Archive for ‘Crafts’

August 10, 2011

Fail-gurumi

Yesterday I decided to try amigurumi.  I found this adorable friendly monster pattern and figured that it looked doable.  I was wrong.

Okay, this is what it’s supposed to look like…

FAIL!

Hahaha!  It looks like a deformed glove.  What the heck did I do wrong?  If there are any amigurumi experts out there reading this, could you help me out?

I downloaded The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Amigurumi onto my Nook this afternoon so maybe I’ll get the hang of it soon.  I really hope so, because I have so much cute yarn and a bag of buttons that are just begging to be turned into something cute and cuddly!

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August 4, 2011

Granny Square Update

Well, I did it!  I made my first granny square.

Not bad for my first try, right?  They’re fun to make, plus I get to watch tv while I make them :)

August 3, 2011

Granny Squares Aren’t Just for Old Ladies!

I was browsing Pinterest today when I came across this tutorial for popcorn granny squares.  Cute, right?  So I figured that since I’ve got a ton of time on my hands before I go back to school I should definitely give it a shot!

Lots of pretty new yarn!

I’ve also been coming across a ton of amigurumi patterns.  Maybe my next project will be to make some kind of amigurumi softy…

I am in love with these amigurumi fish bones!  You can buy the pattern for these cuties here.  Maybe I’ll make one and fill it with catnip for my kitties :)

What are you working on right now?  Do you have any tips for me as I attempt my very first granny square?