Fit Bit Bracelet Pattern

So I asked my Facebook fans (www.facebook.com/FreaksInYarn) if they’d be interested in a freebie pattern to crochet a bracelet for their fit bits…the answer was YES!  It is a very, very simple pattern and works up quickly. It’s so basic, I decided to just throw it in my blog for you :-)  Keep in mind I have the Fitbit Flex.

BASIC FITBIT FLEX WRIST BAND
-G hook
-Sport Weight yarn in any color

Row 1:  Ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across remaining sts.  (12)

Row 2-31:  Ch 1, turn and sc across.  (12)

Now check to make sure it wraps around your wrist with the edges just meeting.  If need be, add or subract a couple rows. I have fairly small wrists, but keep in mind, it will have some stretch.  If you are making this for your ankle, you will probably have to add several more rows.

Once you have the right length, line both ends up, ch 1 and sc them together all the way across.  Finish off and weave in your ends.  Turn it inside out so the seam is on the inside, then move onto the pocket.

POCKET
-G hook
-Sport Weight Yarn in same or contrasting color

Row 1:  Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across remaining sts.  (5)

Row 2-9:  Ch 1, turn and sc across.  (5)

Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing. Position the pocket on the front of the band, centered in the middle, your fit bit will lay in there horizontally. Sew down the side, bottom, and other side. When you get to the top, sew only about a 3rd, leave a 1/2″ opening, weave your tail to the the last 3rd of the top and sew that closed too. I went around a second time just to be safe.  Weave in your ends and you’re done.

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I know it’s kind of hard to see the pocket because I did mine all black.  When you wear it, make sure the small opening is facing up.  You will slide the bit in vertically and just wiggle it down into the opening till it’s laying horizontally. I wore mine all day and it was so much more comfortable than the regular bracelet.  I made mine into an anklet as I’m often carrying a toddler around.

I will be experimenting some more fit bit patterns so stay tuned. Also, please let me know how this pattern works for you! I love feedback and pics from my fans.

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Sales & Giveaways

Woo it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged!  Amazing how busy life gets around the Holidays.  Now that things are settling down it’s time to get down to some serious crafting!

I’m very happy because this week I achieved the goal of reaching 500 fans on my business Facebook page FREAKSINYARN.  It felt so good to reach this point that I want to share the joy, so I’m doing a GIVEAWAY!  The giveaway ends on the 20th and the winner will get to choose between two prizes:

1.  One finished 15″ super hero doll customized to your liking. If the winner chooses this prize they must understand it will take me 1 week after the giveaway ends to make the doll

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2.  A copy of each of the 4 crochet patterns I have available at www. Freaksinyarn.com. If these are chosen I will need a valid email address to send them to.

All you have to do is CLICK RIGHT HERE and enter!

Now I’m not the only one running a giveaway right now.  I belong to an amazing group of crafters and artists called Mad Mad Makers I highly recommend clicking on that link.  Just prepare to be blown away!  Anywho, I’ve compiled a list of businesses in that are running giveaways or sales. Go spoil yourself!

Beanbugcreations:  20% off spring leg warmers until Friday. https://www.etsy.com/listing/175736208/spring-legwarmer-bright-color-leg?ref=shop_home_active_5

Gramma Beans:  Rapunzel hat pattern on sale till Friday. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rapunzel-crochet-hat-pattern OR http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/crocheting/accessory/rapunzel-crochet-hat/82163

Glamour 4 You – Skull slippers giveaway http://www.glamour-4-you.com/1/post/2014/01/glamour-skull-slipper-shoes-pattern-release-giveaway.html

Kountry Girl Kreations – Fingerless gloves pattern giveaway https://rafl-fb-tab-app.s3.amazonaws.com/303299463110869.html and www.facebook.com/kountrygirlkreations

Baby Inspiration: 40% off any clay items https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=674862762565913&set=a.497824520269739.149870.234189369966590&type=1&theater&refid=18

The Crafty Geekette:  7 pattern giveaway https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=690650300956194&set=a.492762727411620.112802.492758280745398&type=1&theater&refid=18

Enjoy!

Love your life, take care of yourself, make your happiness – Tooz

Crafting Away

Well I’ve been really busy crafting my life away. I’ve gotten a lot done in the past few weeks since I’ve written a new blog. I’ve gotten a new pattern up for sale, its for extra long arm warmers. They’re super cute and they work up very fast.

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The awesome thing is to get the pattern will only cost you $5. it can be purchased at either http://www.freaksinyarn.com or http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/buttons-or-bobbles-arm-warmers. Or if you would like to purchase a finished pair, I currently have two pairs in my Etsy shop http://www.freaksinyarn.com.

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I’ve also got a new ready to ship Christmas doll available in my shop. Meet Zombie Santa Claus

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In other news, I’ve joined an amazing group of crafters called Mad Mad Makers. Talk about a very talented (and nice) group of crafters! In a few short days they have taught me SO much. If you love homemade goods, please check us out at https://www.facebook.com/madmadmakers.

Ok, enough chit chat, I’ve got a lot of commissions to catch up on!

