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 easier.
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.