Squirrels!!

We have a pair of squirrels living nearby.

This wee squirrel is making Scout crazy. #saskatchewan #wildlife #squirrel

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They snack at the bird feeders, & I give them some hazelnuts I collected a couple of years ago.

I can't get mad at this cutie. #squirrel #wildlife #saskatchewan

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All the animals find them interesting. Especially Scout!! Here is Silverstone-bebe-kitten looking at the cutie squirrel eating hazelnuts.

 

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Grenade Amigurumi

I got a custom order for crocheted grenades! They wanted them to be close to a real grenade used by the Canadian Armed Forces. I found a pattern that worked fairly well. I didn’t have a real grenade to compare closely to, so the crocheted version is a bit bigger than what they should be.  I think I would have to drop a round of increasing & keep the same hook size, or drop down to a 3mm or 2.5mm hook & work up the pattern as written.

The customer is happy & likely going to order more. There must be fun to be had throwing a “grenade” at a co-worker on base. Hahaha??

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Yamilet Hat #7 CrocheTrendChallenge

The Yamilet Hat

Super cute & easy pattern! I’m surprised there aren’t more projects on Ravelry.  Pattern by CrocheTrend, & number 7 of my #CrocheTrendChallenge where I am determined to make every pattern of hers that I own.

HAT Yamilet RetroStripe ponybutton b

HAT Yamilet RetroStripe ponybutton d

 

I used Retro Stripe by Red Heart Yarn, which I am a tiny bit in love with.  I love the blues & greens.  I added a sweet wooden button {purchased from eBay} that looks a bit like a My Little Pony.

HAT Yamilet RetroStripe ponybutton a

 

This hat was very simple to make, the pattern is not hard at all. Has a great stitch texture, so it’s not boring to look at either. I’m not a fan of the SC hem.  I would consider making a ribbed hem in future hats. I think doing the rows different colours would also really highlight the stitch texture. Certainly a hat I would make again! If you made one let me know! I’d love to see it.

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CrocheTrend Challenge #6 Shawron Shawl

My sixth #CrocheTrendChallenge project is the Shawron Shawl.  Quite a chunky, solid piece. It certainly isn’t lacy whatsoever.  Easy to make as well.  I used a 6 mm hook and doubled my yarn for a thick fabric.

I used about 1.5 cakes of Caron Cakes in Blueberry Kiwi, the rest I used on the tassels.  I used some silver sparkly yarn in dk weight as well. That was about 2-3 skeins, purchased in a bag as factory ends.  It adds a nice sparkle to the project. 🙂

SHAWL Shawron Shawl 1b

 

This a pre-tassel post, as these tassels are taking forever to make!! The pattern is available only on Etsy, and I would rate it as Piece o’Cake on Ravelry.  I’ll do another post about them when they’re done. 😀

Ravelry :: Etsy (coming soon)

 

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Rainbow Krampus Horns & Regular Krampus Horns Headbands!!

 

I had this idea to make a headband/earwarmer with the krampus horns from the Krampus Hat pattern by Morale Fiber, confirmed for me by a custom order. 🙂 My customer decided on a nifty & colourful piece using sparkly rainbowish yarn for one horn and black with sparkly yarn on the other. A mismatched piece that I’m sure will look great. I love unique & custom pieces!

HAT Headband Krampus 1b

HAT Headband Krampus 1a

HAT Headband Krampus 1c

HAT Headband Krampus 1d

 

For the one to list in my shop I picked my favorite shade of Red Heart yarn, Mushroom, and Caron Simply Soft in Grey Heather.  It’s the same yarn I used to make the horns in the first Krampus Hat I made.  I really love of there is a bit of blue brought out by the mushroom & grey colours.

HAT Headband Krampus 1e

As for the custom horns, I used Ice Yarns Primadonna in Glitz for one horn.  I got this yarn from Europe, it was reasonably priced, but the shipping cost me a bit more than the yarn itself.  I really like Ice Yarns, and would order again, as it’s interesting & there isn’t yarn like it available here. It’s a luxury premium thing, but super lovely.

HAT EARWARMER Krampus horns custom d

The other yarn is black with Lion Brand Scarf In A Ball. I did the headband part in back as well. I hope the customer loves it.

HAT EARWARMER Krampus horns custom a

 

HAT EARWARMER Krampus horns custom c

I certainly want to make more rainbow ones, ones with red accents, white with blue….. lots of ideas!!  What would be your favorite?

You can order your own now!!

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