jeannie's hands at work

Knitting, crocheting, other handwork, and personal.

Monday, December 17, 2007

More Christmas Party Fare

Addendum to this post: The woman who got this rug took it home and had it drying out before she put it down. Her young son (8 or 9 years old) snatched it and put it in his room! It's his now -his colors, his shapes, HIS. TK is very happy that he likes it so much, and so am I.

So this is the latest rug I made over the weekend for our office Christmas party. It turned out very well except for IT'S STILL WET!!!! I have to wrap it by 10:00 this morning.
So, what else is new?

I finished the Camel Saddle cover and it's getting comments from the people who sit on it the most -my kids....

On the saddle.

Side view.

Looking down on it without the pad.

This shows the way it folds (which is weird because it really doesn't fold up because of the curved legs...) and one of the ferrules that hold the two halves together so it doesn't collapse or split - not that it would on a camel?... hmmmm. The brass images are Egyptian.

And finally the underside of the cover I made. I just encased the old leather cover and stuffing as well. It just made sense to keep it all together. This one had as black leather pad and the other one is green. I can't find that one though. I'll have to look in storage.

Ok -so what else- more Christmas projects that I can't show till after and, oh, I know!
Cute kitty pictures... that's it...

Speedy encountering his first bird up close!

Shhh! The camera will make it fly off!

Here's Bear, the oldest and alpha kitty -the smallest- with Speedy following a a respectable distance. I don't know where Furball is - probably at the door still.
That's all for now.
In case I don't post again before Christmas, everyone have a good holiday, be safe and stay warm. Catch you on the flip side.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A Finished Object!

Crocheted Triangle Rug
I made this a few weeks ago. I'm bringing it to the "White Elephant" Potluck at work today. It's wool - superwash, I guess. It didn't really felt as I hoped it would. I'm not crazy about the colors, but it turned out better than I expected. When it's walked on, it settles down and looks better.
It's based on a Triangle Purse Pattern that was in a magazine this summer (?). I'll find the reference and add it here later.
Right now, I just wanted to get this up before it goes to its new owner. It looks better in person - this angle is a little strange.
I'm out of time for now.