Despite the fact that I am amped up for Halloween... and I think it's a little early for that even... Christmas Craft Sale crafting has officially commenced. I've got some great socks lined up this year, here's a sneak peak at the first one done! Stay tuned 😁🐒
I finally finished the baby blanket at the end of June, and I'm finally posting about it now. This blanket took way too long, I can't even remember when I started it but I'm sure if I go back for enough and my Instagram I would find that... but ignorance is bliss. Who needs to know an exact date anyways? I am pretty happy with how this blanket turned out overall. I would've liked to make it bigger but my needles were only so big. It's approximately 2... 2-1/2 feet square. I am happy to report that this is another completed project using yarn that I had in my stash. I didn't have to buy anything to make this (yippee!).
yes! Finally, started and finished a project in one go, and they are for me. If you're reading this and you're not a crafter, then it may seem an odd thing to say... but trust me 9/10 (or more) things that I make are for someone else or no one in particular.
Using Patons Kroc sock yarn I made a simple pattern, top down. I purchased this yarn the day I found out I was pregnant. My son is now 14 months old... so not bad completed within 2 years! Haha. I already have my eye one some other sock yarns but I am determined to stick to my goal this year and use what's in my stash. So, new yarns will have to wait for the new year!
I am so pleased that they fit well. I made them using double pointed needles, which I don't mind except for the making them the same size that I dreaded. I almost always knit my mittens on two needles... flat from two balls of yarn so they are the same size without having to think about it... but I am thinking I will try dpns for mittens next (which will be soon as I will soon be starting Christmas presents). (Oooh may just have to buy some yarn for Christmas presents... that can be an exception to my rule...) Definitely feeling encouraged to make another pair of socks soon though.
I wish I could say I am now onto the next project, but truthfully back to the last one. Knitting a baby blanket. I thought I was getting a head start on it (started in January I think)... but baby was just born two weeks ago... hopefully get this off the needles soon rather than later!
Baby rattle I whipped up for a gift for a friend's daughter! I think I may be falling for embroidery... I think I may have to make some more of these. Have a few other ideas too... stay tuned! ;)
So, I haven't made a post in a while. I've been working on a special project by request, some little animals for a nautical themed nursery for a soon to be born little boy. A narwhal, whale, and octopi.
The narwhal I designed myself. I used four different colours of yarn to create the speckles on the side and underbelly.
The whale and octopus patterns were purchased on etsy. I ended up using the whale pattern as a guide and enlarging it so it was bigger than the narwhal.
I was asked to make a mini octopus like the ones people are making for preemies and donating to maternity wards. Apparently studies indicate the octopus help the preemies to do better as a sort of sensory tool, all the tentacles I suppose, they can grab them and what not.
Anyways, this is my version of the octopus fresh off the hook! Kind of a nautical thing going on at the moment. Working on a new pattern for a narwhale and will be doing a sperm whale soon after.
I am going to update this post, soon after sharing the image with the recipient she requested another one for big sister in blue... so here you have it, little and big octopus.
a very good friend was in town last weekend, after little man went to bed, it was just like old times - up late knitting and crocheting and gabbing away. ❤️
She was enroute to visit her family down south, just so happens to be her niece's birthday while she was there. Being from the north she tries to incorporate northern themes in the gifts she gives her. This year she got some beluga whale books and I took over her idea to make a beluga whale amigurumi (she didn't mind I swear!).
Newly listed items tonight. https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/joelledeanne
I've been babysitting a two-year-old girl the past few weeks for a few hours a week. She loves my little pony, because I have a son we don't have a lot of little girl toys like that. I made this unicorn quite a few years ago now she's just kind of been sittingand a bucket full of finish toys. I wasn't very fond of her then, but she's growing on me now. The pattern is actually for a faun from a book I got probably about 10 years ago (I will post a picture of the book and author later). Anyways she seems to like her, I'm feeling a little inspired to make more.
Back at the monkeys again, just really love making these little characters. Some sneak peeks on what's to come :)