Monday, December 7, 2015

YOP Week #22

 A "day late and a dollar short"....story of my life!  But then there's also"better late than never" so that makes me feel better. 
I know, it looks like a whale but it's supposed to be a shark pencil case when I get done, for Uriah....the shark lover.
  I still need to crochet fins, sew in zipper and make felt teeth...hopefully the teeth will bring out the "shark".  Oh, and eyes too.
I'm putting the finishing touches on these coasters too....one done, 5 to go............it is actually gray with turquoise striping.  This is my worst one and it was probably my first one too.
I am using these Lion Brand Bonbons in the brightest colors for the striping.  I just happened to have them on hand which is good because the time for "ordering in time for Christmas" is over for me who has to mail everything.
Following Mikey's instructions for making the Corner-to-Corner blanket into a rectangle I have finished the width and am how heading for the home stretch!  But it will be longer than it is wide so I still have a ways to go!
It's getting bigger.............
 I'll probably take it another foot and call it done....do you think that will be big enough for a guy who's 6'4"????  It's for both of them but he's the bigger of the 2....lol!
Miss Peeps chewed all the tips off my shoe strings so I put nail polish on them so I could make them stiff enough to lace.  It took 2 coats but it works!  This is an old trick my Mother taught me.
Speaking of Miss Peeps..........she went this morning to get spayed.  Although it is nice and quiet, everyone seems to be wondering when she'll run through the room at bullet speed or jump out at them from behind a curtain.  We miss her but I get to go pick her up after 2:00 p.m.
I swear she was a model in her last life as she LOVES to have her picture taken (the only one in this house that does) and she always looks right at the camera, LOL!  We are missing you, Miss Peeps,  and praying all goes well.
Happy Trails!
P.S.  Sam got his cast off this week and is doing great.  It healed well and this disease/tumor thing only affects 1  in 1.5 million.....I always told him he was "1 in a million"! :) It could very well come back as it was so close to the growth plate they couldn't get every teeny bit of it but now he will have regular checkups for it and they will catch it much sooner if it does re-occur.  We are blessed for sure!

12 comments:

  1. Love all of your projects as always. The teeth and eyes will definitely bring out the inner shark!

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  2. Glad Sam is doing well. You are making wonderful progress on these fiber projects.

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    1. One can't enough progress during the holidays! :)

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  3. Good to hear little Sam is doing okay. I hope all went well with Miss Peeps and her surgery:) Your Shark will look like a shark soon! :)

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    1. Miss Peeps did great and although it has taken a little of the wind out of her sails but actually that's not a bad thing....we keep waiting for her to "settle down" a bit.

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  4. Oh... I think the Shark pencil case is going to be terrific. Can't wait to see the finished project. And that C2C blanket is really coming along. My 6-foot tall son likes his blankets long, so I try to make them at about 80 inches long anymore. 80-85 inches long will allow for tucking the thing under the feet. ;^)

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    1. Oh, thank you for that advice about the blanket!

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  5. Glad to hear little Sam is doing well. Good luck with all your projects. They look great! Jingles hates having her picture taken. Hope Miss Peeps is doing okay now and ready to run through the room again. Happy holiday hugs, Tammy

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    1. She was fine although I think she may have "over done" it a bit yesterday as she is taking it slower today but she's calmer and quieter so I hope that part keeps up. She has really trashed the place around here! LOL!

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  6. I love your C2C blanket!! The whale, I mean shark looks adorable :)
    btw , this is the link to the Alice doll http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/alice-in-wonderland-amigurumi-doll-2

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    1. Thank you for the link. I think she is going to look really sweet when you get her finished.

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