Monday, July 9, 2018

My Week in Projects

Last week was a holiday week in the district. Yeah, the whole week. Did I get any knitting done? Nothing spectacular. In my defense, there was this holiday. And it got kinda hot at the end of the week. And then there was that day I had to stand in line at the DMV... (Yeah, I know, make an appointment. Someone waited a bit too long to make that appointment.)

When it's summer, I do more crocheting. Crocheting is cooler. When I knit in the heat, my palms sweat. So, I made another flip-flop...


In pink and orange... Because pink and orange...


In case you hadn't realized, the sole is in the trim color...


And then there was a little key-per keychain that was for a custom order. (This was knit, for the record.)


Colors chosen by the customer...


And I finally took some pictures of... a pom pom. I broke down and bought a pom pom maker a few weeks ago. And I went a little crazy with it.

It turns out that making pom poms is kinda fun. I followed a pattern with the intent of making it look like a watermelon...


It needs a bit more of a trim. And someone who's had a bit more practice. (After this, I practiced doing a little color blocking. Pictures of that I'll post another time.)


I'm also in the process of collecting pom pom patterns. I have them collected on a Pinterest board.

Oh, and one last jellyfish...


Not the last jellyfish I'll ever make, mind. (I have to remake the jellyfish for my nephews. Theirs... got lost in the mail.) Just the last jellyfish picture for today.

Happy Monday.

28 comments:

  1. I think it looks like a watermelon.
    The holiday messed up my week as well.

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  2. The sandal key chain is adorable. Making pom poms is fun. I've done that. But I've never made a watermelon one. Nice job! Sorry about the octopus getting lost in the mail. Hopefully you like making them.

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    1. If you want to try the watermelon, follow the link in the post. That's the pattern I used.

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  3. Oh I forgot to say, the pom pom was cute you sent! I have it on my fridge! How could the jellyfish get lost in the mail? That darn postal service :)

    I like going to the DMV (I'm weird). Its so fun to watch people and you can get a good dose of people watching there for sure!

    betty

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  4. I'm so sorry your jellyfish got lost in the mail. If you have an experience like mine have been, the mail will turn up in a few weeks. Let's hope that's the case. Cute watermelon!

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    1. According to the USPS tracking, it arrived on June 2nd. So, hopefully it's just lost in the garage or something.

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  5. I love those flip flops. I saw them on Facebook. And those poms are darling. I'm like Betty...love to people watch!

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    1. People watching is cool. I would have at the DMV, but I brought a magazine to read. I expected to have a long wait.

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  6. Pom-poms are fun! I'm sure the cats would love to play with that (just like that one you sent me a few years ago, that I can't find now).

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  7. I could totally picture a watermelon before I read that it was :D Oh no about the lost jellyfish :(

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  8. I went through a huge pom pom making phase when I was in my mid-teens. I even made a family of sheep. Fun =)

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  9. hose flip flops are SO cute. You could almost makeme want to take up tiny steel crochet hook and thread again but...nah. I'm trying to figure out a nice lap blanket for my mother in law, one that I can make without much thought.

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    1. You need to see the mask that someone made. That's what made me pick up the steel hook and crochet thread. I may make myself a mask in orange...

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  10. I had no idea of all the cute things you can make out of pompoms. The sky is the limit. Oooh, clouds out of pompoms. A 3D quilt!

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  11. I haven't learn to knit. It been a while since I made pom pom and I saw a rug made from pom pom and I woud like to try it some time.
    Coffee is on

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  12. I love the little flip-flop! Cute! Of course, jellyfish always are cool to watch. THat's a neat craft of yours.

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  13. I don't knit much during the summer either.

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    1. Yeah, too hot. That's not to say it's totally out of the question.

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  14. Watermelon pompom, love it!

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  15. Making pom poms old school style is a great activity for kids too!

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  16. Oh no on theirs getting lost in the mail. That's terrible. And yall can make DMV appointments?!! Ours doesn't offer that. That would be real handy!

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