Family Birthday 

 We celebrated my daughter’s birthday with some family before her friends came over today.

Last night she decided to color her hair to usher in her new teenage status.  

  

She got handmade presents from me- a mermaid tail blanket and a Dharma shark zippered pouch. (LOST is her favorite show and the shark is her favorite “character”) We also got her a ukulele bag for her uke.

  

 

  

She received lots of fantastic clothes, some candy, and a puzzle from family.

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Knitting and Crocheting

I haven’t posted any of my knit or crochet projects in a long time. Figured I would remedy that 🙂

Hue Shift Blanket- this was a collaborative project I helped with. We made this blanket for a mom undergoing chemotherapy.


First in a pair of fingerless mitts. They became a Christmas present, but I forgot to take a final picture of them.


Valentine Wreath to brighten up the house. I made 2 because I loved it so much.


Pair of fingerless mitts I made for my daughter. They used the same pattern as the pink pair I made.

  

Turn a Square hat that I made for J.


Cowl I made for my friend

Crocheted Frisbee


Turdle


Sock yarn blanket


Baby sweater and loafers in progress

Granny Square Crochet Bag

My daughter is heading to dance camp next week and my current knitting project was becoming tedious, so I decided to make something quick and colorful for her…a granny square bag for her shoes. It is supposed to be lined, but my track record isn’t so great with that. And she doesn’t seem to care. And I have already started another bag. Bah. The instructions for the granny square bag can be found here.

New squares.

BSJ

Baby Surprise Jacket. I am almost done with this project. I followed Elizabeth Zimmerman’s ideas for knitting up a strange-shaped garter stitch blob that magically transforms into a baby sweater when you fold it. I made it harder on myself by using a different cast on, extending the sleeves, and adding a collar. I haven’t picked buttons yet, but I am happy with how it came out. And I adore the squishiness of the Knit Picks Felici sport weight yarn I used. I am glad I snagged a bunch when it was duscontinued!