Thursday, April 17, 2008

What I've Been Up To

I mentioned that my sister-in-law's darling animals and some tips got me crocheting in a new way (or, a way that I haven't been able to do successfully to my liking before). I started off rather large to get a feel for it, and because it was the only size hook I could find, using patterns in a book. The first is a brown pig.

The pig took about three hours. Next, I made an owl, about the same size, with the same brown yarn.

This also took about three hours. I wanted to do better on the pig, so I bought a smaller hook and found some cool hot pink yarn.

I think this one took four hours to complete. The eyes on this little piggy are knots. Then I tried to make a bear. I followed the pattern and did something wrong. So, I made it into something else.

The cherry on top is actually a Celtic knot from another of my books. The spoon fits in the dish. I was really happy with how this one turned out, as there were no patterns for this one.

Here's the lot of them.

And in case you want to know, I'm working on the bear that I didn't successfully do the first time.


Inyanna said...

Those are so cute!

Fyrecreek said...

Thank you!

I especially like the two smaller ones. Soon, I'll get good and won't need patterns at all. :)