Sunday, April 22, 2007

Matt's Mitts

Here's my latest FO:

Pattern: Matt's Mitts - my own design! (With a bit of inspiration from Elizabeth Zimmerman and Kitty's Broadstreet Mittens)
Yarn: Knit Picks Gloss (70% Merino Wool, 30% Silk), Black and Dusk
Needles: US size 3 DPNs and US size 2 DPNs

For Christmas I promised Matt a pair of gloves and I just finished these today - just in time for summer. Well, at least his hands will be toasty next winter.

He asked for a pair of convertible mitts, so I looked around for patterns that would suit his tastes. But most of the "glittens" that I found either lacked half fingers on the inside, or look like the pop top was an after thought. To try to make the mitten top appear more streamlined and integrated, I made the whole outer-part in one piece (with a giant button hole for the opening) and added the black finger portion afterwards.

There's still a little bit of a bump - from the difference in thickness there - but I think it's not too noticeable.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Daily Drawings ::: Royal Terns ATC

Hey everyone! I've added a "listening" section to my sidebar over there
<------------- I'll be posting links to my favorite albums and cool new finds here. Today I've got David Gray and Hayward Williams. They both incredibly talented musicians and both are pretty mellow. Great rainy day music.

Daily Drawing ::: Brewer's Blackbird ATC

Monday, April 16, 2007

Friday, April 13, 2007

Daily Drawings ::: ATC

Today's drawing is inspired by Dashboard Confessional's Vindicated. I think I'm going to do a whole series based on these lyrics. (Is that too corny?)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Monday, April 09, 2007

Swap Goodies ::: Part II

Here's what I made for Raquel's boyfriend for the significant other swap. By her description, he sounds to me like a Urban Outfitters, rock 'n roll kinda guy. So I went with that theme and I ended up really liking the stuff I made for him. (I really hope he likes it half as much as I do!)

And I took a crap load of pics. Matt posed for the actions shots for me.

First up is the guitar strap:

Here's Matt testing it to make sure that it'll hold up.

Next, is this knit cuff I made using a pattern from Stitch 'n Bitch Nation. I slightly modified the scull motif to give it a bit of a psychobilly look.

And lastly, here's the hat I made for him. I was going for a sort of WWII look. I'd love to know what you think about this one.

Swap Goodies ::: Part I

I recently did a significant other swap with a girl from Texas (where we crafted for each other's guys, not swapping men, you silly heads). Here's what the post man brought for my sweet hubby:

First off, she painted these wonderful coasters featuring the Monty Python foot.

And she also sent this nifty lunch bag.

But wait... what is that grey tail?

Oh my goodness!! She made The Sneak!

Thanks so much Raquel! You're awesome!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Daily Drawings ::: Minis!

So I'm still on this bird kick, but the last few drawings I've done have been ATCs. ATCs are artist's trading cards and the format is 2.5 in x 3.5 in. It's been kinda fun going mini. I have 4 so far. I've been playing with different media with these, also.

What do you think?