Em's Simple Crafting blog

A blog about crafting with links to tutorials.

Not much to write about… January 29, 2010

Filed under: My stuff — Emzybobs @ 7:57 pm
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I haven’t really achieved anything this week, I’ve progressively been getting more and more ill as the weeks wore on and as a result I just haven’t had the energy to take pictures, knit or draw, which means my hat hasn’t been finished but I still have 2 days so it’s not a total fail yet, it may wear onto next month though.

That’s pretty much it for this week I’ve just really been ill so I haven’t done much other than lie around and watch Gilmore Girls.

Hopefully next week will be a better post.




New Needles :-D January 22, 2010

Filed under: Knitting,Links,My stuff — Emzybobs @ 8:46 pm
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I don’t seem to have my blog writing head on atm ๐Ÿ˜ฆ this makes me sad, but I promised an update so an update I shall write.

First off, goals update ๐Ÿ˜€ I posted a new drawing on my DA (http://emzybobs.deviantart.com/), is a chibi sketch of FLChan, I copied it from a chibi sketch I found on google so it’s not original but its a drawing ๐Ÿ˜€ as I get more confidence drawing again I’ll be creating more original pictures but for now copying can be good practice, so without any more ranting on about it from me I present my drawing :-D:


Isn’t she cute? I’m rather proud of her, she’s the first thing I’ve drawn in a long while.

If you read my last post, you’ll know another one of my goals is to finish a knitting project a month, this I think is going rather well at the moment, my hat is currently growing at a rate I’m happy with and, providing I knit a few rows everyday, I should reach my goal and be blogging a hat next week :-D.

Here’s a picture of it so you can get an idea of where I’m now up to. My new hat-to-be

As for the rest of my goals, I’m yet to find a jumper pattern I like, I got linked to a rather nice project that has cables for my cable knitting learning in the comments of my last post, I’ve taken a lot of pictures, but I haven’t really done any crochet or read much, overall I’m rather happy, I feel like I’m right on track and getting what I intend to do done so it’s all good an I’m happy :-).

In other non-goal related news, I updated my DeviantArt account to premium because I really wanted to a feel like it makes it look a lot better, this is kinda related to my goal actually because I feel like I’ll post more if all the features of the site are unlocked.

Almost finally but not quit, I went knitting group again this week as always, I’m really lucky to find a knitting group that meets every week or so I hear most groups only meet monthly, onto the point :-), I bought some new knitting needles from one of my friend’s at knitting group, there an awesome set of deluxe knit pro needles with gold-plated ends in a wooden box ๐Ÿ˜€ I got them for ยฃ35 which made me very happy, some pictures for you:

Sorry they aren’t as neatly laid out as the rest of the photos I’m really not sure how to insert a gallery of selected images rather than just all the images of the post.

In totally unrelated news to the rest of the post, I got my Emilie Autumn tickets today!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ its the small things that make life good (if you don’t know who Emilie Autumn is this Youtube channel has her entire discography plus a few live recordings, its a fan made channel but its still pretty good for Emilie stuff http://www.youtube.com/user/wingedzephyr?blend=1&ob=4&rclk=cti )

Finally, before I go, I’m currently working on moving from emzybobs.wordpress.com to emzybobs.co.uk, I’ll make sure that when the transition happens I’ll have this blog redirect you to that site, this is just a pre-warning so there aren’t any wtf moments :-).

So that’s it for this what seems to have turned into a super long post, I hope next week I’ll have just as much to mention and more goals achived.

๐Ÿ™‚ bye till next week



2010 Creative Goals =D January 17, 2010

Filed under: My stuff — Emzybobs @ 8:24 am
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So I’ve decided I better make the best of this year at least on a creative level, I as just thinking to myself, I have the basic skills: I can Knit and Crochet, I’m not bad at Drawing and I’m getting back into Photography even if its at a hobby type level, so with these things in mind, what am I doing sitting around my room not doing much each day? I have skills, talents and things I love to do, I should use these things, I should improve myself, I mean if I get good enough at one of these things that I really love doing I could really go somewhere with it, so anyway lets get over the ranting bit and get to the point.

