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Oh London, you crazy beast...

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 26, 2014, 2:29 AM



And so continues my soap opera life! London is crazy, awesome and confusing. I have been here for barely two months and in that time I have moved twice, found a great job with more than decent pay, made a bunch of friends, met the love of my life and moved in with him, been called some horrible things because of it, worked through one of the hardest times in my life, had some of the happiest moments of my life and have eaten way too little chocolate. As I said, my life's a soap opera at the moment and I'm actually loving it!
Of course, staring in my very own soap opera makes me way too busy with life to keep up with things online. I've also barely had time to work on crochet patterns. Ah well, things will settle down at some point, I am having way too many feels right now. ;)
Hope you're all well and awesome too! :D

I'm still alive!

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 23, 2014, 5:19 AM



Yes, it's been a while since my last update. I've been very busy vacationing with family and settling into my new home.
I spent two awesome months in Germany and France, catching up with family and just enjoying having some time for myself and loved ones.
I have now been in London, UK, for a little over 3 weeks and am already feeling incredibly at home here! I found a cozy little room and already met a bunch of amazingly crazy people and am having way too much fun exploring the city. I'm still looking for a job, but had a great interview yesterday and am hoping it'll lead to a placement. For now I am just enjoying being alive and being able to go on great adventures like this one!
Hope you are all well and still remember me. :B

Ready to Move On...

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 6, 2014, 2:16 AM



Alright, finally another blog update. I've really neglected dA while I've been trying to organize and save up for my move. I've arrived back home in Hamburg, Germany just before Christmas and am now enjoying some well deserved down time at my mom's place.
That's right, no job or anything to worry about for two months! How ridiculously luxurious is that? Well, it is for me anyway, I'm one of those people who've always had to work to somehow make enough to pay their rent, so this is unusually weird for me. I'm already wondering what to do with all this extra time and it's just been two weeks! :D But not to worry, I have plenty of things on my to-do list to plan for the future.

In late February/early March I am going to move to London, England! That's right, another big move. From Germany to Canada to England. I wonder what'll come next after that.
I am hoping to start studying in England after the summer to finally start planning on a career (as opposed to just jobs) which I am told is something I should have done 15 years ago. But hey, I'm STILL not ready to be an adult, so yeah, deciding on what to do with my future is really hard for me.

Anyway, I have plans and ideas and lots of time in the next month and a half to do whatever I like before I have to get back to being serious about life and all that. So yay, I'm celebrating this! :la:

I'm not going to promise anything, but I am hoping to be more active in my various blogs and websites. Of course, so far this has never panned out because I get too distracted too fast, but we shall see how I keep up this time. :B

For now, I hope you've all had a great start in the new year and enjoy life AT LEAST as much as I do right now!
Love and chocolate for all! :la:

Moving Sale!

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 2, 2013, 1:09 PM



I will be moving across the planet at the end of the year, so I am having a SALE in my  Etsy store ! Use the coupon code MOVINGSALE to get 25% off orders over $25 from now to Dec. 06 2013! Order your items as soon as possible to ensure you get them in time for Christmas. :D
www.etsy.com/ca/shop/MyntKat


Hats and Scarves by MyntKat

Hats And Scarves for Sale

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 23, 2013, 6:35 PM



I put all of my viking hats and dragon scarves up into my Etsy store. I likely won't be making any more viking hats or dragon scarves for sale (except for finishing the red one I am working on), so grab them while they are available!

Hats and Scarves by MyntKat

Off To The Faire

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 18, 2013, 9:56 AM



Alright kids! I am in the process of leaving for the BC Renaissance Festival, which will run today through Sunday! So, if you're in the area, come on out and check out my viking hats and dragon scarves for sale!

Two Dragons by MyntKat

Viking Pile by MyntKat

Snakes, vikings and so many colors!

Journal Entry: Sun May 12, 2013, 12:53 PM



So many news today!
Okay, first off, I have just released two new crochet patterns! :la:
The first one is a slithery snake scarf! It's really easy to make and suitable for beginners. It comes with lots of photos to illustrate each step and works up really fast.

Snake Scarf by MyntKat

The pattern can be found on Ravelry, on Craftsy and on Etsy!

Secondly, I completely overhauled the viking hat pattern I released last year. It's now much easier to make (especially the horns) and comes in 9 sizes from newborn to XL adult!

Viking Hat Crochet Pattern by MyntKat

You can find the pattern on Ravelry, on Craftsy and on Etsy.

And lastly, I just uploaded the next lesson in my crochet tutorial video series. It's right here on youtube and this week I am showing you how to do color changes.

:la:

Lesson 6 - crochet in the round

Journal Entry: Sun May 5, 2013, 1:20 PM



In this week's video tutorial I am showing you how to crochet in the round by making these simple and easy cosmetic cotton pads.

Cosmetic Pads by MyntKat

You can watch the video on youtube!

Lesson 5 - Make a Dish Cloth

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 28, 2013, 1:54 PM



I just uploaded lesson 5 of my video series. In this lesson, you can learn to make this:

Dishcloth by MyntKat

click here for the video


I hope you enjoy!

Learn to Crochet

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 21, 2013, 11:24 AM



I just uploaded Lesson 4 of my free crochet course on youtube! You can watch it right here!
Hope you enjoy!

Learn to Crochet - Lesson 3

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 14, 2013, 4:29 AM



I just uploaded lesson 3 of my Learn to Crochet series on youtube. Hope you enjoy!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=orAq7F…

Lesson 2 now online

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 7, 2013, 1:38 PM



I just uploaded lesson 2 of my Learn to Crochet series!
Find it on my youtube channel! :la:

Learn to Crochet!

