25 November 2011

Crocheted arm warmers

I found the arm warmers pattern here (via pinterest, of course :)), and liked it so much that it took me only 3 evenings to make my own pair.
They are a little too loose, and there are some minor imperfections due to uneven distribution of stitches, but overall, not so bad for a first crochet project since childhood :)
I slightly altered original color pattern and used 50% wool 50% acryl yarn.

22 November 2011

Too much shooting in the kitchen...

http://wordcloud.pagemon.net - nice site that generates sort of tag cloud based on the most common words from a web page. Here's one for this blog:

Art & Craft shopping

There are not so many things that I love about living in megapolis, but shopping, and particularly big self-service stores, is definitely one of them. Yesterday I visited Hobby supermarket. Here are the results!

- smooth for graphic pencil
- textured and very dense for watercolors
- less dense for watercolors (cheaper)
- in various neutral colors for pastels.

Guess it's enough for the rest of my life. :)

Drawing and painting accessories:

Yarn and thread (unfortunately, I haven't found very thick yarn that I wanted - probably, need to look  in specialty store)...

...and crochet hooks for (almost) every occasion:


By the way, while shopping I learnt about kinds of hobbies that I didn't even know existed - for example, soap carving. Sometimes a store is more interesting than a museum :)

04 November 2011