Saturday, January 18, 2014

Pokeball Cowl

Last night, two awesome things happened.
First, I dyed my hair red again, since I can have it such a lovely color now that I'm no longer employed at Bi-Mart (if it's not a "natural" color, it's not allowed, apparently). So that's fun. I feel like a mermaid!
Second, I started an awesome project. A crocheted cowl, colored like a Pokeball. Which was finished this morning. Because somehow these time-warp things happen.

Please excuse the bad bathroom selfie, but my regular picture-taker was busy playing Rift. So I had to work on my own, which never produces any good results. And the lighting in my house is rather crap, so excuse the funny colours. But the red is a regular red, and the white is a slightly off-white color, that actually works better than straight white would have. And of course, the black is just black.

It's a pokeball! And a cowl! And warm and soft.
I used both Caron's Simply Soft and Red Heart's Super Soft. All the colors were on hand, which makes crafting even better - not having to go to the store to finish something is an amazing feeling, let me tell you.

The pattern is just a basic Granny Stripe, which isn't very exciting, but makes for a warm and yet not solid construction. Solid work would have been too much bulk. And anything related to the Granny patterns works twice as fast, so that's a plus as well.

The cowl was a spur of the moment decision. I'd never made one before (even though it's just a scarf attached at the ends), but figured why not give it a shot. And in Pokeball colors. It's obviously a Pokeball, if you're aware of Pokemon at all, but just a good color combination if you're not a Pokemon fan. So not too 'in your face' about it belonging to anything. I enjoy waving my fandom flags, but don't like to rub them in people's faces, either. This works in that way.

Hope you like it too, now I'm off to other projects, yay. :) 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

First Completed Project of 2014

And if this is how 2014 is starting, I can't wait to see just how good it will get.

Today was my last day of being employed at Bi-Mart, and gosh does it feel good! I have no set plans yet, other than to get back to being healthy, but we won't go into that here. All we need to be aware of is my major time, energy, and life-force sucker is out of my life.
Which is fabulous.

Last night, I finished up my Charizard Skyrim Dragon plastic canvas/cross stitch project.

I don't remember exactly where I found the original image, other than on Instagram, and I've seen it posted as a T-Shirt as well, but not sure who to credit it to, but I'm going to share it anyway, so you can see what I was going for.

It's not exactly the same, seeing as plastic canvas is more like pixel art, but I am still rather pleased with the results.
For now, the finished product will be hanging on the wall in my living room. Until I can add more things to that wall, though, it does seem slightly out of place, but these things happen.

And of course, most of the time spent working on this was while I was watching Dragon Ball. Because that's the things I do with my time.

More projects are in the works, I've already got plans and I'm looking forward to making more awesome-geekery, now that I've got more free time. Ahhh, just a giant sigh of relief.

Charizard Skyrim Dragon. Say that three times fast and try to tell me it doesn't make you happy. ;) 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Introductions Are In Order

This is me in my Ash Ketchum hat. Ash is kind of like my role model. He's so voracious, caring, and friendly. How can you not like him.
Hell, one of life's most important lessons was taught from the original Pokemon movie.

So, obviously, I like Pokemon. I like a lot of things, really.
Hence the name "Crafty Geekery". Well, that part will actually have to come about shortly, but for the mean time, trust me in that it's a good name.

Over and Out, Havok.