Thursday, January 24, 2008

Baby Bolero

I've finished my first project from one of the books I got for Christmas. I made the Baby Bolero from One Skein: 30 Quick Projects to Knit and Crochet.I used a yarn I had in my stash that I think is a Wool Ease blend. I had balled it and didn't have the tag anymore. The pattern calls for a different yarn, but I didn't have anything that resembled that so I went with the wool blend. It turned out pretty good. I am still working on the picking up stitches part of doing collars. It's very tricky, I think. So, I'm happy with how this turned out, but would have been a little happier with a better collar. I had to pull it out once and didn't really want to do it again. Here are some pics:

Front view.
Back view.

I know a few women that are due in the spring so I'm pretty sure this one will be a gift. I'm playing with the idea of adding a crocheted flower pin, but I'll need to brush up on my crochet skills, so we'll see.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Exciting freelance projects completed!

These aren't so much crafty projects, but I'm super excited that I've finally finished them. Just today the Comma-Q Architecture web site went LIVE! This project has been going on for over a year, with a change in concept and a total re-design. But, in the end it is totally worth it because I think the final product better suits the office, their work, people and clients. I learned a lot and feel a bit more confident in my web coding skills. They're great clients, very creative and very understanding in terms of my learning curve. Here's a link:

I also completed another web site design just before the holidays. It turned out well and I think is a much needed improvement from the previous site. More information, more current news and events makes the site more useful for the client and the visitors to the site. Here's a link:

Yay for finished projects!