Saturday, February 25, 2012

a better nose for me bear, eh?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

This is what we did on Valentine's day:

Emily did the top picture. You can see she has some talent.

This one I did. hahaha! It was almost a disaster except it tasted good. White chocolate and dark chocolate.

And this we bought from Freeport Bakery:

BTW, I'm taking a cake decorating class next month. I figured, if I had to go back to work, might as well have some talent I can use to do something I like. Plus, you can tell by my strawberries that I really need help.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Here's cowl number 2 of the Great Cowl Knit along. Since I finished the Flurries cowl before the deadline, I got this second one for free. And I finished it by the Feb 16th deadline. I got the 3rd one free as well. Cowl number 3 has to be finished by Feb 29th. I like working on a deadline. Keeps me on my toes.

Now, here's A Very Good Cowl Indeed:

It's funny but all three pictures are of the same cowl. It's the camera's fault--- lol!

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Here is the finished teddy bear from Gregory Patrick's pattern. There is something wrong with the nose. I've removed this version and embroidered a new one. With this style of nose, Emily says it looks like a Koala.

And here is the finished Flurries Cowl from the knitalong. I ended up using one one skein of Mini Mochi.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Here are some pictures of what I've been working on:

I giggle everytime I look at these babies. I am addicted to crocheting them. The fiddly part is sewing on the eyes and buttons. This lot I crocheted in one afternoon. Emily picked most of the colors. She actually wants me crochet some pink ones. Pink owls ??!! lol

These are the beginnings of a knitted bear. I know. Just another bear but the history behind this bear and the pattern is heartwarming. The designer and knitter is Gregory Patrick, a homeless man, who pulled himself from rock bottom by knitting the bears and selling them.

You can read his story HERE. You can help him by buying his pattern.