A God is Born

Normally I’m been posting in the mornings but I have some GREAT news …….. I FINISHED LOKI!!! I was updating my Ravelry account and thought I would update here as well. He took me about a month to make but that’s only because he kept getting pushed to the end of the WIP line 😦 poor guy. Good side is that he was only a week late as an anniversary gift instead of the few months late that my projects usually are for L. Anyways, he was super easy to make because he was pretty much the same pattern as Thor which I made last year. L absolutely LOVES him! As do I. Tomorrow Thor and Loki will be going back into L’s classroom (he teaches algebra 2 at the local high school). Thor’s been missing for the past month so we’re both eager to see how long it takes his kids to figure out Thor’s back and Loki has joined.

So without further ado…. here are Loki’s fabulous glamor shots!

had to make them reenact L's favorite scene from the movie

had to make them reenact L’s favorite scene from the movie

I can not take credit for either of these patterns. I found both patterns via Ravelry on the blog Over the Bifrost: Loki’s pattern and Thor’s pattern

Project updates

Not much has happened since my last post. I haven’t used that beautiful new yarn yet. I’m trying to finish my many WIPs before starting something for myself. No surprise there. I’ve made myself only 5 things in the 7 years I’ve been crocheting. 3 projects for myself have been on hold for several years now. I just love the giving more I guess.

Anyways…. the 15th was L’s and my 4 year anniversary. No not married, just dating. Still a crazy long amount of time. We went out for a nice lunch and a day shopping. We got some wine from a local winery that we haven’t been to before. Twas tasty. We spent the nice watching our yearly movie (A Knight’s Tale) and A Very Potter Sequel. His present wasn’t finished on time. (They never are. His get pushed to the side just like mine) But I’ve been working on it all week. He’s getting the Loki amigurumi I’ve been talking about. It will match the Thor ami he already has. The horns are already being starched. While they dry I just have to put on the eyes and hair. Then I can sew the horns on and he’s finished. I’ll get to his staff at some point. I’ll have to go get some Popsicle sticks or something.

I’m also going home to visit my family in two weeks for two weeks. (Won’t be able to post during that time) So I’m working on my mom’s Christmas present this week. Yes yes I know Christmas was 3 months ago. Well what I’m making her isn’t yarn and is breakable so I didn’t want to mail it and I knew I would be going to visit her around this time. I always do. And we always exchange gifts at this time. What am I making her you ask? I’m making her tile coasters with pictures of myself, brother, and sisters on them. I’ve made them before for myself and friends using scrap paper but this will be my first time using actual pictures. I started a tester coaster last night. Hopefully it doesn’t get ruined or else I won’t have anything else to give her! :0

So next week I hope to have pictures of Loki and the coasters for you guys 🙂

A Wedding Gift, a Spirit, and a God

So I can finally post the pictures of the finished wedding gift! I was able to give it to the bride this past weekend during her bachelorette party. I must say that was totally fun. 3 wine tastings in Hershey and a night out in Harrisburg. And it was the first warm day in weeks!!

Back to the blanket… I already showed you guys the hook I used. I used 3 strands of yarn held together for this one. 2 navy and 1 white. I then just did a normal V-stitch. I used Lion Brand’s pattern and it can be found here: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/70375AD.html So without further ado here are my pictures:

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It’s so pretty!!! I love this pattern! It’s super fast, easy, and doesn’t take a lot of yarn either. I bought one skein of white and two of the navy (3 strands total) of Red Heart Super Saver Jumbos and I didn’t use them fully. I was able to get a little ball of each left over. AND it only took me 2 days to make!! This is definitely my go to wedding gift from now on.

Now for some updates. I got ssooo close with No-Face but alas I did not finish him before saying goodbye to his owner 😦 He still needs one row of teeth and his face made. I think he’s going to be added to the WIP pile to be finished on some later date. Especially since I’m not sure when I’ll see E again and I really don’t want to mail him since he’s got popcorn in his base to make him stand. Oh well.

Since my anniversary with my boyfriend L is this Saturday my goal is to finish my Loki amigurumi that I’ve been making him. His head, body, and legs are all made and attached. The arms are made as well. So he’s about halfway done. Fingers crossed!