Saturday, March 12, 2005

One ringy-dingy...

*beeeeeep*

Hello. I'm not available at the moment, I am downstairs on my couch with a 7 hook and 2000 yards of white cotton attempting to make a shawl before Palm Sunday. Please leave your name, important message, and any tribute after the tone. Thank you for calling.

*beeeeeeep*

Pretty, Pretty Pictures

Now there's a link waaay over there ===> to a spiffy new gallery of my projects. Not all are up yet, but there's some, including the beginnings of an original pattern for a ducky doll, being made in Red Heart Mexicana (known to some in the fiber arts world as the fugliest yarn in the 'verse).

I'm also contemplating doing a sweater. Since the weather in my part of the world has gone to the mid-80s F. *shrug*

I also picked up a buttload of #10 cotton 'cause it was on sale, and am now having to learn how to thread crochet. Oh. Darn. I'm so... uh, sad, about that. Yeah.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

XBox Controller Bra

ETA: Yo solo hablo un poquito de Espanol. Discubre que este blog estaba muy famoso para un poquito amountar de tiempo. Este proyecto estaba un chisme. Me hace esto, es verdad, pero no usarlo con mi XBox.

New blog, new pattern. I'm attempting to get some pictures up, but so far it's not working.

ETA: Pictures available at http://www.angelfire.com/freak/sheep/xbox/

XBox Controller Bra
Pattern created and copyrighted 2005 by Mary Sue Renfrow (m.s.renfrow@netzero.net). Pattern may be distributed freely for non-commercial use as long as author's name and email address are included with the pattern.

Materials
1 skein Carom Simply Soft or any other sport weight yarn
I (9.00mm) hook or hook size required to get gauge

Gauge
1" = 4 sc

Note: There are different sized XBox controllers floating around out there, so be sure to size your controller! Mine is 5"l x 6"h.

Sides
You will make two of these, on one working in back loop only, in the other working in front loop only. Turn one of them inside out, and you will have both sides!

Foundation (Row 1): Ch 2, sc 5 into the first ch, sl st to join. 6 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as first sc from now on), sc in same stitch as ch 1, (2sc in each sc), repeat until you reach the beginning, sl st to join. 12 sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, *sc, 2sc in next sc, repeat from * five more times, sl st to join. 18 sc.

Row 4-7: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, sl st to join. 18 sc.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in next 4 sc, 2sc in next sc, *sc next 5, 2sc in next sc, repeat from * one more time, sl st to join. 21 sc.

Row 9: Ch 1, sc in next 5 sc, 2sc in next sc, *sc next 6, 2sc in next sc, repeat from * one more time, sl st to join. 24 sc.

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in next 19 sc, and turn. Place a marker here to remind you where you turned. 20 sc.

Row 11: Ch 1, sc in next 19 sc, then drop down and sc in both loops of the first two skipped stitches on row 9. Turn. 22 sc.

Row 12: Ch 1, sc in next 18 sc, sc2tog, and turn. 20 sc.

Row 13: Ch 1, sc in next 15 sc, sc2tog, and turn. 17 sc.

Row 14: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 14 sc, and turn. 16 sc.

Row 15: Ch 1, sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog, turn. 10 sc.

Row 16: Ch 1, sc in next 8 sc, turn. 9 sc.

Row 17: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc, sc2tog, turn. 7 sc.

Row 18: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc, sc2tog, turn. 5 sc.

Row 19-21: Ch 1, sc in all sc across, turn. 5 sc.

Strap

On the second side piece, do not break yarn. Turn one of your sides inside out so they are opposite of each other. Ch 15, sl st to join to matching corner of the other piece. Sl st across top, ch 15. Sl st to join to opposite corner of other side. Break yarn, weave in ends.

This is designed to keep out of the way of any memory cards or headsets plugged into the top of your controller; if you're poor like me, you can simply continue Row 19 until it reaches across the top of your controller, then use a yarn needle to stitch the pieces together.

The fastest way to get this bad boy on your controller is to unplug it from the console, thread the cord through the space between the two straps, and then slide it onto the handpieces.