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Friday, May 30, 2008

Halter Top

I haven't post on Crochet Chicks in awhile so here is one of my latest.:)

I made my daughter Nellie a halter top.

So here goes.


Started May 28, 2008
Finished May 29, 2008
Took a little brake from here and there
Yarn, Caron Simply and Soft, Blue Country
H hook
Single, Double stitches


Close up on front top stitches


Close up on front bottom stitches


Back, it lacy down and ties up at the bottom. It also ties up at the top around her neck.


Close up on back stitches

See aint it so pretty. Nellie totally loves it she didn't want to take it off. It's not hot enough for her to wear this yet but, shoot who says, I can't get all her summer clothes crocheted or sewn up now.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


One of three commissioned stuffies... This lil' Godzilla is so charming and cute at 5 inches tall.

He's crochet from alpaca...

There are several other new items in my shop as well.
I've also been busy making critters to send to Duckon.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

amigurumi adventures

I had a busy week, I'm still posting photos to my flickr as I nearly 200 photos on a day trip with a couple of my amigurumi along.

The grey kitty hawk is Monty who was made for a friend of mine, and Mothra-bun seems to be my adventurous avitar/alter ego on these field trips. So I met up with the friend who was to become Monty's Mum, and we took her and her little girl on a day trip to Racine to see the zoo there, and to eat at Kewpie burger.

AND THEN, we went a bit further to Kenosha to ride the trolley and see their new museum.

I found that Mothra having adventures makes for a fun photo collection.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

My freeform baby blanket

I am 34 weeks pregnant, so I'm very happy to be finished this blanket for my baby Penelope. All of the pieces are free form (scrumbled) pieces that I crocheted together. My original goal was to make it a flat square blanket. There is no way that I could figure out to piece the pieces together in an actual square, so the resulting shape is a more organic form. There are puffy spots and flat spots, there are many different textures all through out the blanket. Penelope should have fun just feeling the blanket. In the end, I did a round of black HDC and a few DC to create a nice border around all of the pieces. Then I made a pink shell edge (5 HDC in a ch then 2 SC in the following 2 chains) to give it a pretty girly ruffle. Pink and black are just so awesome together. Doing this blanket has inspired me to try something new. If I have the energy, I will be making some clothes :)