Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Personal Projects

Carol has been in Arizona where she made a hat for her sister-in-law. Back home Carol decided to make a similar hat for herself but had to make a few adjustments. The original size was a bit too small and she just wanted to use her leftover yarn. So Carol used a kitchen scale to find out if she had enough yarn. Knowing the weight of the original hat, she weighed the leftover yarn to see how the weight compared. Luckily she had enough. By carefully watching increases, she was able to make a somewhat larger circumference and even had enough for the bow detail. Just what she wanted.
Krystle has been enjoying making three dimensional crochet items lately and picked up the book that has the instructions for the Winnie-the-Pooh characters. Were we surprised when she arrived with Winnie. None of us had ever paid any attention to the dimensions in the book. (The characters just sit next to each other in the photo with no other item to indicate size.) Well, Winnie is about the size of a 2 year old! And I am sure a 2 year old would love to have this humungous bear. He turned out darling, cute and BIG.

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