Crochet and Knitting Technique Resources
I just added a new page to my blog entitled Technique Resources. On it I have links and video tutorials (that were created by other crafters) that have been very helpful in my crafting adventures, specifically knitting and crochet…but mostly crochet. Hopefully some of you find them helpful as well.
The Amigurumi Seamless Join Method and Crochet Seam Techniques are also great tutorials to use with my Glittens Pattern. I used the Amigurumi Seamless Join Method to sew the mitten top to the body of the glitten. I toyed around the the Crochet Seam Techniques to sew up the cuff and the top of the glitten body.
Back to my amigurumi dinosaurs and baby blanket projects…. :-)
I am selling my very first pattern! Yay! Crochet glittens/ convertible mittens for the winter. And my guess is that it’s going to be a cold one in NYC this year :-)
You can buy the pattern for $3.00 in my Etsy Shop. I wish I could sell actual finished products, but my tendonitis has still not fully healed. Plus I have been commissioned to make three dinosaur amigurumi, and at 15 minutes of crochet a day, it’s is going to take a couple of months. It turns out that I may have a more serious injury in my back :-( Now that I am on the right track, hopefully I will get better for real, soon.
GAP-tastic Cowl. Free pattern at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gap-tastic-cowl. This was my first completed Knitting project. I can’t wait to wear it!
This was the last project I did before my tendonitis injury :-( Twist Fingerless Gloves. Get the free pattern at http://bethsco.blogspot.com/2011/02/blog-post.html?m=1
I made a crochet flower ring and micro macramé bracelet for my aunt and I am FINALLY going to give it to her. Since it took me so long, I wanted the wrapping to be extra special. I used brown packaging paper, decorated it with a floral stamp, and tied a pretty bow with brown yarn. I hope she likes it :-)
I got into a fight with some amigurumis and this is what happened! Too much crochet/knitting/macrame left me partially disabled. Here is an article that explains how to safely crochet to prevent injury. So, fellow crafters, take care of your hands! I wouldn’t wish this on anyone!
Safe crafting Tumblrs!
I have been commissioned for a few projects, which is super scary and super exciting at the same time! Here is my first sold amigurumi, Hello Kitty :-)
She was a challenge since she was the first amigurumi I have ever made via reading diagrams in a Japanese crochet book. Additionally, I designed her dress, bow, and feet myself… which I think are kind of big, but since her face came out beautifully I’m not too worried.
New listing in my Etsy Shop! It’s great to see my creative ideas come to fruition.
People are starting to ask me to make amigurumis for them…and even though I have been wanting to sell them, I’m a little scared of the possibilities. But, don’t be surprised if a Hello Kitty or Charlie Brown doll pops up in one of my posts in the near future. Off to the needle and yarn!