I crocheted up a little unicorn last week, using a pattern from Fresh Stitches, Clarita the Pig. I made some small changes to turn it into a unicorn. The yarn is Hawthorn & Wool in her Unicorn colorway, I bought the yarn with the intention to crochet this Fatty Lumpkin pattern. I crocheted some of it but decided I didn’t actually like how it was turning out, so I tried to find a new pattern, took me awhile but once this pattern came along, I decided to use it. The hair is made from a fun fur I found in a remnants bag from Michaels, I have a lot more of the stuff and am looking for something to make with it. The unicorn is quite small but I’m really happy with how she turned out.
New socks are also on my needles, my needles have sat empty for a couple weeks and I felt the need to finally change that. I’m using a set of rainbow neon minis from NikkiSlipp on etsy and a skein of Alegria in the Marshes colorway.
I wasn’t sure how I was going to knit these socks, I just cast on and went with whatever flew off my needles. I ended up striping the minis at the top and then switching to the Hermione’s Everyday Socks pattern. I am so in love with how the sock is looking!
other yarn goodness
I have been dreaming up projects using pom poms for quite some time but I hadn’t figured out if it would work how I picture it. So, I’m making a little project right now to try it out. It’s going to be for my son and I’m actually very excited about how it’s turning out right now, I’m excited for it to be finished.
This week, we’re getting ready to take a small trip to Edmonton. I found out that the Edmonton Fiber Frolic is happening the same day I will be in town, so I’m excited about checking it out. I have never been able to make it to an event like it before. I’m hoping that the weather gets better for our drive out on Friday, right now it’s storming and raining off and on with quite a few different warnings for the next couple days happening. I’m not a fan of driving on the highway in the rain, so fingers crossed that it is over by then!
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It’s Year of Projects update time again. This week I actually wanted to knit and found time to do it, so I have a finish and work on socks happened!
socks – 1/20
I still don’t have a finished pair but I’m working on it and hopefully will have at least one pair next week! I now have three HOs (half finished objects). The Blueberry Waffle sock was super quick once I settled into knitting it, once I kitchenered the toe, I cast on for my second Cables & Lace sock. I’m trying not to loose momentum with my socks again.
I finished a toy! My Super Raccoon came off the needles on Wednesday. Knitting this toy really was so much fun. I knit him using mostly Vanna’s Choice yarns and a 3.25 needle. The eyes almost disappear in some light but I’m letting that be ok, I tried to add white felt behind them but it looked crazy, so I just added the black eyes to the black stripe. I don’t think anyone but me really cares about it anyway!
I knit this guy for my son and he snatched him as soon as I was done getting this one finished picture. My oldest wants me to knit her toy from the same book as well, so I will be starting on that soon.
blankets – didn’t work on any of my blankets this week.
miscellaneous – nothing this week
More Year of Project updates can be found here.
First, if you were curious to know how George was managing since being back home. I’d say he’s back to feeling like his old relaxed self again. He’s lazing in all his strange positions again, turning his nose up at dry food and he’s back to wanting playtime again. Playtime is a huge necessity for this guy, he’s full of energy and will attack kid’s legs before bed if he doesn’t get his energy out before then. Thanks for all the sweet comments on his return, we’re all so happy to have him back.
I finished reading I Will Always Write Back this past week. I even wrote a little blurb review on goodreads. I kind of can’t believe that I’m actually keeping up with doing that, it has only been four books but still good. I’ve decided that I’m going to stop grabbing new books from the library and just read my Jane Eyre now, I’m ready to be lost in that world for awhile.
Yesterday, I finished knitting the Super Raccoon! I’m so happy with how he turned out, he’s super adorable. He can stand on his own if you prop his tail right, so cute! I knit him for my son and he so patiently waited on me to finish him. The moment I finally snapped a finished picture, he grabbed him and went to play with him. I hope my kids never tire of the things I knit or crochet for them.
I decided that I would knit this toy in acrylic yarn after what happened with the teddy I knit in nice merino yarn. I’m hoping he won’t fuzz up too much, some of the toys I crocheted in acrylic yarns fuzzed up pretty ugly in the past. I’m hoping that won’t be the case since this has a much tighter gauge than those. For everything but the orange, I used Vanna’s Choice, a yarn I used to hate the feel of but I don’t mind as much now, it feels and looks a lot like Cascade to me, though maybe not as sturdy feeling.
Today I’m linking up with KCCO and Yarn Along.
Let’s start with the happiest thing of all, my cat George came home! He had been gone for two months. During the last month, I started having mixed emotions because the kids kept spotting him and he would run away. So, I knew he was okay and out there, just not coming home and it was making me feel like a bad owner. I know I’m not but I sure questioned it!
Anyway, he is finally home again. He was definitely starving, I can feel his ribs. I can tell that he’s already starting to feel better, he’s sleeping without startling awake as much and he’s looking for wet food. He’s a spoiled cat, before this he would only touch wet food, never dry. He’s also not meowing as strangely anymore, except when I leave the house. He’s always been pretty attached to me but right now it seems to stress him out if I leave his sight too long.
I started Randolph Raccoon!
glowing socks (again)
I wore socks that glowed at bowling again! They’re my So Over the Rainbow socks knit in yarn by Spun Right Round.
It has been very hot here this last week and our air conditioner finally bit it, so I’ve decided to just embrace the heat a little. Also, even though it’s hot out, it’s hotter inside! We walk to the school park and I lay out my finished scrappy blanket and read a little while the kids go into the school for the youth program or play on the playground. The other day I started a new book, I Will Always Write Back. It’s about two pen pals, one in the United States, the other in Africa. I’m really enjoying it!
linking up with KCCO and Yarn Along today 🙂
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I realized that I forgot to share a picture of my finished doll. Can’t believe I managed not to overshare her! I fell so completely in love with this doll, she reignited my love of crocheting toys! Everything about her was fun to crochet, even the curly hair which took hours and hours.
- Cascade 220; gray, aran, navy, goldenrod
- House of a La Mode; Autumn Plaid (jacket)
- Madeline Tosh DK; Calligraphy (skirt)
- an unknown yarn, some type of Lion Brand I think for the hair
For her eyes, I used two brads instead of craft eyes. I only have 12mm craft eyes and I can’t buy them locally, so I thought small brads would work well and I think they do. I had originally finished her without a nose but after taking some photos, I thought she could use one. The nose is perfect!
I’m now trying to figure out what toy to crochet next! I am going to start knitting a toy next week but after that, it’s back to crocheting.
thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful weekend! ♥
Not a lot of reading has been going on this past week, I’m still reading Their Fractured Light. I am getting more into it now though, so for today, reading that is mostly all I’ll accomplish.
This doll is the main reason not much reading has happened, I have been obsessed! I am crocheting a lot slower than I used to, my elbows hurt a few times and I had to set her aside. She’s coming together nicely though. Her arms and legs are completely moveable, I can’t remember if I’ve ever tried jointed limbs before but I love it and want to do the method on more toys.
I’m working on her sweater at the moment and the yarn is amazing! I’m feeling a bit jealous that she gets something so beautiful, I would love a sweater in this yarn too. The yarn is House of a la Mode in her dreamy DK base and colorway Autumn Plaid, it was a part of the dreamy DK club I took part in last year. I’m hoping to finish her up by the weekend.
linking up again this week with Yarn Along. thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day! ♥