Posts Tagged crochet

Christmas Miscellany

Jan 4th, 2011 Posted in General Musings | no comment »

A few miscellaneous things from my camera 🙂

John got me this Agent P (a/k/a Perry The Platypus).  I am ALL about Phineas and Ferb, so was very thrilled by this gift.

I was sort of surprised that John asked for this one.  While it does have the old “kitty paw” logo vs the new Bobcat logo they use now, he usually isn’t much for when the colors aren’t the normal team colors.   Last night he was wearing this shirt and he said he really liked the shirt, but he did think it was weird that it was purple.

My friend Ashley sent me a skein of Lion Brand Wool Prints yarn, in Autumn Sunset.   I had never used wool yarn before.  I’m not a big fan of wool myself, so I had never been keen to try any of the wool yarns.   This yarn was great to work with though and I will absolutely get more of it, when I’m allowed to buy yarn again 😛

These are not the best pictures, unfortunately.  It was kind of dark in here when I took them, so they are a bit dark and the one with the flash is kind of bright.  I decided to include it so you can see some of the detail a bit better though.

A couple obligatory pet pictures 😉

Bun, who someday we will conquer his allergy issues and he will be freed from his head gear, laying in the cat bed on the table behind my desk (next to John’s desk).

Orion, a/k/a  Office Cat taking a snooze on John’s “reader”.    Usually the cats just sit on there and throw all John’s stuff on the floor one item at a time, but I guess she was tired on that particular day.   If you enlarge the picture and look close, you can see she has her paws folded over her face.  So cute!

Patient Parker

Dec 22nd, 2010 Posted in Cats, Crafts | no comment »

So I mentioned that I was crocheting a lot again.  After I posted the hat pictures on facebook, (which was actually quite a while before I got around to blogging about it.  Yes, I am a bad blogger.  I’m working on it!) Anna’s daughter asked why I hadn’t made a sweater for her dog.   The most obvious answer was that I didn’t know she wanted a sweater for her dog 😛   I had never crocheted a dog sweater before, so I set out to find a pattern.

There are a ton of them online, but none of them were exactly what I wanted to make, but I did find one that looked kind of promising so I decided to give it a go.   None of my dogs wanted to model, but Parker (who NEVER disappoints) was laying around minding her own business.  A mistake I am sure she still regrets 😉

I sent the pictures to Anna and she had some suggestions for changes she would like for her dog, Lilly.  So I did a test sweater with those changes and sent them to her for sizing before I made a “real” (ie: pretty) sweater for her.   Here is Parker wearing the test version (who didn’t learn after the first laying around minding her own business episode):

Here is Lilly:

Baby Hats Galore

Dec 19th, 2010 Posted in Crafts | no comment »

Recently I was bitten by the crochet bug again and have been crocheting quite a bit. I finally got around to doing something I have wanted to do for several years. I made a bunch of hats (40!) and donated them to the local NICU for the preemie babies 🙂

This is a great cause, if you are a craft person and many NICUs love to get donations.  There are some great patterns here at Bev’s site.

Here are a few of the hats:

(click on the pictures to view full size)