After a slight decline in orders once the weather warmed up (no one wanted hats and scarves once it hit 70 degrees, big surprise), it’s back on again!
I posted designer BriAbby’s dragon hat on my selling Facebook page, asking if anybody wanted one because I really wanted to make one. And a woman said her 2 year old would love one!
So I created this beauty…I like showing off all my progress pics, so here it is all smushed into one post.
The hat itself. Pretty simple hat with earflaps.
Then came the fun part…
Such a simple beginning. I was so naive!
There’s a full dragon! That took a crazy long time.
Then all the pieces. The final picture is every single piece piled up together. I wanted to rub it in my own face just how much busy work went into this damn thing.
But it led to this beautiful creature! Excuse my odd display strategy, I don’t have a toddler-sized head to use, and it doesn’t look right unless it’s on some kind of round-ish shape. I really, really hope this fits the little guy. I might be meeting with the woman this evening, so I’m crossing my fingers because I want the money 🙂
In other awesome news, I made a sweater! It’s a Ravelry paid pattern called “My Favorite Crochet Pullover”. It was like 5 bucks and I did not regret a single cent. Look it up. Now.
Oh, and I used Vanna’s Choice in “Fern”. It was 4 balls for the main sweater and one ball of a darker green (can’t remember the name) for the edging.
This stage worried me because it was so bumpy…
But it flattened out!
Look, it’s all sweater-y! Also, I love how much lighting affects the color. This is the same sweater in all three pictures, I swear.
Voila! I made a super cute sweater that I love so much. There’s no shaping in the torso/waist, I swear…it just really looks that way! Trust me, this pattern is amazing. GO BUY IT RIGHT NOW. I’M WATCHING YOU. This designer deserves all the money.
A woman saw my picture on Facebook and asked me to make her TWO sweaters! I just don’t have the cash yet to buy the yarn for them, so I’m making a bunch of little things to quickly sell for yarn money.
This is one:
This makes me smile every time I see it. It’s a freaking shark hat. You have a shark on your head when you wear this thing. And it’s a free pattern! (Repeat Crafter Me is awesome.)
I’m working on my first African Flower project right now, but I’m tired of taking pictures right now. So I’ll be back with those pics later.
Thanks for reading all my rambling today. See you later on!