We are just back from our annual Christmas holiday to Lake Macquarie. I had the best crochet spot in the world :D
It seems that 2014 will be the year of the giraffe for me - that design is so popular at the moment!
Here are four little troublemakers I finished for a client as Christmas presents for her grandchildren:
You might recall I asked for your opinion on colour combinations for another order for a child whose favourite colour is orange! The votes came in, and this is the outcome. The client originally wanted a hippo, but discovered that the little boy's favourite animal is the giraffe, and it was fortunately easy to slightly alter the number of pieces to make the different animal.
I had some mighty trouble tracking down 4 ply orange acrylic yarn in Australia, and eventually had to give in and visit the Deramores UK website. I now need to forget I ever saw it - the yarn is so cheap and the shipping is so reasonable!
Fortunately I managed to get enough yarn to make the matching blanket to go with this little giraffe. It's a corner to corner blanket, with the pattern adapted from this one. I love the texture of the corner to corner blankets, but the middle rows (all the way along the longest diagonal) feel endless, and it's easy to get disenchanted with it. I'm glad I perservered though, the outcome is totally worth it.
Of course, if you want to order an animal or a blanket or talk about designs or colour combinations, just drop me an email at wrappedwithlovebymichelle at gmail dot com !