Herself has been a busy little crocheter lately. I mean, I thought *I* was bad, carrying my knitting bag around everywhere - this child is CONSTANTLY crocheting. Going out anywhere is like moving a yarn store - at least I only carry 2 projects at most. Her? At least 4, plus the yarn for a few more...and every. single. hook. she owns. :rolls eyes: We're working on that....
I have no clue what most of these are, but I'll do my best:
This is a star done for - I think - a baby shower. It's cute, it's snuggly, and she said it took "No time at all!" :grin:
This squirrel-thingy was made for Himself, who has been quick to capitalize on his sister's Aspie-obsession. The boy has her a list of Pokemon characters he wants...:snicker: We've tried to get HIM to crochet, but he prefers weaving. And sometimes knitting.
I am OVER the moon with this one - she made up the pattern ALL BY HERSELF. She has a small picture of this fox-thingy, and she figured out how to crochet it - AND she wrote down the pattern. I will be posting it for her as soon as she types it up (it's hers, she can write it up. :nods:) I am tickled over it - it looks like the picture, it's well-constructed, and she did it all by herself.
I have another photo of this guy somewhere - he's a Pokemon hedgehog. Thing. Cute, whatever he is. :lol:
Ah! There's a side view...along with...whatever this thing is. I'm not sure about the "chest crest".....but it's part of the creature, and she's happy with it. Says it's the biggest one she's done so far. I.....whatever. The head dread-lock-things are kinda cool - the whole critter is - but....I don't "get" it. I don't have to, though.
Ali, the next one's for you!
She made up the pattern all by herself again. The green part is a little messy, but considering there was no pattern and she had to change colors so much, I'm impressed. I don't think I could have knit one half as well (not that I would have...*I* don't do spi....sp....8-legged demons. :shudder: and :lol:)(She's writing a note to send with it. I am being patient. :grin:)
And, last but not least, one she made for Sweet Geek. He took them to see "Despicable Me" on our vacation....she found a pattern for a Minion, and he jumped on it. So...he know has his own Minion:
And yes, my icon is totally because I needed the morale boost. She's good! Very good. It's freaky, but cool.
Blather: I have a way-cool soap shop to share: Kristy's Lovely Lathers It's on etsy...and I go there to get inspired. Her soaps are literally works of art. I found her on the Dish (you have to register..I.....they're more bubble than soap. If you want to see some pretty soaps, then, yeah - the Gallery is worth it. Otherwise, no - they spend more time yakking then sharing soap-ideas. Afraid someone's gonna steal their top-secret recipes. :shrug:) This shop......I've figured out how she's done most of them - and they are impressive. (I don't want to copy her - she's just inspiring. I just want to have a few bars to put in my soaping box to get my creative juices going when I soap.)
Dog: Damn dog has torn a hole in the chicken-run fence. I patched it with more chicken-wire last night; SG wants to put tin all along the bottom. On the one hand, it would protect the birds, and keep the young pullets *in*...on the other, it's kinda...well.....auto-salvage yard-ish. :sigh: He's in denial about the dog's idiocy......:bigger sigh:
Tooth: Dentist was happy to set up appointment, until I told them it was ONLY for the extraction. 10 minutes on hold later, the earliest opening is Sept 10. Rosh Hashanna. I...took it, but won't go. Not on one of the Feasts. I'm trying to decide what I want to do - pick up my x-rays and go elsewhere/wait until AFTER the Fall Feasts (with the hope that This is the Year, and I won't be here to have dental work - hey, I can dream, right?)/wait until the temporary filling falls out and it becomes an emergency (bet they'd see me *then*)...I dunno. It's a mess.
Knitting: Despite the lack of mention, I have been knitting. Slowly. On the "Chains of Love Cami" from "Pure Knits". It's an easy pattern - except for the cables, I've got it memorized. Granted, my center panel isn't what the pattern calls for...I mean, it's close - I left out a K1 on row 3. :shrug: I like how it looks, it fits my stitch count (as written, it's off 2, I think - I had to add 1 to make it come out correctly on row 1. :sigh:), so I'm running with it. The Bamboo yarn is interesting - similar to silk, but feels more like cotton. Splitty....we'll see how it holds up.