My Makes · My Neighborhood

Quick WIP update – cardi and infinity scarf

Just a quick craft diary entry today. I finally stitched together the ends of my latest scarf, made with Scheepjes Wanderlust gradient yarn. It has settled into a beautiful infinity scarf, which I plan to gift to a dear friend who is moving abroad. The Mama Bear cardigan is coming along nicely, too. The yak… Continue reading Quick WIP update – cardi and infinity scarf

My Makes

Favorite garments of 2020 and current WIPs

Winter solstice and the holidays are upon us, and it's that time of year again to look back at the things I learned, experienced, contributed, and created. It's been a strange year in many respects, goes without saying. I was less productive in 2020 than I'd hoped to be in many of the activities that… Continue reading Favorite garments of 2020 and current WIPs

My Makes

Tractor amigurumi, plus ongoing WIPs

The tractor amigurumi is now finished! This cute little pattern is by Toota Toys and is available in Ravelry. PHOTOS: Finished tractor amigurumi dimensions: W 13cm; L 20cm; H 19cm from base to beacon The tractor has a lot of small parts - a counterweight, beacon, mirrors, headlights, mudguards, exhaust, and treaded tires with axles.… Continue reading Tractor amigurumi, plus ongoing WIPs

Expat in Korea · My Makes

Finished Metropolis cardi, and button shopping at Seomun Market in Daegu

The Metropolis cardi is finally finished, including 7 buttons I found today at Seomun Market in Daegu. I was prepared to hunt for awhile before I found some I liked, but I ended up finding ones I liked at the first shop I went into. They are 1.5 cm shell buttons with red and black… Continue reading Finished Metropolis cardi, and button shopping at Seomun Market in Daegu

My Makes

WIPs update: cocoon shrug, cardigan progress, amigurumi, and new velvet yarn

Just popping in to share a pod / cocoon shrug I made with my old fave, Hi-Soft 4-ply cotton blend. I've wanted to make one of these for a long time, because it's basically one big granny square that's folded like origami. Folds made to the center create sleeve openings, and only a seam on… Continue reading WIPs update: cocoon shrug, cardigan progress, amigurumi, and new velvet yarn

My Makes

Metropolis cardigan WIP mini update

I'm starting the second sleeve of the Metropolis cardigan this week. After finishing the sleeve, I will lengthen the bottom and add the button placket. Next week, I'll hopefully be able to visit the traditional market to find some lovely buttons. PHOTOS: Cardigan progress as of this week. The second sleeve is half done at… Continue reading Metropolis cardigan WIP mini update

My Makes · My Neighborhood

Post-typhoon nature walk, and crochet projects update

My posts are coming slower these days - I'm really bogged down at work, like so many educators during this pandemic. There is some wheel-reinventing going on that is unavoidable. I have plenty to be thankful for, including the simple pastimes that distract me from worries. That still includes going out in nature with my… Continue reading Post-typhoon nature walk, and crochet projects update

My Makes

Crafty updates and new “helper”

Back in February, I finished the Floating Pineapples shawl, but didn't manage to get a good photo of it, until now - I just bought a simple torso mannequin to help me with styling and taking photos. PHOTOS: Floating Pineapples shawl. The pattern is from Crochet magazine, using cotton-bamboo yarn. The pattern called for two… Continue reading Crafty updates and new “helper”