Itty Bitty Brachiosaurus!

DAWWW!!! That was my first thought when I saw this little guy:

 

So I decided to make one in blue. HE’S SO CUTE!! And there are even more where he came from!! Planet June has some adorable dinosaur patterns in her shop–you can click here to see for yourself!

Pannier Party!!

 

So, I have been looking EVERYWHERE for a good pannier, but haven’t found exactly what I want… until I read the Craft email a few weeks ago. This pannierΒ is PERFECT!!! It is a messenger bag/pannier/laptop case. And best of all, I have about 2/3rds of the materials already! I am so excited to start working on it.

And that dog is ADORABLE!!

In other news, my Dalek pattern is, well… at a standstill. It’s not coming out quite as I imagined, and I’ve had to frog-and-recrochet so many parts my hands were dying, so I’m giving it some time. I’ll come back to it when I’ve forgotten how cramped my hands were. I’m bummed, because I was really looking forward to the finished product, but that’s life. Not everything will come out nicely on the first try.

Disaster Averted!

Thank goodness, the ‘new’ yarn was not drastically different from the original, so I was able to finish my sweater. It is alpaca, and ridiculously soft. It was wonderful to knit up–not only because it was soft, but it was a fairly quick knit. I probably would have finished it a lot sooner if there hadn’t been that yarn snafu, so don’t use me as a judge of how long it would take to make. :)Β I add rows to the sleeves to make them longer. At the bottom of this post are some photos of the finished sweater. I show details of the cables and the increasing/decreasing in the back.

Also, I finally finished my whale!! It ended up being 32″ long. He is wonderfully huggable. I really liked this pattern, and if if wasn’t so huge I’d probably make another one. Here’s the website for the pattern ( http://becbrittain.com/blog/hazel-the-humpback/ ) and, of course, some photos.

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Hello there!

Sorry it’s been so long. School started, and put a damper on crafting, as well as just about everything else. Two AP classes=TONS of homework. Since the strawberry key chains I have also done watermelon slices, but I’m not quite happy with how they’ve come out. I made up the pattern myself, because I couldn’t find one, and I think I know why I couldn’t-it’s really hard!! I still love the strawberrries. So, I have also been (slowly) working on my huge sweater, and last night my hand was cramping again. Not fun… My tank top is also coming alng nicely. Still looks like a blob, but I might post a pic anyways so you can see the pattern. I wore the grey one I made the other day, and got quite a few comments on it. :D
So, I’d say the most exciting thing that has happen recently is Mameshiba. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, take a few minutes to watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL48UFJN3h8&feature=youtube_gdata_player . You will thank me!! Anyways, I have decided that it is my new mission in life to try and make one of each. There are twenty. I’m not sure if I can, but I’m going to try. I don’t know how I’ll do the glasses, but I’ll worry about that when I get there. For now, I started number one, the green pea, but I need more 6mm eyes, so I’m stuck. I ordered some, as well as cell phone charm straps. I’m going to make these guys not phone charms!! Stay updated, because I’m going to be posting some in Etsy as soon as I can.
Outside of crafting, I have some exciting news. My sister, my best friend, and I all auditioned for the after school play, Sylvia. (link to Wikipedia page: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvia_(play) ) And there are only four female roles. So… WE ALL MADE IT!! I couldn’t believe it. Now I’m going to have even less time, but it is so worth it!!
Well, that’s about it. My classes are all really fun, and I am starting to prepare for college applications… Sort of. :) I’ll check back in soon, I hope.

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get a sweater, of course!!

Well, I was looking through a National Geographic the other day, and I saw an article about rescue hens. There was a photo of one hen in a fuzzy blue sweater. I thought it was the most adorable thing ever!! And, as fate would have it, the first article today in the Craft email was about rescue hen sweaters. Apparently, some rescue hens don’t have all their feathers, so they need sweaters to help keep them warm. I am making some now, because they are sooo cute!! I’ll post photos soon. (BTW, my tank top still looks like a blob, hence no photo yet…) Anyways, I’m super excited about these sweaters. Here’s a link to the pattern: http://littlehenrescue.co.uk/jumpers.aspx . Enjoy!!

Postcards!!

Well, awhile ago I made some pretty cool (if I do say so myself) butterfly wing postcards, and finally posted them on Etsy. I might make more, depending on how much homework I get in the next few weeks. *crosses fingers* Anyways, here’s a link to the listing on Etsy if you want to check them out: http://tinyurl.com/Etsy-theoneandonlyEMI-postcard . Did I mention that they are glittery? They are.

POLICE LINE

I’m super excited to start a pattern I’ve been meaning to do for awhile–a yellow scarf, with the words POLICE LINE DO NOT CROSS stitched on. :D I found this pattern here: http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2009/09/how-to_knit_caution_tape.html
I am almost done with the word “cross” and it’s about 40″ long, so I think I’m only going to add “police line” again at the end without the gap for another word group. I can’t wait to wear it!!

A piece of CAKE

I’m sorry I haven’t posted any carrot pictures yet. I’ve been super busy. (Lame excuse, I know.) But I did start knitting a slice of delicious-looking cake, in honor of my Opa’s 86th birthday. We actually put 86 candles on the cake–it was pretty crazy!! I really like how the pattern is coming out-it’s nit mine though. (A link to the pattern: http://bittersweetblog.wordpress.com/2006/09/27/let-them-knit-cake/ ) Anyways, I’ll do my best to take photos soon!!

Photos!!

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Also, I made a cupcake with a wrapper! I’m not too thrilled with how it came out, but it’s ok for a first attempt. I really like how the icing came out, but the wrapper is not that practical to get on/off, so if I want to make another one I would make it with no bottom part of the cupcake, and sew the icing directly to the wrapper. There’s a photo or two of the first attempt above.

3 down, insert big number to go!!

I finished my 3rd/1st (started it first, finished it third) scarf for the special Olympics!! So excited to see everyone else’s. (My knitting club is working on some as well. :D) If you haven’t seen it before, here’s the link for the scarf project: http://www.scarvesforspecialolympics.org/

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Special olympic scarves

I started working on a scarf today. I haven’t made one in awhile, because I have WAY too many. But I have a plan for this one, and the many scarves to follow. The special olympics has a program that asks people (like you or me) to make scarves and send them in. Then, all the athletes and people involved get a scarf!! There are more specifics and details on the website: http://www.scarvesforspecialolympics.org
I’m really excited for this!!!