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Another WTBGold Giveaway! And a bit of an update.

Hello Internet, it has been a while.

Please forgive my absence, I have been through some ups and downs and the end result was that my mother passed away recently from Melanoma.

But the reason we are here is to show off some cool-ass banners!

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Last time, I made a banner as a surprise for my buddy Reckles over at WTBGold with his channel logo and I picked up a new skill in doing so (read that post here).

With the recent launch of Battle for Azeroth and Reckles’ various communities reaching crazy heights, I decided to do another giveaway; this time I settled on making an Alliance and Horde banner. I initially intended on having them ready for the launch of BFA on August 14, 2018, however, life happened and so I only managed to get them finished on the 25th of September.

All in all, each banner took approximately 11 hours of actual labor to make (not including the time it took to wet block each section), with a day or two of downtime to rest my hand/wrist in between.

I failed to get a couple of progress pictures due to just being in the zone, but I got the ones that mattered!

After scouring the internet for a decent pixel graph, I found this lovely Alliance one done by NurseTab over on DeviantArt.

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I decided to start with the banner I deemed the most difficult, I assumed this pattern would turn out larger than the Horde banner, so I planned to scale the Horde pattern up to the same size as the Alliance banner.

I used my 6.0 mm (US 10) hook for this project and a worsted-weight yarn.

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It was only halfway through the first half of the Alliance banner that I remembered that it might be a good idea to take a couple pictures. ^^;

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Again, I forgot to take more progress pictures, but here is the Alliance banner and the backing for it. They are currently in the process of being wet blocked.

Next, I set about looking for a Horde symbol to turn into a pixel graph and to upsize. I found this one here made by leonardo (@snakeart) over on pixilart.com.

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my horde symbol

This is the upsized pattern I adapted from the aforementioned photo.

I found it turned out a little wonky in certain places and adjusted it where I thought necessary, then I got to work once more.

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I didn’t even get any “in progress” pictures before the blocking process and I forgot to get a picture of the backing >.< 

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My sup-purr-visor is taking stock of my last few stitches and giving his rumbles of approval.

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Please forgive my shotty camera work! 

So, as previously stated, these banners are being shipped to Reckles as part of a giveaway on his channel so stalk him on his various social media for more information as to how you can win one of my banners!

| Twitter | YouTube | Twitch | Discord |

Also, moving forward, I intend to steer away from using Facebook as an active user. All of my posts will still auto-post over on my page as usual but if you are wanting a direct line to me, please contact me either via my Twitter drop me a line on Discord if you are a part of the WTBGold Community or send me a message on my Contact page here on the site.

I have priced these banners at $110.00 CAD each, and I take commissions on a first come first serve basis. All items are made at the time the order is placed and are not just held on hand. Expect between 2-3 weeks before your creation is ready to ship. Pricing is determined based on labor and material costs with the shipping cost being extra and fluctuating based on where I am shipping the order. A 50% initial deposit is required before any work can be started on your order. Payment options include Paypal, and ETransfer. 

 

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My mother made me a hooker.

What is HookCrux?

HookCrux is derived from “Horcrux”, a powerful object in which a Dark wizard or witch has hidden a fragment of his or her soul for the purpose of attaining immortality. I like to think that with every product I make, a fragment of my soul weaves its way into the stitching.

I may not have a wand, but with my hook, I can produce magic.

At least, that is what I hope to be able to do with this site.

What is this site about?

This site is where I am going to be posting my creations and taking on commissions. If you have placed an order for a piece, you can follow its progress here. I am just starting things up however and updates will be spotty for a little while as I work out how to maintain everything properly.

I am also working on a Facebook page, where you will find more frequent updates.

Who is HookCrux?

My name is Rebecca Challenger, and I started crocheting at around 7 years old. My mother didn’t give me much but this is the one skill I can say that she was the sole purveyor of.

Like most children, I had a blanket that was incredibly special to me, my baby blanket that I took everywhere and had dubbed “Blankie”. Blankie was made by my mother and to this day it remains on my bed; this blanket grew up with me. Every time I went to visit my mother for the holidays she would add to the simple blanket by increasing the border. I would watch her hands work as she did this, fascinated at how the yarn was woven into more intricate textures.

She gave me some spare yarn and instructed me on how chaining worked, needless to say, I was hooked (pun intended).

