Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It's December.

Well, damn.

I was going to post yesterday and be all, "I missed a whole bunch of days, but I'm ending November with a BAM!"

Yeah, no.

I don't have a picture of the devil because I sent it out before I could take a picture. I still haven't started the other fingerless glove, and I am trying (and probably failing) to make a hat.

me = fail

Monday, November 23, 2009

Day uh. 23...

Oh...wonderful...one day apparently turned into two weeks.

I am working on the Day of the Dead groom now. It's going to be a Christmas present for my dad since he said that it was his favorite when I showed him the book.


I might tell what's in it. But only after I know she's opened it.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Missed Day 10...here's Day 11?

It's 11/11...and I forgot to have my morning dose of 11:11. I did get 12:00, but I was more than a little ticked that I missed 11:11. But as long as I don't miss it in 15 minutes, I'm set.

I missed Day 10, which I'm also not too happy about, but it's been more hectic than usual for me, and truth be told, I've just abandoned my work for a day or two.



(Okay, I know this had absolutely nothing to do with crocheting, but I'll upload some pictures tomorrow.)

- b

Monday, November 9, 2009

Day 9...and I'm on time for once!

YESSS. I feel really on top of things tonight. Finishing halves of paired sets and sewing on buttons...

getting English assignments done...

and oh yeah, wearing a towel turban.

I'm not liking the fact that Blogger takes forever to format, but hey, it's free...

So there you go, Day 9 of NaBloPoMo...3 weeks to go!


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Day what?


Yeah. The finished gloves.

ETA: I really wanted to get this in before 12:00 so it wouldn't be late. XD It wasn't...so I'm updating now.

I finally finished the fingerless gloves, which makes me extremely happy because they are the first project that I have managed to actually finish in a while. And now I'm starting a pair for myself, so hopefully this pair will be the same way.

Also, they do look a bit short at first, but they were made for a 5-year-old girl, so they're about medium-length on her.

I sort of used a pattern, but there were differences...like the fact that I started with a rectangle, then connected the sides halfway up so there's a slit. If I can find a few buttons, I'll put them on, but for now they'll do.

So that's the fingerless gloves...yay! Bye. :D

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Whoops...day 6, I guess.

Again? Really?

But I was so busy crocheting this that I didn't even think about my devil.

I know, I know...another project. But I got my CrochetMe More email today...and it had designs for fingerless gloves...what's a girl to do? I got out my burnt-orangey yarn, found a pattern, modified it to fit my sister (that's why it's so small, FYI), and crocheted for a solid block of about two hours. Crochet, fix mistakes, crochet, repeat.

So that's the first fingerless glove. As far as I know, it should fit at least from the bottom to the base of her thumb - I had her try it on at a few intervals while making it - so hopefully it will be okay.

Also, I used this pattern on CrochetMe and altered it a bit to make it work. For example...I started out with 32 chains instead of 20, which in the end was a huge mistake because there's a huge swell in the middle, but it somehow eventually worked out so that it was exactly 19...which is exactly what the pattern called for.

I do have to go now, though, as it's almost 12:30 and I'm getting really tired. I hope you enjoyed my longer-than-normal post...see you later.


Friday, November 6, 2009

Ah, boo. Day 5...meh.

So, I know, it's not technically Day 5 anymore. And so it begins...this may very well be the first of a few missed posts. Just like last year. Coincidentally, going through my attempt at NaBloPoMo from last year was what caused me to miss the fact that the days changed.

Apart from that, though...I'm almost finished with the devil's head. Next up is the tail. I'm looking forward to the accessories, although the head and body fit perfectly in my palms, which I love. My ninja (Shinobi) and my crocheting buddy, Tiny the Beanie Baby chihuahua, are the same way. They fit perfectly. It's like a hug from my palm. XD

I'm going to go to bed or something now...it's after 12:30. I need to be up and ready at 7:00. Bleh.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Day 4...progress!

This is what I accomplished today between about 4:10 and now, only crocheting on breaks between homework...half of the head!

I'm finally making more progress, and I can't wait until it's finished. There's not too much left, only the rest of the head, the stuffing, the lapel, tail, and embroideries. Then sew it together and it's done! And after that comes the monkey.

I love Creepy Cute Crochet.

Happy crocheting!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Not an update, but...Day 3.

I don't know if you can see it that well, but here it is:

(and yes, that's what I look like!)
I'm sort of (a.k.a. really) obsessed with this singer named Ingrid Michaelson...you might have heard of her...she has this really good song called "The Way I Am." So she came to Cincinnati last Thursday, and as I had my tickets a few months in advance, I decided to crochet a mini-her based on a photo from a show at NYC's City Winery. And this doll is the product of my efforts.

I crocheted the body and head from the pattern for the Corporate Zombie in, yes, Christen Haden's Creepy Cute Crochet. I made hair from my own design, and I sewed the hat over that. I made the scarf with a D hook, red yarn, and a 3-stitch-wide improv and sewed that on, then bent some wire for her glasses.

And that is the story of my cute (yet very stalker-like) Ingrid Michaelson doll.


Monday, November 2, 2009

Day 2

What I accomplished today and yesterday:

^^ The first (and slightly worse) picture I took.

The second - this one is much better.

This is the body of the devil from Creepy Cute Crochet by Christen Haden, in case you haven't read yesterday's post. Hopefully tomorrow I'll get some more done (lunch, anyone?). I'm aiming to finish the body and possibly start the head, but we'll see.

Next on the list: I have to decide between the Day of the Dead couple and the monkey...I think I might do the monkey, though.


Sunday, November 1, 2009


Hmm. Should I do it? I could...you know, do daily progress shots, or something like that.

