Friday, November 01, 2013

Some recent crochet works

With Halloween and fall approaching, I put some nice projects in my queue - both for myself and commissions for others.

First up is this Day of the Dead garland that I made for my cube at work.

My coworkers were kind of drooling over it, but I don't want to make any more because it was kind of a lot of work.  The assembly was a pain.

I also went on a trip to Orlando recently, and worked on these adorable slippers!

They were easy to make, although the pattern was translated into English somewhat confusingly, and I had to do some improvising.  I'm happy I went with an "out there" color combination.  I was going to be boring and do my typical green and brown, but this time I really went for it.

I also made my own Halloween costume this year!  I didn't go to any friend parties, because I was out of town this weekend (in the aforementioned Orlando trip).  However  I made this Twi'lek hat from Star Wars, from this pattern online.

I was pretty happy with how it turned out, especially when I got to use a friend's light saber to make the costume more obvious!  But I figured out that not everyone is as geeky as I am and didn't recognize me as a Twi'lek.  In fact, three of my coworkers asked if I was Jar Jar Binks.  Sigh.  Pearls before swine.

The most recent project I completed was this Dr. Who scarf, which is 10+ feet long and kind of fun to make, although the rows were getting kind of tiresome by the end.

I completed the fringe last night before bed and gave it to my coworker this morning.  It was a $100 commission, too, so that's not too shabby!

Coming up is a really cute set of Christmas stockings for a friend's baby shower, and someday I'll finish these two sweaters I have been working on.  Sigh. 

1 comment:

Sara Sherman said...

All great works of art Valerie. Yes, I still check your blog (altho, it has been quite a while!)