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Yoshi

It was a Christmas present for a friend. She has a small collection of Yoshis, so I thought I’d add to it. This pattern is available for free on Ravelry. It’s Mary Smith’s Mini Yoshi Gamer Friend pattern. It looks a lot better than what I have pictured here.

Side note: I figured out my Photobucket/directly uploading to the WordPress server problem.

I really need to work on my sewing skills. The arm placement is just so off. I just don’t understand how people do it, because it’s a tiny little piece and you don’t want the yarn to show. It makes sewing difficult. Sewing pre-stuffed is my go-to method, followed by stuffing the yarn inside, but at times this is not possible.

My favorite part is that little shell in the back. He looks much better from the side too!

The arms look better from this angle, like he’s waving. Hello! Good bye!

Until next time, happy crocheting!

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Screw This “New Year, New You” Nonsense

This is my first post of the year. Happy New Year! (There will be a bit of crochet at the end.)

Everyone always these new year resolutions. Usually, they’re something to improve on yourself, which is all fine and dandy, but most people give up and relent about 1 month in. It’s hard to make a change. I suppose, that making the new year a starting date is just as good as any day, because really when it comes down to it, you can change anytime of the year you want if you really wanted. You could wake up in the middle of June and decide to start going to the gym everyday. That would be no different than the difference between December 31st and January 1st. Either way, if you’re only going to put in minimal effort, then that’s the result you’re going to get. I think I’m being hard on people. If you want your resolutions, then you can keep them. The point, really, is don’t use the new year as some excuse to be a better person; be a better person because you honestly are willing to work towards it and want to be the best person you can.

To be a hypocrite, I guess, I also have goals for this year. I usually set goals for myself everyday, and these are just things I want to finish this year.

1. I have signed up for four craft shows- one in May, and the rest will be at the end of year during the giving season.
2. I WILL FINISH THE 200 BLOCKS! I swear it. And if I don’t, then…. I must really be afraid of commitment, as they say.

For non-crochet goals, I will read 30 books this year (Goodreads) and I will only order single person take out meals two times a month.

In terms of the books, I’ve been doing really well. Recently, I read The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire Northe. It is great! Harry August is a badass. I mean, it takes him more than one lifetime to get there, but he is a freaking badass. The other great book I’ve read this year is The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. It’s a children’s book, but it is deep and wonderful and beautiful like how it feels to fall in love, a kind love, like how it feels to live a life. I don’t usually shed tears when I read, but that ending it really got me. I didn’t want to leave the graveyard.

As for the single person take out meals, I’m going to try cooking more. It’s just that, I’m one person, and cooking for one person is really hard. I was cooking for two for so long, and then when you cook for one it gets so tiring to keep eating the same meal over and over (because I have lots of leftovers all the time). However, with my new work hours, it will be harder to order out, except on weekends, where I will have ample amounts of time to cook, so I guess this might work out.

In other news, I crocheted this blue sloth for my boyfriend for Christmas…. not because he is a sloth, but it just matched the other present (a poster) that I gave him.

 

 

bluesloth

Here’s to a wonderful, fulfilling new year and happy crocheting! 🙂

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Seven days, seven links

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Yarn Problems, Oh Dear….

So, that red blanket I’m making, apparently, they no longer make this color:

Red Heart Super Saver Lipstick.

I went to 4 different places yesterday, and they don’t sell it anywhere. Then I went online, but once again, no.

So far, I’ve devised a way to improvise the same sort of effect. It will be an interesting effect to say the least. It might not even be completely noticeable if one does not pay attention too carefully.

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Not Today, Sorry!

I’m not sure how many times I can practice a presentation and still be stumbling over parts.

Tomorrow I’m defending my thesis, so practice, practice, practice.

I know everything I can possibly know about Tuning Intermolecular Interactions for Nanopore Force Spectroscopy… hopefully.

I’ll have a post tomorrow though. 🙂

Cheers!

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Temperature Scarf CAL/KAL?!

This is the neatest idea! I love it! Original blog post here.

The idea is that everyday for the rest of the year, depending on the temperature, you add a row of colors.

But the things is, I calculated, and if we were to do the whole year + next year’s January, then:

2 rows per day + 4 rows as “spacers” between months = 778 rows
I estimate, for my usual gauge, 2 rows of sc is about half an inch, so the finished product will be a 16 foot scarf.

I don’t know what I would do with that. O.o If I only do 1 row per day and 2 rows as “spacers,” then it’s only an 8 foot scarf…. (Only an 8 foot scarf, she says cheerfully, as the masses stare in horror.)

I’m tempted. But so much yarn….

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