Here's the finished green-blob-in-the-center-of-the-photo from my WIP Wednesday post---an Easter avocado! I made it from this fun pattern, and it worked up super, super fast. Even the Sewing Bits weren't bad, as sewing together a crocheted project like this where you've made two pieces with the same shape and number of stitches is as fun and non-daunting as doing one of those sewing cards with the holes punched around the edge.
I think it will look bizarre and charming nestled into an Easter basket (amidst some candy and a wind-up chick). And it's for someone who loooves avocados, so I swear it makes sense, gift-wise! It's not just gratuitous randomness!
Sadly, Easter-avocado was the only thing from my photo on Wednesday that I managed to finish in the interim, but do you all mind some more cheaty-bits from March?
Because I'm kind of in love with this pencil (designed by the same person who did the avocado, and she has more patterns I'm dying to try, too...) I made it during a single episode of Smash on Hulu, and can't wait to do more of them. (Anyone else watching Smash? I gave it a go just because I love Anjelica Huston, and I'm not sure about it just yet---definitely has its moments, though, when it's not trying to be Broadway-Glee-for-(semi) grown ups.
Also, I finished and gave away my Giant Seekrit project so I can now reveal...
...my Very First Blanket! Made from the excellent, popular, and strangely addictive (I never thought I'd make---or want to make---anything this big, but it was fun, except when I worked on it too late at night and started fudging stitch counts) Beth's Little Star pattern, this beast is over a yard from point to point, which, while not huge in the grand scheme of crocheted blankets (at all), is huge for me. I already want to make another one.
And fine, okay, one more food project to share, too.
Because I want everyone (well, all of y'all who crochet, anyway) to try the pattern. It's done all in one piece, which is genius. I almost giggled to myself with glee as I worked up the peel pieces (while watching season two of Southland on DVD...) because they came together so perfectly. And no sewing.