Urban Jungle Slouchy Beanie in…YELLOW

So I bit the bullet. I took one for the team. I single crocheted.

This amazing pattern by Vicki Howell, titled the Urban Jungle beanie, made me many shades of happy.

“Shades of happy”. 😉 Winkwink. (Side note: AWFUL book. Couldn’t manage to get past her dancing in the kitchen, making breakfast. Anyone care to disagree?)

AHNYWAY. So for this amazing beanie that I oh so desperately wanted on my little head, I had to single crochet a ribbed pattern of 10 chain length, until it became –and here’s the catch — twenty two inches long.

TWENTY TWO INCHES OF SINGLE CROCHET. ARE YOU KIDDING ME. Its not done yet, as I only started today, and what with school, and traveling time, and my insomnia, and cat naps that last for six hours…

You get the drift. I didn’t get much time. But the good news is, the single crochet part is almost over! I’m done with fourteen inches of it, so that is a little more than halfway done. Something I noticed when it was around five inches was that I was holding on too tightly. So I loosened my grip, and lo and behold, it automatically got easier (and a lot faster, comparatively) with each stitch. 🙂

I find amigurumi quite fascinating. Especially when people make all those adorable little icecreams and cakes and whatnot. I’d love to check out a blog or two which features amigurumi cupcake tutorials! Link me if you can, please!

So, here is a picture of the yellow brick road (reference: Wizard of Oz) which is what I’m calling it now.

Okay, so two very important things here:

1. I love the color yellow.
2. I love wearing the color yellow.

Honestly. Its just so bright and cheerful and — its such an attention-seeker, you know? Its like, HEY YOU. YEAH, THE ONE WITH THE GREY HAT. LOOK AT ME, I’M ALL YELLOW. It’s awesome.

I mean, no one can beat red in the whole attention-seeking department. But yellow comes a close second, no? Especially when paired with the right accessories and alternate colors. Like the aforementioned grey. Or light, muted blue? Yellow adds an amazing pop of color, and I just love it to bits.

And the reason the picture is once again so crappy, is because it has been shot with my 2 megapixel phone camera. Because, yes, I was too lazy to move my butt all the way to the switchboard and plug in the camera battery for charging. DONTHATEMEOKAY.

Soanywayzzz. That is all for today. I made a couple of crochet necklaces, and I’m going to start working on a pair of crochet slippers tonight…I guess I’ll update you on those tomorrow! ^_^

Have you guys made a beanie from this pattern before? Do you have a specific favorite beanie pattern in mind? I’d love to know!

And thanks for reading! 🙂


A Crocheted Goldfish for Kitty

There are always so many things going through my mind, its hard to keep track of them all.

The top three things that currently occupy the most space in my mind are:

1. Korean fashion;
2. How to keep my cat entertained;
3. Single crocheted things.

Starting off with Korean fashion — have you SEEN some of these things? Stunning! Being a DIYer, I’m obsessed with trying to find out how I can make my own versions of some of these dresses. Talking about overall fashion — Anthropologie takes the cake every time. But those things are much prettier to look at than to actually buy. I’d rather save myself some money and remake it. Who knows, I might end up making something way better!

Back to Korean fashion, though, I am in LOVE with their jackets and coats. So chic! Going to start saving up for a couple of those for this winter. They’re just must-haves.

Hey, man. I like black. You got something against that, huh?

Good. Didnt think so. Here are some more colorful options that I wouldn’t mind in my wardrobe. ^_^

Oh, God. Why are Koreans so leggy and gorgeous? :{

Moving on…(before I get pissed off and slam my computer screen shut.)

The second thing on my list is about how I can keep my cat entertained. This is a daunting task. Not easy at all, especially for a lazy, couch potato such as myself. I’m usually on my laptop, or studying (rarely), or sleeping. My poor cat gets only a couple hours of my attention. It should get more, especially on the weekends. I’m trying to rectify that situation by going through a million articles online on how to keep an indoors cat happy.

So far, I’ve come across a million and one ways, but the catch is that they all require for you to engage in those activities with your cat, too. There’s just too much to do, and not enough time for me to waste. But Chip is my top priotiy, and time must be invested.

This actually brings us to the third item on my list: Single crochet. I love it. Its the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. Seriously. I know every different stitch has its own beauty and appeal, but no other stitch does it for me like single crochet does. Its so…uniform. And pretty.

Double crochet is what I usually work with, though. Single crochet, while undoubtedly pretty, takes up too much time. And me, I need instant results.

I do single crochet when i absolutely NEED to and there is no other way to make something, or when the project is small and I feel that it wont take up much time/will be completed just as fast.

So today, for my cat, Chip, I made a little toy.
I made a cute little goldfish. 😀

Filled with…
No, not catnip. We dont get that here. I think.
I’ll have to look for it.

I filled it with his dry cat food. He loved it! Played with it for a while, biting, kicking, carrying it in his mouth all over the place.

Thing is, my cat loves wet cat food, but he’s not much into eating dry catfood. But the smell gets him everytime; how can it not? Its so tantalizingly fishy. 😀

Here is a crappy picture taken from my phone because I am too lazy to charge my camera. 8|


I should rename this blog to “Lazy’s creations”. :p

So, what do you think? Are you guys single crocheters? Double crocheters, like me? And how do you keep your cats occupied? o__o

I’d really love to know!

Busy Bee’s

Hello all! I’ve been quite busy these past few months. Made quite a lot of new things.

I shall share now.

How’s that for a second ever beret? 😀

A lot of people requested this in the stereotypical Jamaican colors of red, yellow and green. I think that’d look super nice. Will try it out soon!

On to the cellphone pouches!

So what do you think of the collection I’ve amassed so far? 😉
I’ll upload the rest later. So much more stuff. Bags, necklace thingies, slippers, doilies, rings. Sigh.

Which ones do you like best? 😀
I’d love to know what you think! 🙂