Finished Object: emma the bunny (mint)

she might be one of the "first pancakes" that i care about the most. She isn't perfect, but she is so special. I made her for my mom as a recovery present. She was started in a hospital room and this week I was so grateful to be able to give it to her and make her smile.

The pattern is from TOFT and I am already in love with all of their animals. The pattern was really clear though I did learn the difference between UK and US hooks sizes and stitches. I added eyelashes :-) I think I would use a heavier yarn when I make this in the future. 

Link to Emma the bunny: http://www.thetoftalpacashop.co.uk/PD.aspx?product=patterns/toys/-Emma_the_Bunny

Link to my ravelry project: http://ravel.me/redredpanda/etb

Finished Object: Zelda Cross Stitch

From the original Zelda NES game. ""IT'S A SECRET TO EVERYBODY.

 

I used the screenshot and worked out the colors/pixels on graph paper.  I couldn't get the words to fit, so I had to compromise.

I brought the screenshot to the store to try to line up the embroidery colors as close as possible to the screenshot. I really liked working with the black cross stitch canvas. I have a few more 8bit ideas that are a little fancier in my head to try on the black canvas. 

Finished Object: BB-8 Fleece Blanket

I saw this fabric at Jo-ann Fabric and knew I had to make something for my 2.5+ year old daughter with it. She us quite the bb-8 fan. It was a quick project, and definitely not perfect.. but made with so much love and happiness. She loved it! even cute is she calls it her "baby 8 blanket".

 

How I did it:

I sewed around 3.5 sides (wrong sides together) and then flipped it inside out. I sewed up the opening. I then sewed around all four corners with a decorative stitch that will keep the layers together pretty well.

Finished Object: Chevron Infinity Scarf

I made this primarily because I really like chevrons and I wanted to get some practice with color changing. I'm not completely thrilled with how it came out, but I think i'll make more and see if I can improve on my technique. I tried several ways to change color and found a neat one that takes care of weaving in ends by crocheting over them.

Pattern (very well done, highly recommend): http://www.crochetspot.com/crochet-pattern-chevron-infinity-scarf/ 

Ravelry link: http://ravel.me/redredpanda/cis

Finished Object: Toddler Hat

I actually attempted this hat multiple times. For some reason, i totally messed up counting once and had to frog. Then the second time around I didn’t do fpdc or bpdc… instead i did dcs in the back loop (you can see the result in the hat in the back of the picture. 

My brain was seriously missing some key details, but my little one LOVES both of the hats, so it’s a win. 

The Pattern is here

My Ralvelry info (yarn, etc) for the project is here: http://ravel.me/redredpanda/fs

I totally recommend this pattern if you want to make a toddler/child beanie. It’s written very clearly and easy to follow. The Pattern and author is: Furlynn Slouchy by Heidi May (The Velvet Acorn)