April 27, 2012

3KCBWDAY5 - Something a Bit Different

Today's topic sounds like a blast! (Scroll down to Day Five). I'd like to say that I will not doing interpretive modern dance, but I will be doing stop motion animation!

Okay, so it moves vvveeerrrryyy slow. I honestly don't know how to fix that, so...

Well, does anyone know how to work Windows Movie Maker? It's probably too late, but that's okay. :)

April 26, 2012

3KCBWDAY4 - A Knitter for All Seasons

Day four's topic is...

"As spring is in the air in the northern hemisphere and those in the southern hemisphere start setting their sights for the arrival of winter, a lot of crocheters and knitters find that their crafting changes along with their wardrobe. have a look through your finished objects and explain the seasonality of your craft to your readers. Do you make warm woollens the whole year through in preparation for the colder months, or do you live somewhere that never feels the chill and so invest your time in beautiful homewares and delicate lace items. How does your local seasonal weather affect your craft?"

Reading through that, I realized that I do make gloves and hat all year round. I don't want to end up just starting them right as Winter hits, I guess. I like to make just about anything year round, like shawls in January or cowls in August. During Springtime I like to make tote bags, amigurumi

To start this post off, I'd like to say that I knit items that have nothing to do with the season that it may be. Like, once I knit a cowl in August, and a shawl in January. 

In the summer and spring I like to get a headstart on winter items such as fingerless gloves and cowls. (I'm not a big scarf fan), just because I don't like to start making cozy things right as winter hits.

In the summer I always seem to go through my yearly bag phase. I love making tote bags using fun colors that fit in with the season.

Post-winter items are what I like to make in the spring. You never know if it's going to be chilly or if it'll be really warm (but not quite hot...), so I like to have fingerless gloves ready to keep my oh-so-chilly hands warm. (Man, I need to go to bed...)

Amigurumi is always in season of course! I recently made a cute springtime-y owl, and do you remember December 2012 when I made the candycane frog?

So all in all I like to make things that have nothing to do with the season it might be, just because. 

And because it's already 10:00 PM, I shall rap up this short post with goodnight. yawn

April 25, 2012

3KCBWDAY3 - My Knitting Hero

Today is day three of knitting and crocheting blog week! This will be my third blog post in a row. That's got to be some kind of record for Fiber Doodles/Abigail's Crochet World! Today's topic is your knitting hero.

"Blog about someone in the fibre crafts who truly inspires you. There are not too many guidelines for this, it's really about introducing your readers to someone who they might not know who is an inspiration to you. It might be a family member or friend, or a specific designer or writer, indie dyer or another blogger. If you are writing about a knitting designer and have knitted some of her designs, don't forget to show them off."

Today I'll be blogging about Emma Jaeger from A Twisted Stitcher. :)  

Emma has a couple great designs and an awesome blog (check it out!). My favorite design of hers is a tie between Viridescent and Little Bundle of Joy (I still need to make one for my iPod!).

Viridescent - available on Knit Picks website
Little Bundle of Joy
I would definitely check out her projects if you're in the mood for drooling over elegant shawls, cute amigurumi, or cozy fingerless gloves and hats. She inspired me to give a whack at cabling when I saw her Nalu Mitts. And I also plan on making some more fingerless gloves now after I saw her Blueberry Twist gloves.

She's also an amazing spinner! Some of my favorite handspuns are Brick and Mortar, Ignite and Mermaid Song.

Mermaid Song - lace weight, and two ply!
Brick and Mortar

She's truly an inspiring crafter and if you haven't seen her projects before click here! Here blog is in the sidebar to the right.

Some of my favorites...


Thanks for reading! :)

April 24, 2012

3KCBWDAY2 - Photography Challenge

Today's topic is photography!

"Today challenges you to be creative with your photography, and get yourself in with the chance to win the photography prize. Taking interesting photography in this instance isn't about flashy cameras or a great deal of technical know-how, it's about setting up a story or scene in a photograph and capturing something imaginative. Your photograph(s) should feature something related to your craft, so that might be either knitted or crocheted item, yarn, or one of your favorite craft tools. One example of setting a scene would be to photograph a girl in a knitted red cape walking through the woodlands with a basket of goodies, as in Red Riding Hood tale, or you might photograph a knitted gnome hiding among the flowers in your garden. Photo editing is permitted for competition photos."

That took up a lot of space! Here's my picture.

It's been on the malibox for 11 months exactly, and I've seen people taking walks down the street look at, touch it, and laugh. It used to be red, but now it's fading into an orange-ish red. There's an orange line running straight through the middle of it now.

You can find me on 365 Project here. :) 

Also, nominate a blogger's photo here!

