Friday, 18 October 2013

Updating Control Tower

I have had a serious lag in crochet activity over the past two months.

I started dating someone and it's been going amazing and I got a job (it's not a good job, but I get paid so I'm not complaining) so I've been a little busy.

I've only completed two hats in two months and I'm kind of going into withdrawal right now.

It actually got so bad that I started another blanket. This one is a present for Shayne (my boyfriend) for either his birthday or Christmas, whichever I get it finished by.

Hopefully I'll start having the motivation to make a few patterns by the new year and not be so lazy about it

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Hunger Games Afghan COMPLETED!

I DID IT
I FINALLY DID IT
I COMPLETED AN ENTIRE AFGHAN
IT'S ACTUALLY DONE
AND IT DIDN'T TAKE ME 3 YEARS


It doesn't look huge, but it is. And it's heavy. I can't even use it right now because it's too heavy for summer. I tried last night and I ended up waking up sweating like crazy and kicking it off my bed

Now I just have to finish the other two afghans that I started . . .

Supernatural Enochian Protection Sigil Chart

For all my fellow Supernatural lovers


50 x 50

I suggest using sc throughout, and starting from the bottom left corner (I don't know if there's really a set starting point, but I've just always done it from the bottom)

Please post pictures! I'd love to see what you guys are using it for!

Avengers Insignia Chart

My best friend (Annie) and I are huge Avengers nerds so I've been wanting to make something for her with the Avengers symbol for the longest time but wasn't able to find a good, universal chart so I made my own


Chart is 50 stitches by 50 rows

Will turn out best if you use single crochet for the entire thing

Please post pictures of what you decide to use it for; I'd love to see what you all come up with!


Updated

I have been on a crazy crochet kick for the past two weeks and it's insane. I've finished 2 baby blankets, a huge Hunger Games inspired afghan, and a few odd hats.

I don't know what else I can possibly make, but I still want to crochet stuff

I need to start making lists of things I could make, or things I want to make, because I hate taking six hours to try and find something that I want to make. It takes up my actual crochet/knitting time.

- A name-blanket for my 2 year old cousin, Brynnleigh
- A baby blanket for my aunt (Brynn's mom) who's expecting another little girl in November
- More hats (can't have enough toques in Canada)
- A scarf? Haven't made one in a long time
- Halloween decorations

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Spencer blanket done!


Finished my Spencer blanket for if I have any children in the future.

My aunt is due to have a little girl in November so I want to make her one of these. I`ll just wait until the kid has actually been born and named before I start the center portion.

The pattern I used can be found here -> http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/personalized-baby-afghan

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

I like to plan ahead . . . years ahead

I've known for at least a few years that if I ever have a kid, and that kid turns out to be a girl, I want to name her Jensen. Regardless of my significant other when/if the time comes, it's happening. I will not budge on this.

I also recently added Spencer to my list of names-my-daughters-will-be-named

To make sure that no one can screw with my future life plans, I made this


Whoever I'm dating/involved with/married to at the time will have to go with it because fuck you this took me five fucking days to make and that's a huge amount of commitment for me so get used to the name because this is it.

I already started on one for Spencer, but three-quarters of the way through I decided I hated the colours I had picked (white and burgundy) so I had to take time out of my vacation and go buy some more yarn. I finally decided on pale gold and a dusty pink. 

I'll post pictures when I'm done!

I also plan on making a few of these blankets for my aunt (she already has a daughter and is expecting another little girl in October so I won't be starting on that one until the little one's born and officially named)




Thursday, 11 July 2013

Districts 8 and 9 complete!

I finally finished these two; District 9 took me quiet a bit of time seeing as I started it before I had to travel to the states twice in the same week (a four hour car ride each way).

That shouldn't really be an excuse seeing as I had about 16 hours driving time, but I get really bad motion sickness in cars if I try to do anything that I have to stare at. Knitting and crocheting makes my head spin and reading . . . I just end up throwing up. Tiny print and constant motion does not sit well with me.

