September 16, 2010

Mushroom compleated

Finished the mushroom!
Here it is:

He rules over all!

Also, since I was taking pictures, I decided to take a picture of my critter corner in my room:

Aren't they so cute! I've made some, others have made me others, some have been bought and gifted. I will probably post about the ones that I have made at some point in the future.
That's all the crafting for now, post more later!

September 14, 2010

Stuff in Progress

I just recently finished a project whose pattern I came up with on my own. I made a stuffed toy Reginald from the comic Nedroid. I am very pleased with the results! He turned out great!

I am working on typing up the pattern for him, which will be posted here later. In doing this I have discovered just how tedious and boring writing up a pattern is. You repeat so many things and then there is so much else to include besides telling people where to increase and decrease. Blech. Luckily it is something that can be done while watching a show (my show of choice has been Doctor Who).
I will hopefully be posting the finished pattern soon!

In the meantime, I decided to whip up a red little mario mushroom (I'm about 70% done at the moment). I was initially hoping to turn this into some sort of key chain, but it is a little too big. So it will probably turn into a desk critter instead. I will have to find something else cute to turn into a key chain.

September 11, 2010

How I learned to craft

Hi, My name is Lizzard and this is where I will be posting all the things that I make.
I knit and crochet and have even been known to do some sewing.
My Aunt Celeste taught me to knit about 7 years ago and I have been knitting since. My first creation was just a regular old black scarf. It's terrible. I dropped stitches everywhere, and since at the time I didn't know that this was bad, I just made new stitches and continued. As you can probably imagine, it was no the best scarf ever. There were holes everywhere and it ended up unraveling to the point of no return. Fortunately, my knitting skills have much improved! I have made much better scarfs as well as hats, mittens, toys, and cardigans.
As for crocheting, I like to say that the internet taught me. It all started out when I found a crochet pattern for a magnetic katamari, and I thought: "I have to make this!". And so I searched the internet for tutorials and "how to"s until I learned the secret of crocheting. For being a slightly more ambitious first project, I think it turned out quite well.

And thus ends the story of how I learned to craft many a thing with needles, hooks, and yarn!
I will be posting mostly things that I have made using patterns found online or in books, but I will also be posting some things that I have come up with myself.