April 23, 2012

3KCBWDAY1 - Color Lovers

Today kicks of the third annual Knitting and Crocheting Blog Week hosted over at Eskmimi Makes. Each day this week there will be a topic to blog about, and bloggers all around blog about it. At the end of the week there's prizes for lucky bloggers.

I think it sounds like fun, so here's today's post! Here's today's topic...

"Colour is one of out greatest expressions of ourselves when we choose to knit or crochet, so how do you choose what colours you buy and crochet and knit with. Have a look through your stash and see if there is a predominance of one colour. Do the same with your finished projects - do they match? Do you love a rainbow of bright hues, or more subdues tones. How much attention do you pay to the orginal colour that a garment is knit in when you see a pattern? Tell  your readers about your love or confusion over color."

When I walk into a yarn store, the bright or multi colored yarns always catch my eye. I love working with variegated yarns that make your project more interesting. I think when you knit or crochet your project it shouldn't be one that's hard to pick up and work on because of the boring color of it. I think in my stash I have 50/50 solid and variegated yarns.

If I do end up making a project with solid colors, I lean towards green, blue, or purple yarns-- more towards the end of the rainbow. I'm not a big fan of orange or yellow yarns. I guess just because they've just always been my least favorite colors.

So all in all, I love working with bright and variegated yarns that pop and are fun to knit with. The more interesting the better!

To see more blogger's posts click here. Happy Monday!

April 21, 2012

Who doesn't love roving?

Who doesn't love roving? It's squishy, soft and can come in great colors. You can imagine how happy I was when I opened my swap package from April (AKA apedawn) yesterday! There was lots of yummy roving in it.  Here's pictures!

A cute, blue little braid.

I love the black and blue in it! Next is a Springtime-y braid.

It drafts really well and... I've already spun it. :3 The next roving is pink!

I love the deep, rich colors in this one. And now, my favorites...

It has a lot of different fibers in it! And then there's another one that looks kind of like it.

Love the sparkles in this one! :) 

Now, bring on the rainbow!!

First up is some really pretty roving.

And next is two oober (I just said typed "oober!") pretty skeins of yarn. Okay, I know that it's not roving, but I had to put it in the post.

This one is handspun! I absoloutely love it. And last, but definitely not least, a cake of lace weight yarn.

I shall overcome my fear of lace to make something with it. Any ideas on what to make with it? I'm not sure how many yards it is yet, maybe 200? I'm not sure. Well, I don't care, I still love it!

Thanks again April!!


April 16, 2012

Thunder Up!

Last night there were tornado, severe thunderstorm and hail (not just ping pong sized hail, baseball sized hail. I like to think of it like baseballs falling from the sky.) warnings here in OK. Ah, the wonderful advantages of living in tornado alley. Luckily we just got thunderstorms!

When you're stuck inside because it's A) Wet. Oh so wet. B) Muddy. C) Just plain gloomy and sad, you get really bored. I don't really have any project going on right now other than I few small ones, so I got really bored.

I have an extra OKC Thunder shirt from last season's playoffs, and I've been wanting to make a bag out of it. Now, this is just some tween fantasy.

Let's face it: I can't sew to save my life. But I can backstitch VERY uneven squares together to make bags. That's just about as good as it gets. I have a sewing machine from the 1950's, I just can't sew. You would think that having that in my room, calling my name, would make me want to learn. But, no, I just can't. I'm much better working with yarn than fabric.

But I was bored and I really wanted to just try and do it. We're going to get more playoffs shirts in the next couple of weeks anyways... So I did it! Yay! And I actually like how it turned out.

The only downside is the big black line running down the right side... Oops!

And I accidentally got the COX part of the shirt on it. 

I like it. :) 

On a Thunder note...  the Thunder is #1 in the Western Conference! Yay!

(Oh, pretend I posted this yesterday! I forgot to take pictures of the bag. :)

April 4, 2012

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Yes, I know it's been forever since I've blogged. And I know I said I'll blog more often...


Well, Sunday was my birthday! Yay! And what do birthday's mean? Presents! What do presents mean? Fiber! My fiber-y (that's not a word is it? Well, it should be.) gifts were...

1.) A pack of roving from an awesome Etsy store called The Rainbow Room. It's 4.8 ounces of merino goodness. :) 

2.) Mochimochi Land knitting book. It has some really cute things in it. :)

3.) A niddy noddy! That's fun to say type! It from another cool Etsy store, click here!

And last, but certainly not least, a gift card to the LYS. :)

Can't wait to use that! 

I've also been learning some new techniques these last couple days! They are: magic loop, drop stitches, cables, and m1. These could have been learned awhile ago, but I may or may not have been putting them off.....



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