This minimalist Hulk pattern I've made up is a little more cute than incredible. He doesn't look quite as fearsome as I was going for, but it's hard to work with only 20x20 pixels! I tried to stick as close as I possibly could to the traditional feel of the Hulk. Angry face. Black hair. … Continue reading Marvel Graphghan Square #4 – The Incredible Hulk
I recently visited a cute little yarn shop owned by a fabulous indie-dyer. She carried the most beautiful yarns in her shop, many of which I have never even heard of before. I am super impressed with my willpower. I only bought a few skeins, and they were all meant for particular projects I wanted … Continue reading Is it okay to be a yarn snob?
After a bit of a wait, I finally have the third square ready! It's the weapon of choice for everyone's favourite Norse God, Thor's Hammer. We are mixing things up a little with this square by adding some burgundy and more muted tones. I want this blanket to just be a rainbow of colours once … Continue reading Square #3 of the Marvel Graphghan
For those of you who have been patiently waiting for the third square in the Marvel Graphghan, I have good news! It has been designed, tested, and will be posted tomorrow. While I only have time for a short post tonight, I'd still like to share the small progress I have made with my own … Continue reading Update on Marvel Graphghan
Hello again! I hope you all enjoyed the first square of my Marvel Graphghan, Iron Man (a personal favourite of mine). I'm still on a bit of a Civil War hype, so I'm going to run with it. Square #2 of the blanket will be Captain America's Shield! I wasn't totally sure how I wanted … Continue reading Marvel C2C Graphghan Square #2
Hello everyone! I am starting something very special today, something I have been planning out for a long time. It seems fitting, what with Civil War coming out today for early viewings, to share this after so much planning. I've been in love with anything super hero and/or comic book related for a good chunk … Continue reading Marvel + Yarn = Happiness
I recently had the opportunity to attend an interview with a local marketing agency, Jelly Marketing. It was an eye-opening experience that definitely made me take a step out of my comfort zone. Opportunities like the one I was given don’t come around very often, so I tried my best to absorb as much knowledge … Continue reading Jelly Follow-Up
I love making blankets during my lulls between orders. I usually keep them for myself or give them away as gifts. Handmade is so much better! Plus it gives me an excuse to watch all of House of Cards season 4 in one sitting without feeling overly guilty. The hardest part of blanket planning for … Continue reading Blanket Planning 101
I've mentioned on other posts how difficult this time of year is for me. It is now March! Spring break is upon us in British Columbia, which hopefully means the weather will begin to grow nicer (still waiting for that part). I have a hard time cuddling up with my chunky yarns and thick needles … Continue reading Fellow knitters and crocheters, I need your help.
Finally, I've got this pattern written down. One of my worst habits as a knitter/crocheter is that I routinely make up patterns and never write them down, so I can never go back to them. I actually took the time with this pattern to test and size 6 different sizes! I have named this beanie … Continue reading New pattern released!