So, here’s what I’ve been up to in the past few weeks. I found an online link to finger puppets through one of the charity groups I’m on. It’s been a really really long time since I’ve made a puppet, so I’ve forgotten how much fun, and how much frustration they are initially. Fun, because they’re cute, and they can be made quickly. I made these two in about an hour and a half. Frustration, because I S.u.c.k. at making faces and hair!!!! But I did pretty ok here. Here’s a link to the pattern I followed for her, and you can see the creator has a pretty crocheted tiara, and her’s looks wonderful. I had no clue how her hair is sewn on, so I just cut the pieces for my puppets hair, and then tied it to the top of her head, and spread it out evenly around the back of her head, and whip stitched two or three pieces at a time evenly around the base of the back of her head. I’m looking at other ways to do the hair next time, because I would really like to give them away knowing a child isn’t going to pull the hair off and eat it or something.
Here’s my pile of booties and hats that I need to get seamed up, and ends woven in so I can send them off. Most of the hats are for preemies, and then the rest are regular size baby hats and booties.
And Here is the Big project! I ran across this Crochet Crowd video and went with making a twin size bed spread. So far I’ve used two Caron Pounders, and I’m going to be starting my third regular skein of Red Heart Love in the color Eggshell, and the darker green is Red Heart Accent in the color Paradise. I’m going to need four skeins of that I think, or at least three and a half. And no I have no clue where I want to give this yet. Usually something pops up within a month or so of me finishing something like this. Mostly it might just be claimed by one of the kiddo’s. One thing I do have to say is that when I got to about the half way point on this I was panicking thinking that it was going to be too skinny. Right now though I am like, yep this is going to be just the perfect size just how the pattern called for! So five more veeeeerrrrryyy long rounds and this will be done!
And that’s what I am up to making. I’ve been cleaning out so many half done projects too. I’ve been on a yarn diet also, so I am going to have a couple of empty tubs here soon, and that feels good also because I have like eight more tubs of yarn in storage, and I’d really like to bring them all home soon and just keep plugging away at getting more and more of it used up!
I’m thinking in April for the Flash Your Stash challenge I might just get everything out, and get it all sorted and put back away proper! Since we moved here two and a half years ago my yarn stash has just been out of control and crazy. Baby yarn and worsted weight all mixed in together. Cottons and regular yarn mixed in. Variegated’s and solids mixed and messed. The only thing I have kept under control is the wool and alpaca, because I know there are so many people will “wool allergies”! So I won’t mix those with anything. More photos in a bit. So much to share. I just need to find time to sit and type.