Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Crocodile Stitch

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I've been trying out the crocodile stitch this week. My first attempt refused to lay flat.  I kept looking at pictures online and thinking "That's not what mine looks like."

Hmmmmm, what was I doing wrong.  I searched and searched... until finally I discovered that crocodile stitch requires a larger hook, just like amigurumi are best with a smaller hook.
I started over with some much thinner yarn and an I hook.  With blocking it should lay flat perfectly.  Yay! It's such a fun technique!  I am working on this pattern and hoping to be finished by the end of the week :)

Have you ever tried crocodile stitch?  What is your favorite pattern for this stitch?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Christening Gift for the Twins

Pattern:  Migi The Whale
Hook:  F
Yarn:  Caron Simply Soft
Meet Migi.
He really wanted to take a dip in the pond.
Thankfully I stopped him at the last minute.
His elephant friend was there, too, wanting a drink from the pond.
They are soaking up as much sunshine as possible before the cold trip to Illinois.
Migi and Nellie will be travelling together with some scarves and mittens for my twin nephews.
Hook:  H
Yarn:  Caron Simply Soft

What are you making this week?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Loopy Infinity Scarf

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Pattern:  My Own
Needle:  US 8 circular
Yarn:  Random Craigslist Acrylic

Needed some mindless knitting, so I cast on 150 stitches and started some stockinette in the round.  Knitting and knitting and knitting.......
I really like how it's turning out.
What are you making this week?