Friday, May 30, 2014

12 row cornfed with a #4 hook

This puppy would hurt.  The colors are great but mostly because black just makes any color pop.  I like it in my hand but I don't want it coming at me at 70 mph.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

rainbow defeat...and victory

This was meant as mimicry of the rainbow scrap ball... but for reasons I can't describe... i don't like it... but in contrast to this... driving in unbelievably horrible traffic today in Kathmandu just a the sun was setting now at the beginning of monsoon..the skies cleared and we witnessed a rainbow so neon bright that we almost couldn't believe it was real... win some lose some.

rainbow...strangly unsatisfying

this was an attempt to mimic the scrap ball from earlier...but for reasons I can't describe...I don't like it... too small...too much red... not sure...

tiranga disappointment

the single central stripe is not as sharp as I hoped... closing is clunky... need the same color in the middle..a double stripe at least.


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Ti Ranga

Going for an imitation of the Indian flag here...the "Tiranga" hindi...or maybe sanscrit for "three colors".  But it was a mistake to go for a single row of white, made the closing look like an eye sore.

Friday, May 23, 2014

trichrome up close...

though the rows are even since the middle rows have more stitches te effect is not stripes but spots... unless by "stripes" you mean a ping pong table is white with green stripes.


these three colors are great except that the middle band is a bit too think... I will have to try only two rows for these.


lookin spiffy... almost ready for sale

Friday, May 16, 2014


Sometimes you just get it right. Now that the design is solidified... it's time to mass produce.

Monday, May 12, 2014

where's the closing?

You, my friend, are looking at it.  Now a close inspection reveals a small divet where the interior closing knot pulls on the seam a bit too much.  But contrast this with my first closing attempts...

Saturday, May 10, 2014

tricolor inspires...

...the next generation of projectiles.  The rainbow dude from a couple of posts ago taught me that scraps have potential.  I crocheted up to a twleve- stitch row with a yellow scrap piece that could not have been used on other patterns.  Then two rows of a green and a single row of blue.  When joined the blue ends up with a double row.  Downside is it required some careful knot splicing to keep the knots inside the ball and still secure through what is bound to be a lifetime of being slammed against walls trees and other hard objects.

tricolor pics

Friday, May 9, 2014

i was wrong!

though a bit knotty due to the knots... its a pretty good one... think I will try another multicolor...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

win some lose some

sometimes... it's just too ugly to even bother filling it... I like the colors but its made from scraps and... I mean do I even have to say it?

Friday, May 2, 2014

clean profile

slightly new closing yields a tighter profile... it's more secure too... and of course...cornfed.

Thursday, May 1, 2014


after a small break... ballistic crochet is trying corn stuffed slingballs... perks include popcorn upon landing in a fire.