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September, 2012

  1. Cozy crochet project

    September 10, 2012 by Peter

    With autumn and winter coming up soon, I felt like doing a autumn/winter crochet project.

    So, I decided to make a cup cozy! Well, four to be exact.

    Cup Cozy

    It keeps you from burning your fingers and your tea, coffee or hot cocoa will stay warm longer! :)
    They are easy to whip up with some chunkier yarn, but they shouldn’t take to long with “normal” yarn!

    This is how I did it:

    I made a chain that would fit around the cup. Don’t join it together or anything, just fit it. Then I started crocheting. Feel free to experiment! I crocheted one with only sc, but another with one row crocheted with sc, and the next row with dc.
    When if fits around your cup, I joined it with a slip stich. Then I went down on one side with slip stiches, and joined the bottom together with a slip stich. Fasten off, weave in the ends and there you have it!

    Easy, isn’t it? :)


  2. Amigurumi Book: Zoomigurumi

    September 6, 2012 by Peter

    Although I love to design Amigurumi and write patterns myself, I fully support other designers! I still buy Amigurumi books and buy patterns on Etsy now and then.

    My “colleague” Joke from Amigurumipatterns.net collects Amigurumi patterns from designers all over the world. You can buy the patterns on her website and the full amount that you pay will go to the designer from the pattern.

    She got this amazing plan to make a book called “Zoomigurumi” out of some of the best patterns she could gather. But for the book to be printed, she needs to raise $7500 USD with a fixed funding campaign. That means you can order the book and you will receive it somewhere around October for just $22 USD! That includes shipping, where ever you may live. :)

    Zoomigurumi

    More info can be found here. That includes which cute patterns are in the book, so you will know what you’ll get. :)

    EDIT: The target of $7500 USD is reached! Everyone who has ordered or will order will receive the book. :)


  3. Yarn, yarn, yarn, all over again!

    September 3, 2012 by Peter

    In one of my previous blog posts, I explained what my yarn stash looks like.

    What’s good news for me, but bad news for the sack I keep my stash in: season change is coming up, so new colors are available at the budget store where I buy yarn!
    I’m very happy with the new colors, but especially with darkish green which I didn’t have ever before! :)

    So, with a lot of new bought skeins, I had to tidy up my stash a bit.
    I made a photo for you how my stash is when thrown onto a big pile, but I accidentally threw it away. :(
    But, I can tell you it’s big. It are 77 skeins. I made a stash list of it on my Raverly account! Now I always know what’s in my stash :)

    Curious? Find out here. I’m updating the featured photo’s soon, so you can visually see the colors. :)