Gentle reader (and now viewers, I guess!),
I finally finished my video tutorial for the Magic Ring technique. Have a bo-peep and tell me what you think!
I’m pretty happy with how it turned out in the end, but it was rocky road! I filmed and scrapped it about five times (I guess one-shot magic like a certain Kate Bush interpretive dance video you might remember is a rare and special thing. ^_~ ). Basically, it’s a pretty awkward technique to describe and show in a way that makes sense. Also, I apologize for the grainy intro section. I was trying a different camera which, needless to say, I won’t be using again unless I have full natural light. But, the point is not to look at my silly mug, and I just wanted to get the tutorial out already, so I let it slide. If it had been the demonstration footage – the important stuff – I’d have scrapped it. I try it make the actual process of doing these techniques really clear but I also try to add a bit of silliness to keep it fun. I hope you get a little chuckle here and there. ^_~
ALSO, I have some neat news!
I’ve reached 300 likes on my Facebook page, and you know what that means? GIVEAWAY TAIMZ! Over the next few days I’m going to reveal the prizes in no particular order – I have some super neat ones lined up! – and then I’ll tell you how to win ’em! I’m really excited, and I hope you are too. I really schwanna give you some gifties! Hurray!
If you have any feedback or suggestions for future tutorials, let me know! You can post ’em here or in the YouTube comments.
6 thoughts on “Wanna Learn the Magic Ring? I’ll Show You!!”
this is all super helpful as i’ve started learning to crochet!!! i went to five classes and i’m ready to magic circle!!!x
You’ve inspired me to keep trying this technique. I’ve been crocheting for 16 years (gasp!) and I’ve only attempted this a few times because it always felt WAY too weird. If I see it in a pattern I always cheat and do a few chain and join with a Slip stitch.
Also, your Oprah impression is excellent (imagine me saying that in an Oprah voice ‘EXCELLLLLEEEEENT’) and I almost thought she was right there in the room with you.
Thanks for making such an informative and humour infused demo. I love it and I love your work Rayor. You’re totes ace.
Squee – your video is great! Your instructions are so easy to follow and it was fun to put a voice to the face ^_^
Great video! Thanks for sharing! You are very clear and make it easy to follow along.
Frantastic job! I particularly enjoyed your Oprah impression. She’s “kind of” a hometown hero here in Chicago 😉
Awesome! I love it! And you!