Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tiny Owl Progress

Work in Progress Wednesday #3

Hi and welcome to WIP Wednesday! Im excited to show you what I've been working on the past week or so!

I mentioned on Monday that I was working on knitting a washcloth and working on a giant owl project. I finished up my washcloth and totally forgot to take a photo of it in progress and Rowan stole it and has turned it into his personal shower washcloth so I dont think i'll even get a finished picture of it but im pretty pleased with how it turned out! I did manage to cast on a new knitting project yesterday though! I have had a shawl obsession as of late; between reading stacey's,alyssa's and hollie's blogs and seeing their wonderful shawls I finally decided I needed one of my own! Although I don't know if I will wear it I'm going to at least try to make it! Yesterday I popped by JoAnn's and got two skeins of premier sock yarn in the colorway surf. I took them home and immediately set to work!

I love the cool blue and green colors!

Shawl Progress 6-12-2013!

I'm pretty pleased so far although i realized i messed up a bit with the yarn over placement but that's ok! I'm learning!

My other giant work in progress that I have to show off this week is my Twenty Nel order for a coworker of mine.
Twenty Head/Body pieces plus 14 wing pieces
I'm really pleased with how quickly this order is progressing. I got the wings done this evening for the pink owls so I'm hoping to get the green and blue ones done tomorrow. What have you been working on this week? 

Thanks for reading and be sure to check back on Friday to see what I've completed!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Weekend Review

Hello and Happy Monday!

This weekend was extremely busy and productive for me. Friday night I taught myself how to knit with a little guidance from Youtube and some friends in the freshstitches chat. I set to work just working on knits and purls in a little sample piece and soon progressed on to a washcloth pattern that Meredith said would be a good test of doing yarn over increases and decreases. It was super fun although the end turned out a bit wonky and I ended up frogging it because I wanted it to be a little more perfect =p

Don't be to disapointed though because I immediately set to work on another! This time instead of following a pattern I decided to just cast on what I thought was an appropriate number of stitches and worked knit and purl rows for a bit and then switched to just knit stitches. I like the texture that the knit stitches give and thought they would be good for scrubbing. I haven't quite finished it yet but I will show you my progress on Wednesday!

As for the rest of my weekend I still managed to keep true to my main interest which is crocheting. I managed to make all the green body pieces for the large nel order I'm trying to complete! I now have 12 blue pieces, and 14 green all thats left is the 14 pink and then of course all the tiny body parts like wings,face and eye circles, etc. But those should take no time at all. I've got it down so one little body part takes about 14 minutes so hopefully the pink ones will be done in no time!

Outside of all this crafty time I also tended to my garden a bit this weekend and we found we have our first little pepper growing! It's a cayenne pepper that Rowan insisted that we grow and what do you know its actually doing quite well! Sorry for the poor picture quality I took this late last night and had to resort to using the flash.

That's about it for my exciting weekend update, I hope you had an exciting weekend as well and managed to get some things accomplished...or not.. depending on how you like to spend your weekends! Check back on Wednesday to see my owl progress and my knitted washcloth!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Fun Friday

Finished Object Friday #2

I have been hard at work crocheting, unfortunately nothing I'm working on this week is actually finished! I have a custom order of 6 blue,7 green and 7 pink Nel the Owls for someone i work with and so far i have all the blue head/bodies done. I've moved on to green now but haven't gotten very far!  I do however have a quite a few projects I finished awhile back and never shared!

This little Brontosaurus above and the triceratops below were made for one of
 my fellow teachers, their class did a lesson on dinosaurs, 
and what better way to learn then with a cuddly animal?

Close up of my cows from the craft fair!

Girly caterpillar closeup!

Boy caterpillar closeup!

Neutral Owl Closeup
Girly Owl Closeup
All the craft fair animals together

This was my test of the Nel pattern,
I like to do a run through of patterns for large orders
and make sure i get all the kinks worked out ahead of time
In this case I hate the way I attached the ears.

This is probably my favorite thing that i've made so far.
A custom doll for a little girl at my work. 
Her mom asked me to give her long curly hair 
and a pink sparkly tutu so that is what she got! I absolutely love how
she turned out and can't wait to make more custom dolls =)

This kangaroo and baby joey were made for a coworker
who's classroom name was the Wallaby's she moved to
a new position within in our company so I made her this as
a goodbye present and a reminder of her old classroom.

This Elephant was custom ordered at the craft fair. The 
customer specifically requested it have these colors and long skinny tusks.
It was definitely interesting making something so different then the normal pattern.

I made this sheep as a pattern test for a budding designer from Ravelry
Alyssa (Monsterstoybox) Does some really awesome animals and I was thrilled
to get to try this pattern out! A coworker of Rowan's purchased it as a mothers day gift.

I finally conquered Stacey's John Deere Tractor
 pattern for a little boy at my work
It wasn't easy but I'm proud i saw it through!

So...That was quite the wall of pictures! I hope you enjoyed seeing my back log of finished objects! What projects did you finish this week?

 Check back next week to see how my collection of tiny owls is coming along!