Over the years I would pick up and put down crochet at various points, never really creating anything but instead just kind of playing with it. I found the repetitive motion to be soothing and the feel of the yarn as it passed through my fingers almost put me into a trance.

Fast forward to my late teens, I learn that the ball of stress that is ever present has a name: anxiety. Anxiety brings a friend named depression and they set up camp, keeping me up late into the night and amplifying minor fears and insecurities.

Crochet became something that helped me to cope with my two new tenants, providing something to focus on; crocheting can use up so much of my brain power that it has no energy to spare on terrorizing me. It was almost like I was converting my anxiety into a usable item, something with actual worth.Something tangible.

My mother made me a hooker, and it has been more effective than any therapy or drug.

 

 

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Profession Skill Up! Tunisian Crochet Unlocked.

Today’s posting is very near and dear to my heart, it involves a very special group of people in the World of Warcraft community; Reckles of WTBGold and the lovely (all be it sometimes terrifying), Recking Crew that accompanies him on his Twitch journey.

I will pull some backstory from his Patreon page for those of my readers who are not familiar with Reckles; after studying economics at Columbia and deciding that Investment Banking just wasn’t his thing, Reckles moved to Texas to take up the mantle of WoW Gold Making Guru.  This took shape in the form of a YouTube Channel and Twitch stream, where he passes on his knowledge of economics to fledgling goldmakers looking to get a better handle on their in-game finances and reach the gold cap.

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I have been wanting to step up my crochet game for a while now, I felt that I haven’t really been delivering on the geeky goodness that my logo and name promises. So, in the spirit of the Reckles’ channel, I decided it was time I learned a new skill that would help me to deliver on that promise.

I visited my profession trainer (Google) and picked up the Tunisian Crochet skill.

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For the uninitiated, Tunisian crochet, sometimes called jacquard crochet, intarsia, mosaic, fair isle, and colourwork (today these terms tend to refer to different techniques), is done usually in single crochet stitches and can consist of multiple colours carried throughout the piece. It is sometimes seen as a mixture of crochet and knitting. The biggest difference between regular crochet and Tunisian crochet is the hook used and how those single crochet stitches are worked up.

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Tunisian crochet utilizes an elongated hook, often with a stopper or cord at the end which allows the user to cast on like with knitting.

With that out of the way, let’s get back to work!

I decided that I wanted to make something special for Reckles, to thank him and the community for all the times that they helped me to forget myself and laugh with them. Trust me, it is difficult to ignore the Anxiety Monster that lives in my head so this was no small feat.

Seeing as WTBGold is still a fledgling endeavor, I wanted to provide something that would hopefully help the channel out just as much as they all help me on a daily basis. After hearing that Reckles wanted to start improving on his branding, I decided that I would take a stab (hehe, rogue jokes) at making a wall hanging depicting his channel logo.

This proved to be an interesting experience as I first had to figure out how to turn his logo into a pattern for me to work from; with little knowledge of making pixel charts, I got to work.

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I decided to use Google Sheets as makeshift graph paper and flitted back and forth between the logo and my graph to make sure I was staying as true as possible to the design.

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With the pattern fleshed out, I picked up my new hook and began my work.

The first thing I noticed, was how difficult it was to maintain just the right amount of tension on my yarn so that I wasn’t working the stitches so loosely that the carried colours poked through while also ensuring that my stitches were not so tight as to make the end result look pinched.

Once I found my groove, I got tunnel vision. There were days when I actually worked on it for 8 hours straight without stopping to stretch, eat or even take a hydration break. If anyone from the channel is reading this and wonders where I disappeared to for a week, I was down a rabbit hole, and it was glorious.

This banner was the most fun I had had with crochet in a long time, I felt creative again. I started imagining the other things I could make with Tunisian crochet and my thoughts ran away with me. Eventually, the intense hand cramps pulled me back into the realm of reality and forced me to take a break.

After 2 and a half days, I had completed the first half of my project.

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After I had finished laughing like a crazy person from relief (and spooking my cats), I just sat there and stared at it for a solid 3 minutes with a critical eye. I remembered a suggestion given to me by a member of the Recking Crew (shout out to my “alter-ego”) that I should find a way of incorporating the red background from the logo.

