New server, new #introduction
Hello sunny gardeners! Thanks for having me 😄
I'm Michelle, moving here from artisan.chat which is sadly shutting down. I'm a proud #Multicrafter and mostly toot about #Crafts of all kinds, including but not limited to #Knitting, #Crochet, #Sewing #CrossStitch and things of that ilk.
Love to see, live vicariously through, and enable the creative endeavours of others!
Since my old server will disappear soon, I'll attach a few examples of recently completed projects (see alt text for more info).
Looking forward to getting to know a whole new gang of creatives! 😀
This here will be the belly, feet will be attached as pipe cleaners where it's resting on my finger in the second pic. The wings... I want to do something really cool for them, not sure what yet. Not the usual single crochet, no, I'm thinking something more textured, more dense... It'll probably go over the belly and head like a cloak. That's what I'm thinking so far.
After about 10,000 times of starting and stopping, massive unwinding, mistakes galore, frustration unlimited, pain untold, I have finally gotten my bead crochet groove back and am actually doing a good crochet piece!
Sorry, eyes and arm..I didn't mean to put you through hell. I promise I won't hurt you any more tonight!
#beading #beads #crochet
Request for comments:
My mother wants to learn to #crochet so she can make some gifts for the grandkids, but is having difficulty finding tutorials she can follow.
Are there any best-of videos out there for absolute beginners?
(she also bought some really curly yarn, so I think that might be making it difficult, too)
I woke up thinking about what an odd genius my mother was. I always thought that #crochet was a cozy, meditative #hobby/#craft/#art. Nicely repetitive. She'd sit on the couch and create these lovely things while watching movies, chatting or reading books.
How!?! There's COUNTING!? And following patterns!?! How can you do that while reading a book? That you are also unable to hold because your hands are crocheting!?
She is long passed and so are her besties. I cannot ask, only wonder.
Finished embellishing the first #crochet #christmas treat baskets and I think it's turned out rather pretty 😊. I decided to have handles on the baskets this year. This one has two #Xmas trees meeting in the middle as its handle. There are also four little wreaths spaced around the middle of the basket body.
Ich würde Tapestry Crochet so gerne ausprobieren (wie heißt das eigentlich auf deutsch? :D), hat jemand dafür Tipps, Empfehlungen etc? Und welche Wolle benutzt man dafür am Besten? Schaue irgendwie immer nur englischsprachige Videos und die Wolle, die die so benutzen, gibt es ja meistens hier nicht :D
#häkeln #crochet #Handarbeitsclub #tapestrycrochet #tapestry #crocheting
Larger basket is getting there. Can't tell if I like the contrast of colours or whether I think it looks silly.
I'm crocheting much faster with the new hook; I can do a few rounds in one go rather than just 12 stitches or so before having to rest my hands. I'm very impressed!
Continued my pattern to make base bigger. It'll be two tone to use up cord, red base with cream walls.
Tulip crochet hook (pink) is *amazing*, no cramps at all. Quilted Bear (black) is WAY more comfortable than regular hooks, but not as comfy as Tulip. Also the metal hook on Tulip is slightly longer so you have more space to work with.
Tulip, worth it for one hook for specific project. Bear, get the set for same price as one tulip (£9ish)
“Imaginary Frog”, so called because I don’t know if any real frogs come in this colourway but they totally should! It’s designed to pair perfectly with “Sour Apple Candy” and is a fun departure from my usual palette.
Don’t worry, I know “you should stick to flowers, love” (as a non-customer once put it) if I want to actually sell yarn but please allow me a little artistic indulgence occasionally.
Good morning everyone. Later one for me as I was feeling a bit off after the flu jab the other day so Grant got up for the #parrots. Feeling much better today after a longer rest I have to say. I did dream about parrots though. Grant and I had taken them to a Parrot Fair, but Jadie turned orange as we were showing her off 🤷🏻♀️#goodmorning
Have a lovely day, whatever you get up to 🤗
Still picking away at my mushroom blanket, so I thought I'd share an older piece!
