Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hello Kitty Hats

hello kitty hats by ElizabethTore
hello kitty hats, a photo by ElizabethTore on Flickr.
This was a quick, easy hat to whip together. I used a J hook for the larger hat, which is large enough to fit an adult. The smaller hat is for a 5 yr old, and I used an I hook.

The pattern is from Crochet in Color.

groovyghan again

groovyghan again by ElizabethTore
groovyghan again, a photo by ElizabethTore on Flickr.
Almost done! Still thinking about adding a little more border.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Abbey and Penny

Abbey and Penny by ElizabethTore
Abbey and Penny, a photo by ElizabethTore on Flickr.
Our Lucy ended up hatching two sets of babies this summer. Abbey and Penny were from the second group, born mid July. (Think Abbey Road and Penny Lane - keeping with our theme of female names inspired by The Beatles.)

Unfortunately, the other four chicks that hatched that day didn't make it. Two were accidentally killed by our dog who doesn't understand how fragile baby chicks are, and the other two disappeared. We firmly believe a hawk got them.

These two lovely ladies definitely show their blue marans heritage. They aren't pure bred, and that's okay. They are very pretty, and have great dispositions. I'm looking forward to seeing the rich, dark brown color of their eggs, although I don't expect them to begin laying for several months.

And yes, I had no intention of keeping these girls, but of course, I did. They look so different from all the other hens we have, they are a nice addition to the flock. But that's it! No more chickens. (Famous last words?)

Hello Kitty Scarf

Hello Kitty Scarf by ElizabethTore
Hello Kitty Scarf, a photo by ElizabethTore on Flickr.
Finished this cute scarf for my niece, following this tutorial by K.

The pattern was fairly easy, with good instructions.

Groovyghan progress

Groovyghan progress by ElizabethToreGroovyghan progress, a photo by ElizabethTore on Flickr.

I'm kinda in love with yarn. Can't help it.  And I have a tendency to become obsessed with projects while I'm working on them. This one has been taking a long time, but I'm happy with the results overall. Still contemplating the border. It needs something wild and fabulous. 

Edited to add - the whole thing took just 2 1/2 months.  I guess that isn't so long for such a huge project!  Apparently, I'm a little impatient. :)