Friday, November 28, 2008

A crochet rat for Rosie

My niece Rosie lost both her rats
this past year.
I decided to make her one for Christmas
using a great pattern
by planetjune at etsy.


Rosie's rat (side)

He is about the size of her own rats.
Let me just say that it is very difficult
to photograph a black rat.

And you know the expression that
the camera adds 10 pounds.
It happens to rats too.






I never thought that I'd be crocheting a rat.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Amigurumi Cartman in Crochet



He's 3 1/2 inches tall and is a
Christmas present for my son.
I bought the pattern from
La Fe Crochette at etsy.

Link to South Park afghan
Link to amigurumi Butters
Link to amigurumi Kenny

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Standoff

The squirrel wants to get to my
bird feeder which is on the
other side of this kestrel.
Pretty fearless I would say
considering that the hawk is
feeding on a bird that was
at that same feeder.

standoff

Saturday, November 8, 2008

A fast knit


I wanted to make friends with
knitting again so I knit
up a quick scarf for hubby.
The yarn is beautiful and soft.
Jaspe Wool from Romania
The Romanian part sounded right as
hubby has a Romanian grandmother.
Size 15 needles, 15 stitches
in garter stitch.
I started and finished in one evening.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The pain of double pointed needles

I know when to quit and
count my losses.
It's not like I didn't give
dpns a fair shot.
My first sock went relatively
well and it was great
having my mum here helping me.

Today I sat myself down to
what I thought would be a nice
quiet morning working
on the second sock.
But I soon came to the realization
that working with those needles
was making me hate knitting.

So I am formally banishing them.


Shika the mythical deer bird crochet

This is definitely my favourite project so far! I call her Shika which means gentle deer. I made her from a wonderful book called ...