Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hooks and Needles: Hunting the Elusive Crocheted Elephant

Close your eyes...that's right I said close your eyes!

Are they shut? Tight?

Think of the jungle...
  humid...
  hot...
  and lots of green.

Animals...snakes, monkeys, spiders...

WAIT!

Is that the elusive Crochet Elephant I see?


 Ohh...it is! Be very quiet, and perhaps we'll get a better shot!

 There he is...hiding in the grass....isn't he just the cutest thing?
He hasn't spotted us yet...he's coming closer....look at all his marvelous color!

 Magnificent beast isn't he!  We're lucky to see him!

Ack! I told you to be quiet...you spooked him! See if I take you hunting again!
  PS: Love that cute heart tattoo and curling tail!

Pattern:
   Crochet Elephant adapted from JamMade pattern.
Yarn: 
   Madeline Tosh Technicolor Dreams from Jimmy Beans Wool
Notes:
  This is the first animal I've ever made, and he turned out so cute! He will be the perfect addition to The Momma's Easter basket.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Hook and Needles: There's a YARN TRUCK!!!

Photo courtesy of the LA Times
because I forgot my iPhone at home....duh moment!

I've heard of mobile libraries...
    Blood mobiles....
    And food trucks.

But a truck with yarn?

YES!!!

May I introduce you to the Yarnover Truck, carrying lots of luscious yarns to locations all around Southern California?

Today it was in Irvine...
  Which is close to my house...
   And I got to touch all these beautiful yarns!

Photo courtesy of LA Times
This yarn came home with me....
  Because it was the color I needed....

And the label is just too cute, don't you think?