Archive for April, 2008

Doris Chan’s Cinnabar Sweater

Friday, April 25th, 2008

I’ve started on the yoke of the Cinnabar but it kept looking wrong. I’ve ripped it out a couple of times. So, i started searching. This link suggested that there were errata, and i eventually found them:

Corrections to Doris Chan’s Everyday Crochet:

We make every effort to provide accurate patterns and helpful information to our readers. The following corrections are for the patterns found in Everyday Crochet. The corrections are listed by pattern, page number, and row number. Large areas of red highlighted text indicate a revision in instructions. We hope you will find this useful!

Tall Latte (Page 53)
First column, addition to line 34:
Size 36

Row 7: Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, sc in next ch-sp of sh, work in pattern across, end with 3 dc in top of tch, turn.

CINNABAR, Page 66-67, corrections for Size 35 from Row 2
ROW 2: Ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in first V, V in corner ch-sp, SH in V, *[V in shell, SH in V] to next corner ch-sp, V in corner ch-sp, SH in V*; repeat from * to * 2 times, except omit last SH, instead (2 dc, ch 1, dc) in tch-sp, dc in third ch of tch, turn — 10 pattern repeats.

ROW 3: PATT ROW 2, fasten off, turn.

Add sts to shape front neck, increase corners as follows:

ROW 4: BASE CH/SC 6 (for front neck extension), V in first dc, SH in V, INC-V in next corner ch-sp, *SH in V, [V in shell, SH in V] to next corner ch-sp, INC-V in next corner ch-sp*; rep from * to * 2 times, SH in V, V in top of tch, ch 1, BASE CH/SC 6 (for front neck extension), turn.

Other help

Images of someone else’s yoke here.

Art Box

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Flower Box for chunky art books

Flatware box[1] covered with Loris of Florence “Ecological recycled paper” “Made in Italy” and weldbond glue. Crocheted strap and button. Button insert is modified beer bottle cap. Crochet is “Royale Fashion Crochet Thread Warm Rose” [Y4] and orange and yellow wool from a lot of crewel yarn bought on eBay. Hook: US1, 2.35 mm.

This project from yesterday evening and today.

[1] I’ve had the very sturdy silverware box for over a year. We refer to the flatware as “the heaviest flatware ever.” We’d gone through a number of purchases that had all demonstrated that no matter the price, the flatware was cheap. This purchase we inspected carefully, down to the beveling on the edge of the spoon and fork. Did we realize that it would be so heavy it would cause our drawer to start shedding sawdust? No. Oh, well.

It seemed a waste to just recycle such a strong box, so i reengineered the inset (to which the silverware was attached) to act as a lid, and then created the button and strap so one could open it.

Red Box Card

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Red Box Card

Originally uploaded by Elaine with Grey Cats.

Practicing with paper and glue. Inserted yellow tissue into the inset along with an accordian-fold tiny thank you note.

I’ve stashed so much around me to make projects — i should be making stuff!

Red Box Card
slightly closed

Greycie Loo & Crocheted Collar

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Greycie Loo & Crocheted Collar

Originally uploaded by Elaine with Grey Cats.

One small project this weekend was cat collars. This six-stitch wide collar with single crochets in front loop (to make the ribbing) is her current collar. It is a bit wider than the usual cat collar, but she seems quite comfy with it.

From the hardware of the second salvaged collar, i made a more typical thin collar (two sc wide) for whichever cat needs a collar next.