Friday, December 30, 2011

Pinterest causes crazy side effects.

I didn't realize how amazing Pinterest was until I started using it. At first, I was all 

"Oh, a pinboard? Online? That's kinda dumb."

Then I got the invite. And started looking at it...



So, I came across a lot of amazing ideas using scrapbook paper, which I have an abundance of. Instantly, I knew I had to do something.

It started like this.

Then ended like this.

It's an air freshener made of scrapbook paper, tissue paper, and dryer sheets.

And tape...

..lots of tape.

It's currently hanging in Selena's room.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Gabey's OWN Dino Hat!

After using him as my model for my other dino hats and having to fight to get the hat back, I was finally able to sit down and knit his!

He was more interested in getting the camera, unfortunately.

Then, it was the phone.

Now, he has no interest in wearing it. Just ripping it off his head.

But I love it. And I love him. And that's all that matters.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Loom Knitting - QUICK REVIEW

First off...

MERRY CHRISTMAS! I also hope you have a wonderful new year!

For Christmas, the kids got a lot of great things. Gabe only got a couple of items, but the girls? They made out like bandits. 

Me? I got the gift of actually having a husband that listens. :)
He made sure to get me knitting needles in sizes that I didn't have, plus Hello Kitty pajama pants that I didn't even ask for. How amazing is he?

He also got me a round loom set by Boye. I've been wanting to try these things for a while, now. 

And as a gift to you, because honestly I can't really hand you a gift, I'm going to do a review on these suckers.

Teehee. Pretty colors. :)

The kit comes with the 4 rings + plastic needle + loom hook. It also has easy to follow directions.
So, I figured I'd start with something simple. I used the blue ring and was going to just make a roll brim hat. 
I started wrapping my yarn around the pegs, as per the directions. Easy peasy.
And then I go to town with the loom hook.
After a few rows, I noticed that my stitches were loose. REALLY loose. I was using the suggested yarn and everything. I'm not sure if it was an issue with me or what, but it wasn't any good. No matter what I did, it was loose. It almost looked like fishnets. You won't stay warm in that, yo.
I also didn't care too much for the idea of not really being able to control the stitch pattern. See, I'm the type of person that searches high and low for new stitch patterns to use, but these looms seem like a one trick pony.
All in all, for the price, they're decent. I think these would be better suited for the girls, but I'm not sure that I'm going to keep the kit. I think I may return it for some new sizes of DPNs or circulars. 

Long story short:

Great for kids (under supervision, because the hook is QUITE pointy), but as an adult knitter, I need more.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Dino Spikes Knitting Pattern

After making hats for my daughters, I needed to make something equally cute and easy for my son. Being a beginner, it’s easy to be intimidated by many patterns. SO, here’s the very simple dino spike pattern.

*This is for the spikes ONLY. The beanie hat pattern I use can be found below.**Please note, there’s probably someone that already has a tutorial just like this posted somewhere. I’m not trying to take credit for their work. I’m just showing the way I figured out how to do it myself.*

Craft Blogging.

I flood my Facebook with pictures of anything and everything I make. I'm pretty sure my (Facebook) friends want my head on a platter right about now.

So, instead of drowning everyone's walls, here comes another blog. I should just kill myself.

I kid. I kid.

But no, really. Here's where my craft things are going to be. And not just knitting. A little bit of everything, pretty much. Because me and my ADD can't decide on where to stop.


Except for painting. Because painting is for the devil.