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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

YOP4: Week 52. So long, farewell, year 4



Another year gone.

I am so proud that I finished my hook challenge. Although I switched out patterns on a weekly basis. Year 5's hook challenge has a theme. I hope that will keep me from switching out patterns.

The Mario blanket was made in 5 months. It was fun to make all those squares but it may be a while before I make another one willingly :)

Year of Projects 2014 - 2015
redesign all patterns I don't have retiring
design more patterns. Candy corn Adult hat, Dr who inspired lip balm cozies, potted plant cozy. 
Blankets
Finish Mario Blanket  done 12/14/14

Start-
Boston Bruin blanket- started 2/17/15


Broadway Panel Afghan - started 3/30/15
For the Home
rug for porch done  5/2/15
Hook Challenge
D- Necklace with flower  done 6/21/15
E- Remembrance Poppy done 5/22/15
F-Owl Plush and Danish Heart  done 4/ 2015
G- Breast Cancer Awareness Bag   done 11/4/14
H- Jingle Jangle Stocking  done 11/16/14
I- Patrick Pumpkin Hat done 9/6/14
J- With Hope Scarf --  done 2/11/14
K- Candy Apple Fall Cabled Baguette done 3/19/15
L- BA Octopus 
done 5/31/15
N- Plarn granny square  
done 5/30/15


Other
Add new hats and other items to my etsy shop  Lady bug hat, Sponge Bob hat, Baymax hat, Yoshi hat


Make 3 amigurumis- done ( turkey, gnome and owl)

Learn new stitches
Tunisian




Sunday, June 21, 2015

YOP year 5.. Impatiently Waiting

Only a week and a half until the start of year 5. My list needs to be shrunk down. I know already I will not have enough time so make all those projects.

My hook challenge is back. This year I have a theme. Seasonal / Holiday. There are about 2 -4 projects per hook. I think I have something for each season. Its a fun list, unlike my last list. I switched out so many patterns. I have one item left on my current challenge list. D hook.

My main list will consist of items for my shop ( besides hats) , Amigurumis , a few clothing items for me and more. I spent days going through projects on Ravelry , mainly my library and favorites.

I will be teaching myself how to knit, dye yarn and crochet left handed. Also taking a few projects out of hibernation. I will be finishing the Broadway Blanket and Boston Bruin blanket and maybe start another one.

I really don't think I will have enough yarn for all this. A few items on my main list I will have to purchase the pattern so I will have to determine what my budget will be for patterns and yarn.



If anyone is interested in joining me in the hook / needle challenge I will be posting more info this week. I have something written down,  I just need to find that piece of paper :) It's pink so it won't be hard to find. I hope.



Thursday, June 11, 2015

For the love of the game....

I love playing Plants vs. Zombies on my kindle. I almost have the game beat! A few weeks ago I was looking through amigurumi patterns and I found this adorable peashooter and snow pea pattern by Aradiya's Toys. Instantly I knew I had to make this. But someone saw I was making one and wanted one of her own .. I know her so I don't mind giving my first peashooter to her. :)


I started at about 8 am :) 




Isnt he cute ?!!!!!





Thursday, June 4, 2015

Mermaid CAL

Have I ever told you how much I love Ravelry ? One place that has amazing patterns, amazing people and amazing groups.

One group I am particularly fond of is Crochet & Amigurumi, swap one.  I have participated in a few swaps so far. And received wonderful amigurumis . For June and July Sarah ( LittlePandCompany) asked who wanted to make Mermaids with her. I love mermaids so I said I was in.

For June I am making Camilia  .Samantha, another member of the group is making an Ariel inspired mermaid using this pattern.
I have her head done and will be finishing the rest over the next couple of days. I haven't decided what I should do with her hair. This is my first doll ami.


For July, I am joining Sarah in making Mermaid Houseguest . I ordered her eyes last week so I should have them soon. 

More updates soon.







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