Ask me about my yarn

General

  1. How did you first learn your craft?  My mom taught me crochet when I was young to keep me occupied.
  2. How old were you when you first learned to craft? Shoot, I don’t remember exactly. 10?
  3. What was the first project you completed? Really ugly potholder.
  4. What would you like to make next? Cardigans.
  5. Do you use stitch markers? Sometimes, especially when I’m working in the round.
  6. Do you watch or listen to anything while you craft? I watch TV I don’t mind missing some bits of. I can’t watch my anime because I’m not good enough to follow Japanese without reading subtitles.
  7. What aspect of your craft is the most challenging to you? I like learning new stitches, but what I should start paying to is how the fabric I make works, like drape and weight and shit. Also fit, for things I want to try like cardigans. Also color coordination.
  8. Which of your past projects are you the most proud of? An afghan with nice autumnal colors in a shell stitch pattern. I utilized the colors nicely.

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Cheapskate Christmas: DIY Decor

Yeah, it’s eight months too early, but it’s been on my mind since last Christmas. I was feeling festive enough to want a tree, but not festive enough to want anything bigger than a desktop-sized tree, and those are surprisingly hard to find. And the 4′ ones started at over $50 dollars are got worse as they got bigger. It was only after the holiday season that I had the time to dink around the Internet and find what I want. Continue reading