My First Ravelry Swap!

So about a month and a half ago I joined my first swap. It was an 8-bit game swap. And now it is (pretty much) over (I have mine, she has her’s, but not everyone has gotten their stuff). But now I can post pictures! Yay!

So I did my first real Tunisian crochet project:

Pac Man Pillow

Pac Man Pillow

A Pac Man Pillow! One side has Pac Man and the other has the Ghosts. I decided that I really love Tunisian crochet. It goes so quickly! Though all the color changes on the ghost side was a bit annoying! And Oy (>_<) trying to make a design that I liked took days! So lucky that there are free cross stitch graph programs out there! (Seriously KG-Chart for Cross Stitch is a life saver!) Also, much thanks to Gegecrochet for her awesome tutorials on how to do TC color changes!

The other handmade was an Ultros amigurumi (who else loves saying that word, amigurumi) If you don’t know Ultros is from Final Fantasy, a video game.

And he was made from this design: Octopus  (except I made his head bigger)

And then this is what I got:

I know you’re jelly. 🙂 Seriously how cute is that dice bag and dice stitch markers?! Now what to make out of that soft gorgeous Malabrigo Finito yarn?! I’m thinking either wristers or cowl or small wrap.

So my first swap was a success, I say! I’m a lucky girl. I don’t have any knitting/crocheting friends, so I get and get to give yarn-related homemades very infrequently. And I have to say I really only enjoy knitting/crochet when I get to give it to someone who wants it.

I have another swap going out this week. It is anime related and I’m only making one yarn-related handmade, but it is awesome and detailed and I will have pictures up in a week or two.

Anyone else into doing swaps?

I haven’t blogged in forever

Seriously.

I have been knitting/crocheting though and even posting on Ravelry! Just not doing the blog-y part.

Things I’m working on:

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Doctor Who Scarf. If you are a geeky knitter, like me, then you have made one of these Tom Baker scarves or you’ve at least thought about it. I am making a kid-sized version to give to my nephew. (pattern)

I’m also working on some geek swap items. One for an 8-bit and one for an anime. Can’t post pictures now, but definitely once the swap is over!

Finished items

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The owl and bunny hat were a gift for a very good friend of mine having a baby. The bunny hat is for now, the owl is for a few months from now. She just had him a week ago and apparently everyone at the hospital was oohing and ahing over it. 😀  *beaming. (owl, bunny)

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And to continue on with the Sandman Comic, Endless #2 out of 7- Death! Again, for my sister. (my own pattern)

Well that’s about it. I couldn’t do much last year, as I was battling with my right wrist to cooperate. But I now use safety measures when it comes to knitting/crocheting. Wearing a brace, using ergonomic handles and taking breaks frequently.

Well that’s it. Better get back to my swap project.