It doesn't look like much yet, but it's a cuddly for one of my nieces. Bernat Baby Jacquards Florals Monster Toy. Simple knitting so far, though I did have an incident yesterday. I was working on another project and tugged on the end of my measuring tape and next thing I know, I heard some pinging and sensed something flying through the air. Now I can't locate the fourth needle from the set I need for this project. hmm, it can't have gone too far, can it? I have also bought a ball of mauve for my other niece. can't give a gift to one sister and not the other.
In the summer, I bought two very large balls of worsted weight cotton. One I gave to my sister, the other I kept with the intention of making her something, as I suspect it will be ages before she gets around to using hers. For the past two weeks I have been stitching with it. First up were two leaf shaped facecloths. Link for that pattern is in last week's post. Next up were two dishes/bowls. The basic pattern is by Barb, I played around and came up with the pointy lid, sorry, no pattern for that. As I wandered the net, I came across the Origami hot pads. Very neat idea, they are double thick and can be made in any size, including as pillow covers. Finally, the little flower is a Floral Face Scrubbie. Have yet to check with daughter to decide if this is worth making more. It is a free pattern on Ravelry, designed by Melinda Miller. ,
Been wanting to make these for a while. Finally bought the right colour of cotton. What are they, apple cosys of course. The one on the left was hooked with a 5mm hook and houses a real apple, the smaller one on the right was hooked with a 4mm hook and holds a plastic plum. Pattern is from Michaels and Bernat. I did change the pattern a bit. When I changed to green, I completed the row with double crochets instead of singles. This made for more room to thread in the leaf tie. When making the tie, I made it in one piece instead of doing a leaf and crochet chain together, and then adding a separately made leaf. I thought it would be stronger so a child wouldn't accidentally pull off the added leaf. The double crochets left room to thread the leaf. There is also a knitting pattern , but I haven't had a chance to give it a try.
I'm also working on a mystery quilt with my local guild. It is from Border Creek Station. This is my first mystery with them. Shown are the pieces I was left with at the end of step two.
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Marie at Daisy's Book Journal has been working on a unique afghan. She has her first photo this week.