Shiro’s Crochet Branding

I was inspired by the vector icon style and found a nice font that matched this image I had in my head for the Shiro’s Crochet shop. I wanted something that was simple and could read well on business cards too.

The Marvel Universe

I grew up watching the X-Men cartoon because it came on before something else I wanted to watch. So, I always had a little soft spot for the X-Men. I liked the first two X-Men movies that came out in the early 2000s but am definitely interested to see where Marvel takes them with their versions in the coming future.

WandaVision promo picture

“WandaVision” probably will be the first series that they could possibly say Wanda is a mutant instead of “another adjective here” that they kept using beforehand. I liked the first two eps and can’t wait for the rest of the series as it comes out. Oh, Disney+ getting my money all the way through “Loki” series in May for sure.

I saw a lot of vocal people on the internet didn’t enjoy the 50s and 60s style of the first two episodes. I would sometimes watch “The Dick Van Dyke” or “Bewitched” episodes when it’d rerun on Nick At Night. I thought the first eps were great, and then the fun, “Wait… this isn’t as what it seems…” as alluded to in the trailers.

 

Watching both of the Sabrina shows

Sabrina the Teenage Witch

I watched the “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” series when it aired, but I didn’t remember the final two seasons of the series. I’m not sure why I missed those? Though, when it originally aired, if you missed an episode you probably never saw it again or knew you missed one. Even with this old timey thing called TV Guide.

I looked up why the quality in the series changed and remembered now that it moved channels toward the end of the run. Then a lot of cast change ups that I sort of remember as a kid being odd… yet didn’t think twice about it while it was on air. I vaguely remember few eps from season 6 of this series, like Hilda getting married for some reason. But didn’t recall why the Aunts suddenly vanished from the show. I did remember that the original aunts were much different than the new ones. Zelda was a scientist or professor, and Hilda was the more free spirited musician but then clock shop owner and coffee shop owner at the end.

 

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

I started watching the “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” and it has been fun thinking about the different eras of television. Mostly because in the 90s it would not be okay to have a show geared toward teens with satanic references. Sabrina’s parents weren’t dead in the 90s one. Her dad was still alive and she couldn’t see her mortal mom because it would turn her into a big ball of wax. I remembered the 90s version had made the magic spells like “Bewitched” with a nod or a point.

The new aunts made me so amused at the giant departure of their relationship with each other. Hilda is still more so the fun aunt with a kick. Zelda is very… very stern… I’m not sure why I didn’t watch this series when it initially aired. I remember the advertisements for the new version. If only I could go back and ask past me why I missed it. I know the comic that this was based off of was a later release than the original 1960s one. So, that’s why this one is much more darker as the name hints towards.

I haven’t finished the “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” yet. I do enjoy both versions a lot. Too bad that this was the final season of “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” and came under the original run which was 6 or 7 seasons.

Shiro’s Crochet Shop!

I have just put up the Crochet Candy Corn digital pattern on my Etsy Shop: http://shiroscrochet.etsy.com ! The main focus of the shop will be digital patterns.  I figure that I can take a few custom orders/commissions and then cap them off if I get a lot in one go.

I won’t do copyrighted characters for the amigurumis or for attached on the wearable items. I’ll copy the requirements / rules on a page here for reference since it can be hidden on Etsy.

If you want a wearable item such as a basic sweater, hat, scarf, wrist warmer, gloves, etc. Please have a pattern or example in mind and we can work from there.

Crochet Sweater

I wanted to try to make a crochet sweater from my measurements, and then see if that fit after making it. Much like how I had to figure out how to crochet a hat that would fit my hat size.

I was shown this video on YouTube where the person made their own striped sweater from basically winging it. I wanted to figure out a better way to secure the tails from the stripes / color changes and found the Russian Join technique.

The first few videos I found were a bit confusing for me, the person in the video would show the two colors at first. Then they would somehow be at the end product of the two pieces of yarn linked together! I found a video that finally made sense to me, and now I’m always going to use this technique when starting a new skein or changing colors. I used this project to also try out the magic knot technique too but not sure if I like that technique.

When I’m done with this prototype sweater, I’ll wash the sweater and see how the previously mentioned techniques hold up.

I tried to make it out of yarn that I had on hand at first. That way I could also go through my stash before buying more which is always great.