Sunday, April 25, 2010

Critter's Coat

The other half of my baby shower gift for my momma-to-be cousin, Critter's Coat is pretty directly [shamelessly] copied from another on Ravelry (Thanks, YarnSide!). However, I like it like that :)
This pattern makes two big "6-sided squares" - by which I mean shapes with 6 sides and 90 degree corners. These obviously don't lay flat, until you fold them in half to form the two sides of the coat. Neat construction!
Yarn: Lion's Pride Vanna's Choice Olive & Pea Pod
Critter's Coat and Baby Buggs on my stunning model :)

June 22 - Dear Evan Riley ... four days wasn't enough. Your mommy and daddy love and miss you, and people all over this world have been praying for you and crying over you, but we'll see you one day. We will always ask why - but we have seen how you have made a mark on this world and on so many lives. Meet you on the other side, Critter.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Grandma's Stash

My Swedish grandmother (whom we call FarMor - "father's mother") was my very first (and of course, most inspirational!) crochet teacher. I never made much of myself back then - I think I started many numbers of things, but only ever finished a pair of shoelaces! - but was always impressed with her work, including a great many afghans I love dearly.

I had fun sharing my newly rediscovered hobby with her, and I think she enjoyed it as well. My (early) birthday gift from her arrived today. What more could you want but a bit of grandma's stash? Thanks, FarMor!

Saturday, April 3, 2010


I don't know if my cousin reads my blog or not, but she will get a sneak peak at part of her baby shower gift if she does.

I found this adorable pattern from Crochetroo on Ravelry while hunting around for cute Aussie baby gifts. I hope she likes these "buggs" - baby Uggs :)

Brown & green - Galway worsted wool; White - Lamb's Pride worsted wool-mohair
June 22 - Dear Evan Riley ... sometimes life is too short. You are so loved, though we won't meet you this side of heaven. Someday another little one will walk in these shoes and your mommy and daddy will think of you and those four short days - and one day they'll hold your hand on the other side. You won't be forgotten, courageous little warrior.