2017, it's nice to meet you. So far my new year has been wonderfully lazy. Yesterday I had breakfast for every single meal. Today I am still lounging in pajamas as I try to get a little bit of work done. I go back to my teaching job tomorrow and I don't have to go … Continue reading New Year, New Projects, New Patterns!
For me, the beginning of the year starts in September. As a student and a dance teacher, everything starts again this month. After having July and August off from working and homework, September can be a bit of a stressful adjustment. Next week I will have my "last" first day of the year of university … Continue reading Hello, September
There. I've said it. Sometimes I really do hate being a maker. And I've got my reasons. Exhibit A: I came across this adorable little cozy mug at the dollar store a few days ago. Wandering the aisles of dollar stores is actually kind of fun because you occasionally come across secret treasures, just like … Continue reading Why I sometimes really hate being a maker.
I have a love-hate relationship with custom orders. They are a fantastic opportunity to try out new patterns and learn new techniques. They are a pain from a business standpoint as they usually take longer to complete due to the learning component of a new pattern. This makes my profit margin quite low if I … Continue reading Perfect Puff Stitch Hexagons – Free Pattern!
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
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!