Day One: Getting Our Head In The Game

Hello all!

 
See, this time I took a much longer break than the 24-hour thing I had started doing. That is mainly due to the fact that I *drumroll* went to do an internship! It was one month long, I was an art teacher to kindergarten up to second graders anddddd it taught me a lot. So many fake smiles, diplomatic answers, politics, and the WORK. Woah, did they pile that on. And oh, lets not forget the kids. -_- I do not remember having THAT much energy. Honestly. Stark contrast to who I have become today. Quiet (unless you bother me/annoy me and hence force me to scream at you), keeping to myself (unless I like you*), not liking interactions or fake smiles or diplomacy.
 
One would ponder why I MUN at all. One of the mysteries of life, I guess.
 
SO ANYWAY. Schools are a place of learning, and boy did I learn. Another thing I learned was that this internship could not have came at a worse time. An entire month wasted in the pursuit of writing down a small “did an internship for one month as an art teacher” on my CV. Really. Like thats going to get me somewhere. on the other hand, if I had crocheted for the entire month, we might actually be somewhere on the stock front.
 
So far we have about 5 pouches each of the rainbow pouches, mustache man pouches, black heart pouches, white bow pouches. I’m thinking to make some detailed owl pouches too. Maybe like, three at most. Lets see if people buy them at all. Maybe a couple of Panda pouches too?
 
Anyway. This is going to be a series documenting the final two weeks of prep for the expo. Hopefully this will keep me organized, and help out a couple of people figure out what to do/what not to do when prepping for an exhibition. :3
 
So today I made another beanie. Its not to be sold though, this one will be a sample piece to take orders. Aside from that, I doubt I’ll be able to make my blanket by the expo, which will be sad.

BUT YOU KNOW SOMETHING IM NOTICING? Whether it be Breaking Bad or F.R.I.E.N.D.S or Big Bang Theory, EVERYONE has crocheted afghans and cushion covers! It gives much such a high to see people having crocheted stuff on shows. :’)

 
Going to go make my inventory list now. Tata!
 
*Doesn’t happen often.
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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 😀 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. 😀

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

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

Fingerless Crocheted Gloves – Multicolor yarn workup :)


There is still no white yarn, since I was unable to go shopping. So I thought, why not get busy with another project. Because as all crocheters know, you can never have enough WIP projects, can you now? 😉


I had gotten this multicolored skein consisting of browns, pinks, purples, oranges and whites. And I had absolutely no idea what to make with it. Soooo I made fingerless gloves. 😀


I will probably utilize the entire skein to make more asymmetrical fingerless gloves. But I also really want to go for a an owl beanie, so I dont know yet. :p


Will be selling these for RS 900. Guess how much profit is actually there? Only a 100. Believe it or not. The rest is labor costs, material costs and delivery costs. Sigh.


In other news, I am making a new blooming flower crochet cushion cover. 😀 Yay. Pacing myself so as not to overwhelm. One row every day. Need six more petal rows, which means twelve rows in total. Argh.

I cant wait for my white yarn to arrive. Meanwhile I will be making more granny squares to add on to the blanket. Cant believe how big its gotten already! 😀 Pictures soon!

The IVS result will be out on the 14th. I am a nervous wreck. I NEED to get in. If I dont, its better to just drown myself considering the fact that living on this planet will be even more unbearable than it already is.

PTCL has blocked Facebook. I am so freaking annoyed. Probably going to be changing my connection back to Qubee or idk, some other connection soon. PTCL, even though it has cheaper rates, is so not worth it when it comes down to service. Crappiest ever.

Yikes!

Yikes! Its been three months since I last updated this blog? D: My bad.

Let me update you: As far as the pinterest post went — I did end up doing a couple of thing s from pinterest…just not the ones I blogged I’d do. 😉
More on that later, since right now, I am blogging about a very specific project I have undertaken. Because I am crazy. There is no other explanation.

Really.

All the people who make afghans and granny square blankets? They’re all crazy, and I’ve joined their bandwagon of craziness.

Yussir, I have.

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Can you guess what it is? Can you?

THATS RIGHT. ITS A GRANNY SQUARE BLANKET. 😀 How completely crazy is that?

So I have calculated that for my bed I will be needing atleast 300 granny squares. And there is the edging (which is also the part I am not looking forward to) and ofcourse the joining. ARGH. And the ‘neatening up’ the square. OMG HOW DO PPL DO DIS I SWEAR.

Enough of my weirdness. Lets observe one of natures many beauties:

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Wheeeeee. I’m forty squares in, just about, hm, a gazillion to go. Or you know, two hundred and sixty, if you wanna get all technical about it.

So my original inspiration was from According To Matt and his ah-mazing granny square blanket.

Isn’t it spectacular? He crocheted over 600 squares for that beauty. :O

I got all inspired and revved up and set a four-squares-a-day goal for myself. I am determined to see myself through it. Already four days ahead of schedule. :3 Thats the great thing about granny squares — they’re so therapeutic. And perfect to do while watching a movie or a tv show.

In other news, I am worried sick about my admission application, my mother hates me, my father will be here in two days (that should be fun), and there is a wild stray cat out to get my babies.

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One last look at the unattached beauties. They shall be joined together with white yarn sooner than you think.

Anyway, this is the only thing that will get me through the next two weeks. Lets make it count. Shall try to update at regular intervals! See you soon (…or possibly in another three months)!

A month of Pinterest (hopefully)

I’m an avid pinner, but I never really go back and make any of the items I pin. Maybe take inspiration, sure, but actually follow through with a whole tutorial? Nope. I just leave them for ‘a time when I’ll need them’ and that time never comes.

So starting today, I will be following through with as many pins as I possibly can. 😀

Intended targets within thirty days:
1. http://pinterest.com/pin/176062666655634586/
2. http://pinterest.com/pin/176062666655263367/
3
http://pinterest.com/pin/176062666655165716/
4. http://pinterest.com/pin/76701999875462611/
5
http://pinterest.com/pin/206884176605060724/

I think I’ll get started on the doilies first.

Too sleepy right now to write more, or do proper formatting of the links. Will do so tomorrow! 🙂
Peace out.

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 of embarrassment. So wish me luck!

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

Pasta and a neck warmer/poncho

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The first picture you see? My dinner, which started out as something completely different. The recipe called for basil leaves (which I didn’t have on hand) and a couple of other things. So I adapted the recipe and ended up making this. It’s quite good actually. Added a shredded slice of mozzarella cheese to the thick tomato sauce, and oh the flavors, how they exploded in my mouth. Anyone interested in the recipe? As for the second and third picture — remember I wanted to start a new project? Well this is what I ended up making. Its not completely done yet — a bit of the fringe on the other side is left, as well as attaching the buttons. Laziness gets to me. *sigh* The inspiration I got for this is from anthropology. This is looks nothing like the huge brown cowl but I am still very happy with what I ended up with. 🙂