Craftzine.com blog : How-To: Crochet Patches

Craftzine.com blog : How-To: Crochet Patches

Sort of a nifty idea, now I need to examine some of my sweaters for holes.  Or maybe I can add sleeve length for those sweaters that don't quite fit my unnaturally long arms...


Everyone needs an ickle Cthulhu

Seafoam Cthulhu A on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

More stuff for the Ravelry que...

from the archives: free knitting patterns � whip up

My favorites:
- #4
- #8 (was already in my que)
- #11
- #14 (awesome colorwork!)

I think I may have just realized that I have a serious issue with fingerless gloves, especially for someone who has yet to get around to actually making a pair...

What's with all the freakin' cupcakes!

So, I subscribe to feed for a few Flickr pools that have craft stuff, especially amigurumi, because I enjoy seeing other people's creations and it gives me inspiration for my own still entirely hypothetical designs.
Now, far be it for me to criticize the work of other people in this case, but WHAT THE HELL IS WITH THE FREAKIN' CROCHETED CUPCAKES already!?!?!?!  Seriously.  They're beautiful as far as techniques goes.  Many are remarkably elaborate.  But...cupcakes?  I don't get it.  You can't eat them.  They aren't really anthropomorphized in any way.*  You are not going to manage a totally rad April Fool's joke by leaving them on people's desks.  
If you don't believe me, go search Flickr for 'cupcake' and 'crochet' or 'amigurumi' - I dare you.  Here, I'll even do it for you click if you dare.  987 results!  Sweet zombie Jesus, people!

*Okay, on edit, I take it back - some are anthropomorphized and pretty adorable.  But still!

Yep, this is me as of late...

climming lader of sucsess to hard � Lolcats ‘n’ Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?: "funny pictures of cats with captions
see more Lolcats and funny pictures"

Never mind the sweater, go check out the doggie!

Craftzine.com blog : Knit Pet Sweater Pattern

The sweater is cute, but the doggie is adorable!

Because I clearly need another craft to learn to do...

Craftzine.com blog : Weaving on the Cheap

Seriously, I have enough not-quite-yet-pursued-but-really-want to things on my list...

Crafts I Want to Punch in the Face - CraftStylish

Crafts I Want to Punch in the Face - CraftStylish

I'm glad I'm not the only one who occasionally wants to get violent with the craftiness...

Egyptology News: Embalming bed photograph

Egyptology News: Embalming bed photograph

Pretty cool stuff they keep finding in KV-63, I need to browse through more when I next have time

I need amigurumi that do my chores...

Spring Cleaning at TADA’s Revolution � Tada’s Revolution


Latest project - Lorcan

So, the latest thing I've worked on was a leprechaun, based on the fabulous human amigurumi pattern from Geek Central Station.  I named him Lorcan, which is Gaelic for "little fierce one."  I used Caron Simply Soft Eco for his "pants"  and hat, a random Red Heart skein of variegated green that I've had for years, and Lion Brand Wool Ease for the flesh tones, and Lion Brand wool borrowed from my hubby for his hair, along with some 6mm snap-on eyes.  The hair was quite time consuming - I threaded each strand individually - and then trimmed it - I love the crazy quality it gives him.
I had thought of doing a beard but couldn't find a way to make it work (well, I got too impatient to figure out a way) with yarn and didn't feel up to cutting felt with sufficient precision - shaking hands make things like that a bit too exciting.  So, his face is pretty spare of features, but I think he's cute anyway.
The pictures my husband took of him in his new home at work are fabulous. 

Lorcan the Leprechaun Outdoors

Lorcan the Leprechaun indoors

My Little Pony Mods

Home of Mari Kasurinen - Sculptures

Look through the gallery, they're awesome

Ahh, gold spray paint huffer dude, will you never cease to amuse us?

Apparently they were out of gold spray paint this time...

(Courtesy of :  WVRJA via Fark)


Backyard newborns -- chicagotribune.com

Run, Bambi!

Kiddie pool much improved by removal of children, replacement with ducks.

Ickle racoon

WooWork.com: Raygun: Primary 3000

WooWork.com: Raygun: Primary 3000

This is so freakin' awesome that it simply had to have the dubious honor of being my first shared link thingie...

I love the specs...

Inaugural post

I'm not entirely sure yet what I'm going to do here, but I wanted a fresh start.  I'm hoping this will force me to write at least a little bit everyday.  And I'm hoping to record some of my crafty stuff, share some of my random finds of other people's awesomeness, share my dealing with being "disabled," and generally goof off.