As promised here are the pictures of the items I made for my Known Secret Pal. The gal I got to spoil this go round was bettycrackpot , it was a lot of fun for me to have her for a swap partner. We are very close in age and taste too. So I think the most fun was getting to work with bright colors and some kind of off the wall patterns.
First I made her a set of Skullholders Potholders (Ravelry link). After I got her for a partner I did some sneaky detective work on Ravelry and found she had this pattern in her queue. It wasn’t until after I made them and stuck them in the mail that it hit me that she might have had the pattern in her queue for a gift (which she did). The good news is that she said she loved them.
This was my first time doing any type of graph work. I was really happy with how they turned out, however I don’t think I will ever do graph work on anything larger then a potholder. It just takes so long! Yesterday I would have said that I wouldn’t have done any graph work again….ever. Then my brother commented on my photo on Flickr and said they were possibly the coolest thing ever. So, this pattern goes back on my list of “to-do’s”. 🙂
<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/caednkat/2413328279/” title=”Skully Potholders by caednkat, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2144/2413328279_50c2fb9294.jpg” width=”500″ height=”333″ alt=”Skully Potholders” /></a>
<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/caednkat/2414145388/” title=”Skully Potholders by caednkat, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3170/2414145388_1a7e5a4e7c.jpg” width=”500″ height=”333″ alt=”Skully Potholders” /></a>
These were crocheted with Black Peaches and Cream yarn and Red Sugar n Cream. I think I used a N hook, mostly because that is my go-to hook for most projects.
The second project I made for my swap buddy was a Pucker Purse (Ravelry link) designed by Yarn Thing. I really enjoyed making this bag, until I got to the lining part. lol I have never lined a purse before, and it is now very clear that I am in no way a seamstress. 🙂 I think it turned out good in the end but I did not enjoy having to do the lining.
With that being said, I do love the bag and will probably make myself one sometime soon.
This was made with Caron Simply Soft Bright’s with a N hook.
<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/caednkat/2414096718/” title=”Pucker Purse by caednkat, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2157/2414096718_2a8cd8e2c7.jpg” width=”333″ height=”500″ alt=”Pucker Purse ” /></a>
<a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/caednkat/2413279715/” title=”The lining of the Pucker Purse by caednkat, on Flickr”><img src=”http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3160/2413279715_84ce9240b6.jpg” width=”500″ height=”333″ alt=”The lining of the Pucker Purse” /></a>
I also make a little granny square doll blanket with some of the leftover Simply Soft for my buddy’s little girl. I forgot to take a picture of that though.