Monday, March 12, 2018

Easter is Coming...

I always seem to be "a day late and a dollar short" when it comes to holiday themed posts. I know that St. Patrick's Day is on March 17th, but I think I'm going to take a pass this year for posting wondrous Irish things. If you have an insatiable desire to see these lace beauties, please refer to a previous post of mine here.
Lately I've been working on an afghan that's almost complete (yes, really!) and the Metro Kerchief by Yuliya Tkacheva (see pic below). I love the design of this kerchief, although if you make it slightly larger it would really be a shawlette, and I'm about halfway done. I know, I know - I'm supposed to be designing my own items - but sometimes it's nice just to go with someone else's pattern. If I don't find someone to give this to I'll probably just list it in my shop.

Metro Kerchief by Yuliya Tkacheva

 But I digress. Easter is coming, and I think I've been looking at this adorable bunny for so long that I must make her. There is no designer listed that I can find, but the free pattern is available at Amigurumi Today. If you are a Pinterest Peruser, I'm sure you've come across her - along with a million other items we all would like to make. Well, enough with the talking. I've got the yarn - I've got the hook - now wish me luck!

 PS. I want the pattern for that little bear, too!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Pretty in Pink

I'm late.  As some of you that follow me may have noticed, I have done several blog posts using a "national day" as a theme. Well, March 1st was National Pig Day and I missed it. The reason this is a big deal is that my mom loves pigs (Hi, Mom!) and has a wonderful collection of them. They're mostly ceramic figurines, but she has a few other items too - like the iron flying pig doorstop or the pig-weighing-herself salt and pepper shaker, for example. Quite a while ago now my mom told all of us not to give her anymore pigs because she felt she had more than enough. I don't always abide by that wish, but I'm sure she'll find this "ode to the pig" blog post quite acceptable!

Baby pig found on Pinterest - inspiration only, darn it!

Pig Amigurumi CAL by Brenna Eaves

Adorable key ring by Duls Stuff, inspiration only

Clown pig - inspiration only

Willie the Pig by Lan Lien, free pattern

Sweet Pig Lovey by Maiko

Friends from Instagram, inspiration

Pippa Pig by Little Aqua Girl
Pig bookmark I gave my mom, pattern from Ashlea of HeartHookHome

No post about pigs would be complete without Piglet! Free pattern from Holly's Hobbies

 Hope you all had a wonderful National Pig Day, and celebrated it by enjoying our porcine friends in whatever way you deemed appropriate!