Exhausted Wehrmacht troopers travelling in convoy on a BMW R12 and sidecar of the 2./Motorcycle Infantry Company, 8th Panzer Division, somewhere on the Eastern Front in 1941.

During the campaigns that spread across Europe and into the Soviet Union, motorcycle troopers served a variety of functions including chauffeuring officers, delivering dispatches and even hot meals, and scouting on patrol. Motorcycles also were point vehicles taking the brunt of battle, sometimes as specially equipped tank destroyers. As with all motorcyclists, there was a kinship among these soldiers who called themselves “kradfahrer.” They rode exposed without the armor plating of the Panzers, without the safety of hundreds of foot soldiers beside them—moving targets, as it were, or sniper magnets. And then there were minefields, artillery fire, and strafing aircraft to contend with. (warfarehistorynetwork.com)

(Colorised by David Stroodle from the USA)

Free Crochet Pattern: chubby striped bear amigurumi (and bunny!)

Alright, time for a new crochet pattern! This time it’s for this cute little striped bear, which is actually a revamp of an old pattern from maybe 5 years ago.

Unfortunately I can’t find any pictures of it, but this new version is way cuter anyway!!

I made 2 different critters with this pattern & they’re identical except for color changes and the ears. Let’s get started!

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Tiny lil pug pattern!

This is just a little pattern i whipped up inspired by some adorable pictures i saw. 

I used a light tan wool for the body, legs, and tail, and a mid brown wool for the ears. The face is embroidered using brown, pink, and black thread. (feel free to use buttons or felt or improvise for the face if you dont want to embroider though haha) I used a size 3 crochet hook, but a slightly larger hook is also fine.


Body & tail
R1: mc 4 (4)
R2: inc around (8)
R3: *sc, inc* around (12)
R4: *sc2, inc* around (16)
R5: *sc3, inc* around (20)
R6-10: sc around (20)
R11: *dec, sc2* around (15)
R12: *dec, sc* around (10)
(attach legs, stuff)
R13: dec around (5)
R14: slst gap closed, don’t cut wool
Tail (continuing from butt)
R15: ch 5
R16: hdc in 2nd chain from hook back to the body
slst to attach to body
tie off wool end and cut and weave in
attach ears and embroider face

Paws X4
mc 3 (3)
inc around (6)

Ears X2
ch5, turn (do not ch1 when turning)
sc4, turn
sc3, turn
sc2, turn
weave wool tail back through, attach

That’s all there is to it! Go forth and make yourself an adorable lil potato

Please feel free to contact me if you find an error in the pattern.


The Washed in Miami’s Glow Workspace

Here are some of the products that make this workspace an Amazing Workspace:

  • unbranded rgb strips

Asus Z97 Pro motherboard

Anidees Crystal Cube tempered glass case

NZXT Kraken X62

Glorious Master Race Extended White Mousepad

Asus Strix GTX 1070 8gb

Seagate Barracuda 2tb

My proud offspring in all its cubular glory:

Klipsch Pro Media 2.0 speakers

Corsair K95 Platinum in Browns

Unpictured: AKG 7XX, Steelseries Siberia V2, Vsonic GR-07 Bass Edition

LG 27UD68-W 4K IPS in landscape

Logitech G502 mouse

The secret city of wires and power supplies hidden underneath

My everyday perspective:

Anne Pro Mechanical Bluetooth Keyboard in Gateron Browns

Auidiophile Gear:Monoprice M1060’s

6x AsiaHorse purple 120mm fans

I7 4790k @ 4.4ghz

Corsair RM850w

Asus VG248QE 1080p 144hz in portrait

Samsung 840 Evo 256gb

Toshiba Radius R12 4K 12.5" + all the stickers

Full setup, freshly cable managed

Glorious Master Race Grey Wrist Rest

Fiio Olympus 2 Amp/Dac

G.Skill Sniper 8gb ddr3 @ 1866mhz

Hifiman HE-400i’s

Turtle Duck: Free Amigurumi Pattern

An original pattern by PricklyStitches


F/3.75 mm hook

E/3.50 mm hook  (for the beak)

Worsted weight yarn in yellow, dark brown, light brown, and tan.


Stitch marker (not required, but recommended)


Yarn needle

Black fabric paint for the eyes

Straight pins (not required, but recommended for simplifying the assembly)

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