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Crafts keep me from going insane.
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I have about half a scarf finished. I could have finished it today, but I ran out of yarn. Hopefully I can get some more of the same color... Lion Brand [Jiffy Thick & Quick in Berkshire] skeins aren't exactly difficult to come by, so I'm relatively confident I can find one in the same colors and a similar enough dye lot (if I can't find one from the same dye lot). The fringe will be one color, so that'll be easier to get yarn for, though I haven't decided which color in the scarf to match (actually I haven't yet decided whether to do fringe or just crochet a cute lacy border on the ends, but either way it'll be one color). It's a Christmas gift for my great-aunt.

I would scan it or something, but I left it in the car. I'll post a pic later, in case anyone cares to see a completely normal half-finished scarf.

Also, for the first time I am attempting to make a character plushie. I've never before made a plushie that is actually supposed to resemble something non-vague, so this will be interesting to say the least. Well, it's sort of a collaborative project with raditzsex, but I'm the one actually cutting fabrics and sewing things. I can tell already that the head is going to be the hardest part, so... I guess wish me luck. ^^;;

At least now I won't be pounding my head on the desk from boredom all the time...
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heyjana From: heyjana Date: Saturday 29th October 2005 19.37 (UTC) (Link)
I care to see a completely normal half finished scarf! Are you knitting, or chrocheting?
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Sunday 30th October 2005 00.22 (UTC) (Link)
Knitting. I do know how to crochet (and have since childhood, but I taught myself to knit about a year ago and am finding it easier, and cheaper since it uses up less string), but I tend to have a lot of trouble doing it loose enough for a scarf. Even knit, this scarf is gonna be a little stiff.... ^^;;

But since you want to see it, I'll make an effort to take a picture.
heyjana From: heyjana Date: Sunday 30th October 2005 01.52 (UTC) (Link)
How did you teach yourself how to knit? Did you use a book? That sounds like a fun thing to do.
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Monday 31st October 2005 14.26 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I used a book. I bought a Lion Brand kit (at Hobby Lobby) that comes with a book and some knitting needles, and also somebody pointed me in the direction of http://www.knittinghelp.com, which has some really helpful videos.