Hey everyone! This is Ron, the aforementioned beau of Mr. Stone and
expert (and I use that term loosely) that taught him to knit.
So about me: I’m 22, have been crocheting for over 12 years, and knitting for about 3. My love affair with fiber started when my mother was
attempting to crochet my father a blanket when I was around 9 or 10. I
remember venturing down to her workspace in the basement and finding a long aluminum stick that had a strange end. Later I would find out it was a hook! I went out to the store and spent my small allowance on a set of hooks, a book, a very sad excuse for yarn, and began.
Lately my love for the art has grown, and in the process I have
decided to start selling my items online. I started my online shop
entitled “Ultimate Accessories”, but recently began to undertake
a new shop with a better focus called “The Fyber Stud”.
Other than all of that, I am working on many different projects. I actually just finished up some knitted Valentine’s Day Cards, a Gold Crochet Necklace, and a specially made Cowl.
Now the Cowl above is something of a special creation. I made it out
of Vanna’s Choice Yarn and one skein of Vanna’s Glamour in the wine
color. This was made as an entry into the Vanna’s Choice Competition
in the Fashion division. One of the great things about the competition
is that it is open to everyone in a knit and crochet division as well as
individual classes that you can enter into. Let’s cross our fingers
that my pattern wins!!!!
With that, I bid adieu; my needles and hooks are always full and I
am always on the lookout for a new pattern and yarn. If anyone has any questions, ask away and visit my blog, theroguecrafter.tumblr.com!!
God Bless and Happy Hooking!!
So I have almost finished my neon green scarf! YAY! I just need to more skeins, and 8 more episodes of ‘Skins’ in order to finish it ( 2 Days or less). The slight bad side to this is that the skeins are $16.00 each for good lamb’s wool. *growls* Well, Ron did say that this art can be expensive.
After getting to the midpoint of the green scarf, I then continued on the burnt orange: this scarf, I just realized, is getting very heavy, and much thicker than pieces I’ve worked on before. I figured it is because of the knit one-pearl one pattern that I’m doing, and also, the scarf is a good 16 to 20 inches wide. Each work takes a good 5 to 10 minutes to knit, depending on my determination.
Knitting is exhausting…
I have 3 projects I’m working on.
1. an burnt orange scarf that I started since…September? It’s huge and long: I was inspired by Yokoo’s Supa Scarf, only to find out midway from my bf that she crochets it, which is 5 times faster. So, over 4-6 skeins later during Christmas break, I labored away. Sigh, only for knit fashion!
2. a cool neon green, lambs wool scarf. I wanted it to be something similar to Urban Outfitters’ semi-loose knit scarves, so I used a US 50, but it looked like crap after the third row. Then I went down to US 15 and tried to do a basket, but then that looked like crap. So, I may go out and buy some US 19’s and just do a ribbed scarf.
3. a huuuuuuuuuuge sandy, biege “scarf” or net (because that’s what it looks like) using US 50 on very thin yarn. I’m thinking on using this as more of an art installation than a garment. I looks so cool, plus it gave me more ideas for future projects, like grocery bags or just carrying bags for large objects. The great thing is anyone can just ball it up and save space, then unfold it for carrying purposes. Sweet!
Photos are coming as soons as I can install Adobe CS3 on my new computer and edit my photos. You all are going to love the colors!