A day late again! Not surprising, is it? I did promise that I would share with you the list of projects that I worked on last week so you can see just how scattered I really am. So, I worked on:
- Central Park Hoodie (no picture to share today, but I’m about 2/3 the way up the back)
- Dizzy Busy Bees from The Sweetheart Tree (see below)
- Hydrate (see below)
- Naughty or Nice Stocking (done the drum now!)
- Swirlygig (no picture because I’m going to enter it into this challenge)
- Cabled Corn Socks
I’ve added one new project to that bunch already this week, and I feel justified in doing so since Hydrate is done. It is a crocheted water bottle holder for my mom, made using Bernat Sox in the colourway Crazy Hot.
Funky, isn’t it? The project I started to replace it is the ninja from the Creepy Cute Crochet book. He is very nearly done, as you can see. I just need to find some felt, and get a smaller crochet hook to make his shuriken. (The pattern calls for DMC Light Effects floss, which I happen to have. Having multiple hobbies is very useful!) I also am going to try my hands at making eyes using polymer clay.
The ninja is from the same book as the Cthulhu that is giving me trouble. I used a one size bigger hook to make the ninja, and I think his shape is much nicer. I think I will start the Cthulhu again, and hope that I will be able to conquer his tentacles this time.
Besides cross stitching Baby Man’s stocking, I’ve also put a little bit of time into Dizzy Busy Bees by The Sweetheart Tree. You might remember a while back that I said I was terrified of bees. This is part of my attempt to get over that fear. They are everywhere, and if I have to take Baby Man outside to play, I better stop being so afraid.
This is actually a used chart, so I had to hunt down my own bee charm. I managed to get one from Artbeads.com for next to nothing. Hopefully it will be the right size.
And another piece of news, Melissa over at The Daily Mel is having a draw to celebrate 8th year anniversary/1000th post. Pop on over and read about it on this post. To whet your appetite, here is what she is giving away: