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On Saturday, I finished these two crocheted items: blanket and hat for a premature baby (I'll be donating these to a local hospital once I've finished a few more). They're stunningly modeled by the lovely Andromeda (who was a hit in a previous photo, so I brought her back for an encore).

Both the blanket and the hat are from patterns that I created myself. Not that there aren't already a million and two patterns out there for baby items, but when I was looking at small blanket patterns, I couldn't find one I really liked, so I decided to come up with one of my own. Then, it seemed silly not to work up a hat to match. They're done with what I guess is the crochet equivalent of the seed stich - alternating single and double crochets, to create a bumpy sort of fabric. I'm going to write out the pattern and post it to Ravelry as soon as I've worked out all the details, so it will be available if anyone else would like to try it.

Oh, and speaking of Ravelry . . . yeah. If you knit or crochet, and you don't already know about this site CLICK HERE NOW! It's a wonderful site - one where I've been spending *coughcough* kind of a lot of time lately. It's a really great way to keep track of projects and find new patterns and all sorts of other cool stuff. (Hat tip tmkr).

If you're not into yarn crafts, no need to feel left out. I found another, surprisingly similar site dedicated to growing things. So, if you're a gardener, you might want to check out MyFolia (I'm HereBeDragons there, too). I don't plan on spending a lot of time there anytime soon - right now, I'm not interested in gardening, since I'll be moving out of this house in the next couple of months. Hopefully, though, I'll be able to find a place with some garden space so I can do that in the future.


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Jun. 4th, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)
Ravelry is really evil and really cool at the same time...

Those are very cute. I wish I could do more crochet. :(
Aug. 10th, 2008 05:54 am (UTC)
I wish I could do more crochet.

Why don't you crochet? Do you just not like it? Or do you need some pointers. I'd be happy to share some hints with you, if you think that might help. Because, really, amigurumi are just too cute to not make! ;)
Aug. 11th, 2008 06:59 am (UTC)
Thanks for the offer. :)

I actually like it, and used to do only crochet, not exactly sure why that was. But I can't do it anymore because it hurts my wrists to do it for any length of time. :( (Just like I can't cross-stitch anymore, the needle is so small it hurts my hands to hold it.) The good news is that I like knitting just fine now, AND I can do it without looking. :D
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