Friday, November 28, 2008

My plans.

When I am done with NaNoWriMo, if I shall ever be (I am behind, at 30003 words out of 50000), I want to do some stuff to 'get loose'. Well, that's how other people put it, but I would just say, to rest.

I want to embroider things, possibly, but my mainest concern is to knit and crochet different odd things; I want to learn more complicated crochet patterns (so to speak), and make myself a wool hood, with some sort of fabric inside so it doesn't poke too much.

By a hood, I mean a winter hood, all warm and thick, with tails that could wrap around my neck or do some other thing, to keep warm.

I should also crochet a nice, long, wide scarf. Wide... somewhere around 1 1/2 feet wide. Long, possibly four feet. I am serious and plan to be ready when it's January and February and it wants to go down below zero. Oh, and leg warmers. Probably knitted tightly, so it doesn't breathe so much. I used to knit really loosely, but sometime this year or last I got used to knitting however I wanted to, and to try to keep the same width of knittage, so to speak.

I am not using the useful terms you know.

I also want to make a big, crocheted shawl.

http://www.thegracefullady.com/civilwargowns/images/cdvs/winterwear/ladyshawl.jpg
Which I found on http://www.thegracefullady.com/civilwargowns/ , when I was looking at different photographs. Yayy, I love Civil War dresses. I used to think I wouldn't like them, just because when I was really little, I was insane about them, and as I got older my true passions seemed to come out, or obsessions. But, apparently, I have studied them more and like them more than I did then.

Here are some crochet patterns-or-whatever-they're-called I found 'long the way:
http://dayna.tdgservices.com/ShowPattern.aspx?PatternID=40
http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa072598.htm
http://crochet.about.com/od/eightinchsquares/a/sbsq8in.htm

I hope the links work. I was thinking I could practice those pieces, and then after learning how to do particular parts of them, make weird things from that. I need to practice somehow. ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YzSx9P_QlM&feature=related

This should be what I wanted it to be. Rather nice little thing, whatever it is.

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