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SOLD!

Okay, I’m freaking out.

I sold some crocheted items. I actually received money for something I made.

Wow. It actually happened a week or so ago, but now I have the money and it’s more real and my head is exploding.

So here’s what happened! Nate’s mom offered to try to sell some things for me and I I gave her a baby blanket and a bunch of scarves, even though I was pretty sure nothing would come of it. She asked me how much I wanted to charge, but I had no idea. All I wanted to do was be sure I covered the cost of the yarn, so I told her how much I spent on each item and gave her permission to price everything however she wanted.

She actually decided to buy the baby blanket from me herself so she could give it to her grandson, and then she sold two scarves. The total amount for all three items is $100! I literally cannot believe it.

Here are two of the things I sold:

This baby blanket is actually a bit large, like something you'd give a toddler. The whole thing is one big granny square with a shell border.

This baby blanket is actually a bit large, like something you’d give a toddler. The whole thing is one big granny square with a shell border.

I posted a tiny picture of this scarf last year when I started my blog. The little animal-thingies on each end are actually puppets! I hated making this scarf and will probably never make another one ever again haha

I posted a tiny picture of this scarf last year when I started my blog. The little animal-thingies on each end are actually puppets! I hated making this scarf and will probably never make another one ever again haha

The third item was a ruffle scarf made out of a dark teal yarn that had sequins scattered throughout. I didn’t get a good picture, but I still have a lot of the yarn left. Since it sold so quickly, I’m going to make another one and I’ll post a picture when I do!

I’d had that puppet scarf since 2011. I got to see a picture of the little boy it was given to. He looked pretty stoked and it was so cute. I’m really excited about the idea of people enjoying the things I make :]

So there it is. Sold items. Finally!

On another, much less exciting note:
My first blogiversary (I lol at that word every time I see it) was the first of January. It’s pretty crazy (to me, anyway) that I started out with the intention of posting pictures of my crocheted stuff and ended up posting about a ton of other crafts too. Before last year, I didn’t know how to crochet with any stitch other than a single or double crochet, decorate cakes, bake, make candy, cross stitch, use perler beads, make anything good out of clay, or sew. Now I know how to do all of those things, some of which I have yet to post about! I’ve always wanted to know how to do stuff like that, but I lacked the motivation. I think having a blog and being able to look at other crafty blogs really inspired me and gave me the motivation I needed to learn new things. Rad!

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Scarves, Slippers, and… Puffs?

Well, despite taking a fall that left me bedridden for a couple days (the bruises I have are unbelievable!), I’ve had a busy week! Plus, it snowed yesterday, so I was happy to spend the day doing nothing but crocheting.

It looks funny, but I love how you can see the flakes – my old camera never captured flakes!

I started and finished Valentine’s Day-themed scarf.

I used Caron Simply Soft yarn in Raspberry and an F hook.

It’s a slightly modified version of a pattern I found online. I think the pattern was written wrong, or else I was reading it wrong, so I didn’t follow it. I’m really happy with it because I had the idea for it before I even found a pattern.

I also made Nate a pair of slippers.

I used mill end yarn I got on the cheap from A.C. Moore. Black, very soft.

He wants an orange border around the foot-hole spot, but he has been wearing them almost nonstop (see: hair and dirt all over the slippers). I made them the same way I made my own slippers last week, but held two strands together the whole time. They’re a lot less floppy than mine, so I want to make myself another pair with two strands held together throughout.

I started on my half of a blanket I’m working on with my mom, but couldn’t get good pictures of it. I took advantage of “Dollar Days” at Michaels and bought several balls of Lily Sugar’n Cream for use on a pattern for an owl purse I purchased. I never buy patterns, but this one really cool.

Last, but not least (well, maybe least), I made this little puff…

Made from sock yarn I got in a trade from Canada.

It’s a slightly lopsided hexipuff, or Apiary Puff. The pattern was originally a knit pattern for a Beekeeper’s Quilt. Knit a ton of these little hexagons, stuff them with fiberfill or yarn scraps, sew them together, and you have a rad honeycomb blanket. I’m so glad the pattern was adapted for crochet. The hexipuff was quick and fun to make, and I really like the way sock yarn patterns out. I always have a ton of projects going on so it’s going to take me a million years to make enough for anything, but I’m happy to have a little something to work on when I don’t feel like working on a big something.

I guess that’s about it. I did manage to start something with the blue and white mill end yarn I bought last Monday, but I didn’t get very far before I decided to work on something else (of course!). I’ll have a picture whenever I finish it though :]

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Crochet Catch-up

I’ll be posting pictures of a lot of crap this year. I don’t want last year’s items to feel left out, so here they are!

Junk I made from October to December. I used a website to create the collage because I don’t have the patience to do it myself. It’s a horrible website and it cropped my pictures stupidly (see: flamingo with head chopped off) but it’ll have to do!

In order from the top left (with pattern links if available):

  • Puppet Scarf
  • random change purse I made up as I went along and hate
  • bracelet I made up as I went along and love
  • dc scarf for a Christmas present
  • Scoodie for me
  • dc, hdc scarf for a Christmas present
  • flamingo based on several random patterns
  • dc scarf for a Christmas present
  • shell stitch scarf for a work client
  • Giraffe for a Christmas present
  • Easy Wrap Comfort Scarf for Mom
  • Gertrude the Octopus
  • striped sc scarves for someone who paid for them
  • glasses case I made up as I went along
  • hdc ribbed scarf for the Special Olympics
  • Scoodie for a Christmas present
  • Urban Shells scarf for a Christmas present
  • Scoodie for Mom
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