Monday, November 29, 2010

Sale on Etsy!

Now through December 12, I am offering FREE SHIPPING on every item in my Etsy Store, Gypsy Cat Crafts!  Check out all my hand crafted items at  Happy Holidays everyone!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Crochet Snowflake Ornaments

I finished writing down the patterns for my three snowflake ornaments. Now I just need to get it posted on here! One step at a time. I'm very excited to get the pictures into my crochet/knit diary. I really need to start keeping up on it. It's more fun to create something than to write it down but I think I will really like the finished product!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Just another manic Thursday!

I went to my first meeting of the local knitting group last night. I was surprised that there were so many ladies there! Even a couple of crocheters! Someone asked my what method of knitting I was doing and I had to say "I use the crochet method of knitting." I learned to crochet long before I learned to knit so it was so much easier for me to use my left hand to hold the yarn. I am not a typical "picker" though, as I direct the yarn with my left index finger rather than the needle in my right hand. This way I can switch from knitting to purling really quickly with a flick of my finger. I didn't realize I was so unique until last night. Now I feel all warm and fuzzy!

Anyway, I love looking at the projects everyone is working on. I saw a couple of gorgeous sweaters that made me really jealous. The lady next to me was knitting some beautiful tie-dye socks! I was working on a fuzzy scarf in the round where I am alternating between sections of knitting and crochet. I discovered a new way to bind off with my crochet hook too that I may be using with other projects!

Oh! I forgot the most exciting thing! The picture on this page of Lily in her lovely dress I knitted, will be displayed in the shop over the yarn that I used. Very cool!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Knit Flowergirl Dress!

I'm finally getting around to posting the knit flowergirl dress I made for my brother's wedding in October. This lovely little dress is inspired by a pattern on I had to make some alterations because Lilybug is so skinny. I also changed the shoulders to add flower beads for buttons. She was so adorable and the dress got many compliments.
I love the fair isle strips. Next time I will try to figure out how to better hold the different yarns. When I was doing this I had two fingers going, one holding each color. Boy, were my hands sore afterwards! But it was so worth it!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday again...

Monday just comes too darn quickly. I would really like another day to just sit and crochet. Don't you hate it when work gets in the way of what you really want to do?! I'm in the middle of 3 or 4 different things right now. Ran out of yarn for one, didn't like the colors for another, just slow going for a third.

Gypsy was an absolute nutball yesterday. Everything became a toy for her. After she attempted to pull a whole skein of yarn out of my coffee table, she started pulling things off the top to bat around. Then she would get overstimulated and run up and down the hall with her tail curled like the flying monkeys from "The Wizard of Oz". I wonder what the neighbors think when she plasters herself against the sliding glass doors with her ears back and wails. Anyway, after a couple hours of that, she found my papisan chair and conked out. I could hear her snoring across the room. Not bad for an 8 1/2 year old 7 lb kitty.

To D0's this week: Finish sweater with just bought yarn. List hat and scarf set on etsy. Finish just started scarf. Decide on pattern for needle-felting red scarf.