This year (2010) I’ve decided to set myself goals, some of these goal will be monthly some will be on going throughout probably forever, some will have a time limit of the year, all will have something to do with improving my creative skills, so without any more ranting from me I present my goals for 2010:

  • Finish at least 1 Knitting project a Month (this can either be from my current w.i.p list or something new, either way it must be done before or on the months end)
  • Knit a jumper (by the end of the year a wearable jumper must be finished)
  • Take more photos (unlimited time period JUST TAKE PHOTOS!)
  • Blog more (at least once a week! I know this one isn’t really creative but I really do need to do it)
  • Learn more about Crochet.
  • Submit at least 1 new photo/drawing/project to DA (Deviantart) a week.
  • Draw at least 1 new picture a month (as I improve this will change to 2 pictures then 3 till its 1 a week)
  • Learn to Cable Knit (and enjoy it)
  • Finish the books I started last year (not creative but I really need to get back into the habit of reading)

So that is all I can think of right now, maybe I’ll come up with more at a later date, but for now I think the goals I’ve set are reachable as long as I work on them and by the end of the year if all goes well I should be alot better at the things I enjoy doing, which overall should make me feel better about myself :-).

Onto updates, since I last posted I attended the first knitting group of 2010, we have a new venue because the book shop our old Starbucks was in closed down :-(, its a tiny shop and we took over most of it, but considering how my week was going it was the highlight of my week and I really enjoyed it :-).

In what I’m currently knitting related news, still knitting my hat and in light of my new goals I guess I’ll have to have in finished in around 2 weeks, its growing at a good rate so I have a good feeling about reaching that goal ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m really excited to wear it because I really love the colours of the yarn, I’ll post pictures in my next post (hopefully I’ll have it done by the end of this coming week).

That’s all for now really, I’ll also set a goal to post more knitting patterns, though its hard to create good patterns so I won’t put that in the list just yet ๐Ÿ™‚

Bye for now.

Em ๐Ÿ™‚

One more thing, I’ll be making a post at the end of each month stating which goals I have achieved that month and the status of other goals.


Oh Life I hate you January 13, 2010

Filed under: Gallery,Knitting,My stuff — Emzybobs @ 2:09 am
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Hi ๐Ÿ˜€

First off yay for over the top emo title? I’ve been in a bit of a bad mood of late which is why I haven’t posted for a long long time, again I’ve messed up uni but this time I’m just not gonna try again next year I’ll more than likely mess up again.

So I guess seen as this is a crafting blog, mostly about my knitting I should tale about my knitting, I haven’t finished anything new in a while, but I’m currently knitting another hat, this ones red, black and a little bit of gray its turning out nice so far, I’ll blog it when its done.

In other news, related to craft but kinda more art type stuff, I got a new camera and took a few pictures of my needles and yarn because I’m a total knitting nerd I’ll post a gallery of my pictures at the end of this post.

I’m not going to post a video of the post video any more I don’t think it works well and it makes my blog look messy.

That is all I really have to say in this post, I’m going to start setting reminders on my phone telling me to post once a week, I’ll most likely do and update on a Friday and a post whenever I finish a project or something else good happens throughout the week.

Oh yeah before I go I just remembered I’M GOING TO SEE EMILIE AUTUMN IN MARCH! I’m really excited ๐Ÿ˜›

So I guess if everything goes to plan I’ll be posting again on Friday Toodles for now. ๐Ÿ™‚


Update woo! October 14, 2009

Filed under: Knitting,My stuff — Emzybobs @ 6:36 pm

Hi guys,

So I thought it about time I get this blog going again, it seems I have been slacking recently and it not good, so in blogging style, heres a random poat about stuff I’ve been doing that you don’t care about because you probably don’t even know me.

So since my last post I passed my first project for Uni ๐Ÿ˜€ really happy about that because I thought I’d failed, it turns out if I’d of added some photos and my self evaluation form I’d have gotten a mark somewhere in the higher 60’s so happy times!

But I guess all you really care about is what I’ve been doing in regards to knitting, yesterday I finished anothe hat ๐Ÿ˜€ and I’ve recently cast on a throw in the most offensive neon colours I’ve ever seen, its gonna be sooooo ugly in a cool way :-P.

I don’t think theres anything else I can write about that you’d find intresting atm, I’m aware that currently my blog isn’t the best and I promise to anyone reading that I’ll try harder and get some better posts up on here soon, I’ll start posting patterns and tutorials and links to rather cool craft related things I find.

I plan to make a post related to Halloween craft because I love it more than Christmas, so check back and I’m sorry my blog sucks recently I’ll try and get into the swing of things, this is my first blog and I’m a little rusty.

now I think I’ll post a song for the blog because it one thing I love to do, I’ve recently been listening to alot of musicals and I don’t think I can pick my favorite soI’m going to let my ipod pick and that can be the song I post ๐Ÿ™‚

It picked RENT- Take me or leave me ๐Ÿ˜› so I guess thats the post song.

k thats all I have for today bye *waves*


Armwarmers!! (or warmer whatever really) June 28, 2009

Filed under: Knitting,My stuff — Emzybobs @ 3:35 am

Hi all,

So my w.i.p list is getting smaller!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I finished an armwarmer on Friday!

