Snowball wanted a pair of my fingerless gloves in the super-bulky Lion Brand Chenille Thick and Quick, so I modified the pattern for the extra bulk. Then she added the fun trim, and made herself a matching shawl - her own design!
Myself, I've been focusing on winter accessories. This white hat is my original design, requested by Mr. Rocks, my darling husband and photographer. I used Caron Simply Soft and Lion Brand Fun Fur held together. I know a lot of people who aren't crazy about novelty yarns like Fun Fur, but personally, I love it. The pile ends up on the reverse side of whatever you're working on, so to make the "cuff" I had to turn my work. Otherwise, it would have looked quite sparse. As it is, it turned out very luxe :)
I've also made a red hat from chenille yarn, and a winter set of hat, fingerless gloves and cowl out of Lion Brand Suede.
My favorite aunt broke her ankle about 5 weeks ago - just before her younger son's Bar Mitzvah celebration, no less! She told me that we're about the only people she can stand anymore, aside from a friend and neighbor of hers, and she lays in bed constantly thinking how upset everyone else gets her. So just for fun, I made her a "voodoo" doll. She loves it! She tells me that her 3 kids are constantly trying to steal it away from her, it's so cute. Mr. Rocks suggested I make one for the entire family, so that they leave hers alone, but I want her to have something unique to cheer her up.
Hopefully, I'll have some pictures of these projects for the next post.
Happy looping, everyone!