Friday, December 28, 2012

A Year of FOs

I saw this idea on the blog Amination. 2012, Year of the Stitch! This title works for me as well as I just started crocheting in January of this year. Now I know this won't be all of my FOs as some things never got photographed, and others were pre-blog. But it will give you an idea of what I have accomplished this year!

Pre-Blog (that I can remember...)

Pie Plate Holder/Basket • Blanket for Charlie • Granny Square • Octopus
• Washcloth • Hat w/ Flower • 9 Large Bunnies • 1 Small Bunny • 4 Large Penguins • 1 Small Penguin • Small Fish • Plastic Bag Holder • Cow • Angry Bird • King Pig • Giraffe • Elephant

Spencer the Zombie Kitty & Brain -- Fist time using the white photo backdrop

My favorite so far, Henry the Dragon • 2 More Zombie Kittys • Peter the Police Officer Dinosaur • Baby Blanket Repair • A Cupcake • Charlotte the Pig (One of my first designs!) • Sophie Bear

Eugene the Mosquito • Mumford the Lion • Cheese from Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends (one of my designs) • Maria the Owl • 2 "Baseball" Hats • Purple & Pink Hat • Wine Koozie

Charlotte the Pig (#2) • Hat • Maria the Owl (#2)• Caviar the Lobster • Huevo the Duck (One of my designs) • A Headband w/ Removable Flower • Daisy the Skunk (0ne of my designs)

Papillion Scarf (for Purple Stitch Project) • Sanford the Hippo • Maria the Owl • Denny the Giraffe • 

Golf Bag & Clubs • Ellie the Elephant • Black Beanie •

Maria the Owl  (x2) • Dinosaur • Eugene the Mosquito • DH Hat • Byron the Moose • Hat for Me • UK Cat • BB the Baby Barn Owl • T-Shirt Rag Rug • Lucy the Monkey • Clyde the Belted Galloway

Big Maria the Owl • Infinity Chain Scarf (x10) • Eugene the Mosquito (x2) • Penguin • Tree Frog • Dachshund • Phone Koozies (x3)

Now I know there are other FOs that have been done but not listed on here, maybe in 2013 I will be much better at documenting my finished projects, either on here or Ravelry. We will see.... See you all next year!! Have a safe & happy NYE!

Checking in with Tami's Amis.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Very Merry Crochet Christmas & Sneak Peek

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! Mine was long and exhausting, but overall a good one. I received some crochet related gifts, gave some crocheted gifts and got a wonderful compliment about my crochet from my mom.

Last year for Christmas I had asked for a book about Amigurumi as I wanted to learn how to make them. Prior to that I had never held a crochet hook. I got that book and was totally lost, it was a different language to me. But I was determined to get it, so I went to YouTube and taught myself how to crochet. I haven't stopped since. So the "look how far you have come since last Christmas" comment made by my mother really meant a lot to me.

On to crochet gifts! I received 4 books (5 if you count the me-me gift *from me, to me*):

From my mother-in-law:

(She swears it's not a hint....)


I may have to make her something from in here for next christmas!

From my sister (I have already used it!):

It is so nicely written and has so much info I am tempted to get Jan Eaton's 200 Crochet Blocks book as well, I could totally see myself working my way through that book one block at a time!

From my mom:

I had also asked my mom for a Jordana Paige hook & notions case. But as she is a handmade gifter as well (see where I get it!) and she has a new & super cool fabric shop in town and she got her own me-me gift of a new super cool sewing machine she made me this: 

My very own, OOAK crochet tag-a-long notions & hook pouch! (Sorry about the lighting, it's the middle of a major snow storm *YAAAYYYYY!!!** here and the natural light is quite diffused by all the snowflakes coming down! Plus it was taken with my phone.

Lately there have been a few FO Fridays where I miss an item or two because so many items have gotten finished that week. So I am going to try to post sneak peeks as I get items finished. Which means more blog posts, but I am okay with that! I am also going to try to get more detailed with project info as well. So my NYs resolutions are starting early. Better than late or never right??

Can you guess what these are?

Friday, December 21, 2012

FO Friday, 12.21.12

Before my husband and I eloped we had talked about getting married on 12.21.12 and having this song as either what we walk in with or as our first dance. However we jumped the gun and "got hitched" in October of 2010. 

But we are still here :-) So here are my finished projects for this week.

Two more scarfs:

A penguin:

And Lewis, the Tree Frog:

That's it for this week, wish I could have more to show you because that means more from my list are done! Checking in with Tami's Amis to see other FOs!