Edel Grace

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FO: 10 Minute Soap Scrubby

Dec 5, 2018 | Comments

FO stands for “finished object.” It is a term used by knitters and crocheters.

I’ve had this yarn sitting around for a couple months now and I figured it would be a good time to finally use it. I’ve been suffering from dry skin lately and maybe I just need to exfoliate and moisturize more. So I scoured Ravelry for some patterns that use this yarn. I found a couple of loofahs but working with this yarn is soooo tedious that I opted for a simple “10 minute soap scrub” instead. It did not take 10 minutes, maybe around 15-20 minutes (to be fair, I was watching Mr. Robot while doing it).

This is actually the second one I made because I immediately used the first one when I took a shower. Whoops.

10 Minute Soap Scrubby

FO: Candy Print Alpine Nights Beanie

Aug 9, 2017 | Comments

FO stands for “finished object.” It is a term used by knitters and crocheters.

I recently finished a hat that my cousin asked me to make for her daughter. At first I wanted to knit a hat but I decided to crochet it instead. I looked through many different patterns and had trouble finding one that I liked the most. I settled on Alpine Nights because the pattern seemed not only simple but also very pretty. It also came with a child sizing which was perfect.

The yarn I used was Red Heart Super Saver in Candy Print. My cousin’s daughter specifically requested pink and I figured this would be quite a cute colour combination and not too boring if it was just one solid colour.

It took a couple of hours for me to finish it. The pattern is very straight forward. I made a mistake in not turning (switching direction) every row so I had to restart a couple of times. I did make it a couple of rows shorter than the pattern specified because it was getting a little bit too big.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with it. Even though I made it shorter, I’m afraid it’s still big for my cousin’s daughter. Since it seems like she grows each time I see her, I hope it would be okay for her to grow into it. We’ll see if she likes it as much as I do!

FO #5: My First Granny Square

Apr 5, 2017 | Comments

My previous FO was part of the March National Crochet Month and this one is no different. Except this event is a charity run. This square will be going to a charity to be part of a blanket! Different squares from different people will all be sewn together. I think it’s a cool joint effort!

It took me a swatch to get the hang of making a granny square. Thankfully the process is straightforward. It’s quite relaxing to do! I would love to get rid of my leftover yarn from the MCAL.

FO #4: NatCroMo2017 Mystery Crochet Along

Mar 31, 2017 | Comments

March is National Crochet Month. A group on Ravelry holds a series of events during the month to celebrate. One of these events is a mystery crochet along! Basically, the finished product is a mystery and parts of the pattern is slowly released throughout the month.

There were times I fell a little behind the clues but I managed to finish it off! Honestly, I find it a little bit derpy but that’s part of it’s charm. For my first amigurumi, it’s pretty okay, in my humble opinion!

In the end, it’s supposed to be a kitsune. My SO guessed it was a mouse. My brother thought it was a dog. I thought it was a fox.

FO #3: Dot’s Little Ditty Bag – Perpetually Loading

Mar 26, 2017 | Comments

I made this little bag mostly while playing the MMO Blade & Soul, hence the title “Perpetually Loading.” My computer is a bit of a toaster so I managed to get a lot of crocheting done while on the loading screen. Sometimes my game would crash on the loading screen and that would mean even more crocheting for me! Unfortunately, this worked out to the disadvantage of my SO who I was playing with at the time.

This is my very first ever bag. I think it’s pretty cute! I ran out of orange yarn so close to the end so I ended up having to use green for the last one and a half rows. I was so close but I lost the chicken yarn (starting a project with a partially used skein when you don’t know if it will last the whole project).

I don’t think I would ever use it but I am so happy with it! Now, what should I do with it?


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My name is Edel Grace Altares. My programming interests include full stack development and back end development. My languages of choice are Python and Java. Outside of programming I enjoy crocheting, video games, cats, historical fiction, and reading.