Happy October Everyone! I love October! Fall begins, the weather gets cooler, and of course Halloween!
I sorry that I haven't been posting much lately. My husband got back from Iraq a couple of weeks ago and we've been very busy since he got home. I was super busy before he got home too trying to finish up several projects and here they are.
Here is the Tonberry that I made for my husband. Here's a link to the pattern that I used http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32326068&ref=sr_list_1&&ga_search_query=tonberry&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=date_desc&includes=tags&includes=title if for some reason the link doesn't work it's made by Talli's Designs on Etsy. I actually didn't finish it until about week after he got home because I came up with idea of getting some glow in the dark yarn to use on the yellow part of the lantern. I was going to use it on the eyes too but the yarn has bits of white in it also and I didn't think that really looked as good as the solid yellow so only the lantern is glow in the dark.
The glow in the dark yarn I used is Bernat Glow in the Dark Light Bright. There are six different colors and I bought one of each so I would have some on hand for future projects. Here is where I bought it in case you are interested. http://www.marymaxim.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10001_10054_3074457345616825697_-1_15019_3074457345616693772
Here's my crooked eyed panda that I made for the crochet along that was hosted by Roxycraft.
My daughter loved it so it went right to her as soon as it was done. :)
I'm not real thrilled with how it turned out though and I will probably try again after Halloween.
As well as crocheting I also managed an attempt at making a paopu fruit pillow from the Kingdom Hearts Game. Mine's not as good as Lil Moon's from Ebay unfortunately I can't draw a star to save my life. Still I'm kinda proud of it and I learned how to do an invisible stitch. So it turned out to be a learning experience as well. Megan wants one too. Since I haven't managed to make another one yet I may just make one for her for Christmas.
Here were my on the go projects for about a week. I wound up making 3 of them 2 crochet and 1 knit. These work great and crochet or knit up really fast! They are made using Lily Sugar'n Cream yarn. Here is the link: http://www.sugarncream.com/pattern.php?P=4