Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sophie's Universe Weeks 1-4

The Sophie's Universe blanket is a 21 part, 20 week Crochet-a-long. 

The good news is that it was started back in January of 2015.  I'm doing it a year later, so all the weeks are already published.  I have now completed the first 5 parts.  Week 1 had 2 parts, and as such, I have just completed the 4th week.  I am 1/5 of the way completed.

The blanket is already baby blanket sized.  It covers me to my ankles when I work on it.  Granted, I'm short, but still... it's already big and I have 12 more weeks to go!   I think when it is done, it will cover my queen sized bed with lots of room to spare.

That's big. 

Here are the 4 weeks in review:

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Sophie's Universe

For the first time, in a LONG time, I'm doing a selfish crochet. In the past, I have done several swaps and gift items.  I've made fingerless gloves for my coworkers, hats, sweaters and blankets for babies on the way, blankets for charities, and countless hats for the homeless.

2016 is a time for me.  I might pick up a swap along the way, here or there, but ultimately, I want to make something fun and unique just for my own enjoyment!

When I spotted the Sophie's Universe CAL blanket, I was sold.  I want this for me.  Look at it!
Mine is using a different color scheme, but I'm SUPER excited about it.  I have already completed the first 2 weeks of this 20 week CAL.  (CAL = Crochet-A-Long)

There's more to come, so STAY TUNED!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Blogging is Hard

Ever notice how hard it is to blog when you have busy growing children?  It's been nearly 3 years since my last post promising new and better things to come.  So obviously I suck at this.

I'm not going to try to make an excuse or try to catch you up on what I've been creating.  I've made a lot of things in the past few years that are documented well over on but never made their way back here.

Currently, I have plans to start an intense blanket and have a pair of zig-zag fingerless mitts to whip up for a coworker.  I recently finished a year long swap and am ready to do some selfish knit and crochet.  I don't want to take on any more commissions!

So, there you have it!  Hopefully, in 2016 I'll keep to my resolutions and blog more... just... don't hold your breath!


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Where Have I BEEN??


My name is Trikel and it has been close to 2 years since my last blog post.

What is wrong with me????  YIKES!!!

So, are you all wondering what has been going on??  Yeah, I figured you were!  I've been working on my Master's degree, knitting, sewing, crochet, working, and, naturally, I've been a mom.  That's the biggest task ever, isn't it? 

As for RIGHT THIS MOMENT:  I'm working on my Master's thesis.  Be patient, because I may blog my progress, too!

Stay tuned, I'll start blogging my creations again soon!!

Love you all!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Knitting Under the Influence

So... a few nights ago, while struggling with a hard week, I decided to have a glass of wine. Then I had another. And... another.

In my slightly altered state of mind, I decided it was time to attempt freeform knitting and crochet. I'm a huge fan of Prudence Mapstone, and decided that I MUST give it a go.

So I found 3 coordinating yarns and set out to make a wrist cuff. I added fringe with eyelash yarn and gave it a bit of a twist with crocheted curls! I finished it off with an assortment of brightly colored buttons.

The results? The cuff was too big for my wrist, looked strange on my ankle, and works best on my daughter's dolly.

The Moral: Please follow a pattern if you are knitting under the influence!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Lucky Clover Penny

My newest pattern is called Lucky Clover Penny. It makes a great trinket for St. Patty's Day, Christmas ornament, key chain... whatever. I whipped this out in a half hour, so it's completely feasible to make multiples. I plan to sell them for a charity fund raiser. Wish me luck!

Click HERE to download the PDF of the pattern.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Fire Hats!

The Fire: Four children, ages 5-11, were spending the night at Grandma's house. Due to faulty wiring, the house caught fire as they slept. Grandma and Grandpa pulled the children onto the roof. Grandpa jumped off the roof and Grandma tossed the children down to him. Slightly singed, everyone, including the dog, survived. The house and the contents inside were all destroyed.

The Hats: All four boys lost their winter wear, including hats, gloves and scarves. I jumped in and offered to make them hats. I've known these boys since they were born, and each one has a homemade baby blanket from me that they love. This was the least I could do.

Here is a picture of hat #2. Hat #1 was made with Red Heart Super Saver, and I really didn't like it. I'll be donating that one to charity and make a new one. So, a total of 5 hats will be made.