Tuesday, October 31, 2006

New Pillow Pattern - Fighting Illini!!!

Well I have been overcome by the desire to do crochet, despite my problems with my neck/shoulder. I decided to design a Fighting Illini pillow (like the Packers & Colts pillows I have already made) to make for my father for his birthday (it's his college team). The pattern is now posted at my pattern page:

My Pattern Page

I also have designed graphs for a Chicago Bears pillow, which will be posted once I make it.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


That's right, I have picked up a NEW craft! Weaving!!! I'm taking classes with a woman who has a weaving shop in the front half of her house :) I've already finished the beginner's class, and will be starting one in Twill soon! My first project was 4 placemats. I ended up making 2 sets of 2 placemats, to try out a little different technique. Here's pictures of them (I still have to wash them, so they'll shrink a bit & the weave will tighten up some):

Here's a close-up of the second set's detail:

It's still a plain weave, just over 2/under 2. I loved the different look, tho! The first ones look really boring to me now, haha!