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30 Minute Infinity Scarf Challenge–Failed

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Once again it’s Friday and I have nothing to look forward to but an endless pile of notes to memorize.

I have been seriously neglecting the creative side of my brain, and it is dying to come out and play, so I’ve decided to do a crochet project today (despite all my WIPs lying around). I had found a pattern a few weeks ago on pintrest for a 30 minute infinity scarf that I was going to do today (30 minutes isn’t long at all!). However, when I actually went to go look at it, something that was tagged as “free 30 minute infinity scarf pattern” was actually an $8 pattern. Now, I don’t mind paying for patterns, but whoever decided to pass it around as free was a meanie.

So, I went in search of a similar pattern that was actually free.

I’m going to be making this infinity scarf instead.

20120928-125115.jpgI’m going to be using Homespun yarn, and am debating on the size hook. It’ll either be a size K hook or a size P hook (since they are the biggest hooks I have, and I’m too lazy to go purchase a new hook).

The challenge (because everything is more fun with challenges): There isn’t a project time listed with the pattern, so I’m going to attempt to make it in 30 minutes. Will I succeed? Probably not.

The plan is to work in small chunks throughout the night as I work on memorizing stuff. I will be updating this post periodically, so stay tuned. You can also follow my random antics on tumblr:http://blanketofdoom.tumblr.com/

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Time so far: 5 min

Foundation chain completed. I decided to go with the K hook which will undoubtedly add time to the project. However, it looks much better. I’m making it long enough to wrap around twice. The foundation chain is 110 chains in case anyone is interested. Also, I did not realize that the yarn was the same color as my shirt.

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Charmander Coaster/Hotpad

 

 

 

School is keeping me super busy, but I’m trying to keep sane and find some time to do a few mini project here and there.

 

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After sewing on all the pieces he looked like he was missing something, so I added some teeth at the last-minute.

 

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I finished him off with a little tail on the back.

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I have some sketches for a few other Pokemon, so they may be showing up here in the future.

Now back to the books!

 

 

 


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Current Work in Progress

School may be taking a good chunk of my time, but I’m trying to find a little time to craft each week. I’m still working on my Pokemon blanket, but I was feeling inspired to design today, so I started working on a Charmander coaster/hot pad thing.

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He still needs to be sewn together, and I want to add a tail to the back. But he’s looking super cute and I’m toying around with the thought of making a set of them to sell on etsy.

 


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Anatomy Inspired T-Shirt Redesign

 

Well, it’s that time again. Today I start school. Unfortunately, that means my posts will once again become less regular. Not to worry dear readers, I will still be around, just not able to post new and awesome creations as often.

So in the spirit of back to school, here is my first T-shit redesign.

This is what I began with. A black V-neck shirt. I bought this shirt a couple of years ago, and while it’s still in good condition; it’s not something I wear that often anymore, and there are some small holes in it when my cat decided to embellish it herself which made me hesitant about donating it.

So instead, I figured I’d try out a design by Bunte Freunde. The page is in German, but kindly features a translate option in the right side menu. While the translation isn’t anything more than a google verbatim translation, there are lots of pictures which make words unnecessary.

I fell in love with this design because it reminded me of the spinal cord. In my version I cut more strips in my shirt and made a smaller taper. I also made the slits wider.

After cutting, I used fray check to ensure that there will be no fraying of this shirt.

I really like the way it turned out, and that it looks so much more complicated than it was to crate. I can’t wait to show it off at school today!

 

 

 


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Variation on a Theme

The other day (whilst on an energy drink high) I had the great idea to make a series of turtles.

(Why turtles? No idea)

All are based on two patterns: the Tiny Striped Turtle by Kristie and the Itty Bitty Turtle by Rachel. Both are available as a free Ravelry download, be sure to check them out.

To class the place up a bit, I’ve added a video for your listening pleasure as you scroll through this post.

So click play and be prepared to witness the awesome.

I started simple, choosing to first create a turtle that had no stripes in order to get a feel for the pattern.

Then came the striped version, a little more difficult to create, but not too bad.

Rainbows always make me happy. The best thing about variegated yarn is that it self patterns, yay for no color changes!

This one has inverted colors for the eyes and head. It looks a little spooky to me.

Changed the shell so that it was flatter. It made the head look a little huge, but big heads are in.

This was by far the hardest to make, and the reason I didn’t get to make 12 turtles to go along with each variation of the song. It features a white shell with a rainbow spiral. The spiral goes around the outside of the shell, but was worked using the white and rainbow yarn at the same time.

And there you have it, six variations on the turtle. Keep your eye out for another post featuring six more. ^_^


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Pokemon Blanket Part 5

 

My latest block for the Pokemon blanket is possibly one of my favorites.

Bulbasaur has always been one of my favorite Pokemon, and I’m pretty happy with how his square turned out. The spots on the legs look a little too much like plus signs for me now that he’s finished, but other than that he turned out really well.

I’m going to create solid colored squares to fill in the rest of the blanket now so that the blanket isn’t too busy. Then all that’s left is to put the blocks together. Hooray!

 

 


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Steve The Amigrumi Baby Dragon

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Lately I’ve been one an amigrumi kick (sorry to everyone who is waiting on more blanket posts).

This week I was hard at work on this little guy. He was inspired by Toothless. Because he was all black I was a little saddened that no one could really see how much detail went into the pattern. So I decided to make his accents in a different color.

I’ve always been a huge fan of dragons and unicorns, so I will probably be making more soon.

For more amigrumi check out my etsy shop!