Love your life, take care of yourself, make your happiness – Tooz

November Raffle

For the month of November I’m holding a raffle. My website is http://.www.freaksinyarn.com. For every item you order in the month of November, you will get an entry put into a bucket. For every friend you refer to my website that places an order, you will also receive an entry. You and that customer must message me the name of the buyer. The winner will receive their choice of a cowl, a hat, or a small doll out of their choosing. It can be a current item in my store or it can be a custom made one, winners choice.

The winner will be drawn on December 1st 2013. I will post the winner here, on my website, and on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/FreaksInYarn/303792129683410. This is a great time to get some holiday shopping done and possibly when yourself something nice.

In the meantime, I will be having random flash sales. Todays flash sale is an electric blue teddy bear cowl, adult size:

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It is normally $35, on sale FOR TODAY ONLY for $29.50. This adorable cowl was made by a very talented artist Sincerely Pam.

Make sure to check back often at http://www.freaksinyarn.com  as I am trying to add a new item every day for the month of November. And as always I take custom orders too. Get your Christmas shopping done locally, support small businesses, and spoil yourself.

Love your life, take care of yourself, make your happiness – Tooz

Busy Busy Busy

Well between the two babies and custom orders, I haven’t been able to blog in over a month! This is the best time of year for my crochet sales. Thank God because being a stay at home Mom puts a serious strain on our budget.

Anywho, if you haven’t checked out www.freaksinyarn.com lately, here are some of the goodies I’ve been whipping up: 

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Three of those were patterns from other very talented designers. The monster hat is a pattern I’m currently writing up. I actually listed my first pattern for sale on http://www.freaksinyarn.com last month. It’s for my zombie hat in all sizes, newborn to adult:

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I want to start making more patterns available. I even have a dream of having my own crochet book published. Dream dream dream!  Maybe one day when the kids are in school and I havr the time to put in the effort.

Anyways, stay tuned because I have a fun promotion planned for http://www.freaksinyarn.com next month!

Love your life, take care of yourself, make your happiness – Tooz

The fun of this week

So I haven’t been around much this week because Sunday night at 1030 a tree crashed on to my house.  and I’m not talking about a little tree, I’m talking about a huge tree. We were all very lucky and nobody was hurt. It did not crash through the inside of the house. No I feel like God is watching out for us because it should have crashed through the house. It did crash to our back porch a little bit, so that will be repaired. We had to pay for tree removal guys come out. Which will mostly be reimbursed by the insurance company minus our deductible.

It was a very scary experience. Both kids were asleep in their cribs. Derrek and I were getting ready for bed. The noise started off as a light crackling which I thought was fireworks because we have weirdo neighbors who like to set off fireworks at random times. Then cracking got quite a bit louder and I jumped up off the couch. Then the tree hit it was the loudest noise I have ever heard in my life. I was standing about 6 inches in front of the couch and the impact of the tree made the couch jump into the back of my legs.  Derrek immediately yelled for me to check olivia’s room because she knew it was the tree. I cannot describe the terror I felt as I ran into my daughters room praying to god that my daughter was safe, envisioning the worst. And theee I saw my sweet daughter lying on her back snoring away. No tree. I scooped her up and laid her on my bed. I kissed her and thanked the Lord for proctecting her.

In the dark of the night we couldn’t see much. Just a huge tree resting over her room, the dining room and kitchen.  I went into autopilot emergency mode and packed two bags with everything I could think of. Then we hauled ass to a hotel for the night. The kids were emotional from seeing the pure fear on our faces amd could not fall asleep till 1am.

The next day we moved into my Mother in Laws basement which is bigger than our house and set up like an apartment.  Thank God for her providing some normalcy in the midst of pure chaos. They think we’re just vacationing.

Now we are going through the rigamaroll of tree removal and insurance adjusters. It’s very stressful but my amazing husband is dealing with it all while trying to put in at least 40 hrs at work so we don’t suffer a small paycheck. All the while I am trying not to panic and keep the kids happy.

So many people have helped us and made it known they will do anything they can to help. I thank God for each and everyone of them loving us.

I just hope thos doesn’t end up putting us even further back financially. We are already struggling. But we will figure it out, we have all that matters. Our lil family, extended family and friends. Many people would be angry or feel wronged. I feel blessed. Blessed because I still have my kids and husband.  Without them my life would cease to matter.

Love your life, take care of yourself, make your happiness – Tooz

Time To Ramble

I have a few custom orders to crochet.  2 scarves, 2 minion hats, and a queen size afghan!  I finished one of the scarves today and I’m really happy with it.  It was a new pattern for me from the book The New Crochet by Terry Taylor.  Nice book, has cute but sophisticated patterns, some funky ones, but easy to follow instructions.  You don’t always get that so I appreciate it.  Here’s the scarf:

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It was a real quick work up and that’s always a bonus with 2 young’uns.

Alright I need to start cleaning my nasty, nasty house because it smells like something died in here…I’m kind of afraid I will actually find something dead.  Pray for me *shudders*