It took me a while but I present to you the right arm in a pair of armwarmers I’m yet to name!!


armwarmer thumb

I started the left arm today and I must say I’m having more fun knitting it then I’ve ever had knitting anything!

I’m gonna start another pair when this one is done and I’ll get a pattern written down for you guys so you can have your own pair of sexy super arm length warmers :-P.

Apart from the amazingness of my armwarmer knit-wise this week has been a little not exciting, life-wise alots happened, I’m still sick (my own fault I just haven’t gone to the doctores), The washing machines still broke, the showers messed up, so were moving out……..but thats another story for another day :-).

Song of the post:

The Birthday Massacre- Looking Glass (awesome song strange vid O.o)

Love you all ๐Ÿ˜› lol



To many projects not enough time {plus super easy scarf pattern} May 31, 2009

Filed under: Crochet,Knitting,My stuff — Emzybobs @ 6:31 am

Hi all,

So today its occured to me i have to many projects on my w.i.p list, so in the next few weeks shall be w.i.p busting month (maybe summer lol w.i.p summer).

Anyway here my current w.i.p list:

I have some striped arm warmers to finish (I haven’t even finished the first one yet) I’m using self patterning yarn so the pattern is kinda funky I sorta like it.

Arm warmer

Arm warmer

I also have a jumper in the same yarn to get done (I don’t have a picture of that one) its one of the jumpers in the stitch and bitch book i forgot which one its been so long since i touched it.

Theres my boob hat!!! This one was a freinds idea ๐Ÿ˜€ but we agreed its a summer project so theres no rush I think I’ll Leave that one till nearly last (or last even)

Boob hat

Boob hat

I know, even the most novice of knitters can see my mistakes, but its my first real DPN project so I’m still pretty proud.

Thats just my knitting w.i.p list, I also have to make myself a new laptop bag and get my bf and freinds birthdays presents made, I also plan to get drawing again, since I picked up the needles last October my drawing has sorta slid to a grinding halt, its not good lol, I went out and got myself a drawing pad and pencil last week tho so its all good. I drew Gir!!!!



This post isn’t all w.i.ps!! noo that would be kinda lame, I also have some crocheted/knitted pouches i made ๐Ÿ˜€ and a pattern for a super easy scarf (I call it the super easy super rib scarf, or the happy accident).



I’ve gotten kinda addicted to making these things! there super easy and have a million uses (money, stitch marker holder, button holder and so on) I might jot the pattern down for them at some point, theres a knitted one and a crochet one.

Now to end my rambles ๐Ÿ˜› I’ve been real lazy and had this sitting on my w.i.p pile for longer than such a simple project should be, its my super easy super rib scarf!! I wrote the pattern down for anyone who would like to make their own.

Super easy super rib scarf

I know its no longer scarf season now, but this I’m gonna post this pattern anyways because that’s the way I roll ๐Ÿ˜›

I like to call this scarf the happy accident, I was knitting just because I can and accidently knitted when I was suppost to purl, I didn’t realise until I looked at my work and saw a giant horizontal rib, I figured it looked pretty cool and started knitting when there was suppost to be a purl every 14 rows or so.

Thats the story onto the pattern!!

Super easy super rib scarf pattern

Super easy super rib scarf

Super easy super rib scarf

For this project I used size 4.5mm (uk) needles and some rather funkey yarn (its acrylic).

Cast on 38 St

Row 1– Knit

Row 2– Purl

Now repeat rows 1 and 2 for the next 12 rows

Row 13– knit

Row 14– knit

Row 15– Purl

After row 15 repeat from row 1, this should start to create some rather large horizontal ribs.

Now just repeat rows 1-15 as many times as you like until the scarf is as long as you like your scarf’s to be and cast off, and there you have it! One super east super rib scarf ๐Ÿ™‚

[ the first set of rows will start to curl due to the stitch being quite curly, the edges on mine look a little messy too, I plan to crochet round the edges to tidy them off and straighten things out.]

So yeah, thats it really, my w.i.p list needs to shrink over the next few weeks otherwise I think I may pop!! I hope you have fun with the pattern, I think its a nice one for people who want to pratice their knit and purpl stitches but also want a little variation in their pattern :-).

bye for today have a happy Sunday!!