Friday, November 28, 2008

Erik's Safari Blanket

Is FINALLY done!! Thank you JoAnn sale!
We got an olive green solid flannel and added it to the safari fabric, I got for his birthday.

There are rhinos, giraffes, jeeps and the words safari and 4x4.
I tied the X's in between the 4x4. Turned out pretty good.

I got 4 of 8 kitchen towels done, bought the yarn and buttons to finish the rest. And bought the flannel for all their pajama bottoms. Starting those tomorrow if I feel like it. I found a great buy on a wool blend yarn, normally $5.99 on sale for $1 and then my 20% additional for the after turkey day sale! .80 cents for the yarn. I bought 6, going to make more hats. Will post the pattern as soon as I get it done right.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

R2D2 Hat

I have not knitted in about 8 years, but had to do this for my father in law.

I think this turned out pretty good, but if I do another, I will not carry the other color of yarn just join it each time. I did not like the way it puckered the hat.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

New Hat...

...trying to come up with something Jeff's daughters would actually like and might keep and wear this year. Jeff said one liked hats, she does not like to do her hair, he says. Well, I found a cute hat and since it is no longer sold on that site, I decided to make my own like it.

I am not that happy with the brim, I tried to make it from memory. Think I may take the buttons off, unravel it and redo it. It is also a little tight. I used a I hook, think the next one I will bump up to a K. I may just post this one on Etsy to sell it as a preteen hat. I was working on it at the beauty school, while Jeff got his hair cut, it was a hit with the girls there, even had to give one of them my email address. I told her to give me a week before I got it down to where I like the look.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


His cute little tail...

Close up of his face...

Back shot...

And all of him, he is about 1o inches tall and YES I wrote the pattern down!!


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Erik's Rhino Slippers!!

Here are Erik's slippers! I am so excited about how they turned out. They are a mens size 13, hopefully he will not out grow them to quick.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Update on the Crochet scene...

...OK OK OK I got into a rutt, well let's say I got sick. BUT I am feeling alot better, the tests are progressing for the problems that where found. Will update later on that if there is anything really wrong.
Now on to the crochet! I am currently working on Erik's Slippers. Inspired by this picture of a hand puppet. I am taking a tried a true pattern for slippers, then adding the ears, eyes, nose and horns to the splippers.

Trying to figure out a way to make dolphin ones of Nick. Luckily Nick's foot is the same size as mine and I had to buy Erik new shoes last weekend. 14 years old and in a size 13, think he is taking after his big brother...Dale wears a size 19 shoe.
Will keep you all posted.