warcraft queue causes spontaneous creativity

nerdy, geeky person enters, stage left:

so there i sat. i’d already run my daily warcraft instance and was all ~gung ho~ to run it with my moonkin, but alas, the queue was taking *forever*. being the patient, calm, laid-back person that i am (hush!), i realized i had only 2 choices: run laps around dalaran (once did 57 before my queue popped – yes, i counted!) or dig out some crochet thread and *get busy*. fearful of breaking my dalaran lap record, i decided to go with the latter.

there was still that one overlay crochet project three-quarters of the way finished and i decided i’d attack it and get it out of the way. of course, i’m no one to follow a pattern without putting some type of twist of my own into it, so i decided to switch colours on the crocheted rope, but as happens all too often, no sooner had i started it than i realized… wow, that’s going to look terrible! so back to the pattern i went, leaving this tiny bit of crocheted rope all forlorn and lost amid the heaps of yarnthreadskeinsneedleshooksandbeads on my desk.

now, here, we’re going to completely skip over the ensuing mad rope-crochet-a-thon that saw me *forget to stop*, making a rope 1.5 feet longer than intended. (don’t we all want our necklaces to hang to our crotch? yeah, me neither.) we’re jumping straight into ~voila~, said overlay crochet project is *done*. and, unfortunately, i can’t post a photo of it, because it’s a christmas present. sshhhh, they mustn’t find out :O

also? just fyi, you can crochet about 6 to 8 inches of a crocheted rope before your warcraft queue will pop, if you’re dps. the “wait! i’ve to mark my crochet stitch” just before the tank pulls is always guaranteed to win you oodles of friends, too! …and by “oodles of friends”, i mean “blank stares”.

anyways, there i am, running the daily instance, killing giant spiders and smacking on demons, when suddenly a ZOMGEPIC ring drops just as i happen to glance up and see the little forlorn piece of crocheted rope i’d started and put down…. “heeyyyy”, i thought to myself, “that’s about the size of a ring! i wonder what i could do with that?”

well, clearly, you can make your very own ZOMGEPIC ring AND a choker to go with it:

floral choker and ring
floral choker and ring

i’m now considering several variations on the idea and am contemplating offering them for sale. the choker looks absolutely beautiful when worn and *everyone* has commented on my new ring.

now, if you’ll excuse me, i have a warcraft instance to run for even more crochet ideas…. O.O

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crocheted flip-flop thongs

summer has all but officially arrived in houston… temps are well into the 90s.  hot hot hot! …and what better way to keep cool than these crocheted flip-flop thongs!

fuzzy flip flops

i’m making a pair for my stepdaughter and now i’m glad that i bought enough to be able to make a pair for me as well.  i don’t often wear flip-flops but these are just too darn cute!  anyone who has ever made those yarn covered coat hangers should have absolutely no problem making these thongs.  the technique is exactly the same.

pair of flip-flops
2 skeins of lion brand “fun fur”
for crocheters, use a size J hook
for non-crocheters, you can easily do this by hand


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