This suggestion gave me an answer to another problem I was having; for those who have not tried out Tunisian crochet for themselves this is what the back of the project looked like at this stage:

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Yup, here it is, my secret shame. When you carry your secondary colour throughout your work, it results in this tangled mess. 

Luckily, I figured out that I could kill 2 birds with one stone and used the red yarn I had slated for the trim, to create a monotone copy of the shield and stitched the two together to create the backing.

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I happened to have some gold thread left over from another project, and I used it to accent the piece and hide the seams.

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My final task was to find a suitable dowel for the banner to hang from, this was oddly difficult to locate and in the end, I went to the dollar store and repurposed the pole from a paper towel holder.

By this point, 4 days have passed and I am beginning to get antsy the way that I do when I have almost finished a piece. Sadly, I still had to wet block so that the banner would maintain its shape. This took multiple attempts and more patience than I had access to but the end result was well worth the time and effort that went into it.

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I apologize for the less than perfect picture quality, one day I will level up my photography skill, but for the time being, you shall have to settle for phone quality.

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And there you have it. I really don’t know what else to say except to thank Reckles and the whole Recking Crew for the numerous laughs and shenanigans.

So with that, Smar out! Vanishes into the shadows, dual-wielding hooks as daggers.

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I need your help!

You, yes you sitting there looking at this post, I request your assistance.

No, I am not asking for money or for a kidney or even your first born feline, I merely need for you to take a moment of your time to complete this survey.

What is the survey for and how is it supposed to help? Well, I am glad that you asked random internet dweller! I am currently going through a small business mentorship program designed to help me with growing my business. I have an assignment to conduct a simple Market Survey and that is where I am hoping that you fine folk can assist.

No, this isn’t a scam, I am not selling your information and I am not getting money from each survey response. The only payment I get is a passing mark and the knowledge of how to better tailor my service to your needs.

So, I would be forever grateful should you choose to help me out by completing the survey yourself and if you felt so inclined as to share it with your friends, I would also appreciate it.

https://goo.gl/forms/PgUo6maFesebJ87k1

~Rebecca Challenger, Hookcrux

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Reclaimed Crochet: Over-Sized Wearble Blanket

Boy, it sure has been a while since I have done one of these, eh? I am back with another crochet transformation that I cannot wait to show you all, so without further ado, let’s get started!

Here is what we are Reclaiming today:

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This poor, unloved blanket was found at my local thrift store for just under $5.00 CAD. I was large enough to drape over my double bed and was so soft that I am astounded anyone let it go. Upon closer inspection, I found a few problem areas but I was certain I could clean ‘er up and work around them in order to give this blanket a new life.

Problem area #1: Odd, yellow-y fluff.

It was embedded in the yarn and I could only assume, it was some type of pet fur. Luckily, it was fairly easy to remove with a pair of small scissors, good lighting, and a careful hand.

With that out of the way, it was time to address the larger issue, the unsightly seam that ran straight down the center of the blanket.

Problem area #2: The construction of the blanket.

I really wish I knew why the original maker of this piece decided to make 2 different panels and stitch them together to make this blanket. Maybe it was for ease of travel so they could work on a larger project while on the go. Whatever the reason, it left a hard to miss seam down the body of the blanket.

This, I have to admit had me stumped for a moment as to how I would go about Reclaiming this piece. Should I just rip out the whole blanket and straight up just reuse this gorgeous, soft, liliac yarn? I didn’t much enjoy the thought of spending my day frogging. Besides, that is hardly very creative of me now is it?

So here is what I did instead:

I decided that the best way to hide the seam would be to turn the blanket into something wearable and then use a second, bolder colour to distract from the unsightly seam. I figured that if I could somehow get the seam to run in line with my waist horizontally, then your eyes would just kind of, gloss over it.

So, I went to work folding the blanket this way and that until I had origami’d it into something new. I took some gray yarn I had in my stash that was of similar weight and used that to make my new folds stitch together.

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The final result proved to be rather difficult to photograph without help but I did manage it.

Here it is, an over-sized wearable blanket that is sure to keep you warm and cozy while you snuggle up with that book and a cuppa.

 

I am pleased to offer this incredibly cozy over-sized wearable blanket for just $30.00 CAD+ Shipping. As usual, if you live locally and are able to come pick it up then we wave the shipping fee.

