Finally finished the Wiggly Poncho for Bailey!

Wiggly poncho on Bailey

Wiggly poncho on Bailey

This felt like it took FOREVER to do… I carried it around with me since August. Working on it in odd moments, before movies, waiting for files to upload on a really, really late night at work, even off and on during moments when I was really sick the last several days. I think I crocheted about 20 minutes during the 3 days I spent in bed. I had to frog most of the original purple stripe on Halloween night because I needed to increase on that row. Bailey’s happy with it and I’m really happy that it’s done!

Creation of a monster….

All finished… Started during Episode 1 of Grey’s Anatomy this season for the GA KAL. Finished during Episode 2 last night. 🙂

Ta Da….

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Grey’s Anatomy KAL

Modeling Urchin

Bailey Modelling Urching
Modeling Urchin

I loved Urchin from the new Knitty, so I went out and bought some green Cascade Jewel. I loved the variation of the thickness of the yarn.

Urchin knit up so quickly, once I got the hang of the short rows, that I had to make another…

In 3.5 hours, I knit up another one in the red recycled sweater yarn to match my obscenely long scarf with fringe.

“I’m not taking it off today”

I'm not taking it off today.

“I’m not taking it off today.” said Jesse after I gave him the hat I crocheted him the night before we saw HP5. It’s my favorite book and I’m glad the movie was as good as it was. It could have been better, of course, but that’s the trouble when really rich books become movies.

Too much fun with the tiny monkey!

Jesse is having way too much fun with the tiny monkey, and that’s just showing him off so I can take his photo after we finished the Monkey’s face. We had to replace the small googly eyes with slightly larger ones and added a nose and a mouth with brown yarn…

I love my tiny camo monkey!

I love my tiny camo monkey!

Monkey on my neck

Monkey on my neck

Oh no, there's a monkey on my head

Oh no, there’s a monkey on my head
And then things got REALLY silly with an extra googly eye that was too silly for the monkey’s face…

what's on my forehead?

what’s on my forehead?

I think I can see it now....

I think I can see it now….

Argh! I have another eye!

Argh! I have another eye!

Then, Jesse took the camera and got these shots (i’ve got the eye in my hand for the one of the two of us!)

Monster Daddy....

Monster Daddy….

Me and my honey....

Me and my honey….

After that, Brook wanted a picture of me and Jesse so one last shot before my little monkey had to head off to bed.

Me and mama on the stairs

Me and mama on the stairs

Amigurumi Camo Monkey

Amigurumi Camo Monkey

Amigurumi Camo Monkey

Still need to get some felt to make his face and ear insets. I forgot to buy it at Hobby Lobby yesterday when I was buying some Red Heart Super Saver and Polyfill to make some little crocheted guys. He’s much smaller than I thought he’d be. See the Apple logo on my MacBook for size.

I used (finally) one of my patterns from Roxycraft.com!

Fuzzy Wuzzy completed in 4 hours!

My fastest “big” project yet… Materials to poncho in 4 hours! Baron Munchausen and Rocky Balboa took the honors as the evening’s entertainment.

Supplies for fuzzy wuzzy
Supplies for fuzzy wuzzy

Originally uploaded by Shel Kennon

Treesa is on hold because I’m out of yarn and Amy just isn’t happy with me, so I decided to pull something out of one of my new knitting books. The first thing I found was the “Lacy Poncho” from Speed Knitting book I just got in the mail. It was quite speedy!

Rover modeling fuzzy wuzzy
Rover modeling fuzzy wuzzy

Originally uploaded by Shel Kennon

Hopefully, Bailey will like it. It’s rather fuzzy, but I like the contrast between the blue, purple and yellow eyelash yarn and the gray homespun.

Finished in 4 hours!
Finished in 4 hours!

Originally uploaded by Shel Kennon

Octopus, Octopus, Why are you a scarf?

“I want to be Bob Dylan
Mr. Jones wishes he was someone just a little more funky
When everybody loves you, son,
that’s just about as funky as you can be”

– Counting Crows, Mr. Jones


I think this is fairly funky, at least the pattern. Hope my scarf partner loves ocean life, because an octopus will be heading that way…

Funky scarf swap finished!

A long scarf that drapes quite well but looks great wrapped around your neck, as the scribble monster demonstrates.

Scribble monster loves the octopus scarf

Yarn: Bernat Boa