Tuesday, January 29, 2008


I decided that I'm going to...dundunduuun...crochet my PROM DRESS this year. Mainly because I think it will be a good way for me to dive head first into crocheting (so far I've just been treading shallow water with my hats and scarves and mary-janes and iPod cozies and such). I thought that maybe I should make a sweater or a wrap or something before I did something drastic, but my wild side decided for me that I should do something...wild. So I'm crocheting an evening gown.

I didn't design the thing myself, rather I'm taking a shirt and skirt pattern (the Cupcake from SnB Happy Hooker book for the top and the Spiderweb Skirt for the bottom) and I'm essentially just making both (leaving the decorative bottom off the top) and sewing them together to make a dress. I've drawn up some concepts, and I think it'll look OK. And so far I haven't mucked anything up (even though I'm still on the top part, what's going to be the bodice of the dress.)

So here's a pic or two of what I have so far:

That part goes about halfway up my back, so I only have a few more rows until I shape the armholes and then that part's done. I don't think it's a half bad load for just two days of piddling with it after school.

and here's a detail shot of the "form fitting" part.

AANND, this is what I work on when I get bored at school. It's just a little hat that I piddle with on the side (did I seriously just use that word twice in one post?)

Closeup of the ribs that will soon become cables. The original hat is called Stonepath and it's from Interweave Crochet Magazine. It's a pretty hat that I've already attempted once, but it came out slightly too big for my head, so I'm trying a smaller yarn and hook size, and I'm making it a size smaller. I like the yarn here too because it's a vintage-y rainbow color that's kind of muted, but still funky. It's from an old poncho that someone gave me that I frogged for the yarn (I don't wear ponchos :P ).

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Luna Lovegood Skinny Scarf

I made this grey skinny scarf, based off of Luna Lovegood's in the Harry Potter 5 movie about a month-ish ago. Got the pattern off Craftster:

Just a random FO I'd thought I'd post. I have more, but I'm too lazy to post them. :)

Monday, January 21, 2008

I Should Have Done This Long Ago...

W007- I finally made a blog to post all of the cool things I make! :) I'll get around to posting my FO's later, for now here's some things about me!

Name: Ashley Michelle
Birthdate: June 3, 1991 (That makes me 16)
Birthplace: Lincolnton, NC
Current: Cherryville NC
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown (dyed auburn)
Righty or Lefty: righty, lefty if I wanna be (Oh yeah, there's a word for that...ambidextrous?)
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Innie or Outtie: Innie


Your heritage: German/Irish on my mom's side Norwegian on my dad's
The shoes you wore today: didn't wear any :)
Your eyes: plain
Your weakness: kryptonite
Your fears: never falling in love
One thing you'd like to achieve: my dreams

Your most overused phrase on aim: i don't use aim that often, but i'd have to say BRB
Your thoughts first waking up: NNNOOOOO
The first feature you notice in the opposite sex: hair
Your best physical feature: my feet (no lie, it's my favorite part of my body)
Your bedtime: when I get too tired
Your greatest accomplishment: getting into Gaston Day
Your most missed memory: elementary school/kindergarten

Pepsi or coke: Mountain Dew
McDonald's or Burger King: Neither >:P yuck
Single or group dates: single
Adidas or Nike: Converses
Chocolate or vanilla: chanilla
Cappuccino or coffee: Cappuchino
Bras or Panties: umm both?

Smoke: nope
Cuss: more than I should, but less than a lot of my friends
Take a shower everyday: yes
Have a crush(es): no
Do you think you've been in love: not yet
Want to go to college: yes
Like high school: I like MY high school, but as a general rule, no
Want to get married: someday
Type w/ your fingers on the right keys: most of the time
Believe in yourself: when I think I have a chance
Get motion sickness: No
Think you're attractive: Not most of the time, but I have my moments...
Think you're a health freak: HELL no (but I do try...)
Get along with your parents: most of the time
Like thunderstorms: yes :)
Play an instrument: eek. Flute, guitar, piano, violin (none of them good enough to be professional, but I do play them habitually)

Drank alcohol: no
Smoked: no
Done a drug: no
Had Sex: no.
Made Out: no
Gone to the mall: yea
Eaten sushi: no
Been on stage: yes
Gone skating: no
Made homemade cookies: yes :)
Been in love: no
Dyed your hair: no
Stolen anything: no

