Orientation Week Blues

Work in Progress Wednesday

I had my college orientation this week, and I got a Wii U, so I’ve been busy and not doing a lot of crafts.

Knitting

Hyrule Warriors Scarf

I’m still plugging away on this. I got quite a bit done at my college orientation, and I’ll be working on it at the RWBY showing I’m going to tonight, so hopefully I’ll make some noticeable progress (the thread it so tiny!)

Spiral Cowl

I haven’t been working on this as much as I should – otherwise it would be done! – because its not as mindless as the Hyrule Warriors Scarf. But I’m almost done! Maybe this afternoon I’ll finish.

Sewing

I finished my Belle Bomber so you should check that out! And I finally got up decent photos of

Blame it on Nintendo

Work in Progress Wednesday

Work in Progress Wednesday

I’ve been pretty busy lately, largely because I just saved up enough money to get myself a Wii U, so I’ve been playing that a lot. I’ve also not had much to work on, because most of the projects I have to do are in their final stages.

I’ve also been working a lot on a special post for the blog. I don’t want to give too much away, but if you like Zelda and Cosplay you’ll love it -wink-

Sewing

Belle Bomber

This is basically done, in fact, I posted a wrap up for it, but I still need to do a bit of messing with the zipper, because, as it stands right now, it rubs at my neck too much.

Rapunzel Bomber

It’s too thick to close it the way I was planning to (the snaps won’t go through the fabric), so I’ll have to figure out something else. I may do some sort of reverse button and then put something decorative (like the pearl snaps which I still really want) down the front.

Knitting

Hyrule Warriors Scarf

I’m done with the stranded part and onto the main body which is plain blue, so hopefully it will start moving along at a faster rate here soon.

The Gamer’s Week

Work in Progress Wednesday

We had some friends over last Friday for what we like to call a “crafty day” where everyone sits around and does their own craft and we chat and eat food. I got quite a lot of stuff done then and since its still my summer vacation, I’m still getting a lot done.

But I also started my first job yesterday (eight whole hours!) so that’s been keeping me busy (and sore).

Bombs Away

Work in Progress Wednesday

I did a lot of sewing this week, a lot, and barely got any knitting (or anything else….) done. I’m having a craft party on Friday, which is not the best time to use a sewing machine, so hopefully I will get some other stuff done then.

Knitting

Shelly’s Shawl

The first of two Esjan (pattern by Stephen West) shawls that I’m working on. This one only needs cast off. Its a very belated prayer shawl for a friend.

I plan to cast off during the party Friday.

Candy Loops

The other Esjan which is for me in bright, metallic yarn.

Sewing

 

Sprout

All I have left for this capelet is a bit of messing with the collar, and tightening up a seam in the under arm (and then actually posting about it).


A Study In Scarlet

I’m debating if I want to actually finish the very end of the underarms on this or not. I probably should, but they don’t show (at all!) and they really look like they’re going to be a pain…..

Belle Bomber

This I’m making out of scrap fabric that I got dirt cheap at a thrift store (I actually think at least one of the bits used to be curtains), as practice before I get started on the one with the fabric I actually paid decent money for (the purple stuff).

My goal on this is to have the liner and the outside completely finished by Friday, so that during the party I can iron the seams (and maybe tack some of them down by hand). I’m bagging the lining because the pattern didn’t come with its own liner, unfortunately.

Its called the Belle bomber because the velvet and brocade fabrics remind me of 18th century France, which is when Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is set.

Rapunzel’s Bomber

The bomber with fabric I actually paid more for (its in two shades of purple, hence the reference to Rapunzel’s purple dress in Tangled). I think I might buy some flower brocade that I saw the other day and add some flowers on for decoration.

Work in Progress Wednesday

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If you follow my book blog The Writing Crafter, you’ll know that I recently had thyroid surgery and in recovering from that haven’t been doing much. I’ve barely read, most of my blog posts are drafts that I scheduled and wrote before my surgery, and most of what I’ve done has been playing video games and texting.

Work in Progress Wednesday

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Forgive the photo quality

Forgive the photo quality

My first WIP is my Sea Witch Cowl, a pattern I made myself. I’m not certain if I’ll bother publishing it, because it’s very simple, but I may choose to because it is simple, and built for lumpy yarns which are sometimes difficult to find patterns for.