While it’s nice to see photos of Springtime sunshine and flowers, I am getting rather impatient for it to hit here! If things don’t turn soon I may be forced to relocate to a warmer climate just to spare my sanity, it has been an extremely long and cold winter. At least today I was warmed up with a corned beef and cabbage lunch in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Mmmm what a warming comfort food!
The above photo was taken just a couple nights ago when I was so discouraged to see it snowing yet again! I snapped this shot when my little dog, Loki, was dashing for the door. We had a nice warm up for two days and then right back to freezing! It seems relentless this year. So with being bundled up inside, I was able to get a couple little things crocheted.
I tried my hand at crocheting a Minecraft Creeper key chain for my nephew. I have never tried a square before, so I looked to the Internet for inspiration and found a few sites to get tips, this is the end result, which could have been a whole lot better had I used something to reinforce the walls. My son tells me that Creepers are pillars and I’ve managed to do just a head, but an entire body would be entirely too big for a key chain! This site has a full pattern to follow if you are interested in making a Minecraft Creeper. Mine did not turn out quite as nice but here it is all the same:
I was unsure what to make my niece and my daughter suggested “any cute animal” as girls love cute things! So I thought what’s cuter than pandas or baby seals? Not much I tell you! So I tried both.
This Panda is based on this pattern but mine came out differently due to the thicker yarn weight. Still cute though.
The seal I just whipped up from looking at photos, however in retrospect I would have chosen to do it all in single crochet instead of double. I just wanted to try something done with double crochet but I did not like decreasing in DC as it left such a gap. Turns out I should have looked up decreasing in double crochet instead of assuming it was done the same as single crochet! Oh well crocheting is a learning experience, right?! So this baby seal will be a keeper added to my growing basket of misfit toys! I guess my niece will be getting a panda!
Right now I’m working on some dish cloths as a friend asked for a new one, she loves the one I gave her for Christmas and uses it all the time. It’s so nice to know you can make a gift for someone that is useful and appreciated! 🙂
Enjoy your sunshine (if you are getting it) and hopefully some is heading my way!
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Until next time, Happy Hooking and Have a Great Day!