Monday, February 1, 2016

Adventures in Amigurumi: Kon from Bleach

I am a hooker. That's right-- I crochet. Recently my husband stumbled upon the art of Amigurumi. He was tickled to learn that this hobby of mine can result in more geeky awesome toys, and immediately started making a wish list for me. So, in light of this, I started on project #1 Kon from Bleach. (Note: I do not own this image)

This is an obvious choice since he is a stuffed animal. I had not read and followed a pattern up until this point, so I decided to free-hand it as I usually do. I started with a ball of yarn that I had acquired that seemed to be a close enough color and fired it up. Well, I have a nice Kon bowling pin so far. I ran out of yarn before I have been able to finish his arms and legs, but that is on the shopping list now. I have a few other projects running in the mean time, and still need to get to the craft and fabric store in the next town to get supplies for the next project too. I will update with pictures when Kon is finished, but for now. Here's what I have. His seams are a bit crooked, and I didn't have a white button with 4 holes, so his belly button is pale green, but this is my first shot, and I was trying to use what I already had. I have gotten the hang of the tension needed for this, and the magic circle. I can't share a pattern for this, as I didn't use one (sorry). I am pretty pleased with how his face turned out, though.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Geeking in Branson

Hubby and I recently went on a mini-vacay with his sister and her boyfriend to Branson. Yeah, Branson, the second largest country music city in the US, and me and my hubby who both like everything except most modern country music, had a great time. My only complaint is that every single attraction closed at 6pm. We are kinda night owls, and we were sans-kiddos for three days, so we didn't want to get up early for anything. Amusingly, my hubby had a blast doing Olde Time photos after we finally convinced him to do them.
We got away from the stress of work, the house, kids (who we missed dearly), and packing to move, it was a great time in a nice resort and we had great food. When we got back, the kids had had a great time with Nana and Papa and were glad to see us. The littlest had slept through the night and went to bed like a champ, The big boys had been helpful and awesome....then reality returned. *Sigh* and now I want a vacation after my vacation. My hubby is back on the road for work (OTR trucker) and I am back to the normal day-to-day plus packing. (Is it the 30th yet? I'm seriously ready to get this move over with.) Here we go again!