One of the things I got requests for this christmas is headbands to keep peoples ears warm with out giving them hat hair.
This is what I came up with, a textured headband that can be made wider or slimer by adding/subtracting rows.
So I just finished a commision for a Skull Beanie.
Outside of paying work, I have officaly started hooking up my Christmas gifts.
I dont have alot of planned projects because I want to make sure the people I am hooking for actully want/need somedthing I can make for them so I dont just drownd them in scarf's/mitts/hats.
This is the commision hat, niece Jordan is modling it for me.
This is a minecraft creaper hat. Worked in C2C to give it that pixaled look the game has.
This is a Solomon's Knot scarf, lacy light weight but still warm made up in a fuzzy yarn (mill end no lable looks like shaw in a ball).
So I suck at keeping secrets. I have already given my hubby most of his gifts as I got them.
But this gift has taken me a while to finish and set up. The cloudy white stuff is the sealant and glue we used to decoupage the surface with comic book images.
I had alot of help from my wonderful sister with this project I cant thank her enough with out her lep this would still be unfinished. We reclaimed parts of a vanity, and resurface a spare desk to fill in the back wall with a L shaped space to do lego things. We got a bluetooth speaker/light fixtur to hang over the area and light up the shelving. Only 3 shelfs are set up just to give an idea of what can be done, I do have more brackets and shelving so he can change it up how ever he likes.
Besides the desk/lamp his other gifts are - 3 mini fig's, 2000 lego's, and six16x32 lego boards. Oh and a Pokeball phone charger!! Not pictured cuz I havent gotten a photo of him using it yet.
So instead of a crochet post, I am doing a creative post. My hubbys birthday is coming up and he is not all that enthused with yarn gifts so I am building him a full wall shelving and L shaped desk so he can display his lego sets, figures, books, what-not. I plan on papering the top of the desk with panels cut out from his collection of comic books that he is willing to part with. So right now I am taking staples out of books as delicatly as I can. Pro tip -- Have a good light, a nail file, and if you dont want to get ink all over gloves. I only had one of these things and probly should have gotten/used the other two. Prepainted the desk tops with a matte black just in case I miss a spot while papering the top it will not stand out (atleast that is what I am hoping for). Going to recruit some child labor to help me with cutting up all the comics, and picking out the best pannels. She is a pro, but more of a Batman fan when I will be hualing over more Spiderman, X-men, Superman stuff.
Will post more later when I have more progress done!
I am still working on the Fairy Tail shrug!! I am just getting a bit of crochet block/burnout.
To fight that off I have been making up some Mini Octo's that will hopefully be going to the Japanese festival this year. Pictured below is what I had finished (semi finished they need stuffing and closing) by sunday while I was at gaming.
So while I was out this weekend I noticed my local Wall-e-world had thrown their Lion Brand Mandal on clearance and decided to treat myself. I picked up three skeins of Spirit (top, bottom right 2), two skeins of Genie (left bottom and mid), and one skein of Valkyrie.
No real plan's yet on what I am going to make with them (give me
ideas!!) but I could not pass the deal up. While I was spending craft
money I also picked up 2 other items that I hope will make crocheting
On the left is a silicon yarn ring, it can hold up to 3 strands at a time and has 3 different interchangeable size plates for crochet thread to worsted weight. On the right is a stitch/row counting abucas bracelet, not sure it will work as the stitch marker ring on the larger beads seems to be a bit to large and skips around which could throw off your count if you dont notice it move.
Every time my phone dings that I got a message from paypal I smile. I wanted to give a shout out to everyone who has helped support my crochet obsession by either buying my patterns or ordering a commission.
I never expected that when I picked up yarn an a hook so many years ago I would be writing and selling my own patterns, and it still amazes me every time I see I sold an other. So as my thanks to all of you on June 20th 2017 I am doing a freebie event again. To celebrate my birthday and all of you I, you can get one of my pay patterns from my Ravelry shop for free with the promo code 'HappyBday' on June 20th 2017. The code will only be active for the 24 hours of June 20th so remember to come back!