Well, my last post was briefer than I meant it to be becos it was also supposed to have sundry creative musings from the last few weeks and proud pictures of thrift store finds and home made meals, and etsy wanties too!
So, I have been shopping at a local thrift store in the cellar of a nearby church and it is simply fantastic! Here are some lovelies I have acquired...
I think that is it for the catch-up posting, hopefully more to come soon with etsy wish lists, awesome cupcakey goodness, and.. whittling? I am going to try to update more often with shorter, sweeter posts rather than bloated ones every several weeks. Hope you are all enjoying :: crafts :: cooking :: shopping :: life!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
These last few weeks have been a terrible hurricane of being sick and gulping lemon-honey tea, and trying not to fail my Japanese class. As of yesterday, I have officially completed an entire semester of Intermediate Japanese in 5 weeks! How well I did is another question, I am afraid, but I guess that will work itself out and what not. [Update: as of this posting I got an 86% on my midtermy final nonsense so HURRAH]
On a happier note, I have managed to get in a lot of crocheting craftosity within the last few weeks in my stolen moments of free time. Here are some samples of my sundry small projects...
here. (You have to have an account, but it is free, and totally awesome!)
super simple free pattern, and then tie a piece of yarn in a complimentary color on in the length you need for whatever book you have in mind.
Mary Jane house slippers (for a woman's size 8-9 for narrow feet)
R1: Dc 12 into furthest chain from hook.
R2: Dc 2 in each around :: 24 sts
R3-R5: Dc in each around :: 24
R6: Dc in each for 15, leaving 9 uncrocheted.
R7: Ch 2 to turn, and then dc in each til end. Repeat R7 until the slipper is long enough to just meet around the back of your heel. Then, finish off and sew together the back to form a slipper!
In another color, slst to start at the heel. Sc2tog around for 2 complete rounds. Finish off. For the Mary Jane effect, slst on one side of slipper, ch 20, slst by original slst and finish off. Sew a button on the other side from the slsts and you're done.
If I was going to make these again, though, I might want to sew in a lining for a sole on the bottom because depending on how much I have been on my feet the knots of the crochet can be a little uncomfortable. Happy hooking...
Well, I was planning on putting a whole lots more about cooking and thrifting and all that, but as this draft has been sitting in my to be posted pile for a few days, I think it best to just get it out into the world, and follow up with more soon!