Operation Preemie!

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So two weeks ago I was thinking about what I could do with my crochet skills for charity or some kind of donation, since I have SO MUCH stash yarn that’s just sitting there doing nothing (extra skeins from projects, random yarn people gave me that I can’t do anything with, etc). The first thing that came to mind was making baby hats for the hospitals NicU. I spent 2.5 months in the NicU as a newborn because I was 2.5 months early, same with my sister she was 2 months early. We’re proud preemie baby-adults now but we know what a struggle it was for my parents to go through 2 sill births then having to have your newborns in the hospital for the first bit of their lives. So I talked to my friend Rachel who volunteers at the hospital to see who I had to talk to Read More

Crochet Updates

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Since I haven’t updated this blog in forever with any of my crafting updates I’m going to do one big image heavy post 😛 I’ve been doing A TON of crochet since mid last year (mostly CALs) and I didn’t really feel like updating my site at all. I need to work on that. So here goes! BAM CAL 2015 Other Projects Mermaid Blankets BAM CAL 2016

World of Warcraft – My Addons

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This post is about my Addons that I use in World of Warcraft. I use soooo many! I’ve tried playing without any addons at all and at level 100 it’s just not doable – especially if you raid. I’ve tried several different Addons during the time I raided in previous expansions and different UI settings, but I think I got it to how I like it now. I have tried some different art sets that put backgrounds at the bottom and frame everything nicely, but it takes away from the graphics of the game so I didn’t stick with them. Here is what my game looks like while in a raid (click to make bigger): See it looks way different than the normal gaming interface! Here’s a list of the core addons that I cannot play without – even while leveling. Titan Panel: Titan Panel adds one or two information Read More

World of Warcraft – My Characters

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This post is about my World of Warcraft characters. I love playing World of Warcraft, I took a 2 year break from it and getting back into it has been so much fun for me. During the Pandaria expansion I was so burnt out with doing daily quests (quests that repeat – you guess it – daily) just to get reputation with all the factions and earn tokens for gear that it wasn’t fun for me anymore. I wasn’t raiding (gave that up during Cataclysm expansion because of drama) and spending 1-2 hours a day just doing daily quests was so boring. I also never leveled my other characters to 90 because the zones were boring to me. I did get my Priest to 89 but that was the closest one to my Mage. My Mage has always been my favourite and the one I do everything on. In past Read More

Work in Progress Wednesday

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I finished my Daisy Afghan this week!!! I’m so proud of it hehe. I weaved in all the ends and then I started sewing them together on Friday, and I weaved in the ends after each piece was sewn. I actually had a system going lol. I finished it Friday night and I love it. I am debating putting a border on it, using the grey first with a round of dc then 3 rounds of sc in blue, pink & grey. Not too sure yet, everyone I ask seems to be 50/50 on it. I have enough yarn to do it so it’s not an issue on that. I actually have 2 balls of each colour left over. I’m going to make a swap square with them too. I have Clue 9 finished for the Mystery CAL and I plan on taking it with me to finish (hopefully) at Read More

Work in Progress Wednesday

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I’ve been super busy this week working on my Daisy Afghan, I’m almost done the hexagons 🙂 Only 4 more left to put the border on and then weave in the ends. I’m hoping to get the 4 done today and start weaving in too. Then I have to make the 6 squares that go between the rows. Those shouldn’t take me too long but you never know. I’m really happy with my progress so far though. Here are all the pictures of my progress that I’ve done so far: I did work a little bit on my Mystery CAL this week but I only got 1 1/2 rounds of the border clue done for last weeks clue. This weeks clue is 4 rounds. The 2nd round of last weeks clue uses sooooo much yarn. It’s a 5dc cluster and then dc beside it repeat. Kinda boring! I’ll get it Read More

Work in Progress Wednesday

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I have done a few things this week, 2 swap squares and worked on my Daisy Afghan. I also did the border for my Mystery CAL last week but I haven’t started this weeks clue yet. I was going to start on it last night but I felt really sick so I stayed on the couch all evening and went to bed early. Turns out I ate moldy bread for lunch ._. I’m going to be doing a private swap of 2 12 inch squares a month with another swapper on swap-bot. We both are in the public swaps for squares but find that there is very little interest in yarn craft swaps so we’re doing our own 🙂 I’m also doing a swap with Jessica but I’ve already shown her square in another post 🙂 I’m loving my Daisy afghan so far, it’s been fun to work on. I’m Read More

Work in Progress Wednesday

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Wow I’m actually posting another one of these this month! I did another swap square, 2 baby hats and started another afghan this week. Guess what?! The afghan is for me!! I finally started one for myself…I haven’t made one for me in a year. The baby hats I did for a friend who just had a great grand-daughter…but turns out the hats are too small 🙁 I followed the pattern to the T and they are still too small. *sigh* oh well. They were cute anyways. Aren’t the little hats adorable?! Anyways, there is the first hexagon for my afghan done. I wanted to see how the colours I picked went together so I did one entirely and now I’m doing the rest in stages, like an assembly line. When I ordered the yarn the pink looked waaaaaay more purple in the picture but I think it looks alright. Read More

Work in Progress Wednesday

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I’m finally getting around to posting another one of these lol. I’ve been sick off an on for the last few weeks and right now I’m currently taking antibiotics for a bladder/kidney infection so I feel like utter crap right now. I’ve managed to get caught up on the Mystery CAL that’s going on and I’m currently just waiting for the border clue that’s to come out next week. They gave us 2 weeks for this current clue so that’s how I was able to get caught up. It was joining all the squares together with a braided join and it was slightly difficult. I had to rip out a lot of my borders because I kept making mistakes but in the end I think it looks nice. I’m definitely going to run out of yarn but that’s ok, I’ll sub in one of the colours I have more of Read More

Work in Progress Wednesday

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Since it’s been almost a month since I’ve posted I have a few things to post with 😀 I’ve been working on a lot of swaps lately, and I am very pleased with them. I joined an 8 inch square swap, a bookmark swap, a few card swaps, tea & card swap, and another 12 inch square swap for this month. I’ve gotten 2 things ready for mailing already and I mailed out 2 things on the weekend. Here are the squares for the 8 inch swap, I used Jessicas square that I tested for her: It took me a day to make each of the other squares, the basket weave one took me the longest because I had to fiddle with the join method and I ended up using my own sc join instead of what the pattern called for. I also added rounds to make it 8 inches. Read More