Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Groundhog Day

Who knew that we have our very own groundhog right here in Orangevale.

At first I think she saw her shadow, but scampered under a tree and decided she didn't see her shadow.  She's a true California girl and is ready for spring.  She does not want another 6 weeks of winter.
All kidding aside I had a lot of fun crocheting this little cutie.  Don't ask what came over me.  I just saw a photo of this pattern and wanted to have one of my very own. I bought the yarn at Fig Tree Alley Fiber Arts.  Yeah I could have used cheaper yarn, but this yarn had been calling to me ever since my friend opened her yarn shop. The varigated brown skein just screamed “GROUNDHOG.” It really wasn't expensive.  It just wasn't cheap Red Heart.  I really loved the feel and look of this yarn and will definitely be using it again in the future.  The yarn was Brown Sheep Lanaloft Worsted weight.  The color was maple praline.  Doesn't it sound yummy?!  It comes in many gorgeous colors.

I bought the pattern off of PlanetJune's blog.  She has a lot of other very cute patterns.  If you like to crochet check out her site.  She also has free lessons on how to make your crocheted items look their best.  I used the Magic Ring Technique.  I also used the Invisible Decrease Technique.  All the rest was single crochet.

1 comment:

jan said...

That is adorable. I can't say the same for the underground denizens who keep coming into our yard. OK they are gophers, but they are totally annoying.