I am back with the healthy again 🙂 I had a terrible cold a week ago and spent the last few days catching up on everything that i fell behind on. It never ceases to amaze me how much yo can fall behind on during a cold.
This Saturday is my mother-in-law’s birthday and i like to have him make his gifts rather than buy something. Since we have been into the Shrinky Dinks lately he made some more charms for Gramma to have on a necklace.
I love his little pictures and i treasure the ones he has made for me. I know Grandma will treasure hers as well.
I have been working on Gromit almost every night for about an hour, enough time to get one of his bits done 🙂
We have legs, arms, feet, one completed ear, a partial ear and his neck. I wasn’t able to work his arms in the round because of their construction but i have been able to do all the other parts in the round. I only have the ear, tail, nose and eyes left so i am hoping to finish all his bits by tomorrow night.
I also started Steggie for Little Man-this is what i have of the back.
I decided to go with the biggest size because when I measured one of Little Man’s hoodies it measured at 30 inches across which was large in the pattern and that is his current size. I want Steggie to last him a bit longer then just this season so Hopefully the bigger size won’t be too huge. Even if it is we can roll up the sleeves right 🙂
Ta-daa i have an FO! I joined a potholder swap and i wanted to kind play around and test out a pattern that i liked.
Pattern: Potholder from Kyuuto! Japanese Crafts Lacy Crochet
Dates:March 20-April 1, 2009
Yarn: J. P Coats Royale Crochet Thread Size 3
Hook: 2.2 mm
Notes: Oh Man, this practice potholder took way longer than I planned. I did the two circles and when i went to sandwich them together and do the edging one of my circles was missing a whole panel!!!! HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?? So i had to unravel almost all of it and redo the circle and since it was basically my third time making a circle i just wasn’t that into it anymore and took a few days break. There area little mistakes all over the place-nothing noticeable unless you study it or if you looked at the pattern. The yellow edging has kind of a big mistake. I was supposed to do 7 treble crochets in a single crochet and I only did 6 and didnt realize my mistake until i was right at the end. I was not doing it again. Even with all my screw-ups it did come out really nice and i do like it but i don’t think this is the pattern i am going to use for the swap. lol
I checked out 200 crochet squares from the library and there are quite a few that look like they might be fun to do. Now the fun of picking the perfect square begins 🙂