But I'm just going to write about the wrist thing. Maybe tomorrow. Or the day after I'll do a really introspective post about how far I've come and where I want to go in the future.

Backstreet Boys have nothing to do with this post but that's the first deep soulful song that came up on my song list. Doesn't say much about my songs does it? Haha.

Back to the point. 

I finished a wrister! Not even sure if that's a word - it's what the pattern says anyway. This definitely did not turn out how I thought it would. Things that happened:

  • My thread was two sizes smaller
  • I couldn't follow the pattern too well so I improvised. A lot. 
  • I'm not sure if the pattern calls for the motif (flower part) to be back and front or just on one side.
  • It was too small so I tried to increase the stitches.
  • I got lazy near the end and didn't even bother to follow the pattern for the bow. I just added a strip.
  • I am not doing a second hand. Haha.
I had fun making this. It was good for me to have something come out differently than I imagined. I'm happy that I didn't stop and unravel anything. So now here is my wrister:

If I don't write again: Happy New Year and thanks for reading. =D

Another Christmas come and gone. It's sinking in more and more that I'm growing up. Didn't even want gifts this year. Spent time with family and friends and ate food =D And who could forget the 5 am church service. A low-key way to remember the day Jesus was born (whenever it was). It was a good day.

But now for a bit of time travel. We go back to Sunday, December 8, 2013 and I have been let loose in New York City. Not quite. I was let loose in the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum. I wasn't exactly "let loose" either but a part of a chaperoned trip to New York and these museums. But let's not get caught up on details.

Museums usually intimidate me. I think I need to have some deep appreciation for art and culture and the creative mind. I'm never sure how to criticize or analyze many things. Whenever people ask how a book or a movie was I only tell them whether I liked it or not. I can go on and say why I felt that way about it but I don't pretend that my view was the view and that it is set in stone. Opinions are opinions.

But I stray.

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I finished my beanie! This one fits much better but, as you can guess from the title, I was running out of yarn so it's a bit smaller than ideal. My model (the sibling) gave a subtle hint to make it a bit bigger next time. Haha.

Here is my beanie using the Brooke's Slouchy Hat pattern. I didn't follow it exactly because I was worried about running out of yarn before the end. I cut some rows down.

My next project is called "Cafe Wristers" from here. I'm not sure how this will turn out because:

1) The yarn I'm using is size 1 while the pattern called for size 3.  2) I realized that I was increasing in the palm region so I went and started decreasing. It looks bigger in the middle. 3) I'm not sure if/how it'll fit.

But you know what? That's part of the fun! Jeez K. Imagine how boring life would be if everything worked out all the time. Just chill with it. 

Enough of me talking. Here's the thing:

I'll give an indication of size and scale later. 

Night all.

It happened! I did the craft fair on Tuesday and had a good time. I don't have pictures of myself at the booth or any of the fair for that matter. It went well. My goal was to double what I made last year and I did. =D


Added Dec 21, 2013

I thought about what I wrote for the fair and realize that it doesn't do it justice. I was so excited for the fair and I think it was a pretty monumental event.

What went well:
  • My display (even though I couldn't get my earring tree to stand. Next time.
  • Getting more of my friends to know about the fair. A lot of them wouldn't have passed by if I hadn't told them that I'd be selling jewellery.
  • Having food! Last year I forgot about the food situation and was lucky enough that someone could watch the table while I got food. 
  • Free candy. People would stop for the candy and then go on to look at the jewellery.
What could have gone better:
  • My earring tree
  • How I displayed the pieces
  • My prices. Apparently I sold some pieces for less than they are worth

All in all I had a great time. I'm still interested in selling my jewellery but I'd rather do it on a more low-key word-of-mouth custom-orders level. I actually have a couple to work on over break. So for now I'm just going to have fun with the jewellery making and see what happens next. 


A bit random. Earlier in the week I went off-campus with a friend to make jewellery with our friend who works on campus. Her house is so quaint. I asked if I could take some pictures and she said Yes. I was wondering if I could see myself in a cute house with jewellery and pots and pictures on the wall. Let me get through this year first yah. Haha.


I did a bit of experimentation that Sunday as well. I usually do beadweaving. I don't usually string beads or use headpins and chains but I tried some of that last weekend. It was fun! Simpler and less time consuming than beadweaving. 

I guess it has been a pretty busy week. 

The school is holding a craft fair for people in the community and guess who will be there again. Okay I won't make you guess. I will.

I'm excited. I had a fun time last year and I'm sure this will be just as fun. Here's a bit of how I prepared.

 I played around with displays:

That is a twig. I will have an earring tree =D

I chose my pieces to display:

Some of my rings
I bought Christmas-themed bags, tags and boxes:

This post does not effectively show how excited I am. I'm writing this now so that I can focus and get more work done. 

I'll write about the craft fair and about that art trip later this week. I'm almost on break. =D

My latest crochet project is a hat because Go Hard or Go Home right?

I started off with a pattern I found on Ravelry. I made the hat (after restarting a few times and losing count multiple times) but the hat doesn't fit my head the way it does in the picture. I even asked someone with straighter hair to try it. It fit but it still didn't slouch. I will keep saying that it's my hair and not that my head is big.

That's why I'm working on another pattern from McKinley's Closet. It's only 10 rows in and it already seems bigger than my first one. 

Look out for a post later this week about my trip with the school to MoMA and the Whitney Museum! (Now that I've typed it I actually have to do it.) I'd do it now but I have work. Aren't you tired of hearing that? I am. The day I come on and say I'm done with work I'll be the first one to drop off the chair. Haha. 

Have a good week whoever is reading. 

It's so refreshing to not have anything to do. I lie - I had things to do. I shall rephrase.

It's so refreshing to have less things to do than usual.

A quick summary of what I created these last few days:

Earrings, rings, and a bracelet:


Macrame bracelets:

And a snowflake!

I hope everyone's excited for December. I'd say time flies but I goodly know that it can crawl when it ready. 

I planned on making some flower rings but I forgot how to do it fully. I wasn't in the mood to figure it out so I decided to do circular brick stitch around. I made four rows around the center bead. The straps are three beads wide. Then I made four rings.

The beads:

11/0 seed beads, wooden beads, fake pearl beads

The rings:

These rings sound simple but they took quite a while to make. About half an hour to an hour. No lie. Anywho. They're fun. I don't have a name for them though. 

I'm trying to be creative with the names.

I had a crazy thought today. What if I try to do a post a day this week? I have free time so why not? We'll see how it goes.

I made earrings yesterday. The same ones I made eons ago in this post. I made the beaded beads in August. They are even count peyote stitch using 8/0 seed beads.

I finally made them into earrings yesterday.

I'm actually quite excited about this whole naming business. I was doodling ideas for tags for these earrings. 

Watch out for the rest of this week.

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