Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Monday!

  I am not usually one of those people who hate Mondays. Especially today. I start full-time today instead of being a substitute. When I first went back to work part-time was what I needed. But now I am stronger, my knee is doing pretty well and I was lucky enough to land the position that opened in the nursery where I work. I work in a daycare/preschool. So now I get to work with the little babies and toddlers all day. I have been subbing in the preschool room and I will miss those little guys, but they are right down the hall from me and I can pop in  and see them anytime. I also get to work with a young woman that I am really fond of. She was the recipient of the Blanket Statement baby blanket that I finished a few weeks ago. So all is well here.
  I had meant to post on Saturday, but I had to take a CPR and First Aid class, then grocery shopping. By the time I got home I was good for nothing. No crochet even. Lol. Yesterday I had to drive down to pick up my daughter, she was visiting my sister-in-law and her cousins at their farm. So, again, by the time I got home and made dinner I was good for nothing. I crocheted one half of a row on my granny ripple. Somehow I did manage to make this little monkey for Autumn, it only took about an hour.

I got the pattern from the February 2012 edition of Crochet World magazine. Here is the web address, I am not a big fan of making amigurumi, but for once I followed the pattern and it turned out pretty cute. The only changes I made were to use an F hook and worsted wt. yarn. I wanted it a little bigger. In the pattern you use [0] wt. yarn and it comes out 2 1/2 inches long. Very cute, but Autumn wanted something bigger and I am not buying any yarn right now. I have enough. Lol.
  I also finished up another one of the bolero tops for one of Autumn's friends. I had Autumn model it. When the little girl got it she took off the sweater she was wearing and put it on so she could wear it to school. It made me feel good. Sometimes I worry that the kids aren't going to care for some of the things I make for them, so when they love it, it makes me feel very happy.
Please pay no attention to the baskets of laundry that needed to be put away. He he. I hate laundry. Anyway, I followed this pattern exactly. I had enough yarn for this one so the peplum is just like it is supposed to be. Autumn's has a scalloped edge since I ran out of yarn. The pattern is on the Red Heart site. This also works up really quickly. I made it in two evenings while reading stories to Autumn.
  So that is what I have been up to this week. I will post tomorrow for Tuesday's Tallies. Have a great Monday. We are supposed to get more snow here, yea!


  1. Hi Kashi... great news on getting a full time job...well done! I didn't even notice the laundry until you pointed it out...looks just like my house on a Monday! :)x

  2. Your Bolero model is beautiful and I love the cute pink monkey! lol :)

  3. love your little monkey so cute. I'm addicted to amigurumi, only just learned how to spell it correctly though

  4. what a cute little toy. the bolero is so beautiful.
    Thank you so much my beautiful bag arrived today, To say that I am excited to receive it and that it is beautiful is such an understatement. It is amazing and you are so talented.
    I put a post up on my bloat about it tonight.

  5. Hi Kashi!
    I can't believe how quickly you made that pig! I love the curly tail :) I hope you keep warm in all the snow and have lots of fun in it too. Alice

  6. Hurrah @ you being able to work full time again - good we've both healed up so well :)

    Love the Monkey - so cute :)

  7. Congrats on going full time! That monkey and little sweater are too cute!

  8. Congrats on your job! Sounds fun to work with littlies. I love both your crochet projects.. adorable daughter!!

    *H*A*P*P*Y* *V*A*L*E*N*T*I*N*E*S* *D*A*Y*

  9. The monkey is so cute. Great job! Love the little cardigan too.