Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Ood

The Ood from Doctor Who. My Ood does look like an Ood, but I am not as pleased with this one as the others. Because the lower portion is more solid blocks it pokes out and there is a significant difference in width between the upper and lower portion of the piece.

In number there are the same number of rows in width and length as the Dalek. (I changed it a little from Meredee's original to make this work.) My intention was to join them together and then use the K-9 and Adipose as the rest of the piece.

I KNOW that this thing with open and closed blocks occurs so if I would have been smart I would have perhaps used a larger hook for the upper portion or made a greater effort to keep the spacing uniform. Not sure what I will do, if anything, about this. Since it is for myself, I can do what I want with it.

I AM pleased that it looks like the Ood we all know and love. :-)

I also continue to work on the lavender squares for a baby afghan.

Happy crocheting!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


 Tada! The Adipose (from Doctor Who). The Adipose is basically fat - 1 kilo of fat according to the episode Partners in Crime. You can read about the Adipose here. In reality adipose tissue is "loose connective tissue composed of adipocytes".  You can read about it here.

Size is about 18" x 20". 40 x 40 squares total. The Adipose itself is 36 x 36 squares. I used a G hook and Pound of Love white yarn.

You can buy Adipose toys wherever Doctor Who things are sold. ;-)

Happy crocheting!

Monday, January 9, 2012

new pattern for sale

I have finished the new pattern, Jeff's Sampler Afghan/Scarf, that I talked about a while back. It is available for sale in my Etsy shop and in my Ravelry shop. There are exclusive videos available giving instruction on how to make the pattern.

Here are some photos of projects I personally made using this pattern.

You can make anything from a square to a full size afghan with the pattern. You can use any hook and any yarn, depending on your need.

You must know basic crochet stitches like the slip stitch, chain, single crochet and double crochet. There will be instructions for the special stitches used and they are shown in the videos on You Tube. You must have the specific URLs to see the videos, which are e-mailed along with the pattern.

I know many folks can't afford to buy patterns or just don't have the need for them, but for those who do I think this is a good value. I really enjoyed working on the pattern and videos.

Happy crocheting!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Crochet Corncupiscence

Back in December Kathryn at Crochet Corncupiscence was giving out awards during the month to blogs she found to be worthy. I was chosen to share a joint award with Sandy over at the Bridge and Beyond and Sue of SIBOL. The award was for blogs related to charity work.

I feel truly blessed to be in the company of these fine ladies. I have donated to both efforts. Sandy at The Bridge helps hundreds (I'm tempted to say thousands and that may well be true!) of homeless in Ohio. Besides collecting and organizing the many donations she receives, Sandy also puts together the squares and makes her own ghans to donate. You can read all about her efforts at the link above.

Sue has assembled so many beautiful ghans from donated squares which she then delivers to nursing home residents in the U.K. Such a sweet lady and you must visit her blog and see the beautiful pictures. She truly has a gift for photography and layout.

Both Sandy and Sue do various challenges to keep the donations coming. This month Sandy's focus is on mittens although donations of socks, hats, and scarves are always welcomed. You can find her calendar and the focus for each month here. Sue (or Mrs. Twins as she is also called) has her challenges listed here.

Before donating, it is always a good idea to find out the specifics of what is needed. Sandy has a general FAQ and also individual sections for the various types of donations such as hats and scarves. The challenge page at SIBOL also lists the requirements for the donated squares. Basically she accepts 6" squares made with acrylic yarn and having a straight edge so they can be easily joined.

If you are looking for a place to donate, you can't go wrong with these two ladies' efforts.

My thanks to Kathryn for allowing me to be in the company of these two worthy efforts with this award. My apologies, too, for the delay in posting about it. I meant to do it immediately and you know how that goes ... it didn't get done.

Kathryn always posts wonderful links to other sites, both charity related and many other topics, but all very interesting. I could spend all day checking them out and sometimes I do! LOL

I hope 2012 is going well for you so far!

Happy crocheting!