Design Update

When my old laptop died after over 8 years of good times, it was sad.  That thing had its moments, but it also had a fan replacement, a hard drive crash, and basically died a slow, broken hard-drive, overheated death.  It was sad, but what was most upsetting was Photoshop 7.0 was installed on it, you guys.  Trying to design a blog to make it my own without the use of my trusty old photoshop software was kind of a challenge.  I didn't want to shell out the money to get Photoshop again,  it's not that serious.  So I ended up downloading GIMP.  For a free program, it is really good and I can see why a lot of people recommended it.  But I was used to Photoshop,  and already knew it was going to take some time for me to get used to all these features and such.  I tried to find the user manual online and ended up googling other Photoshop alternatives again.  Fortunately, I found out that Adobe released Photoshop CS2 for free on their website.  It's been on there for free for over a year.  Like, an actually legal download of Photoshop software.  For the free!  ::fist pumps::

Anyways, my point is that I updated this blog's design and it looks more crisp than the design I made using PhotoScape.  I like how it turned out,  but I need more content.  That, is something I am working on.


A Food Post But Not a Food Post

I saw this super cute crochet project by Twinkie Chan online and I knew I had to do it.  Plus, the pattern is free!  I always have allergies, so having a tissue box readily available is a must.  Plus, my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving, so this tissue cozy just made absolute sense.  I didn't have the yarn that it called for on hand, so I used what I had and adjusted the stitches in the pattern since I knew the gauge would be different.  I literally stitched a row and lined up the edges to a tissue box to see if I had to add or subtract stitches.  It was that easy.

Now every time I grab a tissue,  I can't help but chuckle.  It's so freaking hilarious.  I consider myself a knitter, but I love the cutesy and kitschy crochet world of amigurumi.  It is amazing what people can come up with.  If you love things shaped like food, check out Twinkie Chan if you haven't already.  She is super creative and definitely inspires me to craft more.