It is doing the unspeakable today.
Granted, we live in an area typical for long winters.
But this season has been longer than most…by MONTHS…and it did this today:
Very unusual for this time of year…and rather heartless of mother nature, I think.
I actually had all the snow gear washed up and put away…but out came the snow pants and boots again this morning!
I am watching the ice fall off the power lines as I write this. Thankfully, it is warm enough that the roads are clear, as folks are off to work and school bright and early, regardless.
Now, onto a more cheery subject! I have finished a multitude of WIPs (works in progress) that have been rather hanging over my head…are you ready?
1. The giraffe is done! Ta-da! This guy has been sitting in my work basket for about six months off and on. I am so pleased with the result! His owner-to-be is delighted.
He was inspired by the giraffes here: http://www.willewopsie.blogspot.com
Now I can begin my next amigurumi with a clear conscience!
And here he is…I need to make at least two, for requests…
Paid pattern from etsy:
We shall see what I come up with…I usually surprise myself!
2. The Sweetheart Reversible Ripple, yay! Eight weeks, not too shabby a timeframe for an afghan…
The lace edge was an excellent choice, I think. Want to see it from the beginning? Go here:
3. My bohemian tapestry tablet tote or Spring Stripe Satchel:
Now I can haul my tablet around town in style and take pictures to my heart’s content this summer. Find the weave pattern here:
4. And…it is certainly not complete…but I have finalized the DESIGN for the Baby Jungle-theme Afghan after four weeks of deliberation. Here are the basic squares…
Here are several of the trial and errors…
I have a dozen shades and skeins I considered but only those four colors and pattern made the cut. I used these cute bears from Dada’s place as my starting point…
After the base is finished, the fun will start as I add appliques similar to these:
And up next, later this week…chickie hat cuteness!!! Just in time for Easter.
Happy spring! At least, we hope spring will come, eventually!