Saturday, December 21, 2013

Week #13

Well, baby hasn't made his grand entrance yet at 41 weeks, but I haven't been able to even pick up a crochet hook in the last week or so. However, many babies that I made hats for are being born awhile, and I've received some adorable pictures!

Here's some of them. These are thanks to Rachelle for these incredibly precious pictures of her sons!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Week 12

I meant to be finished completely before this week with all of my custom orders, but it didn't work out that way. I've been crocheting my fingers off to finish up now. It seems like this baby is pretty set on being late to the party, so I guess being a bit behind is no big deal.

I finished up this girly pirate owl hat this week. These pirate owl hats, with their many colors and details, take about double the time of a normal order so I was especially glad to get this one done. Since I was in a rush, I didn't get many pictures, but here's the best one. You can't see the pretty glittery swirled dots on the top of the hat, but trust me when I say they add some adorable flare!

I have one more order that I've been speeding through (it's an infant one, so it should be done in no time except for the fact that I'm using some thinner yarn than normal.). I finished the hat portion (booties also go along with the set) and was looking for the perfect pink yarn to outline it in and make a pretty rose for the side. While I was searching, some fuzzy, glittery red yarn caught my daughter's eye. She grabbed it, put it on her head and said "Elmo!" Since I already feel bad that my new baby has a grand total of ONE hat made by me and Katie hasn't had a new hat for a few months, I had to quick whip up an Elmo hat for her. Lucky for me, fuzzy hats are a quick job and I had it done within a few hours. Now, to go search for that pink yarn that I could have sworn I had somewhere! A bonus would be finding the cookie monster infant hat I made about two months back - how cute would pictures be of my little Elmo fanatic and her cookie monster brother?!