Here are a bunch of projects that I’ve finished lately that are in no way tied to one another at all except for the fact that they were all made for children. I figured that was a good enough theme to fit them all together in something semi-coherent, but most of all, I just wanted to share these today because they were so much fun to make.
Above is a Daniel the Tiger hat, made for a friend’s son for Halloween. She asked for matching mitts, and so I made up a pair and added some little paw prints to them. The kids loved it so much that she asked me to make one for the other boy, too. I don’t have too many babies to crochet for at this moment, so making this up was a lot of fun.
Next up is Chiron, and this amigurumi was epic. It’s incredibly detailed and seems to have so much character. Even the expression on his face (which is more or less duplicated from the pattern) seems to be filled with personality.
And finally, there was a request for Sherlock Holmes. I was so clueless when I started crocheting this that I got confused and thought I was making someone else entirely (my brain was off in Dr. Who land). But as I crocheted this up, I thought that I might as well check out the Sherlock show on Netflix, and I ended up watching the entire series in a matter of days. It definitely gave me a deeper appreciation for what I was crocheting; had I watched the series prior, I would have made his coat more of a darker gray. But it went over very well and the intended recipient who received it as a birthday gift was nothing less than thrilled.
Never before crocheting have I watched so many shows, and thank goodness for Netflix, because I don’t have cable or even basic tv channels to watch them anyway. Fortunately, my computer screen does an excellent job of filling in for one, and it’s nice to be entertained while going through the process of putting something with yarn together. I would end up just sitting there anyway while crocheting, so I do my best to multitask as much as possible. I crochet when homeschooling my kids (when possible), when having a cup of coffee out on the patio, and even have a bunch of audiobooks on hand to listen to as well. But instead of being more productive, as soon as I finished the Sherlock series, I decided to give Walking Dead a try (since that seems to be all my friends talk about anyway)… and yes, now I’m hooked on that. There’s a few more seasons out, so I hope to get plenty of other projects completed this week as well, including this lovely leafy band below… more to come!