I encourage you all to head to your local thrift stores and see if you can find yourself something to Reclaim.

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Cozy Kitty Cloak

About a month or so ago, I decided that I needed to make myself something for a change (which is rare as most things I make tend to find their way to other people eventually) and so I ventured out to Micheals with a friend.

I had already decided that I was going to make a blanket, winter was looming on the horizon and I could already feel the chill in the air during the wee hours of the morning. I envisioned curling up in this new, thick and cozy blanket with a cup of tea, a kitty and a good book. With that image cemented in my mind, I wandered the aisles and stalked for the perfect yarn.

At this point, I had pretty much decided on 2 things, firstly the blanket would be grey and white(or cream) and secondly, I was going to use bulky yarn for this piece. That was it. I had no plan for the actual pattern I would use and this made deciding on the amount of yarn needed a tad difficult.

I settled on using the Loops & Threads Charisma, and grabbed myself 3 of the Charisma BIG! in Steel and 2 of the 100g Off White; I shuffled off with my friend and discussed patterns on the way home.

Part of my ‘process’ when deciding on what to use a specific yarn for, is to hand-wind my yarn into center-pull balls. This gives me the opportunity to really get acquainted with my yarn; as odd a concept as this may sound, it allows me to discover imperfections in the yarn prior to using it in a project. If the yarn feels too scratchy or is thinner/thicker than anticipated, then I now have the time to consider how I am going to tackle these issues while I wind the yarn.

The yarn winding itself, I find can be rather therapeutic at times. However, let’s return our focus to the actual project.

While winding the yarn this time, I discovered that a few of the yarn balls were cut oddly and had multiple ends. (My total for one ball was 5 extra ends, which although annoying, did make me chuckle a little.) I also realized that this yarn was much heavier than I had first assumed but was also much softer.

Okay so, I have had this pattern saved for ages and it was just perfect for this yarn; the only issue is that the pattern was not for a blanket, it was for a hooded scarf. A hooded cat scarf.

So I gave in and I made the scarf, and as I made it, I silently mourned the loss of my cuddly winter blanket.

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When I had finished, I was pleased with the outcome but, it seemed to be missing….something. Again, I saw my cozy blanket in my mind but this time it looked a tad different; I messaged my friend for another ride to pick up more yarn (got severely motion sick on the ride back), and returned home with 3 more balls of the Charisma BIG! and some impulse yarn to be used later.

I went through my ritual of winding the yarn and then grabbed the Cat Scoodie I had just completed and got to work. Here is the end result:

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I LOVE  how this turned out. This Hooded Cat Blanket was so much fun to make and I cannot wait to finish writing up the pattern and pricing it out so that I can offer it for sale.  Final count, approximately 5 balls of Loops & Threads Charisma BIG! in Steel and 1 ball of Off White Loops & Threads Charisma 100g.

The cloak is long enough to cover you and house a cuddle buddy for when you are curled up with that book, and it is short enough to wear around the house on a chilly morning while you prepare your tea. It has slits for your arms but comes with a button near the neck to hold it on your person if you want to keep your arms tucked in.

The pockets are a wonderful feature, (I am considering adding more on the interior) they are large enough to keep your hands cozy or carry your phone, glasses or pet rat. No? Just me? Hmm, okay.

One thing that I didn’t anticipate however is just how heavy this cloak is. It isn’t cumbersome by any means, but it has the bonus effect of acting like a weighted blanket (these have been known to aid in managing anxiety as well as providing added comfort to those who live with autism).

The added weight will bump up the shipping cost, but I will work that out in a little bit.

So, what do you all think? I look forward to curling up in bed with my cats, a cup of tea and a good book while the snow makes its silent descent to cover us in a blanket of its own.

UPDATE: I finished pricing out this piece and should you wish to commission one for yourself or another individual, you can for $126.14 +Shipping CAD

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Reclaimed Crochet: Granny Square Blanket to Stylish Purse.

It always makes me feel sad when I come across a blanket that someone has spent long hours and love to make just….tossed away at a thrift store. I wonder to myself, “how did this blanket; that seems to be in excellent condition, end up at this store?”

I decided to start giving these abandoned pieces new life and so I present to you a new pet project of mine: Reclaimed Crochet.

