Sunday, August 26, 2007

crochet question

When using a pattern, if it says to "join with a sl st" and then "--- stitches" (--- being the number of stitches you should have made in the row that was just completed), does the slip stitch count as one of the stitches?

Thanks!! :)

Friday, August 24, 2007

Creative Limits Meme (thanks, Deneen!)

1. I have no interest in the following activities:
Tatting, woodworking (only because of a sawdust allergy!), felting (wool allergy), spinning, pottery/ceramics with "real" clay as opposed to polymer clay, lampwork, glassmaking, soap making (again due to allergies), cross stitch, rug hooking, most activities involving really big equipment and/or fire.

2. Would love to try these things:
Wire crochet, bead crochet, sewing, metalwork, fashion design, furniture painting, cardmaking, watercolor, brush painting. Eventually, maybe knitting and embroidery.

3. I do or have dabbled in these things:
Crocheting, beadwork, wirework, polymer clay art, painting (both oils and acrylic), drawing, tiny bit of sewing.

4. Love it! These are my things:
Crocheting, jewelry making, and painting (though I haven't had studio space for a long time, so I haven't done any real painting in years).

Sorry I've been away for so long.

Wasn't crocheting much for a while there!

I have now finished the baby blanket for my youngest niece, and given it to her. My sister liked it very much. :) I didn't take a picture once it was done, because I was short on time and camera batteries. It looks just like the previous pictures, though, only now it's a big square. ;)

My socks are almost done!! I pretty much just have the toe and heel left to do on my second sock. I'm going to finish it within the next few days and post a pic of the finished pair. YAY!

I have now won a whole lot of yarn from the Mystical Creation Yarns ebay store. *drooool* I hadn't bought any yarn for a while, and they have some great deals at the moment, so I treated myself. I have no idea where I will put it once it arrives. I think I need to crochet myself a bigger apartment! *giggle*