Here is what my 3rd vine scarf looks like while it is being blocked. This is a great single day project. For this one I used an H hook and Cascade's Sunseeker cotton yarn. I love the Sunseeker yarn. It has sparkles running throughout it. The sparkles are hard to photograph, but they are gorgeous when the sun hits them.
Here is my 4th one which is in Cascade's Sunseeker Tangerine color way. This is an awesome Summer scarf.
These hats were 4 months in the making even though they only take a short amount of time to crochet. I made the gray one in January, and then I made the elephants in March, and finally I got around to making the cream colored one in April. They were for an April baby shower for a woman who is having twins, a boy and a girl. The babies' room is going to be gray and white with elephants, so I wanted to make matching hats for the babies. These hats will fit them around 6 to 9 months of age. The eyes on the elephant appliqués were made using fabric puff paint. Here is the free pattern of the hats, and here is the free pattern for the elephants.
Here are the 4 hats (2 newborn sizes and two 6-9 month sizes), 4 elephant magnets, and the gift box that I gave to the expecting mother. I found some silver tissue paper that I wrapped everything in before putting them in the box. I actually don't know the mother, but her mother is my mother-in-law's very good friend. Her mother is really more like an aunt to my husband and a 3rd grandmother to my kids, so I really wanted to make something for her first grandchildren. For the box I found a simple white box. I cut out a large heart shape out of gray felt, and cut the heart in half to create the ears. With the leftover felt I cut out the trunk, and then using puff paint I added some lines to the trunk. Then I glued everything on the box (google eyes to) with tacky glue. My mother-in-law was at the baby shower and said that the mother really liked them, and recently she sent a very nice thank you card in the mail to me.
Can you believe that it took me only 9 days to knit up this very thick and cozy afghan for my youngest son? I used size 35 knitting needles and 4 skeins of yarn held together at once: 2 chunky yarns (James C. Brett Marble Chunky & Lion Brand Country) and 2 worsted weight yarns (various ones from my stash). I cast on about 90 stitches, and worked the border in garter stitch and the center in stockinette stitch. It is very warm and comfy, and I'll sometimes find my son curled up under it on the couch.
I had also designed and made a Little Mermaid inspired afghan square during April, but I haven't taken a picture of it yet. I also need to write a pattern for it.
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