Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Booga bag 2


Booga bag 2
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
A seconda Booga bag in another Kureyon colorway before felting. This one will probably be for my mom.

Booga bag after felting


Booga bag 1 close up
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
Booga bag for my MIL after felting. It turned out really nice- a simple, quick pattern.

Steering wheel cover closeup


Steering wheel cover
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
I used a funky novelty yarn from Hobby Lobby that's similar to LionBrand Trellis, but with a furry strand running through the ladder. For a sporty vertical stripe, I did a bit of intarsia.

Steering wheel cover


Steering wheel cover
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
Steering wheel cover I made for hubby's birthday. I decided I would love it as a scarf, thus the "666 scarf" pattern coming soon.

Birthday cake


Birthday cake
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
Lemon cake I made for hubby's birthday. Ok, so it's not knitting, but it is homemade.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Booga bag in progress


Booga bag in progress
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
Booga bag almost ready to be felted. This is going to be a Christmas present for my mother in law. It's not a surprise anymore since she picked out the yarn (Noro Kureyon). We went to Bluebonnet Yarn Shoppe last weekend. There was such a great vibe in that shop- the staff seemed to be having a lot of fun. I love the Cascade 220 wall and the well laid out Noro. I love working with this yarn on projects to be felted. They work up so quick and pretty. I used another colorway of Kureyon on the Kitty Pi bed.

DS case from handspun yarn


DS case from handspun yarn
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
So I frogged the wristwarmer (too scratchy) and made this Nintendo DS case from my Kool-Aid dyed handspun. (It's the same yarn, it just looks duller without the flash on) The general mode of construction was inspired by the electronics cozies in Stitch n Bitch, but I just worked it to fit the DS and added an i-cord strap. Hopefully it will keep the DS happy on our trip.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Wrist cuff


Wrist cuff
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
Made from my first handspun and Kool-Aid dyed yarn. Very simple, very quick on size 10.5 needles. I just wanted something I could wear made of my first yarn! I have enough left over for maybe a cell phone or ipod cozy. Hmm. . .

(Not so) giant squid surveys his territory

Finally finished the squit hat/stuffed toy. Pattern free at http://www.strangebuttrewe.com/squidhat.htm (the designer also has a pattern for the human digestive system!)

Squid attacks Yum Yum!


Squid attacks Yum Yum!
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
Squid toy/hat from strangebuttrewe.com. Fun project, but all the legs get tedious. I used Sensations Bellezza Collection Dolcetto, a wool/cotton blend from JoAnn's fabrics. Very soft.

Monday, August 07, 2006

First spinning/dying attempt!


First spinning/dying attempt!
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
My first yarn after dying with strawberry Kool-Aid. Helpful instructions on dying from knitty.com, and awesome color chart from thepiper.com.

My first yarn


Amy's first yarn
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
My first attempt at handspinning. Supplies from Skeintily Clad

Baby shower gifts


Baby shower gifts
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
Baby shower gift set from Creative Knitting magazine

Baby blanket


Baby blanket
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
Baby blanket from Creative Knitting magazine

Baby washcloths


Baby washcloths
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
Baby washcloths from Creative Knitting magazine

Baby hat


Baby hat
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
Baby hat from Creative Knitting magazine

Pacifier holder


Pacifier holder
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
Fish pacifier holder from Creative Knitting magazine

Bottle cozy


Bottle cozy
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
Bottle cozy from Creative Knitting.com

Nautie twins


Nautie twins
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
Two Nauties! Now I'm sad I had to give one away

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Yum Yum with knitted toys


Yum Yum with knitted toys
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
Yum Yum owns many chairs, including the papasan. Here she is with Nautie and the penguin family.

Nautie


Nautie 2
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
Stuffed Nautie from knitty.com, in some craftstore worsted weight acryllic

Crusoe socks


Socks
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
Crusoe socks from knitty.com, done in Koigu

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Penguin Family


Penguin Family 2
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
Penguin and baby from the book World of Knitted Toys. I learned that seaming different colored pieces takes too much patience and I don't like cotton yarn.

Moss Stitch Baby Blanket


Moss Stitch Baby Blanket
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
Moss stitch baby blanket with huge clumpy yarn on size 15 needles. Designed by me, so much fun!

Closeup of 80's top fishnet stitch


80's top fishnet stitch
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.

80's (not so) crop top


80's (not so) crop top
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
80's crop top from the TV show Knitty Gritty (designed by Marnie MacLean) lengthened, modified for a looser fishnet stitch, done in Classic Cotton. Grey sleeves are a consequence of not buying enough red yarn in the same dye lot. D'oh!

Very Tall Socks


Very Tall Socks
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
Very Tall Socks from knitty.com, made in nonmatching stripes from acrylic. This was my first sock attempt. Maybe I should have chosen something less ambitious, but they turned out perfectly.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Kitty Pi


Kitty Pi 2
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
felted Kitty Pi bed, pattern at wendyknits.com. Used Noro Big Kureyon and Lamb's Pride Bulky. Yum Yum likes. Her pic's on Wendy's Kitty Pi gallery!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Legwarmers


Legwarmers
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
Nonidentical ribbed legwarmers in acrylic. Designed by me, and my first project worked in the round.

Amy's Red Scarf


Amy's Red Scarf
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
Novelty yarn black and red garter stitch scarf, one of my first few projects. Once again, I should have started out with more traditional yarns.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Amy's Black Scarf


Amy's Black Scarf
Originally uploaded by Buxtrosion.
Chenille garter stitch scarf. This was my very first project and I should have used a yarn with more stitch definition. I kept on magically adding or losing stitches without realizing it.