March 29, 2012

Back from Hiatus

So, if you were wondering about the 3 month hiatus, I was doing a couple of anime conventions. I was also suffering from a terrible case of second sock(glove) syndrome, so I still haven't actually finished Cody's second glove. I also have to make a Jayne Cobb hat for a family friend, and then all those things for my friend Alyssa, which I've mentioned before. However, I took up crochet yesterday, as I could no longer stand not knowing how to make half the cute amigurumi out there. There's a terrible bias towards crochet plushies over knit ones. And, on this, my third attempt at learning, it finally clicked and now I've made a tomato, a pig, and I'm halfway through a one-up mushroom. Crochet is so much faster, three projects in 2 days, I wouldn't have been able to do that many in a week with knitting. I'm going crochet the Cheshire set and doll for Alyssa, instead of knit them. Then I'm going to make things for conventions as well, as one of the things Dex Studios Designs sells are crochet plushies. Also, that is the art studio I've joined, with my friend Becky, and we go to anime conventions to sell things. That's what I was doing all this time, preparing for Shuto-con, which was a couple of weeks ago.

So, I suppose I should change the blog name to 'Nevyn's Narrative' since I won't be exclusively knitting anymore. Now, here is the piggy I made for my mother.
His name is Wilbur and yes I know his eyes are crooked.

And here is the Mario mushroom I made for my boyfriend and ended up giving to my cousin Manny for his birthday.

Anyone who loves one of my craft pieces as much as my cousin did, deserves to have one.