Friday, August 22, 2014

Penguin - just one? - DONE

Penguin - DONE
The Zoo playmat is currently being used as a jumping game. Why? Because mom hasn't made any toys for it yet. Never mind that there are other toy animals that could live on the zoo mat... It's more fun to pick a color and jump! So I took out my hooks and started the first project... A penguin - love it. It is super quick to make and adorable.

I used French knots for the eyes and embroidery thread for the detail.
It's a nice change to pick up my needle to add details to these toys.

I thought I would do a few more penguins and then work my way through the book in order, but I have a request for the giraffe and zebra next. The patterns may be found in Crochet a Zoo by Megan Kreiner.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ferns - (another hat) - DONE

Ferns DONEI managed to squeeze one more hat out of the skein that came with the Craftsy workshop. That will be three hats for the price of one class! Awesome. This hat is Ferns, also by Alana Dakos found in Botanical Knits 2. I wasn't giving it my full attention and had to rip back a few times to correct wayward fern leaves, but this is a fairly easy knit.

I love it!