Not Yet Dead: Where I’ve Been, New Project, and Liebster Blog Award

Despite my last post being over three months ago, I’m still here. After the first of April, things got super crazy. I had two weeks to study for an eight hour test which was important to my major, then a senior design project to finish, finals, graduation, moving out of my apartment and back home, and finally, finding a job.

In short, not a lot of time to crochet. However, I have recently started again, and should have my new project posted sometime within the next week if I don’t run into any major issues. Pictured below is a collection of all the yarn I’m currently using:

Is it Pokemon related? Yep. Eevee related? Nope. It involves a combination of existing, modified, and original patterns. Confused yet, or think you figured it out? Let me know in a comment.

In other news, I have also been given the Liebster Blog Award from Gemma Taylor for my awesome eeveelutions.For those who don’t know, the Leibster award is given to people who have less than 200 followers. There are a few conditions for accepting it:

1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them. (check, see above)

2.Post the award on your blog. (check, see this post)

3.List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites.

Number three is giving me issue. Pretty much all the blogs I follow have already gotten the award. If you have any suggestions for blogs to check out, let me know in a comment.

4.Leave comments on their blogs so they know about the award. (see number three issue)

5.Share five random facts about yourself that people don’t know about you.

Fact One:

The day I received this award was also the day I passed the FE, or Fundamentals of Engineering Exam. As a recent civil engineering grad, the FE is important if I ever want to get licensed as a civil engineer. It also certifies me as an Engineer In Training, which is a requirement for a lot of companies hiring entry level engineer.The FE is an eight hour exam that’s broken into two four hour parts. You either pass or you fail, and have to spend six weeks stressing over whether or not you’ve passed before you’re notified.

Therefore, it was a nice surprise to return home after the test and discover that I received the award.

Fact Two:

I’m such an engineer, that I often use math and science when I crochet.

Whether it’s using ratios to scale up Piplup’s head and body, or figuring Flareon’s collar by calculating the change of radius of a circle (which didn’t work out that well, went with another strategy), using geometry to design my latest project, or using pipe cleaners to reinforce ears,  I’m almost always applying math and science to my projects.

There have been several instances where I’ve had to fight the urge to draw out a project in AutoCAD, or on engineering graph paper. So far I’ve been successful in the fight, but suspect that it’s only a matter of time before I give in.

Fact Three:

Besides crocheting in my spare time, I also write fan fiction.

For the most part, I try to keep my crocheting and writing profiles separate. I don’t want people who enjoy one thing, to feel pressured to check out the other if they’re not really interested in it.

However, if you enjoy reading fan fiction, then by all means check out my profile over at fanfiction.net. I have thirteen stories so far, most of which are one-shots. Categories vary from Harry Potter, Justice League, Avengers, Clare B. Dunkle, Song of the Lioness, Protector of the Small, Leverage, Disney, and a few others.

If you’re not into fan fiction, that’s fine, and continue onto Fact Four.

Fact Four:

I do love things other than Pokemon. I’m a huge fan of everything Disney; TV shows like Big Bang Theory, Supernatural, Leverage, White Collar, Young Justice, and more; and animes such as Yu Yu Hakusho, Hetalia: Axis Powers, and Ghost Hunt. That’s just to name a few. As for games besides Pokemon, my favorites include the Professor Layton games, and Sims for PC.

Fact Five:

I was doing amigurumi before I knew what it was.

During my first summer crocheting, the person who was teaching me knew that I loved Tweety, and bought me a Looney Tunes crocheting book from our local Hobby Lobby store. Using the pattern from the book, I created my own Tweety bird.

I would post a picture, but Tweety is currently located in a storage tote full of old craft projects which is buried under a pile of more totes. Once I get an actual engineering job (fingers crossed), I’ll have a new place to live and will able to unpack Tweety and take a picture of all his Tweety-ness. Until then, he’s sadly stuck in the tote.

I’d like to thank Gemma Taylor for giving me this award, along with everybody who has visited my blog in the past three months, despite no updates. With luck, my next project should be up soon.

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