Saturday, February 12, 2011

Baby Present #1!

I'm so excited to be able to start posting my baby gifts! My husband's best friend's baby was born on Thursday, and we went to the hospital to see the sweet little boy! They don't have a name for him yet, but they are debating between Benjamin and Abraham. I say the former, so I will call him Ben for now! Yay!

I found this pattern (again, from Lion Brand, which, I probably love a little too much). I used Caron Simply Soft instead of Lion Brand Wool-Ease, because I wanted the toy to be a little softer for a sweet baby! I thought it turned out super cute and adorable. My faces still have a bit to go before they look really good, but practice makes perfect! This is a great toy for church (or Mommy's quiet time) because it doesn't make any noise - BONUS!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I made these little cuties as a Halloween present for my VT sisters in October. I stuck them in a baggie with some candy and a little scrapbook-ish To/From label. They were my first try with Amigurumi crochet, and they were all from the same pattern (yikes!). You can find it for free on Lion Brand's website (I think you have to sign up for their free membership to get it, but there are HUNDREDS of free patterns, so it's cool). The little round one was the last one I did, and I think I finally figured out how to make the embroidery face actually look decent. Isn't it fun to look back at how horrible you were when you first started a hobby? It's awesome.

Friday, February 4, 2011


I have a lot of projects that I've been working on (some are even finished!). Unfortunately, they are all baby presents, and I cannot reveal them until after said babies are born (or at least until I give them to the mommies). So...I thought I would go through some of the stuff I've done in the past few months. Enter Scarfy. Sydney likes to name everything [the item's actual name] with a "y" at the end. Giraffey, Beary, Kangarooey, Cowey, Scarfy. This scarf was one of the first things I made, and I don't love it, but Sydney sure does. It was going to be a single crocheted blanket/throw/something similar, but I got two rows of stripes done and was bored. So I said, "it shall be a scarf!" and scarf it became. It's really long, but perfect for how Sydney likes to wear it. I was going to edge it with some ruffles/shells/something girly, but, again, boredom took over, and instead, it has a single crochet border with tassles. Which, I think, is why it rolls all up. Lame. But it was good practice, and showed me that I didn't want to single crochet with worsted weight yarn an entire blanket. No.