I think I'll try.

Short post to start...but they will probably get longer as the month goes by!


Saturday, October 31, 2009


...it's been a while, eh?

I went to Hobby Lobby today...and I picked up these:

Lily Sugar 'n Cream in Red, Black, and Warm Brown. drooool.

and I Love This Cotton! in Ivory.

The ILTC is SO SOFT. I really do love it. And obviously the Lily yarn is fantastic too.

I'm making the devil (and the monkey...and the Day of the Dead pair...) from Creepy Cute Crochet by Christen Haden. I couldn't find a picture that was small enough, but it is SO cute.

I hope I'll be back soon...but until then, happy crocheting!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Hat

Besides being an amazing song by Ingrid Michaelson, I am working on a new hat. So far, all my hats have come out weirdly shaped and not even looking like they're supposed to. I've only tried beanies, but they've all come out looking like berets.

I'm hoping this one will be different.

I'm using Caron Simply Soft Brites! in Lemonade, which is a buttery, sunny sort of color. I'm not sure if this yarn is even produced anymore, but I got it from a flea market, so if it isn't, that's why. :D

Pictures may come soon. Hopefully this will turn out better. Cross your fingers.



Sunday, August 2, 2009


Currently attempting to knit on DPNs. It's confusing. And the needles are always stabbing me in the fingers! I need thimbles. Or something. But at least it's coming along okay! I was confused at first, but with the help of the World-Wide Interwebs, I'm doing fine. :D

I'm trying to knit a pair of socks from this pattern at f. pea. I don't know if I have enough yarn, and technically it's not even sock yarn, but oh well, at least it's a learning experience, right? :D

Okay, my fingers are sore now...adios.




Guess what?

I made a NINJA. :D

It's kind of based on the one in Creepy Cute Crochet by Christen Haden, except I used this pattern for the body and just crocheted an off-white oval for the part of the face that shows. So without further ado...


He took me maybe...4 or 5 hours to make? Well, the body did. It took me an hour to get his little shuriken right and to sew it on. His face was about half an hour total, and the sash only took about 15 minutes, so altogether I think I spent about 6 to 7 hours on him. I'm proud of him, though. He's one of my crocheting buddies. My other crocheting buddy is...

Tiny, who is a Beanie Baby chihuahua that I bought Friday at a flea market. She's so cute! Plus she fits in the palm of my hand. <3

I'm proud of my ninja! 8D I know, I know, I said that already, but I am! It's so tiny, and even though it's supposed to be stealthy, it's also undeniably cute.

Okay, done. :D

Saturday, August 1, 2009


One thing that bugs me about crocheting: Most people, when they see a person with yarn in public, automatically assume that said person is knitting, when said person is actually crocheting. Obviously, there are some exceptions, but still...they don't even bother to ask "What are you doing?" They just say, "Oh, you're knitting!..." blah blah blah.

Other than that, I have pictures of things I've done (and can find :D ) so far:

That is the head (finished and stuffed) to the bear I'm making for the neighborhood garage sale in September. (Here's the pattern if you want to make it, but make sure you have a Lion Brand account first.)

A random eyeball I made from this pattern. Only put the flash on for that picture because I used navy blue and you can't see it otherwise.

Just a little hackey sack I made and embroidered--just started with 6 ch in a magic loop and increased/singled/decreased as needed.

Okay, looks-wise, this looks nice and beret-ish. Pattern-wise, though...well, it was supposed to look SO much different. This could be partially due to the fact that only at about the 19th round did I realize I was actually slip-stitching instead of singling. Ah well...pattern is here if you want to make it.

Also, does anyone else notice that if you upload pictures, they always go to the top and you have to move them? It's annoying me, so...I don't know. Help if you can? Haha...



Monday, July 27, 2009

Hey there.

So, introductions.

I'll go by Bee for the purposes of this blog.

I crochet mainly, as it's my favorite craft now, but I also knit a bit. I don't have many knitting supplies though (besides yarn), so I don't do that as much. I've been doing lots of amigurumi, but I'm now branching out--I finished a hat the other day, and I want to make more hats and maybe a large bag to keep my yarn in.

Ah, yarn...how I love thee. My favorite yarn is Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in either Black or White. I don't like wool too much, but I do use acrylic, and I like cotton as well. I haven't tried any homespun yet, so I have no idea what that's like, but for now, I like my acrylic-and-cotton comfort zone. :)

On to hooks...

In my bag at the moment are a shiny pink-purple F/3.75mm, a shiny gold G/4.00mm, a duller metallic blue hook that says I but looks more like an H/5.00mm, and a dull gold I/5.5mm hook. I thought I had a J somewhere, but I can't seem to find it. Hey, maybe it's only in my imagination! Ha.

Now that you've heard enough about my crafting (for now!), you can learn a bit about me as a person. I love colors like a light sky or aqua blue, as well as darker midnight blues. I love textures, and if something looks interesting, I'll try to see what it feels like. I'm a very curious person, and I like to think about how things work. I've recently encountered the wonderfulness that is Pokemon, and they are SO fun to crochet if I can find a pattern! Plus they're really cute. :D I like strange things, like drawing on my feet and tracing words on my arm. I love words, actually. I like twisting words around, making up new words...words. And music. Music, quite simply, is my life. I joke that I haven't gone five minutes of my life without being involved in music in some way, whether it be actually singing, playing, listening, or just having a song stuck in my head. There really isn't much I can say about music. It's just...me.

But that's about it. Or it's at least as much as I care to share right now. So I'll put up projects and pictures when I get around to it, and for now...adios!