Sunday, July 25, 2010

5 More Minutes


*Whisper*: Only difference from this video and the last = hair and make-up :D Enjoy!

Just 5 Minutes


So this has an explanation behind it. I saw a post by a fellow crafter named Penny Nickels doing 5 minutes of cross stitching. Like you are probably reacting at this moment about my 5 minutes I though, "Why on earth? How boring." Which, as I found, was kind of the point.

These videos are dedicated to the folks that don't have it in them to learn a craft but want other people to do it for them. I don't mind making gifts for friends, but I have had complete strangers demanded knitted items before. They just think knitwear rolls off my hands like running water.

It's also for those people that complain about how much crafters are asking for payment for their craft, this is 5 minutes worth of knitting. And I didn't even get to finish my row. Knitting, and crafting in general, takes time, patience, and hard determination filled work. Some projects take hundreds of hours of work. Then adding the cost of materials and the hours that it took to learn said trade. . . It can be a job in and of itself.

So there you go. Just 5 minutes, but could you do it?

*Apologies for bad webcam quality and general crappy-lookingness of myself. This was early in a Lazy Sunday Morning. Maybe I'll do another one later all dolled up and awesome looking!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


No, I'm not pregnant, you freak. Though, on a side note totally unrelated to this knit-related post I was taking about baby names with my partner and he said his two choice names would be Shamus for a boy and Eleanore for a girl. So, FYI-- not have babies with him. Like, wtf, right? With his shortness and my chubbiness this kid would already be doomed, but Shamus? Holy christ, that would be like child neglect or something.

But ANYWAY, BABIES! These are the babies I have been working on for months to build an all sea creature baby mobile for my friend. They're all knit on size 0 needles (so tiny!) so they were rather cumbersome to knit, but well worth the effort. I love them all so much that I don't want to give them away, but I know her and her new daughter will love and appreciate them.

Here's Baby Nessie.

Miss Lil' Stary.

Baby Jelly.
And my favorite, Baby of Doom.

And that's what's kept me busy all this time that I have not been posting. Sorry about that, but knitting came first! And because I CAN NOT STOP, cuddlefish* are coming soon!

*Someone did bring it to my attention that the animal is not called a "cuddlefish" (which is what I have been saying all this time) but a "cuttlefish." But MINE is all cuddley, and therefore I will not correct myself, because my name is more correct.