Um….

So….it’s been two weeks since I last posted…and my schedule says I have to post every other Tuesday…and, um, one of my goals this year is to never miss a post………..

So this is what I’ve been doing this week:

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Note the complete lack of yarn

Yeah, so it’s midterms, and I have been so covered in homework and papers and studying that I just didn’t have much time to crochet these last two weeks. I do have an exciting project in the works—at least, I’m excited about it—I just haven’t really had any time to finish it.

So…yeah. Today’s just kind of a filler day. On the plus side, spring break’s coming up, so I’ll have time to work on things then. I’ll have an actual nifty crochet thing next week, I promise. Until then, I’m gonna get back to studying….

Hawkeye Coasters

100_8182Time for the fourth installment in the Avengers coasters saga! This coaster is based on my personal favorite avenger, Hawkeye, and is very, very purple.

To be honest, I was expecting this to be a lot harder than it actually was. My original idea for this design was a simple bow and arrow, which is surprisingly hard to make when you’re crocheting in a round. It wasn’t until I sat down to design this and thought to do a google image search for “Hawkeye symbol” that I hit upon the idea to instead make a targeting scope. This came with it’s own set of challenges—mostly in partitioning a circle into four even sections—but I think it turned out nice.

As always, you can download this pattern in my Ravelry store. The direct link to the coaster pattern is http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hawkeye-coaster.

Progress! (Finally)

Hey, remember that first post I made back in November, where I said I’d have an Etsy shop before Christmas? And then I dropped off the face of the earth for six months. Well, the week after that post I dislocated my knee. Two weeks before finals. As such, I spent most of my time during finals week and winter break healing, trying to figure out how bad the injury really was, and starting physical therapy. The good news is my knee is fully healed and I was out of physical therapy by April. The bad news is that meant Entropy Creations had to be put on hold while I dealt with my injury and the ensuing crush of finals week.

That said, summer vacation has offered the perfect opportunity to actually get this project started. And, it is with great pleasure that I can announce that I finally have an Etsy store! You can access it here. I am currently selling:

Square Bears

Coasters

Headbands

and Cheshire Cat Ears.

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(Headbands and ears modeled by Verity Summers)

Please note that this list is current as of June 7, 2016, and I do intend to add new items to the store as they are made. Additionally, I will be updating this blog regularly from now on, with new posts every other Tuesday. And I believe that is all of the updates. See you all on June 21st.

A Brief Introduction

Entropy Creations is a partnership between two college students attempting to share our crafts with the world, earn extra money for college expenses, and also deal with all that yarn we own. I am one of those college students. My name is Autumn Summers, it’s nice to meet you.

I learned to crochet when I was in middle school, but I didn’t crochet very often until last year, when I learned I could make more than just sweaters and scarves.

At the beginning of this year, I had the idea to sell the things I make online, because let’s face it, you can only make so many stuffed animals before you start running out of places to put them. Additionally, I felt my creations had a quirky charm that would especially appeal to the geek community. I was soon joined in this endeavor by my friend, Sara Scott, who specializes in sewing and quilting.

Right now, Entropy Creations is nothing but a blog and an idea, but we ultimately hope to have a fully functioning shop on Etsy. Some of the things we will be selling include headbands, coasters, square-shaped teddy bears, monster-themed mug cozies, and Christmas ornaments.

On the blog, I’d like to share with you a little about each of the items we make, including any patterns if you want to make it for yourself. I’d also like to give you a little insight into the behind-the-scenes of Entropy Creations, including our crafting techniques and how we decide what to make.

Hope to see you again,

Autumn