Lots to share today - I am truly behind on adding things to the blog - but it takes a while to get someone to help me with pictures - but I hope it was worth the wait!
First is a little blue gnome. These guys are so cute, I leave them at hotel rooms with a little note about them and hope that the cleaning person enjoys them and smiles. I've also left them in other places as well and enjoy trying to find a spot to watch them be found by their new family! You can find the pattern here: Simple Gnome
Next is a baby blanket I made. It is a cross stitch crocheted stitch - no pattern - just a stitch I wanted to try out and did a few rows of each color. It is up for sale on my other blog.
Next is a Drop In the Pond afghan. The pattern is by Elizabeth Ham and you can find it on Ravelry under her name or the pattern name. This is also for sale on my other blog.
Next is a monkey lovey. Also known as a snugglie, snuggle, security blanket, etc. this is a small head of a stuffed animal with a small blanket attached to the head. It is for a child to use as a security blanket or lovey to carry around with them. He can be washed and dried with the regular clothes and be given back to the child as soon as he is clean and spiffy again. It is a pattern I found on line searching for lovey. I made it for a friend for her new great grand child.
Next is some napkin rings I made for a swap. I did a search for napkin rings, and got some ideas and sort of did this up on my own - no true pattern.
Next is ripple lapghan I made for one of the local nursing homes. The picture doesn't do the color justice - it is a bright green called limelight - very shocking and the lady that received it loves it!
And last for today, is a little row counter I made. One of my friends on a crochet group, shared this adorable little tool with us and it took me a bit but I finally was able to make one for myself. It is just a thin dowel with wooden beads that you move to the right and left to help you keep count of your rows as you are crocheting.