Saturday, August 22, 2009

Yo-yo afghan!

I wanted to wait until I had some progress before I posted this... I finally started my sock yarn afghan!

All that Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock that I've been acquiring for the last year? This is where it's going. I started out with one skein of "Blueberry Snowcone" and the yo-yo crochet technique from Sunshine's Creations. One skein gave me 10 squares. Nice round number. I like easy math. :)

Afghan squares

I got done with this skein and immediately dug into one of the other colors, "Gone Fishin".
Afghan squares

I'm sure I'll be working on this for quite a while. :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Huck's Room

I love when the mail at work contains a telltale bag of yarn. I'd have it mailed to my home address, but I no longer trust my mail carrier with anything of value. He's taken to periodically wadding my mail into a ball before sticking it in the mailbox. Seriously.

Anyway... yarn
Lorna's Laces Swirl DK - Huck's Room

Lorna's Laces Swirl DK - Huck's Room

Lorna's Laces Swirl DK in Jimmy Beans Wool August colorway "Huck's Room". I have 4 skeins, which should be enough to make a little shoulder shawl.

Sunday, August 09, 2009


Behold, the Beholder:

This one's more "cute" than" terrifying".
Beholder thinks 3 20s are fishy

He was a birthday present for one of the guys in my D&D group. The beholder spent most of last night lurking off to the side of our game mat, threatening to shoot everyone with laser eye beams.

I crocheted him in a couple of hours using the Beholder pattern from the Anti-Craft. Mine was a mini-version; the body is about the size of a hackysack. We discovered that he occupies a 2x2 area of the game board very nicely, so here's hoping that our lovely GM doesn't decide to have our 3rd level characters fight a beholder just because we have a "miniature" for one... I don't think we'd fare very well.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Little Bear Preemie baby hat

Tell me this isn't adorable:
Little Bear Preemie Hat

Little Bear Preemie Hat

I came across this baby bear hat pattern at Squishy Chocolate, and it is too cute, and super fast, and way easy. Basically, everything you could look for in a baby pattern. I'm hoping to make a few of these for a charity hat collection -- this one took me an afternoon, so making a pile of them seems very doable.