Saturday, November 28, 2009

One More Baby Afghan...

And here is the third crocheted afghan I've made in the past month and a half. Phew! Yet another Vanna pattern (though I ended up doing something wrong and it looks nothing like the pattern, oops!) with Vanna yarn. I have so much of this yarn around now that I have plans for about 5 other projects just to use up all these left-overs!

This one is for my friend-since-9th-grade Christie who is due at the end of the year. I'm really hoping that the baby comes while I'm still in town at Christmas so I can meet him before I have to come back home. Make it happen, baby!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cozy x 3

I just finished my first commissioned order! My good friend Erin asked me to make a couple of these drink cozies/sleeves to give as Christmas gifts. I was so excited! These little guys are really fun to make. Erin only asked for two, but I just had to throw in one for her, as well.

While driving a few days ago I was struck with a new idea to do a crocheted ripple along the edge. I was so excited to get home and try it that I could barely drive! I'm so happy with the way it looks. Punching the holes, and crocheting with the world's smallest crochet hook takes a bit more time but I think it's so worth it.

I have another project in my head using felt and this crocheted edge that I'm soooo eager to make. It'll be my reward after I finish the Christmas gift I'm currently working on. Can't wait!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Pink Elephant

My friend Adelyn asked me to make this sweet elephant for her daughter. It was fun and pretty fast to make and I even learned a couple new things. It's far from perfect but I hope it's ok! I get so nervous when I make anything for anyone.

The pattern can be found here.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Overwhelmed? Me?

I just finished making a list of the projects that I'm currently working on and ones that need to be started and finished. The number is 30. 30 projects. Sewing, knitting, crocheting, designing, printing, assembling. And those are just for Christmas! There is an entirely different list of projects that need to get done in the not-too-distant future: Norway Trip blog, printing, framing, painting, photo albums, hanging, thrifting. Phew.

Today is going to be all-projects all-day. I'm not even going to bother getting dressed. I think it's going to be a very good day.

Here is my favorite song right now. It's officially my new running song -- the one I switch to when I need a burst of energy to keep me going. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

A Tale of Two Mittens

Once upon a time (last Christmas), a Brother asked a Sister to make him some mittens like hers. "Of course," said Sister and she promptly began to knit them.

She knit and knit, trying to finish them before leaving Brother's town for Her town. Soon it became obvious that the mittens were going to be much too small for Brother. They were too small for Sister, who was just a medium-sized girl. There was no way they would fit a large-sized Brother.

Sister got bummed out and put the mittens away. She worked on them on and off (mostly off) for many months. Then, Sister decided to finish them. After all, Sister-in-Law was a small-sized girl -- surely they will fit her!

And so now they are finally finished. And everyone will be happy. Well, except for Brother, who will still not have any mittens.

Pattern by Hello Yarn .
This is my 3rd pair of these mittens I've made and I really love them. They were my first experience doing color work and were a great introduction! Plus, cute as cute and free pattern! Why this pair turned out so much smaller than the others is still a mystery.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Manly Granny

I told you I was addicted to these granny squares, right?

This afghan is essentially the same as the previous one (same stitch, etc) but in different colors and with a scalloped border.

Lisa's baby shower was today -- this afghan is for her little boy due around Christmas. We are very excited to have another boy in our little group of friends so Will has some buddies. :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Finished Granny

I loooove how this blanket turned out! The colors kill me and it was so fun and easy to make. It ended up being gifted to my friend Christy for her baby girl who will be born in just a few weeks! Can't wait to meet the little one!

I might be a little bit hooked (get it?) on granny squares now. I'm working on another one plus have ideas for some pot holders (so 70s!) and/or wall art. Oh yeah.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hot Drinks

A last minute birthday gift for a fun friend. I think this is my favorite drink cozy I've made so far!