Circle Crochet Shrug

My newest crochet project – probably the hardest so far, since I’ll be doing it using thread. Also it’s rainbow coloured so….. Anyway should be down by next week if I work at it constantly.

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Circular Crocheted Shrug

You will require 2 or 3 skeins of sock wool for a light summer shrug, depending on your size and the coverage you want for your shrug; or the equivalent yardage in worsted or chunky for a winter shrug. I recommend making the summer shrug first so you can track your yardage as you go.

Measure the fullest point of the bust, add 2”, and divide in half (this give you X”).

With a 4.5 mm hook, chain 10 and join to make a ring.

Row 1: Chain 3, dc into base of ch, *dc in next ch, 2 dc into next ch*, repeat to end, and join.

Row 2: Chain 3, dc into base of ch, *dc in next 2 ch, 2 dc into next ch*, repeat to end, and join.

Row 3: Chain 3, dc into base of ch, *dc in next 3…

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2014 – Status Update – EXP

So we’ve come down to the end of the first quarter of 2014. Stuff has happened worldwide, things have come and changed the lives of many, and I know little to nothing about them.

But that doesn’t matter to me. Nope.

Mainly because I live in a bubble and really just have no idea, and little inclination to know anything.

Because, as boring as my life seems, it’s actually taken a very interesting turn for me.  Let’s recap. (I say let’s, but it’s really me, and you prolly don’t care, but I’ll do it anyway)

First I started this blog, which keeps me here, but still allows me a chance to go out and do things. Which I rarely do, ever. At least it’s motivation to try new things. Which I did so yay me. +1

January kicked off my attempt at a small business. I admit that it’s been sort of at a standstill, and there is no good excuse for it, but there has been progress – I got a tutoring job – as CSEC draws nearer. I’ve been continuing my Spanish blog – well the tutoring part at least. The translation part needs some love. But we’ll get there. Soon. +1 for progress

The end of February took me to crocheting, and I’ve basically spent the most of March dedicated to that. I’ve made two rugs, a cupcake that look more like a mushroom (-____-), a scary-looking owl , bookmarks, a curtain-tie,several bracelets and headbands, a ring (that I lost), a glove that is one and a half or three times too big for me. This last one is one that I’m proud of, since it’s thread crochet and I really wasn’t getting the hang of it before. Now, though, progress. +2 for learning skills

That’s business and hobbies. I also had social goals. Shock and bewilderment.

January, met a friend of a friend, and we went Tobago for the weekend. March, on a whim – well halfway on a whim; it did need planning – we organised a tea party for old friends and new friends. This one, I managed to kill, like, three birds with one stone. Met a friend of a friend, introduced said 2nd now 1st connection with older friends, tossed everyone together to fulfil my second social meeting for the year.+3 for intent and completion

Well, when I put it like that … but then again. Crochet, and books, and things that can only be done outside a social setting.

Oh, books!

It’s really quite sad that Wicked, already been on Broadway for 10 years, and the book’s been out since 1995, but I’ve finally gotten my hands on copies of the four volumes of The Wicked Years. I’d gotten A Lion among Men for Christmas, but after trying an failing to get the others hard copy, I ended up downloading the rest. Bit disappointing, that. But I’ve finished all but Out of Oz.  It’s a good read. I’d suggest it to anyone, really. +1 for search +1 for research

And I’m back in Puppets Ministry in Church, which could be a permanent thing. +1 for returning

I’ve learned that phonesthemes exist in English, learned what they are too, to some extent. So that’s my expansion of linguistic knowledge. +1 for me


So, so far for 2014, I’ve gotten into new things, returned to old things, and pushing myself to do things i really should have been doing ages ago. Lessee how things go for the next quarter.

11 experience points. Woot.




gold, silver, & bronze

As a linguist, I deem this an important thing to know

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Fast Mash

  • Gold is from the Proto-Indo-European *ghel-, meaning, variously, “yellow,” “bright,” “shining,” “green,” “blue,” and “gray”; derivatives include chlorine, clean, and the family of gl- words like glass and glance
  • From the Old English siolforsilver’s ultimate origin is unknown, perhaps from the Akkadian sarapu (to smelt)
  • Bronze may be from the Persian birinj (copper) and may be connected to the Latin aes Brundusinium, referring to bronze mirrors made in Brindisi, Italy
  • The Indo-European *arg- (bright, shining) is the origin of Romance words for “silver” (e.g., argent) and *aus– for “gold” (e.g., aureate)

In Ancient Greece, victorious Olympians were crowned with olive wreathes. Upon the Olympics’ reinstitution in 1896, winners were still greeted with this symbolic prize, but also with silver medals. It wasn’t until the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, Missouri, though, that the Games issued gold, silver, and…

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WATCH: YouTube voice impersonator sings ‘Let It Go’ in 21 Disney character mashup

Because this wins

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It’s the latest installment in the “Let It Go” covers from Disney’s smash hit “Frozen.”

Brian Hull, a Disney voice impersonator uses the voices of 21 Disney and Pixar characters in his own rendition of the popular song.
In the YouTube video description, Hull wrote:

“With so many covers of Let it Go coming out, people may forget the original Disney magic that this song has, so what better way to preserve that magic with other Disney and Pixar characters singing the song! So enjoy this Disney and Pixar Mashup!”

Screen shot 2014-03-16 at 4.27.53 PM Brian Hull uses 21 Disney and Pixar characters for a “Let It Go” medley. (YouTube)

The characters included in the character medley:

Captain Barbosa – Pirates of the Caribbean
Captain Jack Sparrow – Pirates of the Caribbean
Scar – The Lion King
Roz – Monsters Inc.
Mike Wazowski – Monsters Inc.
Lumiere – Beauty and the Beast
Cogsworth –…

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Free Pattern: Ribbed SleevoScarf

So after picking up crocheting like a child picks up germs, I’m really excited to do this and get this piece done. Crocheting is making a big comeback in the tropics, but the weather is quickly heating up. So following these instructions with worsted weight yarn, I’m getting a short sleeved convertible scarf. Which should be fine – this is the shrug style I’ve been trawling the internet for all day.

PS – lemme brag about the tiny skills I have – check my progress on instagram @Arkanian_Hyde .

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I’ve been going out on the weekends a lot with a t-shirt and super fun oversized ribbed knit scarf with the most overindulgent fringe ever. MsNovak  sent me this amazing scarf during the summer’s Seasonal Scarf Swap. I think it’s my favorite scarf EVER. So some of these times when I’ve been going out in my t-shirt and scarf it’s been kind of cold. I kept playing with the scarf and wrapping it around my arms like a sleeve. I realized what I really needed was a multi-purpose scarf that could be used as sleeves when needed. I had seen pictures of some scarves turned shrug and browsed through some patterns, but they all seemed more like summer patterns, so I made one up.

Here’s the pattern for my Ribbed SleevoScarf:

Just over 2 skeins of Loops and Threads Charisma (around 230 yards of Bulky weight yarn).

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