Sunday, November 29, 2009
OOPS- blog draft I never posted :$
Lately I've been a bit restless. I cant seem to stick with any project. I started the hat then started a blanket square, which I stuck to for 3 days. Then I started a pair of booties, and started spinning some merino fiber even though I'm trying to finish up the green singles I started. A couple days ago I decided it wasn't spinning or knitting my hands wanted to do but rather crochet. I was feeling rather ambitious and took out my copy of Amigurumi: Super Happy Crochet Cute by Elisabeth Doherty, turned to the last pattern in the book and started finding some yarn to make Strawbeary. Now usually I don't follow the color schemes set out by the pattern but when I pulled up my stash I new I wanted to use up some of my Caron Simply Soft and Bernat Satin and it just so happened that I had most of the colors. I did change a few. I used a Bernat colorway in a deep jade for the main color of her shirt and selected the green shown in the pattern to be the accenting colors on her shirt. I am still not sure what color I will make her hair, I have the pink it calls for but I also have a cute purple and a really nice pink that has textured white fibers in it. I'm kinda waiting to finish to see what kinda hair she is screaming for.
Hey guys, sorry for not posting this before I must have started the blog and saved it so I could proof read it for later and then never got around to it. Since I wrote this I managed to complete most on my Strawbeary bear. I made her skirt(gray) a bit longer and gave it a little lace design at the end. She is still waiting on hair and legs, however it might be a while before I finish her up. I have also finished plying the green singles I spun and now its just waiting to be wound into a ball, which is not top in my priorities but I will get to it eventually. I'm pretty sure the blanket, hat, and booties I started have since been frogged but I did manage to knit a toy for a co-worker who was expecting a baby girl. I made her the Silly Duck by Barbara Prime's pattern collection. Both mother and new baby loved it.
After I finished the duck I had another very large crafting funk, you can read about it in my next post.