Archive for July, 2008

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Amigurumi! – Crash Course / Patterns

July 30, 2008

I tried my hand at one mini 5cm tall Amigurumi piece, the bottom wasn’t as desired as my other balls of yarn aren’t with me at the moment… And I still need to find eyes for them!!

Before they’re completed, I ain’t gonna post any pics yet. But here are the patterns I’ve found do-able for a Crochet-greenhorn like yours truly!

Patterns:

  • Grumpies ! –  I made one yesterday with a blue bottom but the blue yarn’s thinner than the top’s white. So it looks kinda funny. I’ll have to wait for my other balls of yarn to get a perfect one. But it’s a start!
  • Noggins – I wanna do this too! But don’t have other colours. Currently I only have a ball of white =.= The rest are in different textures…
    On a side note, their website is selling the eyes!! Those doe eyes! Thinking of getting some…
  • Elephant ! – Since I have a singular colour, I’m trying my hand at the Ele first! Teehee! Still trying to figure out the 8th row…
    On a side note, I love this crafter’s site! Many adorable & memorable patterns. An inspiration for me to start the craft!
  • Owlishly – Found out the site from littlegreen’s. I wonder when I can crochet like that!!

Found a Crash Course Site! Although I’ve had a rough idea of how to start last night, this helps to clarify. The steps are pretty clear and thorough. The site has free patterns too!

Maybe one day I’ll be able to make my own free pattern! Ha!

Guess I’ll add on once I’ve found more adorable stuff to admire 😀

Till then, happy crochet-ing!

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Crochet?

July 29, 2008

Yes, I know I’ve not exhausted every inch of my yarn for knitting as of yet not after… The 22nd.

But I can’t help noticing how Crochet does wonders to making cute adorable teeny weeny stuff! I am not kidding.

I went blogsurfing CraftyPants‘ new site and all the subsequent links that follow.  Eventually it was love at first sight! Or maybe an infatuation for now… But seriously, just take a peek!

Yes, I know nuts about Crochet, like how it was with knitting. And so again…

I tried to follow this!

And if the video path is faulty, you can look here. Otherwise, there’s a written version of the Solid Heart pattern.

I tried so hard to get my fingers working, it was hard I tell you. I don’t know why I can’t just hold the yarn in place. And I ended up with…

 

It didn’t turn out as pretty as I’d thought it would. Well, at least not the edges when I tried to flourish them with the Reverse Single Crochet Edging.

Not bad for a start!

So pleased with myself. Ha!

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this makes me sooo hungry…

July 29, 2008

 

In case the video path gets faulty, look here.

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S.E.W

July 29, 2008

Was required to do different kinds of stitches to finish up my knitted pieces as instructed in the pattern. And as usual I find myself all muddled up. Here are my treasured finds…

In the knitting projects I’m currently caught in or have completed…

  1. Back Stitch: Needed for my Beret, Slippers, Fingerless Gloves
    – Basically joining the edges / ends of the knitted rib
  2. Blanket Stitch: Needed for my Bum Bag
    – Creating Button Loop Holes for the front side of the pocket
  3. Slip Stitch: Needed for my Bum Bag
    – Joining 2 knitted pieces to form the bag by sewing folded ends

A side note, I just discovered a Video site with more useful guide-tutorials!


Notes:

  1. Back Stitch
  2. Blanket Stitch
  3. Slip Stitch 
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DIY Shoes?

July 29, 2008

Take a look at this.

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1, 4.

July 28, 2008

Today marks the 4th after the 1st.

Wonder where will this lead us to…

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insomnia

July 25, 2008

How the heck do you get over being insomniac?

I’d thought the lethargy would just hit me and put me to a deep weighted slumber but it seems highly impossible at the moment. I tried ridding my mind of all negative thoughts and still am unable to close my eyes without having them eyelids flickering back wide opened. I tried putting calm serene thoughts to my mind, but force seems not a reliable method after all.

So how now brown cow? A phrase my friend used to love saying.

Ya know, I’d always thought no amount of words on this space would attract anyone. But I just found my first knitting post on another so-called wordpress blog. However that blog seems to me as if they’re collecting the posts for traffic’s sakes. Ha! Yes, I shall not divulge the link lest something bad happens to me!

Oh that brings me to the wandering thought. Should something awful happened to me, who’d come straight to my rescue, aight? I will never know until that something happens. Until then, there’s no use for me to wander / hope / expect. Lest disappointment would fill me up should I happen to end up, ya know in the graves.

Yes positivity is a hard thing to maintain, I realised. There was never that much positivity posed to me in my life for a start. So trying to have it only now eats me up sometimes. Ya know, I used to think that being too optimistic will only lead to grave depths of disappointment should my positivity fail to work out. Then again, being all pessimistic halts you from giving your all. Putting in your fullest potential to be happy. Trying to balance the two is currently driving me to my omniversent friend, the wall.

It doesn’t help you know. All your life, when you thought you could finally do something that you want, and then you get a critic at the sides. The sides you’d thought would support you no-matter-what-happens. All your life, when you thought if you finally had someone there always-standing-by-you-no-matter-what-happens, life would be more fulfilling to live by and I wouldn’t need to be so independant. There was always this notion that I live by that the eldest sibling has to be stronger and more independant than the younger ones. Yes, I tried very hard to live by that belief but along the way there were hitches. Instances, when I just broke down. I couldn’t handle all the emotions myself after all.

Maybe I’ve watched a soap opera / drama too many. Watched ’till I get delusional? Or is reality that hard for me to accept?

It’s so freaking hard for me to get to sleep in peace these days. Unless of course, I tire myself out entirely during the day that I have to just lie down and shut my eyes.

Damn insomnia.