Flown on a plane: no
Missed school because it was raining: does a hurricane count?
Told a guy/girl that you liked them: nope, don't like anyone
Cried during a Movie: yes (Oliver and Company and Beauty and the Beast and RENT and that PETA documentary and that documentary about rescuing animals after Katrina...I cry during a lot of movies...)
Ever thought an animated character was hot: eheheheheee...*blushes* yes...
Had an imaginary friend: of course I do, especially when there's no one else to talk to :)
Been on stage: yes...Band concert...The horror...I had to IMPROVISE A SOLO...eek.
Cut your hair: no, but I think I need to sometime soon.
Had crush on a teacher: no, I find that gross
Played a game that required removal of clothing: I wish
Been trashed or extremely intoxicated: no, nor do I find that particularly appealing
Been caught "doing something": HA yeah, right...
Been called a tease: no
Gotten beaten up: only by myself :)
Been in a fight: no
Shoplifted: no

Age you hope to be married: whenever it comes to me
Numbers and Names of Children: HA! I. HATE. BABIES.
Descibe your Dream Wedding: exotic/classical/fun/with-much-Absinthe
How do you want to die: quietly and painlessly, preferably in my sleep
What do you want to be when you grow up: computer programmer/software engineer
What country would you most like to visit: hmm that's a tough one. I want to travel a lot, but there's not one specific country I want to visit

Best eye/hair color: any
Short or long hair: either
Best height: taller than me.
Best weight: don't really care
Best first date location: something non-traditional. Like an active volcano or on a bigfoot hunt (you think I'm kidding, but I'm not.)
Best first kiss location: sitting on a cliff at night overlooking the lit-up city below us

Number of girl/boyfriends you've had: 5-6 ish
Number of kisses you've given: a lot
Number of drugs taken illegally: sore wa himitsu desu :)
Number of people I could trust with my life: not including family-1
Number of songs on my iPod: over 3500
Number of piercings: just my ears
Number of tattoos: 0
Number of times my name has appeared in the newspaper: hmm, not too sure, but I know it's less than ten. I got in it a few times when I was a kid, and by being at some town events
Number of scars on my body: a lot (I'm accident prone) :)
Number of things in my past that I regret: a lot...

Shampoo: something that smells good (Peaches and Cream shampoo smells TERRIBLE)
Fav Color: purple
Day/Night: night
Summer/Winter: fall
Lace or Satin: satin
Fave Cartoon Character: Timon :)
Fave Food: Hazlenut
Fave Movies: too many to list
Fave sport: Badminton (YES IT DOES TOO COUNT!)
Fave sports stars: none really


Wearing: t-shirt, cardigan, jeans, socks, underwear
Drinking: orange soda
Thinking about: who on Earth is actually gonna read this...
Listening to: the sound of typing and the computer whirring


Cried: yes...curse that ASPCA commercial...gets me every time...
Worn jeans: yes
Met someone new online: yeah, but I didn't like him so I denied his friend request
Done laundry: no
Drove a car: no
Talked on the phone: yes

Yourself: when it suits me
Your friends: mostly
Santa Claus: Course :)
Tooth Fairy: No (I woke up and caught my mom red handed, ruined it for me...)
Destiny/Fate: yes
Angels: i'm Buddhist, so we have the bodhisattva of compassion
Ghosts: YES!
UFO's: yes, I think the universe is just too darn BIG for us to be the ONLY LIVING THINGS in it
God: if by that you mean the Christian manifestation of God, then no. I follow the Buddha's saying that our thoughts are what make us real

Do you ever wish you had another name: Yes
Do you have a girlfriend/boyfriend: no
Do you like anyone: no
Which one of your friends acts the most like you: hmmm...IDK really. I hang out with my friends because we all pretty much act the same in some senses
Who have you known the longest of your friends: Sam (since 6th grade)
Are you close to any family member: my mom
Who do you hang around the most: whoever'll have me :)
When have you cried the most: can't remember, but probably when my dad left when I was three
What's the best feeling in the world: well I can't speak from experience, but judging by literature and popular belief, I'd say love
Worst Feeling: hate

Anyone who actually reads that, in it's entirety, get's a cyber-cookie. :) That was LONG.

Well, next post will feature projects from the past that I've already made, plans for my next project (and it's a doozy), and anything else I feel like telling. :)