Thursday, 5 September 2013

It's fall again!

Happy back to school internet!

I haven't got much for you in terms of projects. It's been a busy summer.

I do have some WIP's that I'd like to share though. No pictures yet, but I'd love to tell you about them.

Firstly I'm working on an 8bit afghan. It's going to be sonic the hedgehog, for my little boy.
It was inspired by the amazing epic gamer afghan, all of the charts for which can be found on ravelry. I was mostly just interested in sonic so rather than figure out the math to make the square bigger what I did was count out how many squares or 'pixels' of each color.

Based on the size I'm looking at making I decided each square should be 2 inches by 2 inches. Then I'll put it all together and build sonic. Fun right? To finish it, I'm not sure if I'll just leave it shaped like sonic or lay it on a background.

I'll give you some more details in about 250 more squares. I'll add some pictures when I get a little further along.

The second thing I'm working on is a heart shaped blanket. I'm just using a basic heart shape and using a thicker yarn/bigger hook, as well as multiplying the number of stitches by 3. I'll try to give you a more concise breakdown of what I did when I finish.

Thirdly. Hooded scarfs with ears for the kids! I haven't started anything yet they're just so cute.

I also was gifted a sewing machine very recently, so expect the seamstress diaries to start soon too.
I'm already playing with some sewing basics and managed to turn out a couple of circle skirts and pj pants.