The sweetness of cupcakes

I’ve been busy these past few days. It was Eid ul Azha here, and directly after I had to attend a wedding. Hectic, hectic. Today was the first ‘back to normal’ day I had. Got sustenance and my yarn with me, and i settled in for the entire day. Watched Greys and Castle and crocheted all day long. :’) Twas beautiful. Aside from the whole Cristina-Mer fight thing. I see where C is coming from, but it was a bit harsh, imho. Cant wait for Mer to fight back. OH! Speaking of fighting back…I got into IVS! :3 Quite pleased, I am. Take that, haterz. B|

Managed to lazily attach the fox’s arms and ears. It’s hind legs and eyes are left now.
Sigh. Shall do them when the ‘Okay, enough is enough. Finish this.’ feeling gets to me. :p Which wont be anytime soon considering everything else that I’m up to!

Moving on to the ‘everything else I’m up to’ thing, I made two owl beanies ๐Ÿ˜€ yayyy. Dad had flown in for eid, so he took me yarn shopping, and, oh, was that needed. Got 39 balls of beautiful colors :’) Double yay, anyone? Or are y’all seething in a jealous rage? *evil laugh*

The blanket, as you could have guessed by now, is on hold. I cant stick to the 4-granny-squares a day thing. How sad is my attention span? Going to try and do atleast one a day. *eyeroll* Seriously, I need to be able to stick to a project and see it through before starting not one, but ten new ones.

Observe owl beanie, #1:

In the picture the beak exists, but in reality I havent attached it yet.

Then we move on to owl beanie, #2:

Same problem, unfortunately. Sadly, the owl beak isn’t even crocheted yet for this one. D: Had to borrow the pink ones beak for the photoshoot. :p

I often wish I had a baby and/or toddler and/or child aged between 5-10. That way product photography could go so much better. My cats aren’t nearly as co-operative or understanding as would be a kid. I could bribe them with cookies. Cats dont take kindly to bribes, however. They assume everything is their birthright.

I am improving, though. Take a look here at this very yummy cupcake beanie. :’) And ITS NOT EVEN MY SIZE. Can you believe it? I made something that I WONT BE ABLE TO WEAR GAHHH. This upcoming exhibition better be worth it, thats all I have to say. -.-

See how its completed? :’) From the icing to the liner to the cherry on top. :3 Yayyy. Thinking I’ll do a sort of ‘series’. Vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. ๐Ÿ˜€

Todays goals:
*Make another cupcake beanie
*Complete the fox
*Make Avada Kedavra necklace
*Make five flower rings

Wish me luck! ๐Ÿ˜€ Update soon! (This is actually not a hopeful truth-lie, since I AM updating more regularly now. :3 )

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Red Brick Beret

Red Brick

 

Hey all. Just a small update. Made this recently, thought Id share. Made a ton of bows too, I’ll upload those soon. Got a MUN tomorrow, and no matter how easy it might have seemed to me before, if I dont win it, thats me swallowing my words in a haze ofย embarrassment. So wish me luck!

Also, the lovely model is my sister. ^_^

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”. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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! ๐Ÿ™‚