How was your weekend? Ours was nice and relaxing but still got a few things done.
Little Acorn from Roman Sock
Made for: Me
Dates: June 13-22,2009
Yarn: Vanna’s Choice Baby-held doubled for the lid
Hook: 3.5 mm
Notes: Mine isn’t really shaped like an acorn because i made the bottom with the yarn held single stranded and so it wasn’t quite as big as i would have liked it after the increases in the pattern so i did 3 more increase rows to make it a bit wider. Then i worked straight for a few rows and decreased a couple rows. I really don’t remember exactly how much i decreased. Why? Well, my top didn’t fit my bottom and i had already reworked the cap a couple times for various reasons. I decided i would adjust the bottom and i just pulled the yarn until i was at the spot i wanted to start re-crocheting from. Then i just went until my bottom fit nicely into the cap.
I also made i-cord “buttons” instead of buying some. I really like how those came out-i just winged it with those.
I think this is a super cute pattern and if i were to make it again i would do the bottom with the yarn held double so that way it doesn’t bruise and dent up so easy. It’s just not that strong. Where the cap is like a shield is is so thick and strong. I would also make the top first to the size i liked and them make the bottom to fit.
Yesterday was Father’s Day and i really like the idea of Little Man making his gifts for people-i think it so personal and sweet and something that a lot of people would treasure especially from when they are at this age. And i also tend to have him make the things that i would love to get from him. Teehee 🙂
So I came across this (pdf) awhile ago online, an excerpt from Soule Mama’s next book, due out in August. Then came across it again just last week and thought it would be perfect since hubby likes to read. So I had Aidan draw the picture and then i did the embroidery. Ta-Da!
An extra-large bookmark for Daddy. Mommy wants one too-maybe next weekend 🙂
And i saved the best for last-the promised picture of Peyton. She is so adorable-this picture doesn’t do her justice but it is the best i managed to get.
Have a great day!