‘Tis the time of year for the holiday crafting post, after all the gifts are gifted :D But I always lose track of what I made… here are some highlights!
The plant above is for a dear friend who said she can’t keep plants alive. But wait for it…
It’s a hidden Oddish!! Yes, she is also a big Pokemon fan :D
Here’s Oddish chilling on the couch.
I’m really happy with how Oddish turned out. There are a few good Oddish patterns out there but I ended up making it up as I crocheted because of the size of the plant pot. I also got a pair of reddish brown safety eyes as part of a free gift one time from a crochet magazine subscription :D They worked perfectly on Oddish.
And then there’s this cozy pair of crochet mittens, for a friend who recently relocated to colder climates. But wait…
It has finger openings for texting and taking pictures! :D I made them from this lovely pattern.
This one took me quite a while…
But well worth the time! Look how happy my dad is! :D And it fits perfectly! Always tricky making garments for my parents, never know if it’s going to fit and I can’t get Mike to test try it because he’s much taller… but it worked out this time :D The cable pattern is actually taken from this sweater pattern.
This is my mom doing a dance with the crochet shawl, probably to the music on TV (my sister sent me the photo :D).
I thought it would be good for when she studies and writes in her office at home, which she spends quite a bit of time doing. It’s modified from this gorgeous pattern, because I was using a much heavier yarn. I skipped over quite a bit of the granny stitch sections. It’s a fun pattern to make with variegated yarn with long colour changes.
This is the warmest neckwarmer I’ve never made, probably Lapland‐ready! :D Loom knitted (on a 41‐peg round loom) a very long tube (about 20″) with two strands of worsted weight yarn held together, then the ends of tube are sewn together to make a double‐thick tube! I took a photo before wrapping it for my mother‐in‐law :)
And now, things others made that I can’t make…
Isn’t it magnificent? :D Very grateful heart and stomach.
And for a year of more making…
Mike got me a long loom, a stitch counter, and the perfect yarn‐crafting snack! :D :D :D
Here’s to a year of new ideas and more crafting!