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 · My Neighborhood

A peek at early Autumn in my neighborhood, plus WIPs

If I could pause this weather pattern and keep it all year long, I would. Warm, bright days and cool nights suit me, and so do the colors of this season. Right now, cosmos are in full bloom around my neighborhood and on campus. PHOTOS: Top, my boy enjoying a lunchtime walk. Cosmos field at… Continue reading A peek at early Autumn in my neighborhood, plus WIPs

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

Mini update – late summer transition and new mystery amigurumi

Just a few words to check in and show some shots from a brief walk around my campus. Fall is practically here, and the weather is so much more tolerable. My boy Bodhi agrees. PHOTOS: Out and about near my campus. On the west side, there are some plots of rice and vegetables ready to… Continue reading Mini update – late summer transition and new mystery amigurumi

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 · My Recs

WIP scarf and cardigan, plus – music I’ve loved during lockdown

Even during "normal" times, I really enjoy podcasts and music while crafting. More isolation has me reaching a little farther into my musical favorites. Here's a short list of what I've listened to recently, and a bit of background. In the last couple of weeks, we've had some monsoon weather with heavy rain, thunder and… Continue reading WIP scarf and cardigan, plus – music I’ve loved during lockdown