Teacozy

I’m making a tea cozy now.  It’s obviously green, and done in 3×2 ribbing, and in two halves.  After I’ve knitted the halves I’ll sew their sides together and gather the top.  I’ve never made a tea cozy before, so I hope it works!

Also obviously, I’ve only knitted a little bit so far, but I think it’ll work.  Maybe.  ^_^

Don’t tell her, but it’s for my mom for Yule!  ^_^

Oh, and in case you want to make one like it, the pattern is like this:

Using DK yarn on 4.5mm needles, cast on 50.

Odd Rows: [k3, p2] across.

Even Rows: [k2, p3] across.

I don’t know how many rows are needed yet, but I’m sure you’d want to customize it for your teapot anyway.

Once it’s long enough, (this part is just a theory) slide all 50 stitches onto some scrap yarn so that you can use the needles for the second half.

Make it the same as the first one.

Sew the sides together, leaving spaces for the spout and handle.  Gather the stitches on top.

And, voila!  There’s your tea cozy.  I think.  ^_^

Katy

 

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Wow, it’s been ages since I last posted something!  I’ve been getting lazy, it seems.

Yesterday I crocheted myself a small backpack/purse.  I used a V stitch, and I used two shades of shiny purple yarn.  I even lined it with light lime fabric!  I don’t have any pictures, since my camera stopped working, but I assure you it looks great.

The day before yesterday I finished knitting a white toque with 7 “faggoted lace” panels.  I decreased by 3 every round after the lace, so (unfortunately) it’s a bit pointed.

I started the Books of Ember series a while ago.  I’m halfway through the second book, The People of Sparks.  They’re alright.  A bit weird, but that’s normal.  It’s post-Apocalypse, and the characters are in this underground city called Ember.  They don’t know that they’re underground, though, until the two main characters Lina and Doon find the way out.  They leave a message for the other people of Ember, and soon all 400 of them follow.  In book two they find a town called Sparks.  The people of Sparks grudgingly allow them to stay, but there isn’t much food and both sides are getting more hostile.  A couple of things happen to make them angrier with each other, and now the three mayors of Sparks have announced that the Emberites have to leave right then, rather than after six months as it originally was going to be.

And here I am, waiting to find out what happens next.  I read on Wikipedia that there is a movie of the first book, City of Ember.  The book has ‘the’ in its name, though.  I wonder what the movie is like?  (That’s rhetorical, by the way.)

Cheers,

Katy

Mug Cozy

Whoa, it’s been quite a while since I last posted something!  I’ve been busy reading the Percy Jackson series (quite good), though, and crocheting mug cozies.  I’ve made a couple of them already, and I’m almost done a third.  But I’m keeping the second one I made.  The first one is going to be for sale on Etsy soon.  Here’s a picture of it that I played with using Photostudio:

And here is how it really looks:

It’s made out of wool.  So is the one I’m keeping.  But the unfinished third one is cotton.

That’s all I have to say for today.

Cheers,

Katy

 

 

 

Curious Cats and Cross-stitching

I’ve been doing rather a lot of cross-stitching lately.  I couldn’t tell you precisely what I’ve been stitching…little bit of this, little bit of that…  But now I’m out of the cross-stitching mood.  I’m in a drawing mood.  And I’m drawing distorted cats.  I scanned the latest one, but there were five or so before it.

I suggest that you click the thumbnail to open the full-sized image.  It looks better that way.

And by the way, I’m attempting to design a cross stitch chart based on it.  I hope it turns out well!

All of the cats are weird like that.  Their eyes are just as big.  Their muzzles are just as small.  Their heads are just as oval.  And they are all monochrome, bar their eyes.

Well, I suppose I’ll stop chattering on like this.  Cheers!

Katy

Well, It’s a Bit Obvious Now, But…

…I suppose I won’t delete Green Yarn Crochet on May 20th.  Considering the fact that it is now June 4th, that’s a bit obvious.  Hence the title of this post.  I’m being a bit tautological now, aren’t I?  Hmm.  I suppose I’ll press on, then.

For my birthday on the first my parents got me a book of crochet motifs.  Thanks again – it’s really good!!!  I’ve made at least twenty motifs so far, and the book has 144 in it.  My favourite is Motif #18.  Three rounds.  I’ve done it three times now, the last two put together to make a little bag.  I’m not done making it yet, and my camera is officially damaged, so I can’t show you.  Unfortunately.

I wonder if I’ll ever make all 144 motifs from the book?  Or if I’ll make anything out of these motifs I’ve been making – besides the little pouch, I mean.  That hardly counts, it’s so small.

This is unrelated, but I want to mention it.  I started reading the first Beyonders book by Brandon Mull today.  It’s called “A World Without Heroes”.  It’s pretty good so far.  The main character (Jason) has been eaten by a hippopotamus that had music coming out of it’s mouth, and instead of being in the hippo he came out into another world.  So the hippo was a portal.

I read the other series that Brandon Mull wrote (Fablehaven) and this one is rather good at this point.  I can’t really say much else about it.  Erm…the prologue was more interesting than others I’ve read?  Um…the chapters have names?  I don’t know what else to say!  …I don’t have to, really.

Well, that’s all, then.  Cheers!

Katy

Warning, Warning!

I’m considering deleting this blog.  I know, it’s a drastic thing to do, but I’m getting tired of it’s sameness.  I might make a new one, but it won’t have any connections to this one.  I’d use a different user name, different email, different account.  I wouldn’t mention this blog.  But, if you want to keep any of my free patterns, feel free to copy-and-paste them to Word or something like it.  I’ll give you a deadline for my deletion of this blog: next friday, May 20th.

Cheers,

Katy

Imps

I’ve renamed the “fuzz critters”.  They’re now “Imps”, as my sister suggested.  I like that name more.  So they are Imps.

Anyway, I’ve made five now.  Only two have eyes (since I’ve run out of buttons) but they all look adorable.  Here’s Imp #1:

The second one is variegated blues, the third is light blue, the fourth is purple, and the fifth (mine) is variegated blues and greens.  They all look great, but I don’t have photos of any but Imp #1.  I’m going to sell the first four either in Mom’s store or online.  Mom has an Etsy account, so I suppose I could list them there.  After I take photos, of course.

And that lavender blossom I mentioned yesterday: it’s gotten bigger – and then Mom cut it off the plant!!!  At least I got to take some photos of it.  By the way, all of the photos in this post were taken with Mom’s Sony camera.

Mom thinks it’s somehow a hybrid.  She says that when she first got the plant it had flowers, and they were normal lavender flowers, but these are obviously not normal lavender flowers, eh?  It’s interesting.  The light pink petals are slightly fuzzy.

I finished chapter two of Incerceron last night.  I’m just as confused now as I was before, if not more confused now.  I can’t possibly try to describe this chapter, it’s less describeable than the first one.  Something about a wedding being brought forward a year, and this person’s dad being cold…

I think that I’ve encompassed all the things I wanted to say today.  Right?  So I guess I’ll write again sometime soon!

Cheers,

Katy