I know I've been gone...I've been very busy BUT I just wanted to update anyone who's been reading this blog on and off about the Red Scarf project. If you would like to participate in the Red Scarf Project again this year you'd better get started. They have changed the dead line from January to October 15th! So start sending your red scarves to:
Orphan Foundation of America The Red Scarf Project 21351 Gentry Drive Sterling, VA20166
Since our computer was having technical difficulties I wasn't able to post my pictures of my projects from January. I figure its better late than never and finally I am able to post what I've created. Both projects were baby gifts. And it didn't dawn on me until now that for both gifts I made blankets with matching hats. I guess its a new trend.
This particular gift set was a baby shower gift for my friend who is having her baby in March. I completed the blanket in January...the sock monkey wasn't finished until February but it isn't a crocheted piece so I guess it doesn't count as one of my monthly projects. This was my first time hand sewing a stuffed animal. Well, my first time hand sewing anything. I found the pattern for the baby blanket and hat first in the book Stitch N Bitch Happy Hooker Book. When I saw the picture for the baby blanket and hat I thought that it would be way cool to make a sock monkey for the gift. While wandering through Fleet Farm I found the original Rockford Red Heel Socks with the sock monkey directions.
Here is the blanket that I made. The pattern called for a different border. As I was finishing the border of the blanket I thought that it looked kinda crappy so I did a different border. I am much happier with this border. This is a close up of the blanet. The pattern called for two crocheted sock monkey heads. This is a picture of the baby hat that came with the pattern. This is a picure of the first sock monkey I have ever done. I know the ears aren't even but it gives him some character. I crocheted a little vest for him because I sewed his arms on unevenly. The vest hides the bad job I did on the arms. This is the other project I did in January. Its another baby gift. I didn't get a chance to take pictures of that one but I re did the same pattern and blanket. I love how this looks. The little hat is so adorable. The pattern is easy and the blanket is durable. Those are the projects I got done for January. I have completed a couple of February projects but I am waiting to show those until I finish the last project.
Well I am on task with the one project a month. For January I completed another pink, white, and brown baby blanket and hat for another new baby. February I finished a sock monkey blanket, hat, and a sock monkey for another baby shower gift. I was also asked to make another pink, white and brown hat for the first person who recieved the first set. And now I am making a blue beanie hat for a friend and I am working on a blanket for my nephew. So I think I'm doing good. I am certainly on track for the one project a month and then some. I will put pictures up later...but I am having technical difficulties and my camera and computer aren't communicating. That is no good!
Happy New Year to my readers...This year one of my resolutions is to crochet more. My goal is to make one thing per month. I have a lot of work to do. So we'll see. I'd like to donate things to the warm up america or the project linus. So we'll see. I hope everyone is doing well. I need to go and eat something.