Wrist warmers = speedy crocheting fun!

Well, Nerd Wars Tournament Five: Round Two is in full swing!  One of my most favorite parts of Nerd Wars, so far, is discovering new projects to make and new techniques to try.  I didn’t do too much experimenting last round – for two projects, I stuck with tried-and-true patterns and simple techniques.  Once they were done, though, I decided to test my boundaries and try something new – and ended up creating a beautiful scarf and a cute little pony!

This round, I’ve managed to find a project for almost every challenge!  And the one I’m working on now is something I’ve never attempted before – wrist warmers.  The pattern is simple, quick, and elegant looking – and located here, at colour in a simple life.  I discovered it while shuffling through the endless piles of patterns over at Ravelry – I knew I wanted to make some wrist warmers to answer the Cover Me challenge (make a project inspired by a book cover, in some way), and base them on Game of Thrones (mostly because the cover to the book is gray, and I have a heck of a lot of gray yarn left over from my Doctor Who scarf, and I can imagine the characters wearing something similar to what I’m making).  When I saw the pattern, I thought “what the heck, I’ll try this out!  The pattern’s pretty, and hopefully I won’t make too much of a mess of things.”

Well, I’ve got one wrist warmer done so far, and it’s looking gorgeous!  It’s a rather simple pattern to work up that ends up looking gorgeous, and it’s fun to do, too.  I’m currently making it a little larger than the pattern suggests, as I don’t have the right gauge hoop, but I like how it’s come out so far.  I hope the second one comes out as well as the first one!

In other news, I’m thinking of doing an occasional video post about my crafts!  I think it’ll be easier to show off a ton of crafts at once in a video, rather than post by post.  We’ll see how this turns out.

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