Well, there’s not much news from around here.
My middle son (the one whose baby passed away) got married in August. I don’t yet have any pictures to share, at this point. It was a fun wedding and reception.
Also in August, my friend, P., had a birthday. I didn’t have her birthday written on my calendar, so I didn’t realize that it was her birthday until I logged on to facebook.
I had to scramble to find a pattern and make her a gift – quickly. I found the pattern for the Karmic Kitty and I thought it was very cute.
I used stash yarn to make it; he’s even stuffed with stash yarn! It took me about 7 hours to make the whole thing.
P. absolutely loves him and said that he will accompany her on all of her road trips, as he’s the perfect size for sleeping in the car.
The OCD part of me does not like that the mandala isn’t lined up symmetrically. But, that’s just how the pattern worked out. But, my friend loves him and really that’s all that counts. Both sides are the same.
Another friend, B., wanted me to make her a pair of kitties, but she didn’t want them to be sewn together. She wants to use them as appliques. I made the first one, just like the guy you see above, but I used yellow for the eyes instead.
This little guy was made because B. loved a crochet afghan square that I made. Please excuse the poor photo, I took the picture at night – with my phone. Yeah, not the best conditions…
I had tried to fiddle with the pattern to make the circles line up with the ears better, but it didn’t work. There’s some math involved, I’m sure, and I just wasn’t up to the task.
Here is the afghan square that I based the above kitty on (the colors are much more accurate in this photo):
I believe I posted this photo in my last entry Hungry for Color.
We have a little elderly gal, J., that we help out. She doesn’t drive, so we take her to do her shopping. My sweetie and I both call her our mother in law. She is the sweetest little thing.
J.’s birthday is coming up in a few weeks and it occurred to me that I’ve made gifts for so many people, but I haven’t made anything for her! That oversight breaks my heart.
So, I decided to make her a hat and scarf set. I chose the Stonehill Cable hat and scarf pattern. They can be found here and here In the photo on the etsy page, it is the bottom left hat. I’m seriously considering buying her Mountain Range scarf patterns, too. There are no matching hat patterns though. Hopefully she’ll write some soon.
The Stonehill hat is finished, but not yet blocked and photographed. I’m working on the scarf now and have roughly a foot to go. I’m not going to make it the full 6-feet long, as the pattern calls for. She’s petite and won’t need something that long. I’m thinking 5 feet should be fine.
This is my first crochet cables (actual crossed cables) project. I’ve done some things with post stitches, but nothing like this and not a whole project. It’s been a fun experience for me. They eat a LOT of yarn.
I’ll post pictures once those items are finished.