A couple of months ago, a friend approached me with a picture of a crocheted Godzilla hat, that she found online. When I first laid eyes on it, my jaw dropped in disbelief that someone would put that much work into a hat. Of course I took up the challenge, eager to see how I could improve upon the design. Let me tell you guys, it WAS NOT easy. My version took about 1.5 months to complete, but mostly bc I had to plot and plan every detail and FROG a lot of it. Somethings were good in concept, but just didnt work, like a picot row accross the spikes, which didnt stand up. In the end, I was really happy with the results, and I've even resolved to write down the pattern. Thanks guys, C&C appreciated.
I made some hats for a few of my friends kids, and even though I still have a few more to go, I think I've made a good dent so far. These each took me about a day to do, and I absolutely love how they came out! So much so that I was very tempted not to gift them, lol. I still have an Oscar the Grouch, Abby Cadaby, 2 more Elmo's and 1 more cookie monster to make. These were made with Red Heart Super Saver yarn and Lion Brand Fun Fur. Enjoy, any C&C's appreciated!
So a while back I got a request for a Polar bear hat, which I thought was funny, bc I live in MN, and I could imagine my friend "blending into the landscape" . I decided to make the hat as cute as possible, even though my ideas clashed with my frriends. So I made 2 versions of the hat, the first was the original , and the second was what I wanted it to be. I dont usually like working with Fun Fur, bc as some of you know it can get tangled quite easily, and it makes it hard to see the stitches. But its starting to grow on me, especially after my latest creations, straight from Sesame Street! c&c very valued. Thanks guys!
Polar Bear hat version 1.0-Felt eyes and nose, No ear flaps, no frill, but still cute! ( I like to think of it as "baby bear")
Polar Bear hat version 2.0- Blue felt eyes and nose, Ear flaps, and pom poms, so cute, I DEF had a hard time parting with it!
Elmo- poly stuffed nose and eyes for a more realistic effect.
Cookie Monster- Felt mouth, poly stuffed eyes, and by far my fave thing, Cookie pom poms! The one on the left is an Oreo and the one on the right is a chocolate chip. I used the Clover pom pom makers, which are now my FAVE tool!
So yeah, I ended up making my own square, but I got started with 200 Crochet Squares by Jan Eaton. I love this book, its one of my favorites!
Kittymom: I love that bag, your stuff is always so awesome. I'm too lazy to line my bags..even though I usually by 1/2 a yard of cloth to do so.. I never have! So lazy! lol.
Here are my pics, I'm hoping on having 2 more done by tonight. I started a new job on Monday, and I can only crochet when I get home and things are settled down...so lets hope I have an afghan by the end of this VERY short month!
RH Yarn- DK Orchid, Lavender, Grey Heather, and Soft White
I'm so jealous! Everyone's projects look awesome.. meanwhile, I've been too busy whipping up hats, and scheming my son's Halloween costume. I still haven't picked the colors for my log cabin, but I'm leaning torwards "purple, green, orange" all in dif shades. Here's what 2 days worth of playing with MS Paint has yielded, I love the purple one so much! I just need to add purple to my yarn budget.
This is the project I completed while part of the September Granny Crochet Along! http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=356938.0 I'm finally all done! Just finished the border last night. I really enjoyed doing this one, and now it will be my own personal lapghan. Now back to the yarn wall to pick out the colors for my log cabin! Yay!
I'm all done! Just finished the border last night. I'm a bit sad to see that no one else has posted progress shots, I hope all of you are doing well... I really enjoyed doing this one, and now it will be my own personal lapghan. Now back to the yarn wall to pick out the colors for my log cabin! Yay!
I finally got the memory card adapter in the mail today.. thanks to EBay, it only set me back about $4.00. Then I realized I had no idea where my camera ended up... 1 hr and several shifted bins later, I saw it out of the corner of my eye and screamed for joy! (Whenever I lose something I can never shake the thought that my son might have chucked it in the garbage...drives me insane!) So.. long story, long..lol, here's my blankie! All I want to do now is add a super cute border, which shouldnt be a prob, since I picked up this nice book below on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Around-Corner-Crochet-Borders-Instructions/dp/1603425381/ref=sr_1_1?s=gateway&ie=UTF8&qid=1284859884&sr=8-1 So here it is:
This is laying on a full size bed, and is comprised of 100 hexagons...I would have done more, but decided before the second row to only work in solids. ( which means that my scrap stash is now mostly variegated yarn..lol)
Now I kinda feel like I'm hogging this board all to myself...lol. What can I say? When you're a stay at home mom, you find more free time than you though was possible...some days. Just getting my blanket together, and I'm getting more and more excited as I go along! I have no Idea how big its going to be, I'm just hoping I wont have to whip up extra hexagons near the end. *fingers crossed* I could have done the math.. or even planned it out using a grid or graph, but I find impulsive crochet to be the most satisfying. Ok, I'll shut up now.
That's my basket full of middles next to what I've done so far. Its join-as-you-go, so It'll get up there soon..
And this is my son, shortly after the first picture, posing on what he apparently thinks is his new afghan..*sigh*. You gotta love 'em though..