Winter Dragons

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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:
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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.
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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:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/84202578/toothless-dragon-night-fury-pattern

Free pattern:
http://sarselgurumi.blogspot.ca/2011/05/toothless-amigurumi-pattern.html

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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…
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The lace edge was an excellent choice, I think. Want to see it from the beginning? Go here:
https://thesparklytoad.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/sweet-something-for-the-sweet/

3. My bohemian tapestry tablet tote or Spring Stripe Satchel:
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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:
https://thesparklytoad.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/spring-stripe-satchel/

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…

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Here are several of the trial and errors…
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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…

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http://dada4you.blogspot.com/2014/02/teddy-bear-granny-square-tutorial.html

After the base is finished, the fun will start as I add appliques similar to these:
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Such cuteness!

And up next, later this week…chickie hat cuteness!!! Just in time for Easter.

Happy spring! At least, we hope spring will come, eventually!
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3 thoughts on “Winter Dragons

      • Sanderella's Crochet

        Your welcome! I am just waiting to hear from my blog designer….she is doing a makeover and sending me over to WP.org…..I can not wait for some changes, and I am busy trying to get a few things in order on my end! You have a very nice page!!
        Sandy

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