Tuesday, December 23, 2014

FO: Deep Blue Sea: Shark Mittens

These  mittens were fun and ... challenging.  The mittens themselves were super easy ... embroidering the teeth was a big pain in the butt and the french knot eyes took a little research and practicing.  These are a fun xmas gift for hubby ... so they HAD TO BE DONE by Christmas!

The mittens are worked, then the fins and mouths are separate and sewed on. 

Pattern: Deep Blue Sea: Shark Mittens
Start: 12/11/14
Finish: 12/23/14
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash (Grey) and Cascade 220 (Red)
Needles: US 7 DPNs
Notions:  A tapestry needle and A LOT of patience ....

Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday Felines Vol. 35 2014


She hasn't knocked down the tree this year ... yet.  But as you can see ... she's being the terrible cat that she is and she found their stocking.  After this pic ... I had to pull her off the window ... she was up to the stocking.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

FO: Massive Granny Square

This was improvised from another pattern.  I know how to make crochet stitches ... but I wouldn't say I know how to crochet (like knowing how to make a knit stitch vs how to make a sock or sweater).  So I wanted an easy project to brush up on my crochet skills.

Yarn: Lion Brand Hometown USA 100% Acrylic Super Bulky
Hooks: 10mm and 6.5mm
Cast On: 11/23/14
Finished: 12/5/14

Its 48" square ... perfect size for me (5'3") and it was a super fast project.  Probably would have been done quicker if 1) I didn't run out of light grey yarn and have to go back to the store twice until it was restocked and 2) its so bulky it hurt my wrist to work on it for extended periods of time.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday Felines Vol. 34 2014


This photo is blurry and grainy because its dark, my husband goes to bed much earlier than I do (I work at 3pm) Riley does what we refer to as "tv time" with my husband .... but he also serves as mommy's bed warmer, LOL!!!