Sunday, November 16, 2014

Want some FREE YARN?!

Would you like a chance to win some free yarn? Who wouldn't, right? Well, head on over to this link (posted below) and enter for your chance to win some free yarn!

Did I mention you get a whole YEAR'S WORTH?! It's a supply for a year's worth of yarn, seriously, who wouldn't want that? I'm going to post this link a couple of times, so you won't miss it.

Also, it's free to enter. Heck, this is probably one of the easiest contests to enter. Your name and email and that's it, you're done. So, what are you waiting for?! Go enter for some free yarn!

Seriously, if you're still reading this, I'm a little amazed. Okay, so maybe you don't want the yarn for yourself. Maybe enter and give it to a friend. It'll make a wonderful Christmas present - or even a birthday gift. Come on, whatcha waiting for? Go enter!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Sophisticated Lady

I finally finished something! I've started about a hundred different projects and finished a handful - and of course most of those are going towards my Advent Calendar, so I can't show them to you yet. And, of course, I posted this all over my FB page and my deviantArt page, but forgot about my own blog! Goodness me!

I wanted to try something new with this particular item. I didn't want to take a photo of it in our messy room and try to crop out all the crap in the background, nor worry about which blanket should I use to get the best lighting - or how to get good lighting in my room period. So, I headed outside with my cowl and a styrofoam head and plopped down on the ground. The head just wasn't working: too low to the ground, the cowl wouldn't work right over the head, it looked like a muddy mess, and I was worried about having to clean all that grass and stuff off after I was done. Luckily, I remembered to let Lady out of the fence so she could go explore and say hi to the other dogs on the property (since we're living with the in-laws for a bit longer). After battling with the four puppies that roam around (they're the in-laws and on their way to a good home soon), I snagged Lady and made her sit for me. Of course the puppies wanted in too, but I didn't really need them.

Pictured below is my darlin' GSD Lady - also know as Lady-Bug due to the "spots" that she has on her back - modeling The Sequin Turtle's Hooded Crochet Infinity Scarf. She's a darling dog whom I love to death (her and her parents).
Lady "Bug" - my sweet baby girl
It didn't take me too long to get her to sit and stay, the latter being the harder of the two for her to follow, and snapped a few shots - including puppies too. And when I finished, I was super excited how this photo turned out! The barn, the angle, the trees - it's all perfect! I am super proud of myself and I really hope y'all enjoy it as well.

I'll add this pattern to my patterns list at the top of the page for easy reference. Thanks for stopping by! 

(Side note - my husband and I are moving soon and I may not get to post anything else I make between now and December. I'll try and get something up if I can, if not feel free to follow Kota's Crochet Creations on Facebook. I keep that pretty up to date via my phone.)


Bonus photo: When puppies "attack"
She's not overly fond of the puppies in her personal bubble. And that little pup tried to get in there several times before I could snap the photo of her above. Crazy little tykes!