Sunday, June 12, 2011

Absense and Nonsense

Good Afternoon Folks

Sorry for the long absense but life became very busy for me out here in Omaha. I went to the Non-Commissioned Officers Academy for the Air Force. Found out quickly that bringing along my crochet projects was a bad idea. I wasn't able to do any of them while out there with the massive amounts of study materials we were given.

Good News, life is nuts but heading towards a manageable level. My friends and I have a few projects we are coming up with that I hope to be posting the ideas here soon. One idea is a simple for creating 8-bit blanket designs. With 8 bit games, think in blocks......lots of blocks.  Now go look on the web at some of your old favorite games from Atari or the First generation Nintendo games.  Got that picture?  Ok  now go get some grid paper and take that image and put it to grid form. .......     you seeing what I am seeing yet?      There is a whole realm of cool patterns you can create using some nostalgic game references.

To do these things you need to know your basic stitching like single crochet, creating rows, and following a grid pattern. To do such you also need to know how to change colors in the middle of the row so look up the "tapestry stitch".  I found the best lesson on how to switch colors came from the book "Stitch and Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker".  If you can do the above then you are on your way to making cool retro gaming patterns yourself for block blankets, shirts, and whatever your heart is set on.

Go try it!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

We Moved!

Good Evening All

I am still alive. I haven't forgotten about you all. In the past month alot of crazy things have happened to me here. Due to some relationship changes, my sons and I have moved.  We been spending the past few weeks packing and unpacking boxes. I have found most of my craft things and I am playing once again with my yarn.  Its amazing what comfort you can get with a hook and something long and fuzzy :')

I have a few ideas milling about in my head but I am not sure exactly when I will be implementing them for here. For now I may be creating and putting a few finished creations up on Etsy. I will keep you posted when that happens. Also I will be heading to Mississippi for 7 weeks for some military training. Since I will be away from my boys, I will be seeking much comfort from my crochet projects. It will be my sanity away from home.

Anyway, from the wintery heartland of America, I wish you all the best in your projects. Keep warm!  Its snowing like crazy here.