Tuesday, January 24, 2006

WIP turns into FO

This was a TP cover that I was testing for a designer.
I made her dress long enough to cover 2 toilet rolls. Now I can take an item off my WIP list.
Naida has the pattern for sale at this link

That doesn't mean my list is any shorter, I've started a large 18" pound puppy! Yes the toy dogs from the 80's, this one of course is done it crochet....I was lucky enough to get a pattern and have been working on it for a few days now. I have the body done and need to finish the head .

Since I'm alternating between new and unfinished projects I'm right on track...TP doll (WIP is FO) pound puppy (new WIP)

Max is as beautiful as ever, here's proof

This is my Beta (Siamese fighting fish) his name is Urs, like the hunk from Il Divo

Saturday, January 21, 2006

It's Snowing today!!

Ottawa is being covered in a blanket of snow today!!
We'll have 15cm by this afternoon, that's close to 6 inches.

This is a picture of a tree in my backyard, it's really pretty!!

On the Crochet front I'm going to list my WIPs: =Swirl Sweater CAL - don't like the way it's turning out
=Soap Pony - have to finish the mane and face detail
=TP cover doll - testing and haven't started
=Butterfly filet square - half done
=Chicken potholder - don't like the way it's turning out
=Boston Terrier - I'm trying to design this one...I have the head done, can't figure out how I want the body

My plan is to alternate between a new project and a WIP...I think that way I won't hate the previous projects, I'll be happy to finish one to get onto a new one.
So I'm going to make a new one first....LOL, I knew I could talk myself into making something new.....hee hee hee

Monday, January 16, 2006

It's freezing here today......brrrr

Wow I survived another freezing day.....brrrr, a -30 windchill doesn't feel good on the face.
When I got home and saw Max's little face I melted and got warm almost instantly.....well maybe not instantly but close!
Today's picture of Max is him trying to get a cookie out of his Kong, of course I put the cookie in there for him, he loves it and it keeps him busy for hours.

I finished the Mystery Pattern that HappyHookers was offering, I couldn't for the life of me figure it out but Sally, group manager, had to give us a few pictures and the rest of the pattern or I don't think any of us could've finished this one! Here is the picture of my finished project and it's really a nice one!
It's a miser bag. It's finished size is 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" for the bag and 7 1/2" from the bottom to the top of the clip. I think I'll use mine to hold my credit cards that way I won't be able to get them out very fast at all.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Cute Max

I thought it was time for a new picture of Max.....well here it is, he didn't want to sit still so it's just a wee bit blurred.......oh what can I say he's still a little angel!!

As for my crocheting, I finished the first part of the Happy Hookers Mystery Pattern...that's it just above.......I love the mystery patterns Sally (group manager) puts on for the group. They're always fun!
I'm going to pick up the swirl sweater again and see about putting the sleeves in, I hope I like the way it looks finished. If and when I finish it I will certainly post a picture, so far it doesn't really look like the pattern.......hmmm, Oh well it'll be a one of a kind after all...LOL
I also have a couple of items I'm testing for fellow Crochetvillers, I just don't have enough time in a day....Bye for now I have to get at it!!

Monday, January 09, 2006

New Burger

This is the same little burger that is a coaster set. The huge burger is a potholder set. After I did the big one I decided to change the color of the cheese in the small one. I think they are adorable........The pattern is free from The Crochet File Box, there isn't a picture but I think mine is a good testiment that it works very well!!http://web.archive.org/web/20011225...pot_holders.htm

The tomato slice even has seed sections, I don't know if my picture does it justice. I was thinking of making a lettuce or onion slice but this is exactly as the pattern is written!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Another day, another picture of Max

Like I said you will be sick of seeing Max. He is so sweet I can't resist posting his picture.

My swirl sweater is coming along really nicely. I have another section done and am working on side 3. After I finish the 4th side I put the sleeves in..........I'm kind of nervous, I don't know if it'll fit the pattern doesn't have measurements or size by inches, I'm kind of flying by the seat of my pants.....and that can be very uncomfortable. I'll post a picture as soon as I'm done the 4 sides, before I start on the sleeves.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Max and crochet musings...

Here is Max in all his glory....he loves his new ball he got for Christmas and he makes sure he has it close by at all times.

Christmas day he didn't want to eat because it meant letting go of the ball...Oh my he's so funny.

This is my newest crochet creation, it's a hamburger and it's a coaster set, how cute is that. Hmmm looks good enough to eat!

As for the swirl sweater I'm making...this is what I have as of this morning...I hope it turns out alright and that it fits after all of the work I put into it.

I already frogged it once and this is my second attempt at this part of it. I kind of like the color combo...my fingers are crossed as to what it will be when finished.

Yikes I don't really like to make wearables, they are so scary, like I said in my last post, what if it doesn't fit or it doesn't suit my body shape.

Monday, January 02, 2006

It's the New Year!!

Well it's 2006 now and I've started a new year of crocheting. I have joined a CAL on Crochetville. It's to make the Swirl sweater from Crochet Me http://www.crochetme.com/swirl
So far I've finished the swirl part of the sweater. I'm not sure if it's big enough but I'm not afraid of frogging so I'll continue and see how it goes! Wish me luck, I don't make wearables because I am afraid of making something, spending hours on it and then it doesn't fit, or it doesn't suit me.....what a dissapointment. Oh well I'm going to make the sweater and hope all goes well.

I sure wish I knew how to add the CAL button to this blog...I'm such a nerd