Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

It my favorite time of year! Halloween! I'm passing out candy tonight for the first time in a long time, and I'm pretty excited about it. I love little kids in costumes. They're so cute!

Anyway, I crocheted some Halloween costume accessories this year, and I thought I'd share them.
This first one is a hat I made for my niece. It's a witch hat with dangling spiders. I got the pattern out of an issue of Crochet Today.

The next two pictures are of pieces I made for my own costume, which was a gnome. I'm afraid of gnomes, I think they're creepy and that they come alive at night. But I thought I'd face my fears and dress up like one for Halloween.
Here's the hat, which is simply the witch hat, minus brim:

Here's a flower necklace (from a pattern on Ravelry):

And of course, here's me and my boyfriend. He, of course, is a Flint Tropics player from the movie Semi-Pro with Will Ferrell

And finally, this is a little pumpkin my mom and I put together. I made the hat on a round knitting loom.

Hope everyone has an enjoyable night! Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Lions Design

I'm not sure I 100% like this format, but it'll do for now until football season is over. Maybe I'll tweak it again at some other future time.

ASUS tablet cozie!

I thought I wrote a post about this, but apparently not!! So here we go!

A few months ago, I bought the ASUS eee pad transformer. I love it. But that's beside the point. I needed something to put it in to protect the screen until I could buy a case.... which I finally did today, btw.

I used some of my Bernet Cotton Stripes yarn that I bought on clearance at JoAnns a while ago. I figured that would be the best choice, because the cotton thread seemed less likely to scratch the screen.

I can't remember what size hook I used, but it was probably H. I used double crochet, and just made one long piece, then (badly) sewed up the sides, and added that little flap with holes to be held down by those two green buttons.  Yes, I'm not happy with the way I sewed the sides together. I think I was being lazy and decided to crochet it instead of whipping out the yarn needle and doing it nicer. But oh well. Life goes on, right?

There it is, open and closed. I mostly like that it's pinks and white, which gives something I picture being a boy-ish product a little bit of a feminine touch. Not to mention my "flower in the water" background. Ha.

On a side note:

GO DETROIT LIONS! While they still look a little pitiful sometimes, like getting 245984938725 penalties during the game and not REALLY playing until they get to the second half, they still won, and they are still 5-0 and they still have now won 9 games in a row (including the four last year).

I think I'm going to modify my blog right now to go with the Lions colors.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fluorescent Light Survey

I'm doing a research project for my business writing class about fluorescent lights. If you're reading this, and want to help me out, I would LOVE if you could take this survey. It's 25 questions and anonymous.

 Thanks so much in advance!!

  Fluorescent Lights Survey

Monday, October 3, 2011

Poof Ball Hat

Feeling much better than I was a few days ago. I had a called about an interview for a place I really wanted, and they asked me to come back for a sort of second interview, where I will get a little training so they can see how well I would work, I guess. That's tomorrow morning. Wish me luck.

Thursday night, after Mike passed out from eating five pieces of stuffed crust pizza...


I made a new hat. I followed the boy beanie pattern from Stitch and Bitch: The Happy Hooker, at least for most of it, and modified it a bit, made the poof ball, ear flaps and the little strings hanging down from the ear flaps.

Here's the picture:

I'm pretty happy with the way it came out. And of course it's bright and happy. Yay.

I'm also trying to work on my Lions afghan, which should be interesting. I'm losing my patience with carrying yarn, so I think I'm at the point where I'm gonna start cutting ends and weaving them in as I go. Alternatively, after it's finished, I could always get some fleece and sew it onto the back of it, leaving the stupid ends wherever I felt like, and you wouldn't even be able to tell. So I'm keeping that as an option as I go. Pictures to come later.