I am glad I have some Christmas crafting saved up to share because I have been moooving s o o o s l o w. I started a new sweater for myself with some patons wool that I scored in November for 2 bucks a skein!! But I really haven't been in the mood to craft much and I even have been watching tv and just sitting there...nothing in my hands. crraazy. Gregg is slightly freaked out.
Anyway, I made two small gifts for my mom.
my mom doesn't like the feel of wool at all even the softest most wonderful wool will feel like velcro against her skin. I branched out a bit with the color for my mom because my dad is obsessed with the color blue (even more than Lills) so I usually stay away from blue for my mom so she can get a break from it. But I thought this bright blue with her signature yellow would be nice for her.
pattern: Ilean (rav link)
yarn: Araucania Nature Cotton
and Hazel the Hedgehog
hedgehogs remind me of my mom because Rigger (her dog that passed away last spring) used to love playing with his hedgehog toy, the toy's name was Hoggie. She still had a brand new Hoggie that she hadn't given to Rigger yet. I thought Hoggie and Hazel could sit together and watch over my mom while she sewed. Hazel also has my grandma's favorite colors on her.
Pattern: pieces here
Decorations: I liked the look of Lollychops girl hedgehog but didn't have those flowers she used so I used a simple crochet flower pattern to decorate her. The flowers were made mostly with crochet thread, the cream flowers were made with berroco alpaca light.