Monday, May 28, 2012

Dumb Bunny

Good news: I finished the second Bunny Blanket Buddy!

Even better: I finished the second Bunny Blanket Buddy using yarn I already had!

I am accomplished crafter who is totally prepared to mail off two baby gifts for a cousin who's expecting twins.  Yes, there is absolutely nothing standing in my way of completing this task.

Oh, except for that fact that, somehow, one bunny is bigger than the other.  I have no idea how this happened.  Or what I should do.

My mother, gentle soul that she is, has informed me that no one will notice and that it's a gift for babies, not engineers.

Unsurprisingly, Kristen has agreed that no one will notice.

Better news on the Bunny Blanket Buddy front: since I spent Thursday waiting for children to finish testing, I was able to make the entire head and body of another Bunny Blanket Buddy for another cousin's baby.  Your Federal tax dollars went to me sitting on my ass and crocheting a rabbit/blanket hybrid.

Most handmade toys are made with love.  This one was made with NCLB.  The first two bunnies have embroidery floss faces.  For this one I used some navy yarn leftover from the Special Olympic Scarf project.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Star Girl

I've been seeing star afghans on Craftster for awhile.  They're sort of like the ironic mustaches of crochet, but less confusing and prone to angrying up the blood.  Since I had my yarn inheritance and a video on YouTube, I thought: baby gift.

I did end up having to buy another skein of Soft White (not to be confused with Eggshell, Off White, or Aran), but it was either buy more yarn or end up with a stunted star.  I still have some of the light pink and rainbow left.

I was considering swapping the pink for Carolina Blue for a cousin's baby, but Kristen has suggested that the rainbow might be too effeminate.  I tried to sell her on the idea of God's covenant with Noah, but she's probably right that it's not worth the risk.

I assume it is only a matter of time before one or both of Kristen's dogs require UNC and/or Duke themed star blankets.