A coworker asked me to make some hats for her sister's baby shower. Since 1. I love making baby stuff (it's so tiny and cute, and it works up so fast that it feels like I accomplished a lot more than I really did) 2. I can't make anything other than really basic stuff for my own baby yet (no idea what it is for at least another month) and 3. She paid me (well...for yarn.), I got right to it! The first pattern came straight from my ravelry and is for a newborn, the second is suitable for an older (6-9 month) baby and was a bit of a play it by ear sort of thing, since she insisted she needed an earflap hap that looked like a strawberry. I'm pretty happy with how cute they turned out, but would rather see them on an actual baby!
Pardon the poor quality photo, the yarn for the hat is a much more pretty violet, I promise!
Wish I'd gotten a better picture of that before giving it away.
I was recently in the Vintage Halloween swap. As it turned out though, my partner wanted cute more than vintage. I can certainly handle that!
She's pretty simple and I based it off a somewhat similar witch ami I saw on her pinterest, but made it green because vintage. I wish I had a better shot of her. Her dress and hat are really sparkly and pretty, and I even laced her little boots a little. she's not the most impressive, but she's soft, and cute, and my partner was pretty happy with her.
In reality, they'll just be standing around in a sea of cupcakes, which is how I'd like to think my wedding will go. Just me, my beloved, and a sea of cupcakes--cupcakes as far as the eye can see!
Pardon the terrible mess on my table.
I couldn't find the little peg dolls that people usually use for these, so I got to spend ten embarrassing minutes in the wood section of the craft store trying to fit little pieces together through the plastic bags. They fit together super cute though, and the whole project was ridiculously easy (except for my fiance's stupid little bow tie. I had to redo that a few times). I think they'll look cute on some sort of shelf too, once the whole hullabaloo is over and done with. Hope you like them!
I have been crocheting since I was tiny, about 18 years now. I can make hats, scarves, housewares, toys, and pretty much anything I put my mind to or have a pattern for--in other words, I have a pretty solid concept of the basics. But one thing I've never managed to complete is an afghan. I just get so bored and before I know it, the afghan is under the bed in my "too complete later box" and by the time I find it I can't remember how to finish it, where the pattern for it is, or where I even stopped. This year, however, a combination of ADD medication and a determination to give my Mamaw, who helped teach me to crochet, the best Christmas gift ever, led me to finally start and complete an afghan.
Isn't she beautiful?
As you can see it's not huge, but it's just the right size for her to hang over her chair, which is all she was going to do anyway. I got the pattern from the November/December Crochet Today! issue. I'm pretty happy with it, and she loves it! Now if I could only get around to finishing my five year old's baby blanket...
My future sister in law is a massive Harry Potter fan. She had a birthday...two months ago...and since I am very prompt, I made her this.
I've never made a doll with hair before. What a pain! But the worst part by far was that tiny scarf. I decided I needed to change colors every row and it's very thin, so weaving in ends was pretty awful.
We went on a magical adventure together! Here he is reading tea leaves.
And here he is doing my Latin homework looking up new Latin phrases for spells!
I know he's not the first Harry Potter here, but he's certainly my first Harry Potter! Now I just have to figure out how to part ways with him. He's so cuddly, I don't want to give him up!
So, as far as level of difficulty goes, this is a little lame, but it makes up for it in fun! I can't post pictures yet, so here's a link:
Two sided, no less!
It's really, really big. Hand engulfingly so. Officially I'm going to tell you it's because I'd like it to double as a trivet. Honestly, I just didn't feel like grabbing a preexisting potholder, so I just made it bigger than my hand...which was silly, apparently. I've never crocheted tapestry with any success, so I was pretty happy about this little victory!
So, I have a confession to make. I have been crocheting since I was eight years old, and I have never so much as attempted to make a garment. It scares me so much! I have no knowledge of clothing construction and I understand very little about the drape of different kinds of yarn. Plus, I'm afraid of spending hundreds of dollars on yarn to make one sweater with, as most of my pattern books suggest. It occurred to me though that not all of the people on this forum know how to sew and even fewer of us are fabulously wealthy, so I was hoping you guys could give me some decent advice. What kind of pattern should I start with? How can I find cheapish yarn that doesn't look disgusting and pill all over the place?
Thanks for the help! I'm still a bit of a noob here, so thanks in advance for being so nice.