A few days ago I showed off a few crochet projects I had been working on.Â Last night I finished a couple of them! The crochet handbag take 2 is still in progress, but I finished the froggie beanie and even had time to squeeze in a little doggie sweater for Winston.
Somer’s froggie beanie turned out pretty well! I took a few pictures to show it off, thanks to my fantastic models Lucas and Oliver.Â They were very helpful in photographing the froggie details!Â I think Somer will like it and can’t wait to get it shipped off to her.Â Ribbit!
Winston loves his very first official sweater.Â I made it in Chicago Bears navy and orange colours of course and plan to make a matching sweater in XL for Oliver.Â I ran out of orange yarn so Oliver will have his as soon as I replenish my supply.Â It took two takes to get the sweater sizing just right for Winston… the first time around because he’s so tiny to me (in comparison to Oliver I guess) I made a small size.Â The general sizing info seemed like it would fit, but the small turned out to fit him too snugly.Â I made another one and this time in a medium size, and it turned out so cute!Ã‚Â It’s a tiny bit big on him and hangs a bit in the tummy area, but I’m sure he’ll grow into it.Â Isn’t he cute? I can’t wait to make Oliver’s now.Â I used the Lion Brand free crochet striped sweater pattern by Shiri Mor.
And speaking of Winston, he endured his neutering surgery like a champ.Â The vet called fairly early on Friday afternoon to let me know that everything went well and that he’d be ready to pick up around dinnertime.Â We were warned that he’d be a bit groggy due to pain meds and that he’d probably not be very active.Â When he came out and saw Lucas and I were there to get him, it was the exact opposite; he was SO excited to see us and SO ready to go home.Â He has been taking it easy, though, and unfortunately has to wear the cone collar when we’re gone or at bedtime to make sure he doesn’t lick the incision site.Â Doesn’t he look like the saddest little schnauzer you ever did see when he’s wearing it? He’s doing very well, though, and should be all healed up in a week or so. :)
So hopefully I’ll line the crochet handbag later today between football games and finish it off so I can get it off my WIP list.Â I feel like I should have a lot more to do but really I’ve made a huge dent in my Christmas crafting list.Â Hooray!Â Happy Sunday, and GO BEARS!