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Ready for wardrobe!

(and possibly a slight haircut…)

Are these for sale?

Yep, they’ll go up on my Etsy shop as soon as I finish the outfits!

(One pair of leggings down…I might possibly have this batch of dolls ready to go within the week? I hope?)

Ready for wardrobe!

(and possibly a slight haircut…)


so here we are folks!

i unboxed my Fenhawke Secret Santa from @rannadylin

and i filmed it because who doesn’t want to see me looking like an utter doofus?

So yeah.

Major huge big thank you to you, Ranna. I absolutely adore these little ones, i (puffy) heart them so very very much ❤ and I can’t wait to take them around my college campus and elsewhere.

When i was done filming this video, I remembered how I left Elithea Hawke in the Fade and now my whole brain is crying haha this is fine.

And i know none of my followers have heard my voice before, so here is my voice. and face. I’m a dork. 

so yeah.

thank you so much. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

YAAAAY! I’m so glad they made it safely to you and that you like them! Watching the unboxing was such fun too, I’m glad you did that!

How strange it is seeing them on the other side of the camera now…hehe! I look forward to their future adventures!

replied to your post
“For the knitting/crocheting ask: 3, 7, 8, and 20”

That is a pretty sweet cardigan 🙂

Thank you! I kind of wish I’d taken better notes as I worked on it, to have some sort of a pattern saved. But then I remember how splitty that yarn was and how laborious that star stitch was and I’m fine with it being a once in a lifetime project.

fairandfatalasfair replied to your post “For the knitting/crocheting ask: 3, 7, 8, and 20”

from what I’ve seen, progress in getting rid of yarn tends to be a non-linear process

Ha! This is all too true. If only I could knit it as fast as I can come up with ideas for knitting it…

For the knitting/crocheting ask: 3, 7, 8, and 20

3.            What was
the first project you completed?

That may be lost to the mists of time, because I learned to
knit (mostly from books, but I had to have my aunt, who learned knitting as an
exchange student to Norway!, show me how to cast on before I could make sense
of the rest of the book) at around ten years old and I probably made coasters
or doll clothes or something at that point, I have no memory of it. The first
completed project I remember is a super long red scarf…plain
stockinette…that I knitted in college. It got away from me and ended up so
long I doubled it on itself, crochet-seamed the sides to make a tube, and then
crocheted a fancy edging. (I learned crochet before knitting so that was my
go-to for edgings at that point…) I wore it with my winter coat for a few years
and passed it on to my Mom when I got rid of that coat and the red scarf no
longer matched. Mom still wears it! Mom is the best of knit gift recipients.
(She also gets most of the socks that I didn’t knit for my own use…)

7.            What
aspect of your craft is the most challenging to you?

SPLITTY YARN. OK, maybe that’s just the most frustrating.
The challenge that I ENJOY in knitting is the design process – taking the
stitches and techniques I’ve learned and figuring out how to put them together
to look the way I want a project to look. (I was so excited when my hunch that
a mitered square would work for Fenris’ distinctive breastplate worked out
perfectly on the first try! Most of those doll clothes took a lot more tries
than that, so yeah, design is challenging. But fun.)

8.            Which of
your past projects are you the most proud of?

Ooooh, my first impulse is to say the Fenris dolls! But I’ve
designed some other things I’m really proud of – most of all probably this cardigan for
my Mom
, because I was able to sit down with her and discuss the kind of
design elements she prefers, e.g. the ¾-length sleeves, and beads, and HOT PINK
(my mother and hot pink…that’s a story for another day), and then I read up
on top-down raglan sweater design and somehow made the whole thing work. It
took me over a year – totally worth it. Also, Mom wears it regularly still, so
I’m extra proud of it.

20. How big is your yarn stash?

I am able to answer this only because its size became very…concrete
to me in the process of moving last summer. At that time it took 5 big
tupperware storage bins to contain it all. Since then I’ve bought more – mostly
for developing the designs for the Fenris/Hawke/Metis dolls, so there’s a box
full of a LOT of colors of Wool of the Andes to try out for costumes, skin
colors, hair colors, etc. But I’ve also managed to use up quite a few of the
stashed sock yarns, so…progress?

