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Friday, October 29, 2010

Absentia - Health Issues

Sorry that I haven't been on lately, so much drama going on with health concerns. If you didn't know, I have thyroid cancer but I'm doing really good with it. On the other hand, a very close friend of mine has a brain tumor and is getting it removed on the 3rd, so very stressed out over that. Along with health problems comes the normal money issues, which are just bad.

  On the good side, some money  has come in which helps with putting together a halloween costume for my 3 year old, signing up for Crochet Guild of America (YAY!) and buying a decent set of crochet hooks (soft touch).

  I'm working on a blanket for the in-laws for xmas, and I have a growing list of items to make for other folks. Full speed ahead toward xmas! :P. anybody else excited?

Pictures of what I've finished forthcoming, if I can get them transfered, stupid things haha.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Amigurumi - First Robot

See the robot that I made over the past two days today, I'll fill you in more tomorrow on whats going on. Less then a week until Rhinebeck!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Crocheting Projects and Rhinebeck Fair (!yay!)

Hello corny friends! I am one of the oddest folks you will ever meet, and I just turned 30! :D Scared yet? I love to crochet and just discovered amigurumi, so here is my blog to follow my travails through the crocheting world beyond my previous experience of blankets, scarves and the occasional hat. Not that there is anything wrong with any of those but I'm so BORED with them. As for knitting, that is fun but I always drop the needle so I want to hone my skills as a crocheter for a while.

So here are my just finished projects (pictures to come and I will update this blog with them in just a little bit, meaning tonight hopefully?)

1) I made a blanket for a friend of mine out of Caron Simply Soft Yarn (this is what I mostly have right now in my stash). Here is the link to the pattern: http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=4857

You have to be a member of the site to get it, but hey, its free so why not? :D Free patterns yay!

2) I also made a teddy bear out of this book: Cuddly Crochet: Adorable Toys, Hats and More by Stacey Trock. This book can be bought at almost any local book/craft store but also here is the amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Cuddly-Crochet-Adorable-Toys-Hats/dp/1564779858/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1286563065&sr=8-1

Okay, pictures forthcoming, though I have to say that I didn't particularly enjoy the Cuddly Crochet book as the directions were good but the directions on putting (in my case the bear) the forms together left something to be desired. Okay so I start at row such and such but how far down do I go? Also, if I'm going to make some of these stuffed animals for my friends with little babies, why would I put plastic noses or eyes on them? Anybody else have a problem with choking babies? Well, needless to say I am not giving that bear to my friend, instead I'm going to halloween it up and give it fangs, horns, claws, a cape and glasses (don't ask me why, it seems like a good idea.

Next projects!

I started my first shawl today, using a pattern from Doris Chan (you just have to love the style to her designs). This can be found as a free pattern through Ravelry.com (if you crochet and are not on that site, you should be). The only thing I have to say about the pattern is that I have never done clothes before because they intimidate me so I'm constantly worried if it looks right, hopefully it does! I'll let you know how it turns out since its going really quickly.

The second upcoming project I cannot start until after I go to Rhinebeck the weekend of October 16! Two things happening there, first of all I signed up for a Rhinebeck Bingo, which should be fun. Apparently this means that I get to go around and try to find other folks who are squares on my Bingo card and give them a hug. There are prizes and everything (and its free to join up in the fun). You can find the group that is doing this on Ravelry.com, just check out the groups section and do a search for Rhinebeck, NY.
Also while there I am determined to buy llama yarn for my second Doris Chan project that I am very nervous about, the Amsterdam Coat: http://www.naturallycaron.com/projects/amsterdam/amsterdam_1.html
Again, you need to have signed up but its free, so come on :D.

Either way, Rhinebeck, NY will be a good time to be had for all, I'm hoping it does not rain and is not below 55 degrees haha. We'll see.

I may write more later, not sure. But I will definitely get pictures of my finished items on here as soon as I can. Until then, have a cool bean day and evening and do not forget to hug someone! Destroy the TMI! (too much information, I HATE that phrase).

Jen Riley