Well, this has been a design-heavy week for me! I started two new designs. The first is this blanket for a friend. She gave me the yarn (Bernat Blanket) and asked me to make something out of it. So, I followed Michelle Costa’s “Augustine Chunky Throw” for the blanket itself, and then created a case for the blanket so it could turn into a pillow when not in use. I was inspired by my friend’s French Bulldog (Oliver) for the pillow portion. While this is definitely a first draft, I like where this one is going.
My second project did not quite turn out so well (and has been ripped). That one is a chunky hat. While the three attempts I worked on this week did not look like what I am envisioning, they did give me two more ideas for possible designs. Now I have to decide which to work toward next…
In the meantime, I decided to extend my family of dragons. Meet the newest member of the family, Ammie Thyst!
As before, I used Lucy Collin’s pattern, but this time I actually followed the directions (mostly). I had a partial skein in the right size yarn, which I used for the body and the legs. However, I then ran out of the yarn, so I supplemented with some fingering weight yarn my mom bought for me. I do not know much about that yarn as it did not come with a label, but it’s fingering weight and sparkly. I think it fit Ammie very well. I followed the pattern as written for the legs as well. The only change I made was the addition of pipe cleaner through the body.
What are you working on this week?