Bits and Bobs

Here's a rundown of what's been going on in NeedleNoodlesLand:

I've made fifty mini Jayne hat keychains for the Southeastern Browncoats to sell at Dragon*Con this year. Hand knit, 100% wool, with just a bit of Tunisian crochet to make things interesting.

Handknit Jayne Hat Keychains

Yeah, okay, technically, there are only maybe 30 mini Jayne hats shown in the photo above. Y'know, sometimes you just don't feel the need to search for a perfectly sized bowl for 50 keychains.

Also, I mentioned my trip to Maker Faire Detroit, but did I mention that I managed to get an Editor's Choice ribbon?

Maker Faire Detroit Editor's Choice Ribbon

Bonus points to anyone who can find me a list of the other Editor's Choice winners @ Maker Faire Detroit. There were some really great makers there, and I would be curious to see what other fine folks are on the list

And, in closing, have I mentioned that I have a new book out? :)

Not only is Yummi 'Gurumi
out and available on bookstore shelves now, I happen to have a few signed copies of my own available here. Get 'em while they still have that new book smell!

Yummi 'Gurumi

Question about Pork Bun Pattern

Anonymous   |   Sat, 2012-02-04 05:38

Hello! I'm having problems with understanding what to do for Round 6 to 8 of the Pork Bun (the "bread" part). For example, for Round 6, after chaining 4, where do I single crochet 3? Along the chain or back along Round 5?

Thank you! Love your books :)

Dim Sum Pattern

NeedleNoodles   |   Sun, 2012-02-05 20:21

Yeah, the original pattern had diagrams to go along with the written instructions, and I think that in this case, it really helps:

For the "ch 4, sc 3" in Row 6, the "sc 3" is made in the chain just made.

Thanks so much!

Anonymous   |   Mon, 2012-02-06 07:01

Thanks so much!

Yummi 'Gurumi

Anonymous   |   Mon, 2011-04-04 22:31

Hi! I bought your new book and love looking at all the different things I will (eventually) make. I'm a beginner crocheter so I often get stuck on parts of a pattern while I learn "crochet speak."

Today I am trying to make the Nigiri Rice Base (page 34) and I don't understand what the pattern directions mean on Row 1 when it says to "continue all round to other side of chain." I know you are a very busy lady and I understand if you don't have a chance to help me out with this but I thought I'd ask - in the meantime I'm "winging-it", lol.

When I finish one of the sushi's I will post a picture for you. :)

Thanks and Take Care!
~Biologie (

The other side of the chain

NeedleNoodles   |   Thu, 2012-01-26 20:37

If you haven't already, you might check the Grim Reaper tutorial, here:

It also starts out by working around to the other side of the chain.

Basically, imagine the rounds of the nigiri rice base as being shaped like a race track with the chain being in the middle.

Jayne Hats

Anonymous   |   Sun, 2010-09-05 16:03

They are sooo cute! I need one :) I can't go to the convention but I wonder if they will be available in someone's Etsy store...
I was at the Dragon Con parade yesterday and saw many Browncoats; a few with Jayne hats. I gotta make me one.

Jayne Hat!

Anonymous   |   Wed, 2010-09-01 03:49

are you gonna sell these on your etsy? i'd love to purchase one!

oh yeah!

Anonymous   |   Sun, 2010-08-22 07:36

Is it available in NZ yet?

New Book Availability

NeedleNoodles   |   Wed, 2010-08-25 14:21

Looks like Yummi 'Gurumi is available most places.

I don't know where you prefer to do your book shopping in NZ, but it appears that my new book *can* be ordered online:

Note that there are *two* versions of the new book. One is called "Yummi 'Gurumi" which I've shown in the photo above. This is the US version. The other version is called "Gourmet Crochet" and is basically the same book, except with a different cover, and it uses UK crochet terms instead of US terms.

Actually, I have copies of both, although I only have the US version listed in my Etsy shop right now.

Well that explains some

Anonymous   |   Thu, 2010-11-11 17:58

Well that explains some things.

I came across Yummi Gurumi in a craft store the other day and when I flipped through it I was certain I had seen the cake picture before on the cover of another book on Amazon but I swore it had been a different book.

My Book!

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