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 31, 2013, 7:25 PM



I just uploaded lesson 1 of my video tutorial series Learn to Crochet! So for all of you who love seeing crochet works but have never tried it yourself or just couldn't get the hang of it, I hope these video will teach you how to become crochet masters!
The first video is all about how to select your yarn and hook before you get started and explains some technical stuff you'll need to know. I hope you enjoy it!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0I06T…

Catch me if you can...

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 9, 2013, 10:47 AM



Alright, since I have opened a lot of accounts in the last few weeks and can now be found all over the net, I figured it's time to give you guys an updated list! So, here's a list of all the places you can find me:
FaceBook
Ravelry
Etsy
Craftsy
Twitter
DeviantArt
Tumblr
Flickr
Instagram
YouTube
Pinterest
Phew, that's quite the list... some of them are rather new, so I'm just starting to update them, others have been around for years. Either way, if you use any of these services, drop by and say hi! :D

The Dragons Are Flying!

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 16, 2013, 1:04 PM



That's right, I have just published my dragon scarf pattern for sale! :la:
You can find it on ravelry and Etsy. I'm very excited to finally get this released, it's been so many months of work, revising, testing, revising and so on. :D

Also, some finished dragons are still available in my shop:

Purple Dragon Scarf by MyntKat Brown Dragon Scarf by MyntKat Black Dragon by MyntKat Green Dragon by MyntKat Purple Dragon by MyntKat Green Dragon Scarf by MyntKat

Vikings and Dragons

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 13, 2013, 11:28 PM



The winner of my viking hat give-away has been picked! Congratulations to Emily G. from California! :clap: Her hat will be made next week after I finish the desert dragon I am working on at the moment. :la:

I am also getting ready to publish my dragon scarf pattern. It will be released in the next few days. :iconcheerplz:

And last but not least, there are more dragons available in my shop!

Purple Dragon Scarf by MyntKat Brown Dragon Scarf by MyntKat Black Dragon by MyntKat Green Dragon by MyntKat Purple Dragon by MyntKat Green Dragon Scarf by MyntKat

Viking Hat Give-Away

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 3, 2013, 9:56 AM



We have reached 100 viking hat pattern sales! To celebrate, MyntKat Creations is giving away one handmade crochet viking hat to one lucky winner! The give-away is open until February 13th 2013, 1pm PST.

To enter, simply like the MyntKat facebook page and enter here: a.pgtb.me/JkqCGj

Viking Hat by MyntKat

Spread the word and good luck!


Dragons are still for sale in my Etsy Store! :la:

Green Dragon Scarf by MyntKat Purple Dragon by MyntKat Green Dragon by MyntKat Black Dragon by MyntKat

Dragons for sale!

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 3:46 PM


These three darlings have just been added to my Etsy store, you can give them a new home!
Fire Dragon by MyntKat Green Dragon by MyntKat Purple Dragon by MyntKat

The pattern is currently being tested and will hopefully be published for sale in February. :D


Tardis skin created by MyntKat. Allons-y!

A Fat Rant... of sorts

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:13 PM


So, I rarely look at DDs anymore, for several reasons... but often one of them on the bottom of a page catches my eye and makes me click it. Today this happened to be a nude shot of a nice, plump bubble butt. After admiring the image for a while I wanted to leave a comment with my likes and dislikes of the composition... and then I made the mistake of reading the comments. :|

Outdoor 30 by interZone-studio

It's really sad to see that DDs like this turn into discussions of what is beautiful and what kind of women are deemed 'real' or 'ideal'. Those who claim they just want everyone to be treated equally are those who throw around the word 'real women' or 'real bodies' the most. As if skinny women weren't real, just a figment of our imagination, nothing more to them. But no, skinny women don't have a right to be offended, only us fatties do.

Yes, the woman on the image has a disproportionately large behind which is emphasized by the camera angle. No, she did not need everyone to jump up and defend her or proclaim how grateful they were that finally a 'real woman' was featured on a photo like this, completely forgetting that we are looking at art here.
If you want to stop the trend of so-called body-shaming, if you want women of ALL (yes, all, as in every single one, INCLUDING the skinny ones) shapes and sizes to feel accepted, maybe you should stop talking about freaking body sizes. If you want the size and shape to not matter, stop putting so much emphasis on it, stop calling skinny women out as not real or unrealistic. They exist, they are out there! Not all of them starve themselves to death and many of them have just as many body issues as the heavier ones.
Open your eyes and shut your mouth once in a while.

And all the while everyone forgets that this is an artwork posted by the artist that we are commenting on. How about giving some feedback on the art, not the model's body shape.

There, that's all. :|


Tardis skin created by MyntKat. Allons-y!

Artisan Crafts History

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:10 AM


Hello my pets! Today I come to you with tidings of the historical kind! :P
:iconarthistoryproject: is holding an Artisan Crafts month this December! Anyone and everyone can join in and help out. Check out the project, it's an amazing community driven project and promises to be intensely interesting.

In more personal news, I am still working on my dragon scarf pattern, but am hoping to finish it soon. Just a few more details to write out, photograph and correct and then I can move on to the testing phase! It's very exciting. :D
I have started selling patterns on ravelry and etsy and I've had an amazing response in the first month. Especially the viking hat pattern is selling like hot cakes and I am loving all the love and attention it is getting. :la:

And I have decided that I will be trying to get back to dA more often. I have been so engrossed with other things in my life over the past year, I have not been able to spend much time here, but I will make an effort to change that and actually get around to being here more often... let's hope it works out! :D


Tardis skin created by MyntKat. Allons-y!