Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Hacky Sack - Woven Balls

These were knit based on the Gevlochten Bal pattern posted by Marleen Hartog on Ravelry. I used a variety of scraps and needles to create these.

First up, we have Elliott's Hacky Sack, completed in June and made from Brava scraps. He liked "Forest Green, Gold, Royal Blue, and Red," so this seemed right.

Secondly, Mom's was knit with Brava scraps, and a little Red Heart. It was completed in September, and she didn't have a favorite color, but I happen to know she liked spring colors.

Ravelry Project: Abbey

Finally, we have Robert's, which was also completed in September, and was made from Brava and Red Heart scraps. He liked black and blue, so - voila!

Ravelry Project: Robert

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hacky Sack - Crochet Spiral

These were crocheted based on the Spiral Hackysack by Joyce YuLian Yu. I adapted the pattern a little to get the right size, by increasing the number of increase rows and decrease rows respectively, according to the size of the rows. Since I changed hook size, each one's a little different.

This first one, completed in June, was made for Anna. She liked "Yellow/Gold, Plum, Dark Blue, Emerald Green, Olive Green, Black, and Gray."

Ravelry Project: Anna

The second one was made for Aunt Pam, and was finished in September. Her color preferences were blue and slate.

Ravelry Project: Pam

Third, we have Sarah Pa's. Her color preferences were Purple, Royal blue, red, and silver, and I finished this one in November.

Ravelry Project: Sarah Pa

Finally, we have another for the extra group, which I had finished in June. Originally, this one was supposed to be for Sarah, but when I made the one above, I realized that one was much more her, so I switched them out.

Ravelry Project: E5

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Hacky Sack - Garter Swirl

This set of hacky-sacks was actually made with two patterns. 1, 3, and 4 were made with Clare Doornbos's Ten Stripe Baby Ball, while 2 was made with a modified version of Eve Clevenger's Swirl Ball.

First, we have Patrick's hacky sack, made in April with Red Heart scraps. His color preferences were "Tie dye and green."

Ravelry Project: Patrick

Then, we have Sarah Pe's hack sack, also made with Red Heart scraps, completed in May. This was an adapted version of the swirl ball pattern, attempting to make the resulting ball smaller. It worked decently, but I couldn't find my pattern notes afterwards, so this is the only swirl one. She liked pink.

Ravelry Project: Sarah Pe

Next, we have Uncle David's ball, which we see to the right, worked in Brava scraps and finished in September. This one was a little creative, since his response was "I think my favorite colors are the colors you see when you look at sun shining on exposed rock and snow in the mountains."

Ravelry Project: David

And finally, we have another extra ball, which I made at the last minute in November using Brava scraps, in case we needed to use it. Since this was an extra, there were no color preferences.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Hacky Sack - Out of Yarn

Today I present to you four of the hacky-sacks that I made for Christmas this year. These were made using Audrey Bochantin's Pattern "Out Of Yarn," a very cute cube-styled pattern, which is knit, and quite quick to work up. 

The first time I did this pattern, it was in April, using Red-Heart scraps, for Elizabeth Pe. Her color preferences were "blue, purple, green, ocean colors or spring colors."

The next was made in September, using KnitPicks Brava, for Erica. Her color preferences were "Purple, burgundy, orange, red, teal, brown, gray, black, white, and cream."

Ravelry Project: Erica

Isaac's was made in October, using a mix of Red-Heart and Brava. His color preferences were "I like pretty much any other color besides neon colors and pinks."

Ravelry Project: Isaac

And finally, this last beige beauty was created in November, as part of my effort to make sure I had extras in case some other people showed up! This was knit with Red-Heart scraps. Since it was an extra, there weren't any color preferences.

Ravelry Project: E4

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Little House QAL - Block 7 - Little Town on the Prairie

It's been quite some time since my last Little House QAL update, but I am, finally, continuing on. I finished the rest of my blocks up through block 7, and I did everything except the applique for blocks 8 and 9.

And here it is! Block 7!