Monkeys, Monsters and Frogs Oh My!

This past weekend was spent crocheting and cleaning.  I have a few custom orders I was working on and then got started on a few new styles.  There are fun foxes, cute kittens and darling little doggies on the way.  :)  My yarn stash was starting to dwindle down so I made sure to buy a bunch of new skeins to refill my yarn bin.  I work best when I have a lot of options to pick from, so I like to have a lot of yarn on hand.

 I dressed up MR.T yesterday and took his first Halloween pictures.  :)  It was really fun, I love my little dragon.  Happy Halloween!!

Bright and Happy Bobble

I am really happy with the turn out of his blanket.  I am using a size 5.5mm hook and have gone through 2 1/2 balls of the charcoal yarn so far.  My husband is really tall so I might end up using anywhere from 10-12 skeins, but we will see. I originally got the pattern from here when I was making it the first time, but modified it a bit for both projects.  I am doing a bobble every 12 dbl stitches, on every 6th row and staggering every other row.  I stopped last night and weaved the ends for all the bobbles, I think I will weave as I go so it's not overwhelming when its all done.

I just put my little monster down for a nap and I am going to make him a couple new hats while he is asleep.  It's been cooling off the past few days with the wind picking up and he could use a little hat or two.  Even if we live in So Cal and cold really isn't all that cold.  He will still look cute with his new hats. 

What are weekends made of?

 Lazy weekends are my favorite.  Strolling through our local swap meet in the morning hunting down treasures to bring home, taking naps and of course sneaking extra time in to work on projects.  There is really nothing better.  My little Mr T started teething this weekend.  So he has been a bit fussier around nap time, but ends up sleeping a little longer than normal.  So far so good.  The whole family, even our dog, took a good nap after the swap meet adventure. 
This weekend instead of getting my regular flower bouquet I got new plants for the table.  I love the arrangement.  They will last a whole lot longer and I think I like house plants better than flowers anyway.  I didn't really find anything else that was a must have, but that is just how it is sometimes.  
I got started on the bobble blanked for my hubby, its a charcoal gray with bright red, orange, white, aqua and royal blue bobbles.  As I was going I was surprised at how quick and easy it was to change out colors for the bobbles.  Originally I thought it would be much more time consuming.  Although I am not looking forward to weaving all the ends.  But that is no surprise I never really like that part of any project.

Bad bad bad me couldn't help but fall in love with this afghan as well..... my to make list is forever getting longer.  I love the border, I just might do that with the bobble afghan.  Adorable! 
If I remember where I saw that one I will post a link.


Whooo wouldn'd love a little Owl hat

 I love making these cute little owls!  They are so cute that I can't help but keep making more and more.  Each time I try a new color combo they just get better and better.  I made a few bears, monsters, giraffe and a few more creatures but the owls might be my favorite.  I am normally a small project crocheter.  I like to be able to start something and get it done right away.  I made a few afghans while I was pregnant with my little man but that was it for big projects.  Otherwise I get board and have a lot of UFO's laying around that I end up undoing or getting rid of.  This blog is an attempt to make that change.

I just started following The Creative Crochet Crew  on facebook and have fallen in love with it!  There is so much inspiration and great crochet blogs to follow.  I love this afghan it seems like it would be a great remnant yarn project.  And since I can't bring myself to throw out and scrap yarn balls this will be my next project for those odd balls of yarn I don't know what to do with.

These dresses are BEAUTIFUL!  I would love to make them both.  And the pineapple shawl, so pretty!  I will have to get some really nice yarn for that project.  I have never done a pineapple stitch.  It makes me a little nervous. But it is so pretty I have to try it.


My Hubby has made a request for a bobble blanket of his own.  One of the afghans I made for my baby was a bobble blanket, and my husband loved it .  He wants the bobbles to be different colors like the one above found on this cute blog.  Ahhh so many projects so little time.  Looks like my fingers will be busy.

Lets see what happens :)