Hugo el Buho – Hugo the Owl

I find owls so cute, they have something special, maybe their eyes?  I searched for inspiration on the net and found lots and lots of lovely owl patterns, I wanted something big, pillow size and after some search I came with this:

I chained an x number of chains, calculating the width I wanted for the head and when I was happy i joined in the round, then crocheted in half double crochet up to the half of the size of the pillow;  then started to decrease each 15 stitches; then each 14, 12, 10, etc. and stopped until the width I wanted for the bottom.

For the eyes and wings I did flat circles  and the nose was crocheted in sc, with x chains to achieve the width and then doing decreases in the beginning of each row and finally a round of sc all the way with 3 stitches on the corners.

Crocheted with almost 3 skeins of Noro Kureyon in shade 188 and scraps of alpaca and baby alpaca yarns.

Blanket that rocks

I started to knit this blanket at the end of September, 2011.  I was very excited about the yarn “Sock that Rocks” since it was my first time knitting with it.   I love the way the colors blend which other, the colors are very bright and the stitch definition is great.  The pattern is Zig and Zag Sock Yarn pram baby blanket by Debbie Orr (free at Ravelry).

I cast on 179 stitches and used 48 mini skeins of yarn (10 gr. each) – a total of 480 gr. of yarn.