I finished this sample of the Gift Pocket Bear at some point last week but it makes its F.O. Friday debut today. (I can’t decide if this is a “he” or a “she,” so I’m going with “it” for now. What do you think?)
This is the third crochet pattern that I’ll be releasing for free as part of my collaboration with Galler Yarns. It’s made using Flore II, a fuzzy mohair, wool, nylon blend yarn. I used 106 as the main color with 015 (black) for the muzzle, and then scraps of colors from another project I’m working on for Galler Yarns for the granny square pocket.
I’m just writing up the last parts of the pattern and will start testing it in January on my Ravelry group.
I suppose it is no surprise to anyone that I didn’t finish the double Irish chain granny square blanket, in the colors of the New Orleans Saints, in time for Christmas. I’m at the point in the project where I dread looking at it. My fingers ache just imagining the 375 grannies involved in creating it. If it wasn’t for my sister, I would hide it in the closet forever.
Ok, I’m exaggerating. But only a little. I thought I would have more time to work on it during the holidays, but I was sick for two days and didn’t crochet at all (gasp!).
It’s getting harder to photograph in decent lighting since it is pretty large now.
I’ve never been a “morning person” – yes, even as a kid, my parents struggled to drag me out of bed in time for school – and I’ve been known to be downright annoying when I’m running late for work, but I still have to find “that yarn” before I leave in order to have something to do on the subway ride.
I’ll also confess that while I’m still in the middle of what seems to be the world’s largest blanket project, the idea of other – shorter – projects is quite appealing. Last night, I started imagining my own yarn stash club, and here is my first set of ideas for kits.
Yoga Socks/Pilates Peds by Pam Daley, available from KnitPicksas a gift for my mom or sister. (Heck, if I like the pattern, I’ll probably make a pair for each of them.) But I haven’t chosen the yarn yet – my sock yarn is a bit deeper in the stash and I need to pick a skein with the right amount of yardage.