Thursday, February 16, 2017
Haters be hating but we're still smiling over the Patriots' incredible come back in the Super Bowl. Just got my shipment of Lorna's Laces "Foxborough" yarn. The sock yarn fingering version of the yarn is called "Roger That". May have to get some of that too. Splitting this with my friend Cheryl...not sure what I'll make with it....something to wear while watching next year's Super Bowl I'm sure :).
After making the Jean Greenhowe Santa, I found this leprechaun on Ravelry. I made him using leftover yarns from other projects. I changed the pattern a bit. I did crochet beard, made the arms and legs and body longer, used beaded eyes and did a French knot for the nose. He's got filler beads in his arse to give him some weight and sit easier. I attached the hat last because I used the top of his noggin to secure threads for his eyes, mouth and nose. I also hid some secured under the back of his collar. I also had to modify the buckle on his belt. I just could not get a decent buckle following the knitted instructions so I embroidered it on. Here's the link to the pattern: http://home.alphalink.com.au/~woodsy/freerufuspat.htm.
Blogger is still botched up and kicking me off......so I'm typing what I need somewhere else and just copy pasting it here. So far that's working out. Jeesh :)