Sunday, September 28, 2014

September SFS

September was spending free. Mostly because the month flew by and it doesn't feel like I had an opportunity to actually shop. I can't even remember what I worked on this month other than a biscornu. I'm just losing track of time so much these days.

Spending so far is $73.48
I have $151.52 banked

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Late Biscornu Finish

I'm so happy this one is done!
I was so sure that I was going to run out of red before the end. There turned out to be just enough for one side so I had to use a different darker red for the bottom. I think it gives the sides a gradient look so I'm happy with it.
The colour variation in the green is a bit more noticeable in person.
I haven't been able to figure out the name or the designer, so this will just have to be the Unknown Biscornu ;(

Start dateSeptember 18, 2014
Finish dateSeptember 27, 2014
Total time17 hours
Fabric28 ct black lugana
FlossDinky Dyes Aquamarine, WDW Cherry Tomato, Gentle Arts Cranberry

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

TUSAL and Small SAL Miss

Yay my TUSAL jar looks nice with all that white and the metallics that can't be seen.

Boo! My biscornu isn't finished. I actually thought there was another Wednesday this month and was congratulating myself on how early I was going to be done until I saw the posts today. Oh well, at least I was on point for 8 months, and I'll have this one done by the end of the week.
I will be honest and admit that I have no clue what the name of this biscornu is, nor do I know who the designer is. I apparently saved the image without noting the name or any information whatsoever and Google Reverse Image Lookup isn't finding anything. If anyone has any information I would greatly appreciate it.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Over And Done!

Granny Stripe Afghan is finished!

It's also incredibly difficult to take a picture of, so here are some pretty bad photos. I haven't measured it but it fits my bed and covers me properly when I'm on the sofa so it will suffice.

That giant white spot is something from the camera. I thought about putting it on my bed, but then I realized that my incredibly messy room would be obvious unless I cleaned half my room and I was not in the mood.

I'm happy it's done. I had a lot of trouble finishing off the border. Theoretically I know how to do it, but it just looked wrong when I did it. I fudged something. Not bad for my first non-scarf project.

I'm thinking of making a few coaster with the leftover yarn.

Monday, September 8, 2014

It's Been A While Since These Ladies

Put down my crochet for some Deco Spirits. I'm almost done the third one.

Deco Spirits
32 ct White Lugana
I'm trying to decide between starting this month's biscornu and going back to my afghan. Decisions, decisions.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

I Think I Can Almost See The End

It's been three years but I'm determined to finish my afghan before this winter! I've got about a foot left and then the border. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Winter in August

This month's biscornu for the:

Winter Petersburg is done! It's by Olga, who has a lot of very pretty freebies. The blog is in Russian but pictures are a universal language :)

The three squares that repeat. I love the pattern and the combination of stitches. I really enjoyed stitching the squares and it didn't get boring even though I had to do each five times.
Assembly was tricky since 5 corners come together at the top and bottom and 4 at each side. I went across and back and forth to narrow the gap. There was still a pretty big gap at the top and bottom so I put a bunch of beads to cover that up.
It's actually pretty massive and I had to hunt for ages to find a needle that could reach from the bottom to the top and still go through a bead. The beads are giant so it wasn't too bad.
I'm not sure if it's something that happens with all 15-sided biscornus or if it's because I used aida but the corners aren't smooth and stuffed. They are even more pointy in person.
I really enjoyed working on this. I'll probably do a few more if I can find any nice 15-sided patterns.

TitleWinter Petersburg
Start dateAugust 8, 2014
Finish dateAugust 24, 2014
Total time23.75 hours
Fabric16 ct red aida
Floss & BeadDMC B5200, MH 16603