Saturday, May 11, 2013

bunnies, bears and battlestar galactica (or ladybug)

Ok, finished off a couple more little it turns out, the last bunny decided he wanted to be a bear. This is the yarn Miranda picked out.  It's Princess yarn from Yarn Bee, and lives up to the name.

What a dream to crochet!  I'm not a fan of Red Heart yarn for anything wearable because of the scratchy, stiff nature of it, but you can't beat the price for making stuffies.  But Princess yarn....woo, it's like crocheting rich, dark chocolate.  So smooth and creamy!  If you do any regular yarn work, I highly recommend it.  No splitting or subby issues, like one can get at times with the softer yarns.  Just wonderful, beautifully soft yarn that works up quickly and performs well.  Too bad one little skein of it costs the same as two big Red Heart skeins!  Still, I *will* be using it again.

I think I might be tapped out on bunnies for a while and some of these little guys need to go to their new homes so that I have room on the movie case for new stuff.
You'll notice a certain black bug-like creature in the back of that group.  Definitely not a bunny or a bear.  That would be the ladybug I made for my sister, Julia.  He was going to be a surprise, but it doesn't work that way with Julia! Besides, I was stuck at home for a week recovering from shingles (ugh) and I needed some positive interaction, so I shared pics with her when I finished him.  Here he is in all his bow tied glory.

Front and back. Pretty cute guy.  I'd followed a pattern I'd found online, which was ok, except I didn't like how she finished off the individual pieces.  If I'd realized earlier what her pattern was calling for, I probably would have substituted a more traditional amigurumi closure to the pieces.  I don't know that I'll be making a swarm of ladybugs, though.  Ladybugs are for Julia, not everyone.  I *did* see a really cute 'lady" ladybug pattern last night, though.  You never know.....

Now, instead of crocheting, I'm turning my attention to the rather serious task of purchasing a new coffee pot.  I've had my current one for probably 9-10 years now, given to me by a close friend when she's happened to receive an extra Gevalia brewer.  It kind of fell apart, and despite some serious effort, I cannot figure out how to fix it.  I'm sure there is a piece missing, but it's hard to concentrate without caffeine.  Must have coffee!


Anonymous said...

Still waiting for said "lady"!

deblon said...

it's in the 'things to do' lineup, trust me.