Monday, March 27, 2017

Last Week - Crochet April the Giraffe

I didn't post any updates last week (I know, not unusual for me to skip a week or two here and there) but I had a good reason last week...I was in the hospital.  I had surgery last Monday (Mar 20) to remove a tumor from one of my parathyroid glands.  I stayed overnight and everything seems to have been successful.  I go for a follow up this week and I expect a good report.

However, that left me home all week and I didn't feel too well the first few days after returning home and to be honest, I am still feeling very tired so I was home all week, resting up and I just am not one to want to sit - I like to watch TV and movies but my hands are generally busy.  So after I started feeling better, I picked up my crochet hook and some yarn and got busy.

Saturday I was binge watching Ally McBeal on Netflix (I have been re-watching it and found out that they are taking it away on April 1st so I want to finish it before it goes away) and I was looking on Facebook to see if April the Giraffe had her baby yet and she hadn't so I decided to crochet my own Giraffe - thinking maybe that will help move April's baby along.  (Still no baby as of yet)

I found this Amigurumi pattern on Lion Brand's website, and thought that the new Color Wheel yarn by Loops & Thread would be just the right amount (I still had plenty left even though they are smaller skeins).

Have you seen the new Loops & Threads Color Wheel Yarn?  It is so pretty - smaller skeins and smaller prices - about 90 yards and was on sale recently for $1.19 each.  When I bought it, it was buy 2 and get 1 free.  There are so many colors!!!  I want them all!!

I bought a few a couple of weeks back because (a) they were on sale and (b) someone on Ravelry asked if I would make her some granny squares because she wants to make her daughter a blanket like the nuns and nurses made for Chummy on Call the Midwife.  I told her I would make her some and send them to her (which I plan to do this week) - so luckily I had a couple of giraffe colors in there (Gold and Lt. Gold are the colors I used).  You can see them there on the 2nd shelf from the top (the first 2 colors)

So...I started Saturday night and worked on it off an on and finished it Sunday afternoon.  I am calling her "A.J." (which stands for April, Jr.).  How do you like her?

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