Archive for the ‘ Crafting ’ Category

Free Pattern: Chomsky (now available)

28th January 2012 | 0 Comments

Listing my pattern on etsy means that there was an awful lot of people who said some amazingly nice things to me. Most of them, of course, were my friends. Along with all of the usual I got a handful of suggestions as well. Some of them were ideas that I had thought about anyway, […]


Taking my Time

27th January 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s difficult for me to remember when I used to just rush through making amis. I wanted them to be done and I didn’t care if it wasn’t perfect. Except, over many years I started to pride myself on the fact that it wasn’t how quickly I could produce a doll, but how lovely it […]


Pepe is now on Sale!

26th January 2012 | 0 Comments

So without further ado, I finally got Pepe’s PDF finished and listed on Etsy. I was kind of terrified and a little relieved. Pepe is also available for purchase through Ravelry, if you’d prefer to get it there. ┬áThis is my first venture into selling patterns. Hopefully the momentum sticks and I’ll be motivated to […]


The creation of the first pattern for sale.

26th January 2012 | 0 Comments

When I first started getting these brilliant ideas for various patterns, I always thought the hardest part was remembering to write down changes, and keep track of what I was doing. Since so much is largely experimental, I had to remember what I was doing and what I was changing. I’ve come to learn that […]


To sell or not to sell

27th December 2011 | 0 Comments

When it comes to designing stuff on your own, there comes a moment when you have to decide to either write down every single mistake and step, and then go through the process of typing it all into a pattern that might have some semblance of coherency. And then deciding on how and to whom […]


Pepe the Petite Knit Monster

25th December 2011 | 3 Comments

A few months ago I bought a bunch of Danger Crafts patterns. I don’t remember if I got them from etsy or ravelry, but I made a bunch of them as gifts for various people. And then I got a wee bit burned out on them. I even have one half finished sitting on a […]


Finishing Projects

17th May 2011 | 0 Comments

I have this terrible tendency to start projects and not finish them. When I went digging through my mostly packed boxes of yarn and projects (I was supposed to have moved months ago, but life prevented me from doing so) I came to realize just how many projects I start and don’t finish. There was […]


First Monster Finished

29th April 2011 | 0 Comments

I only took me a couple of days to complete the first Danger Crafts knit monster. My friends have all said wonderful things about it and I’ve even gotten a handful of requests for some to be made. I took a couple of days off before starting the next one, and this guy is a […]


Monsters and 3 Needle Bind-Off

24th April 2011 | 0 Comments

The crafting has been slow going now that the weather has gotten warmer. I find myself out a little more, or playing video games. My friend and I decided that we would try to make some amiguruimi’s in preparation of Xmas time. Except that creating patterns are unpleasant and annoying. I end up jotting down […]


My First Taste of Noro

23rd March 2011 | 0 Comments

Entrelac is very time consuming. It seems that while it’s so very pretty to look at as you’re working in it, it sucks to feel like you’re getting no where for all the work. The starting of the entrelac was very deceiving as well. It looks like it will be less-wide than it turns out […]