So it appears that I have not posted here in quite a while. The standard answer of “Life got in the way” just does not seem to cut it for me. Mostly what happened was I was sick for a whole week and that threw me off my posting. So this one will be a large post as I have lots to talk about.
First thing is the swaps that I participated in came through and I received such FANTASTIC presents from my swap partners. The first was from the Creepy Cute Crochet swap. My partner Yaney is from Singapore and sent me a great swap set up as a wedding invitation. She sent the Groom and now all I have to do is make him a Bride and Gummy Cola Bottles which are one of my favorites. Here are the pictures:
Next we have the Circus Swap which I received a package from carolinecraftz from the UK. As you recall (hopefully) I posted Ollie the Elephant it was his brother that I shipped over to the UK as part of the swap. I received in return a Pumpkin and a Clown along with yarn of course and some candies from across the pond that I can’t get here. And I have some pictures of this one too:
After that we have the section on conversion of patterns. Normally converting a knitting pattern to a crochet pattern varies drastically. We talked about it a bit with the Pig in a Wig pattern where the pig pattern was converted by keeping the stitch counts but completely omitting the purl rows when making it. Just in time for Halloween I have worked out Zero from Nightmare Before Christmas.
Now this pattern I found on Ravelry was a knitted pattern and he came out very cute that way as you can see. But I was not completely pleased with the results. As I am better at crochet that I am knitting I felt that if I could work out how to modify the pattern to be more like the actual character I would capture him a bit better.
Notice the addition of a Lower Jaw and the Pumpkin face on the nose along with the fact that he is considerably larger in this version. What you can’t see is I also added an additional tummy section to give him some structure. I have tried to contact the original writer of the pattern to get permission to post my modified version so that I can give credit where it is due. Once I have permission I will definitely post it here for all of you
Now after all that I have a few more projects in the works for my Halloween post so back to the yarn with me!