Thursday, June 3, 2010

A kiss & a peck & a hug around the neck...

Yay, finished objects. The first is the "Uncrabby Crab" by cheezombie. I adore her cute patterns and recently purchased a "3-pack" of her patterns from her Cheezombie Etsy store. The package allows one to choose their own grouping of 3 patterns. I chose the "Uncrabby Crab", "Baby Bird" & her signature pattern, "Garden Slug"...all adorable and funny in their own right.

Currently I am trying to make up a bunch of baby items for charity and am getting a little tired of the "same old, same old" so I used the "Uncrabby Crab" pattern to make a baby rattle, using Red Heart Baby Soft yarn for easy care and a cat toy (ball with a bell in it) for the rattle mechanism. Can't wait to make the other 2, which will become rattles as well. Am also knitting a simple baby hat to go with the rattle.

The second finished object is a shawlette or shoulder hugger for my sister-in-law. I used almost 4 skeins of "Poems" by Wisdom Yarn Company. For the shawlette, I simply cast  a bunch of stitches onto an extra long circular needle cord and worked in garter stitch. I added 2 rows of eyelet stitch, somewhat randomly placed, and shaped the piece in the last several rows by making decreases along the back section of the shawlette.
Here's what the Gulf Coast beaches looked like this past weekend...gorgeous and sad, when you think about what the current is bringing....each day that the beach looks like this is a blessing, even on the most  average of days, but it's especially poignant now and a moment to savor.

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