Thanks for asking! 🙂

Crochet/Knitting Ask Game!


If one of these already exists, I haven’t seen one. So I figured, why not?


How did you first learn your craft?

How old were you when you first learned to

What was the first project you completed?

What would you like to make next?

Do you use stitch markers?

Do you watch or listen to anything while you

What aspect of your craft is the most
challenging to you?

Which of your past projects are you the most
proud of?

How long have you been crafting?

10. Where
do you usually buy your yarn?

11. Are
you a yarn snob?

12. What
was the last yarn you purchased?

13. What
is the last crafting related purchase you made?

14. How
often do you keep a project you’ve made?

15. What
is your workspace like?

16.  Where do you do most of your crafting?

17. How
would you describe your crafting style?

18. What
aspect of your craft would you most like to improve?

19. What
tool or accessory would you like to acquire next?

20. How
big is your yarn stash?

21. How
often do you knit/crochet?

22. Do
you always have a project in mind when you buy yarn?

23. Do
you find any crafting tools to be overrated?

24. When
you want to learn a new stitch, how do you go about it?

25. Do
you have a devoted yarn bag?

26. Does
anyone else in your family crochet/knit?

27. How
do you store your yarn stash?


28. What
are your current WIPs?

29. Do
you have any projects currently in time out?

30. Which
WIP have you been working on the longest?

31. Where
do you store your WIPs?

32. What
was the last project you had to frog? Why?

33. What
is the most frustrating experience you’ve had with a project? 

Have you ever…?

34. Sold
your work?

35. Finished
a full sized blanket?

36. Had
an interesting interaction with a stranger for crafting in public?

37. Had
a household member complain about the size of your yarn stash?

38. Been
to a crocheting/knitting club or circle?

39. Written
a pattern to share with others?

40. Purchased
yarn only to decide you hated it?

41. Bought
craft supplies in bulk?

42. Participated
in a crochet/knit along?

43. Completed
a year-long project? (Mood blanket, temperature blanket, etc)

This or that?

44. Knitting,
crocheting, or both?

45. Patterns
or improvise?

46. Stick
to one project or keep multiple going at once?

47. Wind
new yarn or leave it as is?

48. Buy
supplies online or in person?

49. Make gauge swatches or hope for the best?


50. Hook/needle

51. Yarn
you’ve worked with

52. Stitch?

53. Yarn
weight to work with?

54. Craft-related
gift you’ve received?

55. Type
of project to crochet/knit?

56. Crafting

57. Online
supply store?

58. In-Person
supply store?

59. Yarn

60. Place
for patterns?

61. Hook/needle

Social media:

62. Do
you have any social media accounts just for your craft?

63. Do
you post WIPs on social media or just the finished products?

64. If
someone asked you to recommend other crafting blogs, which would you recommend?

Post a photo of…?

65. Your
yarn stash

66. One
of your WIPs

67. A
finished project

68. Your
craft space

69. Your
collection of hooks/needles

70. Your
first project (or earliest you have a photo of)

71. Yourself!

Heads are attached, skull caps fastened on, and the wigging has begun! The firstly wigged one needs a haircut now though…

Oh yeah, and they all need clothes! Making progress on that checklist though…

Three embroidered, one head sewn on; two more heads to attach and three wigs to make, and then three sets of clothes. That’s the to-do list for getting these Fenris dolls up on Etsy…

Knit ‘n’ Crit dilemma:

Not sure whether I’m sweating from the very intense concentration on lyrium embroidery or from the very intense episode 34 of Critical Role, but let’s just note that I don’t think embroidery has ever caused me to sweat before…

One more elf embroidered! Now he needs hair and clothes.

Blogger Gatherings!

Click the button for reports from the 2010 Spring Blogger Gathering, hosted by Linett of Nimrodel!

Berethron of Brandywine hosted the 2010 Summer Blogmoot.

The Winter Blogmoot was held on December 4, 9 p.m. EST at the home of Telwen of Silverlode.

Next up: The Spring Blogmoot of 2011 shall return to Nimrodel with Tuiliel (Whart, aka user-1027520) hosting! Linett is looking forward to another local moot!



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