey yarns. I think I’ve settled on one, though. INTRIGUE! STEIGH TOONED!

Here are some sweet progress shots of the handthings:

And one of two living room curtains that I made out of a sheet!

One of two living room curtains that I made from a sheet.

And for good measure, an atrocious calligraphy practice sheet!

Strictly for kicks, my new haircut and dumb face!

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FO: iTARDIS

See, thing is, ich bin ein Nerdlinger. Having recently finished the latest episodes of the current series of Doctor Who, I was bereft of an object of focus for my newfound love of Time Lords. There was a discussion of Doctor Who-themed needlecraft projects afoot in another corner of the internet, but I just couldn’t seem to find anything that I wanted to make.

But ho! Ravelry showed me the light of this TARDIS iPod cosy! Not only did I have an iPod that craved the warm, cushiony embrace of wool, but I also had a good deal of TARDIS-y blue, dangerously soft (think about it) leftover yarn. Life was a pretty sweet fruit.


Pattern: iTARDIS
Yarn: mostly leftover blue Cascade Dolce, scraps of black Caron Simply Soft and cream wool from a frogged sweater
Needles: size 1 DPNs
Modifications: different yarn, no embroidery as yet. I can’t figure out a way to make it look not-messy, so I doubt this will ever be graced with the words “Police Box.”
Ravelled: here