There Once Was A Turtle Named Jack…

There once was a turtle named Jack and he crawled in a wrinkled lunch sack. He met a green turtle and her name was Myrtle and she said would you like a snack? He loved her bologna and cheese and said would you marry me please? She said this was fun, but I have to run. I think you are making me sneeze! Achoo!

I didn’t come up with that myself, it’s a book I read almost every day to the children I work with. But the turtle is totally something I would love to knit. It’s like the knitting version of amigurumi crochet. The pattern came from the awesome people over at Knitty.

He has a removable shell! How cool is that? I had a professor in college who looked like a turtle without his shell, but he wasn’t this cute.

Comming Soon: An update on my flower sampler!


Yoga Mat Bag

I decided to try yoga for weight loss. As it turns out yoga is a lot harder than it looks. And what worse is that it is a delayed pain: I feel good after doing yoga, but an hour later I can no longer walk. So now I have a yoga mat but no yoga mat bag. What’s a girl to do? Knit one! (Or go to the store and buy one, but that’s not creative at all!) So here’s the bag I want to make:

I’m not sure if I’ll make it striped or solid yet. I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it. The pattern comes from here:

Hopefully I’ll survive yoga long enough to make my yoga mat bag.

Creative Scrapbooking

I never really got into scrapbooking until I saw this book:

Scrapbooking has always been to me something that mothers do about family vacations and other important moments in life. I am not a mother and therefore felt left out of scrapbooking until I found this. Of course this is more about journaling (something else I’m not good at) than scrapbooking, but it’s still in the same family. The author has more cool stuff at her website. As it turns out, I’m not as creative when it comes to paper crafts, but I hope to be making stuff like this before long:

The Sweater

For my next project I want to knit a sweater. Particularly this sweater:

I attempted it knit it a few years ago and made quite alot of progress. I had finished the body and was working on the arms when it unraveled. I cried and then put it in the back of my closet. As soon as I finish my flower sampler and Mario towel I want to try it again.

The pattern comes from this book and, according to the title, can be finished in a weekend. I highly doubt it. Maybe if it was a long weekend and I had nothing else to do, but that never happens.

Amigurumi Crochet

Something I’d like to try next is amigurumi crochet. I have to get a little better at crochet before I even attempt it though. My sister has already requested I make her an owl such as Woody the Owl:  

This one came from Roxy Craft which I would highly recommend for anyone looking for awesome, unique craft ideas. They have patterns for sale, but Woody the Owl happens to be a free pattern.

At first I thought these guys were eggs, but it turns out they’re acorns. It’s just further proof that if you put a face on an inanimate object it becomes cute. You should also check out K and J Dolls Blog for more awesome amigurumi patterns.