Whenever I see a message for a custom order, I get really excited. First of all, it means that I get to work with someone in turning an idea into reality, and I love that whole process. Second of all, it pushes me to try new things! When I got a message about making an amigurumi character from Cardcaptor Sakura, I was instantly intrigued.
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I love the attitude of “collaboration over competition” that exists in the online crochet community. When I looked on Instagram under hashtags related to pattern testing, it was so neat to see all these beautiful patterns out there! I was excited for the opportunity to collaborate with someone new, and that’s how I stumbled across this pattern!
When my friend Ryan asked me to make her a full-length cardigan, I was really excited. I’d never tackled anything with sleeves before, and I loved the idea of a robe-like cardigan that would be extra warm and cozy in the winter. Ryan may have had to wait patiently for this cardigan, but I hope she likes it as much as I do!
So a few months ago, I posted about a Kirby I had made for my friend, and I mentioned that I wanted to do more with it. Between school and the holidays, it took me a lot longer than I had expected, but here is the final addition – a little Yoshi “hat”, just as if Kirby had absorbed Yoshi in a game of Super Smash Bros.!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season spent with loved ones! I didn’t quite make most of my deadlines for homemade Christmas gifts, but these quick little mittens did make the cut.
This is my last week of classes for my speech-language pathology program, and my class has decided to do Spirit Week! Our theme today is Toque Tuesday, and I figured I might make a toque in celebration!
A couple of months ago, I volunteered at the Etsy Edmonton market, and I absolutely fell in love with this colourway from Allison Barnes Yarn. I ended up spending most of my volunteer dollars on this skein, but it was definitely worth it. Since then, I’ve been waiting for the perfect project.
I know it’s been over a year, but I’m still not over Caron Cakes and the idea of ombré yarn cakes in general. When Michael’s had a huge yarn sale a few weeks ago, I took advantage and stocked up a bit, and started hunting for good patterns to try. The bold look of this cowl on Ravelry instantly caught my eye!
I’m an absolute sucker for braided things. Maybe it reminds me of my childhood, but there’s something timeless about them. When I stumbled across this pattern on Ravelry, I fell in love.