Friday, January 16, 2015

New Projects!

So I got my swap item done! It's for my Crochet and Amigurumi Ravelry Swap group. The theme was Favorite Movie or TV shows. I'm not going to post exactly what I made due to my swappee might seeing this blog. I bought all her stuff and just need to ship it out. It'll be my first swap ever so I'm pretty excited about it. I have no idea what I'm getting from my partner either. It'll be fabulous.

I was wanting to go to the Yellow Rose Fiber Festival that occured last Friday and Saturday, but the weather in that area was so yucky, I thought it would be better if I just stayed home. I probably saved myself a buttload of money, in hindsight, but I still really love attending festivals.

SPEAKING OF FESTIVALS.

I'm still hoping to attend Dallas Fort Worth Fiber Fest, but the jury is still out whether or not one of my coworkers will cover for me.

I was told that the Stitches Festival is actually coming to Texas! The first one will be this September in Irving, Texas. I've heard this festival is the festival to END ALL FESTIVALS. I'm working that week, but I'm gonna ask off -really- early so I can go!

To top off all the good news, I started my first ever sweater! My local yarn shop, Chandler Cottage, is doing a Better Than Basic Sweater class. The instructor was so helpful. The other students in the class were fabulous. I just had a really good experience. My instructor was the lady who told me about Stitches Texas. She also spins and has a spinning wheel for sale. The yarn shop also has meets ups Tuesday and Thursday were people come to work on projects. I have found my fellow people!!!!!!

So overly life is awesome and crafting is going well.

-Pharmagurumi

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Satisfaction of Completion

Finished up two things today.


This is my rainbow ripple. I had wanted to use up a lot of my scrap yarn so I decided to make an afghan. I know I got the pattern somewhere off ravelry, but I didn't save it so unfortunately I can't link the pattern.

Second pattern. I'm Episcopalian. I was born Episcopalian, went away from the Episcopal church and religion for a long while then returned home. My church does an Epiphany Pageant and Feast. Usually the actors in the pageant are kids from the congregation. While we have had an upswing of families, last year we didn't have enough kids to fill all the roles. My husband was a bishop and I was a wise man. This year my husband and I both ended up as wise men. I, of course, need to look the part so I crocheted myself a beard to go along with my outfit.


I think I look rather dapper with a beard. :)

Next thing on the hooks, an amigurumi Pikachu. Stay tuned!

-Pharmagurumi

Monday, January 5, 2015

Sheepy!

So I found an awesome amigurumi swap group on Ravelry. Crochet & Amigurumi Swap One. The people there are so chill and fabulous. I feel like I finally connected to a group of crafters online. Hopefully much more connections will follow.

For the January Crochet Along, we're doing the Friday Sheep pattern. I had never seen this pattern and it was fabulously adorable. It only took more a few hours to work up.


Behold my sheepy!

I'm going to attempt to embroider a face on the little guy. I'm not that great at embroidering but this will force me to learn more about it.

I'm also really excited about Moogly's 2015 Crochet Along. First block will be released January 8th. I have no idea what colors I'll use, but I really want to use up my stash yarn instead of buying anything new.

Oh and I nearly forgot! I officially have over one thousand followers on Pinterest! I have links to my Pinterest on the right side bar. Most of my pins are crochet related so start following me.

Thanks again!
-Pharmagurumi