Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wool Veg Continued

Well, I've been hard at the veggie-makin'. In addition to the lettuce, we have this large knit garlic from Amigurumi Knits by Hansi Singh. She has some really brilliant shaping techniques in this little item. She has some really brilliant techniques in general. Her patterns are less toy instructions than fiber sculpture instructions. I love this little garlic and may have to make every single thing in her book.
The pattern for this lovely beet was found on Ravelry. It comes out more like an heirloom variety - just perfect for what I am doing. The leaf structure was interesting to do.
The latest one that I have completed is a crocheted carrot from the book Tasty Crochet by Rose Langlitz. There are some interestingly placed decreases that make for a slightly irregular - and more realistic carrot. The carrot tops were also crocheted, but were an improvisation based on the knitted tops from the carrot in Amigurumi Knits. I only made 2, as Rose is going to be 2, and 2 demands slightly more simplified veg.

Next up, a Tomato.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Fuzzy Lettuce

I have started early on Rose's birthday presents: 10 kinds of veggies in a market bag. The first one is a lettuce from . It was originally intended to be a fridge magnet using crochet thread. I used worsted weight Lamb's Pride in limeade green. I am using wool, or alpaca/wool blends, for all of the veg - the bag will be cotton. I am improvising the bag so that it is scaled for a 2 year-old. When I'm done, I'll put up the pattern.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Good friends

Now that my friend Laura has gotten her gifts, I can show you the necklace that I made for her: Ladybug May.

I have to say, that having friends who craft and who encourage and challenge you to always do your best are absolute treasure. (It also doesn't hurt that she always has good things to say about stuff I make for our exchanges.) A little encouragement is a balm for the soul. And a little challenge expands your horizons.

Laura is also the winner of the ladybug pincushion - as she was the first to comment on it. She has the original one, and her little boy wanted another one so very badly - so it goes to him.

Thanks, Laura!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

No Comment?

Well, as I received not a single comment about the pincushion giveaway, no one has won it. I can't decide whether to give it to my son, or give it to the first person who does leave a comment about it. Any ideas? It is a rather sweet little pincushion, albeit a simple one. Perhaps someone would like to give it a home?