Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Factoring Polynomials. And Some Good Verses.

Does anyone reading this remember factoring polynomials? More specifically trinomials?
I sure do.
Well, I just learned it.
I like it.
Don't judge!
I like math. :) (Especially algebra, with formulas.) Like2x2+5x-3 can be factored to (x+3)(2x-1). Well, I didn’t check it. But I think it’s right. So.
But science is better.
Until they get to like evolution and stuff.
Okay, lets discuss some of my favorite verses:

Philippians 4:8

New International Version (NIV)
 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

New International Version (NIV)
 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
 8 Love never fails. ...

I love these verses... :D Feel free to comment on them.
Okay. Now.
I've crocheted five o those hearts, and yeah, I gave em all as valentines (stuffed full of chocolate crunch hearts and a verse about love), and it was awesome. So, yeah.
And yes, this post is even longer than the last. Get over it. 
(You're thinking, "maybe you should." You're correct.)

Okey dokey. 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hearts and Photos

Valentine's Day is around the corner, and so I thought I'd experiment with some heart patterns. This yarn I'm using is, like, a thickness of 7, it's sooo thick. And I love it. <3 Anyway, since you probably won't find a pattern for a heart this thick, I made up my own based on the idea I'd seen before, and here's how it turned out.

 The top hasn't been sewn shut yet (you make two half circles and crochet them together, leaving a gap), as you can see below. I may fill it with candy instead of stuffing when I give it to a special someone (some of my girlfriends, mind you)
I also have a kind of kelly green color, which I will be making half of them with. (I don't know the brand or anything; my grandma just happened to have them. Sorry... Wish I knew too).

Also, I rediscovered a prism I had from a pair of binoculars, and I started experimenting.
My results::

Slightly picniked

And, meet my photo test subject and cuddly friend, Mortecai!!

And edited :)
(Rest assured, Mortecai is male)
And then I prismated him::
Finally, a picture I took a while back, that I feel like sharing. And a late New Year's wish. 
Because I can.
Icicle Sunset
 Yeah yeah it's sorta long. But that's what happens when the author procrastinates. 
I'll try to post weekly.
No promises.
But I'll try.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Mission Accomplished: Hat

I finally made the second flower, jamming along to Tonight by TobyMac as I made and remade it. I have em' both now, and am sewing them on the hat right... now. :D
The second flower I modified from the 6-petal flower motif (here [with a free account]) on Lion Brand's site, so I will post the pattern at the end...

This is what it looks like:

With the other flower:

On the hat:

All sewn on:

The Pattern:
Using an F hook
Worsted weight acrylic yarn (or any yarn you want, really)
Mine is about 2.5" (6.5 cm) across.

Abbreviations/ Stitches:
ch- chain
dc- double crochet
sc- single crochet
sp- space

Now, The Pattern:
Ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring

Rnd 1: dc in ring, ch 4, *(2 dc in ring, ch 4) repeat from * 5 times.  -- 6 petals.

Rnd 2: sl st in first dc; *(2 sc, 2 dc, 2 sc) in ch-4 sp, sl st in 2nd dc, repeat from * in ea ch-4 sp. leave a long tail for sewing, if needed, and tie off.
Comment with any problems, suggestions, or comments in general.

Also, earlier today, I was looking at adaiha's blog (, and I love what she'd doing! She's making a granny square a day, and they're all so pretty!

This just reminded me of a graphic designer (I enjoy graphic designing) that is doing a MN lake a day: :D

Anyway... I noticed the woven circles trivet tutorial (under her tutorial section) and loved it... but mostly, I'm inspired by her granny square a day! I'd never be able to do one a day, I don't think. ... But I was thinking that I was going to make a granny square afghan after-- or during-- this afghan that I'm making now (the ripples).
P.S. On my ripple blanket: I found a group from that blog I liked, Attic24, and I joined it... Attic24 & Little Tin Bird Ripple-Along

(written a long time ago and somehow not posted... hope there wasn't a reason?? here it is....)

New Year, Yarn, and the usual I'm Back

I haven't been on for a ... long time. I'd think I would've made a resolution to blog more.
But it would have failed.
So... Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Not much new crochet. I plan on starting plenty of amigurumi, for all my teachers. But I have to start.
I took out my (giant pink) knitting needles (only ones I know the location of...), and I can remember!! (I learned [before crochet] when I was like 8, but... didn't stick with it.) I finally took the time to actually learn to purl (I like purling...), and I happened to see somewhere how to decrease. And so, I have progressed in my knitting skill level. The yarn I'm using is super super chunky and pink, and just 15 stitches across is around a foot. It's super chunky and I love it!! :D

Monday, October 17, 2011

Boredom (jello)

  Along with boredom, comes food, namely...

This is Jello Joel.

He's chillin' in the fridge right now... he'll be back soon.
  To comfort all the children... with his squishy goodness!
 Soon he will be gone, but for a good cause. ... namely my and my sister's boredom... :D

  I wish I had something more exciting to show, like... tie dye jello (sounds...hard), or something (I kinda attempted that once, it just looked red-brown[strawberry-lime]) This time, it's just strawberry-banana-pineapple.
 Should be ready in... a few hours. Sigh.

Waiting and Dreaming,

P.S. OH! Check out my new title! I'm proud of my monkey :) doing the wave ~~