(In general, I get really bad motion sickness. Like flying and fair rides and driving, but the worst is being on a boat. Which fucking sucks because I love the water.)

And I have another trip to the states planned in a few weeks. Awesome.

Hopefully I'll have the entire blanket finished before then, but in case not, here's 8 & 9.



I changed the chart for 9 because I figured if nines official industry is grain, I didn't really get the point of the factory. 

9 down, 3 to go!

Thursday, 20 June 2013

In the process of making a Hunger Games blanket . . .

I've been contemplating making this damn blanket for the part year and a half. It's a make-a-square blanket with each square representing each individual District (most of the charts I used can be found here -> Shywalker but the rest I improvised) but I'm really really bad at picking colours (almost as bad as I am at picking names for my stories) so I've put it off

Also, I knew that if I decided to make this blanket, I was going to have to shell out at least $25 for yarn because I didn't have any mass-quantities of any one colour.

I ended up just saying "screw it" and starting with whatever I had (which ended up being this really old glittery pink yarn that I have no idea where it came from and two balls of white bernat premium yarn)

I've finished Districts 1 thru 7 and just started on District 8 (which I'm really excited about because I get to use this cool purple colour)



I only have five squares left (including District 8 which I'm working on right now)

I used all of Shywalkers charts except for Districts 5, 6 and 9. 

I'll upload a completed picture as soon as it's complete!

Quick question: What colour do you think I should boarder the squares with?


Monday, 13 May 2013

Wichecraft Shop Sale!

I'm having a sale at my Etsy shop - Wichecraft - right now through to May 26th

Everything will be 35% off when you redeem this code (JSW83JDW79) during checkout

cOME CHECK THIS SHIT OUT

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Organizing

I've been organizing all my internet names and blogs so I changed a few things

The address of this blog changed: witchywiche.blogspot.ca -> wichecraft.blogspot.ca

My Etsy shop: District7Designs -> Wichecraft

My tumblr craft blog: hungergamescrochet -> witchwithashotgun

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Brynnleigh's Super Simple Socks



I recently got a whole bunch of balls of sock yarn for babies (thanks Grandma) and my 2 year old cousin Brynnleigh decided she really wanted this blue pair and a pink pair, so that's been my weekend so far. I wasn't really finding a pattern for toe-up toddler socks that I liked so I basically just winged it and here we go. Keep in mind this is my first knitting pattern so please don't hesitate to tell me if there's anything wrong. Here we go! 

Brynnleigh’s Super Simple Socks
© Courtney Wiche 2013

Materials
US 3 (3.25mm) 24” circular needles
Yarn: My First Regia by REGIA (25g ball, col. Marco, approx 105 m)

Gauge: 7 stitches, 10 rows = 1”

Finished size: 4.10” long x 3.5” tall (approx 1-2 years)

This pattern is created toe-up using Judy’s magic cast-on



R1: Using Judy’s magic cast-on, cast on 9 stitches on each needle (18)

R2,4,6,8,10: knit
R3: [k1, m1, k7, m1, k1] twice (22 sts)
R5: [k1,m1,k9,m1,k1] twice (26 sts)
R7: [k1,m1,k11,m1,k1] twice (30 sts)
R9: [k1,m1,k13,m1,k1] twice (34 sts)
R11: [k1,m1,k15,m1,k1] twice (38 sts)
R12-36: knit (38 sts)

Work short rows splitting heel in 5-9-5 sts
                Basic How-To Tutorial -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu5YAKsAEpY

R37-45: knit (38 sts)
R46: knit, decreasing 3 sts (35 sts)
R47-50: [k3,p1,k2,p1] around
                You can continue rib for as many rows as you’d like to increase height of socks
BO loosely (very loosely; I did it too tight the first time and then I had to take it apart and redo it which is a pain in the ass)

Viola! I hope you enjoy it. :)