Friday, May 16, 2014

Multiplicities of Cuteness

Just to show you how darling this Cuteness pattern can be when done in many different shades! 

These were made for some students that attend the school where we did the yarn bomb. 

The first pair of Cuteness-es are made from an older acrylic stash yarn. Very squeaky and course. 
The second is made from a 100% cotton yarn made by Lily Sugar & Cream 
in colorways Country Stripes and Hot Green. 

The kids brought the yarn from home or purchased it themselves instead of paying me to make the dolls. 
I used my eyes, fiberfill, and skills to finish the rest. Plus, I kept the rest of the yarn as "payment".

It adds to my stash. 

I'm happy, they're happy. =)

I also made some piggies, owls, and a few Endermans and Creepers. 

Here are the piggies (from here and here):

and owls (from here):

I failed to take some snaps of the Endermans (2) and the Creeper. I'm sorry. 
The Endermans were made in a neon blue and grey. The Creeper in the same neon blue. 
In reference to the Creeper, I use this pattern for the body and legs (it's the best one out there)
 and used my pattern here for the head. 
They were very well received by the boys I made them for.

So, if you are thinking of making one or have it in your Queue on Ravelry, Go for it! 
You're son/daughter, grandson/daughter will love it! 

~ S

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Crazy Carnival Cwilt - WIP - Update!

It's all coming together! 
I'll post about the joining technique when the blanket's all done. 
It's very simple once you're talked through it.  =)

I've decided to call this blanket (my first granny square blanket, btw) the Crazy Carnival Cwilt.
Yep, quilt is spelled Cwilt. It keeps with the serious craziness of all of it! 

~ S

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

First Yarn Bomb 2014

Oh, this was too much fun! My first yarn bomb project!
It was completed last week on April 30th after a month of work.

It all began in the wonderful brain of our school's art teacher, Catherine Reinhardt. 
Being a gifted artist herself, she had a vision!
The 5th/6th grade and 7th/8th grade classes were all gonna make it come true 
during their Monday and Wednesday elective art classes.
So, when the email went out for volunteers who knew how to knit or crochet, I jumped at it!

Over the month together, Catherine and I became friends. 
I grew to admire her tenacity and flexibility when things needed to move in a different direction. 
The kids worked well on the project and enjoyed seeing it come together near the end. 
When we actually began sewing all the random pieces together,
Catherine would let out a great sigh of relief that it really was going to work out. 
Personally, I could not have foreseen how wonderful it would actually turn out to be!

~ S