Thursday, October 29, 2015

Birthday Gift for Mom FINISHED

So I have been working on this project off and on for the past month.   Its a pattern my mom posted on facebook asking me to make.  I gave my standard answer for projects that are blanket sized -- buy the yarn and I will make it.        
She bought the yarn (well 1/2 of it) and I got started.  Let me tell you first and formost, the finished item --looks great, the pattern... well that is using the term pattern VERY loosely leaves a lot to be 'free form'.  I dont know about you but if I am paying $6.50 for a pattern, it should be 1) Readable 2)Not contradict itself (point in case she has hand drawn charts showing one thing but the writen directions saying something else) 3)SHOULD NOT tell you to free form any part -- its a pattern --..... I am going to stop my rant here about this and get on with the post!

This photo was taken before I blocked the piece.  That is streached across my queen sized bed, just slightly hanging off the edges.  I realize that the space was not large enough to block the whole vest in one go so I broke it down and pinned out the center and steamed 1/3 of it at a time.

This is the tip of the edge and I think it took to the steaming well,  I was happy it did a nice point.  Since the yarn was acrylic I was not sure if the edge points would steam and stay pointy.

Here it is after I finished steaming and pulling out the pins.  Sorry for the blurry photos the camera on my phone did not want to focus on all the colors, hopefully I can get a good action shot of it on my mom at some point with a better camera.

So this pattern made me so frustrated, I am going to write my own 'boho style' circle vest.  At some point. 

If you want the pattern you can find it here Bohemian Vest.  Be forewarned even though its just a load of treble crochets and chains, the writer over complicates things, leaves things out, contradicts her pattern/chart, and tells you to free form parts.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Final 51 (photo heavy)

Here are the photos of the final 51 pieces of amigurumi that will be shipping off to RESOBOX as soon as they send me my consignment number.

Not all the ami's where photographed as I had a few repeats.  We opted to just photograph on 'set' of each type since they where exactly the same.

 I made a lot of the sweets, strawberry's, cookies, donuts, cupcakes this year.  I also did quiet a few of my mini octos which killed my hand so I hope if they find new homes there new parents love them.

You can see some new patterns I worked on mixed in here (mostly the sweets), and only one item that was from a pattern I did not write, the African Flower Hippo.

I have to give a big shout out to my photographer -Photos by Linda.  They look so much better then me shooting them on my phone!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

My RESOBOX gang!

I will be sending these guys off to the RESOBOX Amigurumi event at the end of Oct.  I might sneak in one or two more ami's before then who knows.

A few of the note worthy ami's that are new; Big Sheep, Cardinal,  Gargoyle (adapted from my Chibi Dragon), and some sweets including chocolate dipped strawberry's, chocolate and vanilla sandwich cookies.  As well as a lot of my old favorites.