Friday, October 24, 2008

Three Dog Night

We've been having crazy weather around here. It's been hot, then cold in the same week, and then the pattern continues week after week. Right now, the Santa Anas are blowing through making it hot and dry which makes eyes ichy and skin start cracking. It's late October and today it was in the 90's.

Meanwhile, I've been busy crocheting my friend's 3 dogs; Hana, Kiku and Kanoa. Hana and Kiku are German Shephard Chow mix and I'm not sure about Kanoa.

I made these puppies up as I went along. It's kind of fun to adlib and feel like you can crochet anything. Crochet really has some usefulness and I can see how it would really come in handy in an emergency. For instance, say you are stranded on an island, as in the movie "Castaway". If you know how to crochet, you can make everything you need if you can find some appropriate fiber. You can make socks, shoes, slippers, clothing, baskets, rope, even a raft. Why not?

Friday, October 3, 2008

Delilah's in the house...

A friend is having a birthday tomorrow and a group of girls are coming over to my "farmhouse" to play some cards and share some food and laughs. I wanted to surprise her with "Delilah". Delilah is a grey and white, somewhat chubby cat who likes to talk a lot. She might have some siamese in her.

I made Delilah using two colors of yarn, grey and cream, crocheted together at the same time. This gives her a chunky, tweedy look. Then to dress her up a bit, I made her a scarf with a flower embellishment. She looks so stylish. I hope she gets along with the real Delilah.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

"Ryder" comes to visit

A gift for a friend

What does a farmer do after the sun goes down? Well, some go square dancing at a hoe down, or play the fiddle, but I've been spending my time working on some crochet projects. Right now, I'm making up some gifts for some friends, but I plan on creating a family of farm friends and other surprises...

So, meet Ryder the dog. Ryder came to visit the other day and I found him sitting in my nursery, right in the middle of some lettuce seedlings. He looked a bit guilty knowing he was smashing down some of my baby lettuces, but I can't really get mad since he is a gift for my dear friend Harriet. Harriet has done a ton for me over the years and I finally have something to show her some appreciation. She is an animal lover like me and Ryder is a long time companion.

Yikes, there's a dog in my nursery!