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WIP Wednesday – It’s a Moose!

Can you believe it is December already?  I know I can’t.

If you have been reading this blog for any length of time you will know that I have this problem where I start projects and make all the pieces only to stop when I have to stitch the pieces together.

So this weeks WIP will not be a surprise.

Moose WIP

This should be (when I finally stitch him together) Mostyn Moose by Patchwork Moose.  All her patterns are really cute.  The fact that I can’t seem to finish this guy is not a reflection on the pattern, I will be buying and making more of Patchwork Moose’s patterns.  I can never resist a cute pattern.

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I know that once I start stitching it is never as bad as I am expecting but that doesn’t help me start.

I hope that by posting on WIP Wednesday I might be able to finally pick up the needle and sew him up!

Check out Tami’s Amis Blog for other WIP Wednesday projects.

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Posted by on December 4, 2013 in Amigurumi, Crochet, WIP Wednesday

 

FO Friday – A Holiday Owl

Do you remember a couple of weeks ago I showed you Nelson the Owl in progress from when I was on holiday. Well he is now done!!

Grey Nelson the Owl FO

I purchased the grey Nelson the Owl kit from FreshStitches and I could not be happier.  I think I might even have enough grey and white left over to make a Nel!

I used a size D (3.25mm) hook so I think with worsted weight yarn he has come out a lot smaller than he is meant to be.  He is about 14cm tall and fits into the palm of my hand.

Grey Nelson the Owl in hand

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The photo doesn’t do this guy justice.  I highly recommend this pattern (and any of the kits).

Until next time, check out Tami’s Amis Blog for more FO Friday.

 
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Posted by on November 29, 2013 in Amigurumi, Crochet, FO Friday

 

WIP Wednesday – Snowman Time

So this week I have been finishing off some top-secret gifts for a Christmas swap so I can’t show you them just in case the spoilee in the swap reads this post.

Snowman-A-Long

If you haven’t figured out by now, I have a serious case of startitis.  I keep starting projects and take forever to finish.  What is one more?

FreshStitches is running a Snowman-A-Long until 12th December.  The best thing about this pattern is you can choose your own combination of parts to create a unique snowman just for you.

Snowman-Adventure-Chart

How do you choose?  I can never decide so I thought I would pull the options out of a hat and see what happens.  I did this for the Choose Your Own Dragon Adventure pattern and I was really happy with the results.

What did I come up with: Top Hat, Stick Arms, Cowl, Coal Smile and Plastic Buttons.  I am not sure about the cowl but it is what came out of the hat so I will go with it.  Everything else I am happy with.  Now I just have to start stitching.

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Is anyone else stitching up a snowman?  What options would you choose?

Be sure the check out Tami’s Amis Blog to see what others are working on.

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2013 in Amigurumi, Crochet, WIP Wednesday

 

FO Friday – Finally A Panda!

It’s Friday! I hope everyone has some exciting plans for the weekend,  I will be finishing of some top-secret projects for Christmas swaps.  Once they are finished I can start thinking about starting a new project or finishing off another one of the very old WIPs.  Tough decision to make.

Wednesday I showed you the Panda Jellybean.  Want to know what he looks like completed.

Panda FO

He doesn’t have the same jellybean shape anymore but I still love him.  I think having to follow the pattern so carefully to get the shaping right made this guy extra special when I finally finished him.

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If you are interested in the pattern you can purchase it here.  Don’t be put off by the shaping, there is nothing more complicated with this pattern than any other pattern you just need to carefully follow it one stitch at a time.

I am off to find some ideas for my next project over at Tami’s Amis Blog.  Hopefully I can get some ideas for Christmas presents!

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2013 in Amigurumi, Crochet, FO Friday

 

WIP Wednesday – Panda Jellybean

When I started this blog I did a stocktake of all my WIPs.  I am ashamed to say that many of them are still sitting in their WIP containers.  In one of my procrastinating moments from study I decided that by the end of the year I wanted to have finally turned those WIPs into FOs.  If I am right, I only have 2 more to finish!!

This guy is just about as old as this blog.  I don’t want to think about how long he was a WIP because there is not reason.  I love the pattern just as I love all PlanetJune patterns.  Technically the Giant Panda is now a FO but I realised that I never showed you him.

Giant Panda WIP

 

I love this photo because it really shows off the shaping of the pattern.  Doesn’t he look like a jellybean?

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I really need to remember to take WIP photos.  I get carried away with making the project I seem to forget until it is too late.

So is anyone else willing to admit that they have too many WIPs that really need to be completed?

If you are looking to have more WIPs then head on over to Tami’s Amis Blog to get some inspiration.

 

 
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Posted by on November 20, 2013 in Amigurumi, Crochet, WIP Wednesday

 

FO Friday – Karma Karma Chameleon & Gecko

Happy FO Friday!

Just a short post today, I am not feeling that well. Why is it when you get back from holiday you get sick?  Anyway, first I wanted to show you the Gecko who has been patiently waiting to be shown off.

Gecko FO

Keeping with the lizard theme, I also finished a Chameleon.  I love the variegated yarn on this guy, I just need to wait for some green leaves to grow on the plants to take some outside pictures!  Everything I look at him I get the Culture Club’s Karma Chameleon song stuck in my head, don’t ask me why.

Chameleon FO

Both of these patterns are by PlanetJune. You can find the pattern for the Gecko here and the Chameleon here.  The Chameleon has a bit of shaping in the body which is difficult to see with the variegated colours but it is simple to do if you just take it one stitch at a time.

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If you are thinking that the background of the photos looks a bit odd, I recently bought a photography light tent and I am still trying to figure out how to take decent pictures in it.  Any tips will be greatly accepted.

Be sure to check out Tami’s Amis Blog to see what other people have finished.  You might get ideas for Christmas gifts!

 
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Posted by on November 15, 2013 in Amigurumi, Crochet, FO Friday

 

WIP Wednesday – Holiday Project

I love the kits from FreshStitches.  I love that there is everything you need in one little bag (except for the stuffing).  This makes it perfect to take on holiday since you don’t have to carry around multiple balls of yarn for a project.

Nelson the Owl kit on Maraetai beach

I just got back from a week-long holiday in Auckland yesterday.  It was fantastic to get away after a very busy semester at University and lets not even talk about the exams other than I am pleased they are over with for the year.  I decided to take the Nelson the Owl kit with me.  I knew I wouldn’t get much time to work on it but I did get a few rounds done sitting next to one of my favourite beaches (near Maraetai).  I am suffering a little bit now with sunburn but it was worth it.  I have taken heaps of photos so expect to see them in a future post when I get a chance to sort through them all.

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A week was not long enough, I am already saving to go back next year!  Must remember to put more sunscreen on next year.

What has everyone been working on lately?  Check out Tami’s Amis Blog to get inspired.

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to come back on Friday to see a long-awaited FO!

 
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Posted by on November 13, 2013 in Amigurumi, Crochet, WIP Wednesday