So what is Reclaimed Crochet? Well, simply put I search out these abandoned pieces and then dismantle them and take the yarn and give it new life as a new piece. The best part? I am able to sell these pieces at a discount price to my customers because of the thrift store prices I paid on the abandoned projects all.

To give you an idea of how this is done, I have taken pictures of the steps I go throw to reclaim this blanket:

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I picked this Granny Square blanket up at Talize, it looked to be in decent condition give or take a few squares. My first task was to separate the squares from one another and the border. This took me quite some time but luckily the original creator of the blanket used an easy to see thread to attach the squares.

I started by carefully removing the edging from the blanket like so:

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I picked off the bits that were left behind from the border removal then started in on separating the squares.

reclaimed thread shot.jpg For this part, I just took my scissors and began to carefully cut the seams. Ideally, I would be using a seam ripper but mine was missing at the time. Anyways, after separating the squares and removing any of the ones that were felted together like this one:

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I was left with a lovely few stacks of Granny Squares.

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At this point, you see the multitude of possibilities this amount of Granny Squares can offer. I chose to make this purse:

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And there you have it! I barely used any of the squares from the Reclaimed Blanket and I now have this lovely purse which you can purchase for $25.00+ Shipping.

Stay tuned for my walk through regarding how I assembled this bag.

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Bye, Bye Baby Bunting

Hoo doesn’t love owls? Especially an owl as cute as this one:


After advertising my services in a few of my local Buy and Sell groups on Facebook, I receive a request to make this adorable Owl Bunting!

After doing some (rather painful) yarn math, we settle on a price and I eagerly place the order online for the materials needed. I wanted to match the image as closely as I could, so I scoured the internet for the proper tones.

The brand I will be using is Bernat Softee Baby Yarn in light worsted (3):

  • Mint x2
  • Lemon x1
  • Flannel x1
  • Pink x1
  • Lilac x1
  • White x1
  • Pale Blue x1
  • Black x1

The customer has requested that the pink scales on the breast plate be changed to the Lilac and that the eyes remain Pink so I had to pick up an extra colour to account for the modification.

The pattern calls for a 3.5mm E hook, I rarely get to use my E hook so this is a treat.


I don’t know about the rest of you, but when I start a new project the first thing that I do is wind all my yarn into center-pull balls so that they don’t roll around on me. I have cats so this helps minimize the yarn’s alluring nature and amount of cat hair I have to remove from my projects.

I wind all my center-pull yarn by hand so this process can be tedious and result in cramping, but I feel it is worth it to avoid wrestling my materials from furry clutches.

Ugh, yarn barf.

Once the winding is finished, it is time to check my gauge; this project calls for 9dc x4 rows to 2″ (5cm).

None of the stitches required for the Owl Bunting are new to me so right off the bat I feel confident that I can match the pattern without trouble. Although the baby will be a newborn, we decided on making the bunting for the 3-6 month range to ensure growing room. The baby is due sometime in April so I have to get cracking.

***At the time of writing this,  the baby shower was moved forward so I actually have until mid-March instead. Yikes!***

Right off the bat, I find an issue with the yarn; I rarely work with baby yarn so I was unaccustomed to the “stringiness” I encountered. I managed to quickly learn how to hold the yarn to stop it from fraying obnoxiously and things started moving along at a much quicker pace.

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Once I got into the groove of things, time seemed to fly by; the only way I realized how much time had passed, was my progress through a playlist of YouTube videos.

Poe was under the impression that this Bunting was clearly being made for him and I had to fight a constant battle to keep his furry butt out of the cocoon.

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Who else would you be making it for Mom? It is Poe-sized so it must be for Poe.

I ended up closing my door, he cried and it broke my heart a smidge but I wiped away my tears of sympathy and kept working until the main body of the bunting was finished. This took approximately 5 hours.

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The next step was to make the eyes, beak, wings and breastplate.

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Hooo are you looking at punk?

Instead of chaining and slip stitching to make the starting round as this pattern loves to suggest, I used the more efficient Magic Circle instead and decided that the owl looked less angry when I dropped the beak down to the edge of the border.

Next, I started on the wings; I absolutely LOVED the edging on this bit. It is achieved by doing one Single Crochet followed by one Slip Stitch in the same stitch to provide that bumpy ruffled look.