This is my daughter's baby blanket, I made it over the course of my wife's pregnancy. It's by far my proudest piece, but boy was it ever a nightmare to make. I was still quite new to #crochet and this yarn was far above my skill level. Burnat's baby velvet if I'm not mistaken. Frogged it several times and snapped the yarn more than once. But the struggle was worth it, I love it and so does she <3
Halstørklæde - sjal i de smukkeste efterårsfarver. Dette beholder jeg. Simpelt c2c mønster. #crochet
wait... my soldering lead is pretty flexible... can i crochet metal?
No money for femboy hand warmers? Just make them yourself
i'm very proud of my first crochet project
4x Socken, 1x Handwärmer , 25 Sorgenwürmer , 1xGnom, 1xBakersbasket , 1xTürkranz, 1x Glaszwerg 1x Feenhaus, 1x Sensenmann und mein persönliches Neon Sockenufo …..
Morgen gehts endlich wieder zur Arbeit
#bakersbasket #knitting #knittingsocksoninstagram #gnome #zwerg #sockenstricken #sorgenwürmchen #halloween #herbst #crochet #gesundheit #erholung #handmadewithlove #stricken #strikk #häkeln #stashkiller #sauerland #menden
Da kann man doch nicht anders als in den stash tauchen und den Zauberstab schwingen 🙂
Ich mag glückliche Wesen 🥰
#crochet #crochetsofinstagram #häkeln #häkelnmachtglücklich #handmade #herausforderung #sauerland #menden #lebebuntundglücklich #wunsch #herbstdekoration🍁🍄🍁🍄🍁🍄🍁🍄🍁🍄🍁 #tree #liebeimdetail
Good morning everyone. Chilly today outside, but woke up to a toasty house. Had a brief cuddle with Ziggy - I get up early to make sure she can have out time, but I'm sure she's just humouring me these days 😊
#parrots #petsofmastodon #birdsofmastodon #goodmorning
Have a lovely day, whatever you get up to 🤗
Made a chunky egg cosy with some scrap yarn, to try out doing stripes in ribbing. #crochet
It’s Friday, the start of unofficial Week 5 of the #FallFinishAlong! How’s it going? As September comes to a close, I’m done with most of what I targeted for the month and I am feeling good about casting on. I’m going to try to carry some finishalong energy into October and see if I can finish the slippers I cast on, make some progress on other projects, and maybe kill one or two more! #knitting #FiberArts #crochet #quilting #Ceramics #CrossStitch @knitting @fiberarts
Yesterday I started crocheting a #HexagonCardigan. I have no idea WTF I'm doing, but I've watched YT videos so clearly I should be an expert now. 🤣🤣 It's in the boring blob stage so photos are weird to post. I've never crocheted a garment before. Tbh, I've never finished anything bigger than a washcloth in #crochet.
“Sunny Disposition”, a gorgeous warm honey mustard solid colour that just sings happiness. It is a more subtle alternative to the bright yellows I usually dye and does not fluoresce under UV light. It combines beautifully with “Sunshine Over Perth”.
This means they've ingested a lot of people’s crochet photos.
Optimistically, maybe AIs will soon be able to reverse-engineer some crochet patterns from photos so that designs without known patterns can be preserved.
Pessimistically, Pinterest may become self-generating.
Anyway my name is gabe or gavi, whichever is easier for you to pronounce in your first language :) I am a 22 year old #gay #jewish dude who loves #knitting #reading #crochet #knitting #gaming #minecraft and #baldursgate3 as well as obviously #doctorwho
I also run a book and writing focused #lemmy instance called literature.cafe which has such a cute and cozy community I love dearly
Basket taking shape now!
Have ordered some padded silicone crochet hooks to see if that helps with the hand fatigue and cramping. I've a whole set of cheaper ones coming (quilted bear) and one single Tulip Etimo in the right size. A set of the Tulips runs to about £88 which is way out of my price range! I'll do a comparison when they arrive.
I’m on a new instance and that means a new #intro! Hi everyone - I recently migrated from artisan.chat and looking forward to continuing to connect! I’m into #FiberArts - especially #knitting and would love to do more #crochet #spinning and #weaving. I like #scifi #fantasy #games #gaming #tech and #gadgets. I also enjoy #food #photography #skiing. Obsessed with cute fluffy #dogs.
