I’ve finally started drawing again after almost a year of inactivity from art..makes me sad, but life issues kept me away. Now I’m not feeling so depressed and actually able to draw and having inspiration :D
I’ve been knitting this Maple Leaf Shawl since the beginning of February and I finished it this morning, YAY! …and yes, of course, whilst everyone one else in the Knit-a-long was doing fall colors, mine is Spring Green. I still have to weave in the ends and block it, butyar, stupid-happy with how it came out ^_^
Learn to Crochet! Crochet Gif Tutorials: Puff Stitch
The version of the puff stitch I’ve demonstrated here is a ‘7 loop puff’ (7 loops on your hook before you wrap the yarn over and pull through them all). This is probably the most common type of puff, but there can be a lot of variation between patterns. Sometimes they’ll require a 9 loops or 5 loops for more or less puffiness. Patterns will generally tell you how many loops to do, but if they don’t, I’d say 7 is pretty standard, or pick the puff level you like best.
Also, some patterns count the securing chain as a stitch on its own rather than as part of the puff - check your pattern so you don’t accidentally do it twice!
The trick with the puff stitch is to keep your yarn nice and loose. Good luck! XX
A few years ago around Christmas I made this frankly difficult Keyblade for my cousin. She really likes mermaids and sea/ocean type things (also owls, frogs and hello-kitty) and it was around the time she and I were heavily into Kingdom Hearts. I realize this hardly looks like a decent keyblade, but that was the intention. It wasn’t suppose to look all fancy like the game ones, I wanted it to look realistic, like it literally washed up on shore like that.
It’s made out of a long piece of drift wood from the beach, sea shells, beach glass and smaller pieces of drift wood. There are a few beads and rocks as well. It took me a hell of a long while to attach everything.
Anyways, needless to say she still has it (though, unfortunately, a few shells broke off and need to be re-glued to it) and you can hold it like a keyblade, but I wouldn’t suggest taking a swing with it lol.