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The most interesting part of the bunting to construct was definitely the breastplate. The crocodile stitch is incredibly popular but I admit that I have never utilized it to the extent that most have.

In theory, I understood the pattern, in practice, I zoned out the first time and didn’t space the scales properly.

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I groaned, frogged it and started over, this time with much better results.

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All that was left to do was attach all the bits to the main body of the bunting and then start on the matching hat.

Getting the eyes to go on and not look crooked made the inside of my brain itch a bit but other than that, it was smooth sailing. Here is the end result:

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The hat was very quick to whip up, I did run out of the mint yarn 9/10ths of the way through it so I improvised a little. I think it kind of looks like the baby hats that your children in Harvest Moon wear. I also enjoyed mimicking the wing texture on the brim.

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And voila! 12 hours and 20 minutes later, it is finished! I sprinted to the finish line and managed to get it done with time to spare before the baby shower.

  • Cost of materials: $51.60
  • Time invested: 12 hours and 20 minutes
  • Cost of labour: $10/hour

 

Posted in Blog Post, craft fair, For Sale, Uncategorized, update

Everybody Wants to be a Cat

As things are warming up and the need for hats and scarves becomes less of a necessity, I find myself struggling to find projects to work on for the warmer seasons.

Living in the city means that riding the LTC is just a part of regular everyday life; you take the bus to work or to school or when you are on your way to your friend’s house. The survival pack of the regular rider tends to consist of:

  • (1) cup of something tasty to drink. Usually procured from the nearest Tim Hortons
  • An over-large back of some sort. This is useful for blocking off the seat beside you so that you are not forced to interact with some random other LTC Warrior.
  • Headphones. These tend to be anything from the tiny Apple earbuds that are easy for tangling up in your pocket and using as a way to expel verbal aggressions at a later date; to the swankier Beats by Dre.

It was the sight of these headphones on a fellow weary traveler that caught my eye and gave me the idea to make this:

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Not as flashy, I will be the first to admit but they sure were fun to make.

As I look towards craft fair season, I start to see dollar signs when considering all the options for customization.

I am opening up orders for customized headsets, I will mod your current headphones for $20.00 or if you want to purchase a specific brand of headphones for me to modify then the pricing is dependent on the headset selected.

Because who doesn’t want to be a cat? 

 

Posted in Blog Post, craft fair, update

Things sure have changed here on Walton’s Mountain

This was written while on vacation and is being published post-trip.

Boy do I hate busses. I finally managed to scrounge up the gold coins to make the trek back up north to visit my parents; one 8:30am bus ride later and I arrive around 5pm just in time for dinner. 

After Chinese food with the grandparents, parental units and their spawn, I finally get to collapse into bed. 

Going home is always a tiring expedition but my father heard tale of a yarn store going out of business so I woke up bright and early, pumped some coffee into myself and we ventured over to Steadman’s. 


I managed to find some lovely colours and I cannot wait to get back to London and start in on them. 

This morning however I hop into another car to drive down another long stretch of highway. Robin and her mother are taking me to see Robin’s sister and her baby boy Forest. If you recall, a while back I made this blanket in the hopes of gifting it to the little man. 

I hope that they like the blanket, it is one of my favorite pieces. 

On Sunday I am going to get the chance to connect with another old high-school friend and meet his growing family. It was a last minute plan so I had to work all night to finish this Elephant Snuggle in time to see them. 

Somewhere throughout the creation process, I name her Harriet Elephanté.

All of my younger friends seem to be adulting at an alarming rate that my hook can’t keep up with!

Once I return to London I am going to need to start restocking for craft fairs,  if anyone has patterns that they know are crowd pleasers I would love to see them. 

Posted in Blog Post, Large Projects, update

WIP Wednesday: Chevrons and Cat for Scale 

This past weekend Anthony and I made the trek to Michael’s and I snagged a couple balls of Aqua Loops & Threads for 55% off one of them. 


Although it is one of the staples of crochet, I admit to never having completed a chevron blanket so I decided it was about time to give it a go. 

So far I’m pleased with how it is turning out. I plan on adding a large border and making this my comfy reading blanket, because who doesn’t love to cocoon up with a good book?

So, what’s on your hook this Wednesday?