The first annual #FallFinishAlong is underway!
Knitters, crocheters, other fiberartists, and crafters of all kinds - welcome!
Originally running for September (hosted by my old account), it’s now “as long as you want finishing energy this fall.” Here’s the original guidelines post. No rules, no expectations, just sharing and support!
Where did I learn lacemaking? (Knitting, crochet, tatting, needle lace, bobbin lace etc?)
Lol I learned on YouTube. Forums like ravelry. Reading a LOT of antique patterns on antiquepatternlibrary.org, and examining old lace. I have a small collection of old lace. Most of the time I save pictures from the web bc I just want to figure out the pattern or use it as inspiration.
Some of these old laces don't HAVE patterns. They were taught by word of mouth.
I mean, it takes years of knitting, crochet, tatting and general lacemaking to gain the skill to identify lace. Or, you can read books about lace identification and value.
Lacis Museum in Berkeley CA has a great collection of antique lace. They sell antique lace and other antique textile stuff, publish books and have beginner classes for lace.
Hello All! Week 4 of #FallFinishAlong is all about Weaving in Ends, Blocking, and Other Finishing. Let’s start with a poll. Open to everyone to answer, as always! #knitting #FiberArts #crochet #quilting #FallFinishAlong_Polls @knitting @fiberarts @crochet (If we need a separate poll with answers for non knitting/crochet let me know)
When would you call a project “finished”?
From the ar(t)chive…
Made these illustrations for a children's story that is part of an amigurumi crochet book by my friend Dendennis.
The book includes crochet instructions to create the amigurumis featured in the illustrations.
You can find the book here:
Quick shoutout to a really nice new PeerTuber posting all about crafts including crochet, cross stitch and more:
The videos are really well done, I'd recommend them to anyone interested in fibre arts and crafts.
It's brand new so your server may not have noticed all its videos yet. You can browse all the videos directly at:
I have no use for it and it’s really ugly but it was a lot of fun to make lol
It’s Week 3 of the #FallFinishAlong and it’s time to think about projects that can be “finished” by … just deciding you’re done with it. Once again, this poll is open to anyone to answer.
What keeps you from “killing” a project you realize you will probably never finish? If you answer “Other” please comment to tell us more!
Continuing “overcoming your blockers” week in #FallFinishAlong - what tips and tricks do you have to share with fellow crafters on getting projects done? People said they get distracted by shiny object syndrome, hate sewing, get stuck on sleeve island, give up the second sock… put a project down when they hit a tough spot and forget about it, get busy, etc. What do you do to get over what holds you back? #knitting #FiberArts #crochet #quilting #ceramics @knitting @fiberarts
Blown away by the response to Purls of Magic already, dang y'all 🥺
Even though it was a long game jam (3 months!) I didn't think I'd make it in time. Between illness, a planned summer vacation and my basement flooding, all the odds were against it.
Really pleased with this demo, it's a fantastic start to what I think will be an awesome game. I had a great & supportive jam experience, and have connected with tons of fellow GB devs! ❤️
I'm excited to continue work on this over the winter, and release Purls of Magic the way I envisioned it!
¡Os presento a Julieta!
Acabar un trabajo que te ha llevado días y estar orgullosa de él es la mejor sensación del mundo
¡Si te gusta esta nubecita me ayudas mucho con un o un retoot! 🙏🏻
A platformer-RPG for Game Boy about yarn, magic & revenge. 🧶
You can play it right in your browser or load it onto a flash cart for an actual Game Boy Color.
Enormous thanks to my new Mastodon pal @nash for absolutely KILLING it with the music & sounds on this game! I couldn't have done it without you! ❤️
It’s #crochet day! The only side effect remaining from my treatment has been numbed fingers, I was wary of coming back to my brioche knit and finding it too hard. So I came back to granny squares with some yarn I had from ages ago. This may be a pillow case and needs blocking. But here it is! I’m making a thing!