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The vagaries of crafting


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!



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