I finished a little baby beanie! But, it's too late tonight to take a photo. I'll make sure I'll do it tomorrow when I'm procrastinating on grading papers
I love making baby size hats, they are sooo quick to make and you can practice new stitches and such on them since their so small:)
It definitely took me less time than an adult hat, but probably longer than it should have
I used the Single Crochet Baby Beanie Cap pattern. It looked a little tiny (I'm not really sure how big a baby head is), so I added an extra increase, and a couple of extra rows to make a fold up brim. It coordinates with a little blanket I made as a gift for a friend.
Here's my Perfect Crocheted Beanie. I made it with Red Heart Super Saver and some fun fur (which I've decided I don't like to crochet with very much!). I left off 2 rounds of dc, since it seemed like it was getting rather large...
I have a baby blanket to finish, so I think I'll make a matching hat. Maybe even a frog hat...
Since nothing has gotten posted from craftADDchick I may just get the pics I took off of my camera and post them. At least I know she received.
How annoying of me! I hate when that happens! I am so sorry! Just today, when posting pics for another swap and clearing the SD card, I realized that I had never posted the picture I took (my new camera organizes things into little folders so all of the pictures are compartmentalized and don't show up when I access the SD card). I took another one today because the light was better (the old one was under the OTT-Lite).
So, here is what dukemanistan sent! Two fantastic dino planters (and they're made with 2 of my favorite dinos... I think I need to get a stegosaurus to complete the set of dinosaur delightfulness!). There's also a set of inchies made with Candadian postage stamps and a galaxy t-shirt, which will be worn once we start learning about the solar system and universe in school (not for a couple of months, yet).
Again, I apologize for not posting a picture in a timely manner. I sincerely thought I had done it! Thanks again for choosing me in the swap, and for making me such great items!
Here is proof that I can get a little obsessive about some things... I was planning to give these as gifts to friends, but couldn't decide on the color, so I made a bunch so they could pick their favorite (and I'm glad I did, because none of them picked the color I would have picked for them!).
And, I gave mine a workout yesterday as I shoveled snow for nearly 3 hours. Kept my neck nice and warm, didn't flap about in the gusts of wind, and didn't tickle my neck!
I received my OTT ! I actually received last weekend, but this week was pretty crazy.
Introducing Paul the Lobster. Poor Paul, who prefers warm and sunny places landed here just before we got 28.5 inches of snow dumped on us. At least today, it's sunny. So Paul, pictured here gazing longingly at a reminder of a warm beach (lovely postcard from my partner), will have to wait until I head to FL on vacation soon. Fortunately, he won't take up much room in my carry-on!
Here's hat #2! It's the PDQ hat from Stitch N' Bitch The Happy Hooker. Instead of the 3 colors in the pattern, I used 4. This hat is definitely not me, so it's going in the gift/give-away pile (most likely fate of all of the hats ).
I couldn't find the buttons I wanted (hot pink or orange flowers) in a small enough size, so I went with the green ones. This hat was super easy and quick (I carried the color change yarns up the inside so only 8 ends to weave instead of 26).
It's made with 2 colors of Caron Simply Soft Brites, and 2 Red Heart Super Saver (the orange is slightly thinner, but it worked with the CSS). All yarns from the stash...
I made this as a Christmas gift for a friend, and it whipped up fairly quickly. The hardest part is making the foundation row, which doesn't start with a chain, but makes the chain and first row at the same time. Once I got the hang of it (and kept track of my stitches), it was a very easy pattern. I like it so much, that I'm making another one for myself (I need something that doesn't tickle my neck while I'm shoveling). It fits nicely when it's wrapped twice- snug enough to be warm, but not so snug that it's choking me
This one is made with Charisma yarn in the Toadstool colorway.
Here's my first hat! I figured I'd get a jump on things while I was on vacation
It's the Divine hat and it came out pretty good, except it bunches a bit more than I expected. I thought it might be because my fpdc stitches are typically a little tight, but when it's worn, it's not a problem. The hat's a little loose, so I almost wish I had stuck with the smaller hook size that I started with (I grabbed the H hook by mistake and was on Round 7 before I realized... I decided to keep going, but when I got to Round 11, I lost my place, couldn't find it and decided to frog it and use the proper hook).
I've got a pile of yarn sitting beside me for the second hat, which I might start tonight, after I write some Thank You notes.
Here's another one! It's the Ladybug Bobble washcloth. It's not on the list, but I saw a picture that someone had posted and did a quick Google search. I came across a chart that showed where to place the bobbles ( http://knotyournanascrochet.blogspot.co.nz/2012/01/ladybird-chart.html ). I added a border to it. Pretty easy, and it gives me ideas for other bobble-based "picture" washcloths
Next time we should figure out if there is a better way to create samples. I printed up sample Stationary and no one wanted it so I don't know what to do with my samples. I also had 2 cards printed from my samples that no one wanted, but I found uses for them.
Would it be easier if everyone posted a list of themes you'd like to make (for example, I might post "Trees, Flowers, Insects, Retro Patterns, Books")? Then, people could claim you for one of your themes and whether they wanted stationery or note cards. As a receiver, it would be more of a surprise to see what someone would make using the specific theme.
Or, maybe as part of the questionnaire, you could list themes you'd like to receive, and then your partners could make sets based on your themes?