Change of blogs:

I WILL NOT BE USING THE WORDPRESS BLOG ANYMORE.

My new blog is on blogger, this is the link: http://www.thelittlebluechair.blogspot.com

All of my new posts will be at this address, and my posts will still go to twitter. Thanks!

How to Make Simple Crochet Slippers « Crafts « Zoom Yummy

 

How to Make Simple Crochet Slippers « Crafts « Zoom Yummy

How to Make Simple Crochet Slippers « Crafts « Zoom Yummy.

Two Hour Fingerless Gloves | AllFreeKnitting.com

 

Gonna make some of these out of alpaca. :3

Two Hour Fingerless Gloves | AllFreeKnitting.com

Two Hour Fingerless Gloves | AllFreeKnitting.com.

Crochet experiences

I was in the middle of crocheting my first scarf when I decided I wasn’t going to like it.. So I decided it would make a good purse strap!

I’m making this purse out of sunburst granny squares. This is my first project with granny square, I just couldn’t resist, I fell in love with this pattern.

I first got the idea when I saw deucecities  baby blanket project:

How to felt!

For those of you who’re interested in learning how to felt, I thought I’d let you know how. You can felt any kind of wool. Whether it be knitted, crocheted, or even unspun fiber, it can felt.
Like when you put a wool sweater through the wash and it shrinks? That’s felting. You can just use your washer and dryer to felt, but I like to do it by hand, it’s easier to control.

HINT: Felting results in a significant amount of shrinking, a lot of times by 50%, so plan for that.

Step 1: Fill sink or tub with as hot water as you can stand, and a little bit of dish soap. ( I use cleaning rubber gloves, they bring my heat tolerance up higher.)

Step 2: Get the item you want to felt and, in the hot water, agitate it. Rub it, squeeze it, and be rough with it. You’ll start to see shrinking.

Step 3: When your felting has reached your desired size, and you cannot see the stitches anymore, rinse very well with cold water.

Step 4: Let dry and VIOLA! You’ve felted.

You can cut felt just like fabric, and it will not unravel. Felting causes the fibers to link and connect with each other.