Saturday, November 27, 2010

Showing Off Old Projects

Since I'm currently in the middle of a bunch of unfinished projects, I'm going to show off an old one.

In June of 2009 I made a set for a friend who had just had a baby boy.

I made a Blanket.

A Matching Hat.

And Two Washcloths.

All were made from Bernat's Cotton Tots yarn which is 100% Cotton, and super super soft.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Making a Blizzard...

Here's the second finished Snowflake, all dried and pretty:

And here is a snowflake hat.

I'm hoping to bust out more Snowflakes for the tree by the end of the week. Also, I'm planning on making a few of the hats for sale on Etsy. Look for that!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Halloween Socks... Finally!

I finished them!

I used a pattern called Bellatrix by Ravelry user Monkey Toes.

And here they are, modeled by my lovely friend Laurel.

Monday, November 22, 2010

More Snowflake!

Since I went out and ran errands today, I didn't get much work done in the fiber arts area. I am getting quite speedy at making snowflakes though despite the small string and even smaller hook. I can bust out a small snowflake in a few hours. I already have a new one drying on the board. I need to decide which pattern I'm going with for my next snowflake.


Here's the first snowflake, dried and done. It's pretty, don't you think? (that's my fat leg it's on, btw.)

Here's the new one. It's much smaller than the first one. I used about less than half of the pins I used for the first one.

Now if I could only motivate myself to finish those Halloween Socks...

I made a Snowflake.

I have some form of ADD when it comes to projects. I know I should be working on my socks that I promised you forever ago, but I is lazy. I'm sorry. I have two pattern repeats and then the toe left on the second sock, so that post should be sometime this week.

Chris' blanket is evil. Mitered squares are the devil.

I have been bequeathed a skien of watermelon sock yarn. I am really excited about that, but I need to finish the Halloween socks so I have a free needle to work with.

So here is a picture of my golden snowflake, as it's pinned down and drying after being painted with a paste mixture to keep it's shape.

Crochet thread is super tiny and kind of evil to work with.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Toy Commissions

I am now taking toy commissions for crocheted toys.

Price of toy will depend on size of toy, type of yarn used, and whether or not I need to purchase a pattern for it.  Sometime in the future I might set up an Etsy account for pre-made toys.

If you would like to commission a toy please email me at

Friday, November 12, 2010

Toys Toys Toys! Part 4

This is my final toy post! Aren't we excited? These last five pictures conclude the toys that I have made that I remembered to take a picture of before I handed them off.

Squidie was commissioned.  I had a good time making him. His tentacles are actually pose-able.

Snowman is my very own creation. I'm actually writing up a pdf file of the pattern to sell on Ravelry.

Ice Cream Cone Rattle was made for my niece last Christmas.

This triceratops was made for my nephew last Christmas.

And my most recent creation, Super Bunny. Made for a very special little girl for her 3rd birthday. 

I even made Super Bunny a cape! I used the Animals in Pajamas pattern again for this. The pattern gives you ears for a regular bear, a koala bear, or a bunny.

Super Bunny was my most recently made toy. I've been concentrating on more knitting projects lately, so I haven't really made any toys recently.  I hope you liked all my creations!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Toys Toys Toys! Part 3

I have really made a lot of toys. I think this whole week will end up being posts of the toys I've made...

This is Angry Egg. Angry Egg is Angry. Someone tried to dye him pink for Easter.

Gothic cupcake. She's cute. Made for a friend for her birthday.

Easter toys made for my old team at work a few years back. They loved them. Bunnies and Chickies.

Thanksgiving Turkey. I made him for my mother in law for a table decoration.

Mint Elephant was made for a friend. She was mostly cut out of this picture. 

Bear in Pajamas was made for my physical therapist as a going away present when she moved. 

I actually made Bear in Pajamas so well that this picture is used as an example picture for the pattern page on Ravelry for this specific pattern. I really love Angry Egg though. He's my personal favorite of this group.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Toys Toys Toys! Part 2

Welcome to my next set of toys. There will most likely be a few of these posts, because I've made a lot of toys.

Monkey! Made for a Friend.

Monkey 2, made for a friend.

Pink Penguin. He did not turn out good at all... I am disappointed in him.

Cupcake! Made for fun, gave to a friend on their birthday.

Boogie Boogie Hedgehog. Made for fun, gave to another friend for their birthday.

And finally, Totoro! Made for my husband, but given to our very adorable baby niece.

Return tomorrow for the next installment!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Toys Toys Toys!

When I first learned to crochet, it was for the main purpose of amigurumi, which roughly translates to "knitted stuffed toy." The knitted versions of the toys I have currently not attempted, because crocheting is just so much easier for toys.

Today I will show off my selection of toys made for different purposes.

This is my first attempt at a toy. I made a really awful Cthulhu. He became a cat toy.

This little one was a random testing of different techniques. Also became a cat toy.

I followed an actual pattern for this egg. Total Cat Toy.

Ms Cactus was made for a friend. She was my first real success.

I made all of these hearts for my friends for Valentines day.

And this post will end with my absolute favorite, Zomblie. I love Zomblie.

Come back tomorrow for more pictures of toys I have completed.

Monday, November 8, 2010

I have returned

I'm still not feeling my best, but thankfully crochet is fairly mindless and doesn't really require me to be feeling well to get things accomplished.

I had promised my loving husband that I would make him an afghan. I promised this about two years ago, and never had the drive to complete it. I'm so lazy. Blankets are hard! Finding the right pattern is also very difficult. So, I have all of this yarn meant for his blanket and a bunch of spare skeins of yarn picked up from various places that I have no plans for.

Then I find out about the Bernat Mystery Afghan Crochet Along found on the Bernat Blog. I had actually planned to follow along when it first started in October, but I got distracted and only just remembered to look up the weekly clues. This past week was spent attempting to catch up to the clues, but I am still woefully behind. Prolly because one clue is for 16 squares and the rest were from 2-8 squares. So I have completed 4 out of the current 7 clues released.

Here are the squares::

Clue One, two squares:

Clue Two, two squares:

Clue Three, eight squares:

Clue Four, four squares:

Not Completed...

Clue Five, sixteen squares:

Not Completed...

Clue Six, four squares:

Clue Seven, one large square:

Not Completed...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sorry Readers, Real Update Coming Soon

I have been ill this week and not in the mood to knit, so my socks are being further delayed. I am very sorry. I hope to have a real update before the end of the week.

Thank you for your patience.