Thursday, October 15, 2009

New Crafts....

It just hit me...the holiday season is JUST around the corner! So i have been busy!
I've been frustrated by the fact that my knitting still goes so slow, and by the fact that my wrists and arms seem to hurt more if i try to push for better production. SO i took the simple beginner pattern to make this sweater....

made out of a square panel for the back, two rectangle panels for the front and two more for the sleeves...

and made it in super fast double crochet!

and it came together in no time at all! And for some reason, crochet doesn't bother my wrists and arms at all! So now there is no reason why i cannot fill the Paper Sparrow and my Etsy shop (someday) with these cute little sweaters!

I am also cranking out more Mother Bears, and made my first Humpty Dumpty doll too. Very simple and soft for baby. Humpty has a friend with red pants and one with green pants coming together right now too. As a matter of fact there is a LOT more coming together, just awaiting seaming and embellishments. My kitchen table looks a lot like Santa's Workshop at any given time! Time to get ready for the big Holiday season!

6 comments:

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi mare!
oh my goodness! your sweaters, bears and dolls are fabulous!

i love the yarns you chose!

Lola Nova said...

Mare, they are wonderful (as usual), the sweater is gorgeous!

I need to get to my Christmas list, too many things to do and so little time. We shall see what ends up getting done. I could use a few elves right about now ;)

Mare said...

Thanks Melissa and Lola Nova! But i am pretty sure the elves are on strike!

Theresa said...

Very sweet. You are going to like my most recent post...

Mare said...

You are right Theresa...i loved your post. Thank you for visiting with me!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Those sweaters are gorgeous, Mare- and I LOVVVE Humpty!! You are so gifted at painting and jewelry making... but I think you ROCK at softies!! *LOL*