If I was grading myself …

I’ll give myself a B for this effort. It’s the 3rd animal I’ve made from this book and while it’s not hard – you have to jump back and forth in the book so it can be a little confusing. Especially when I forget that she’s using British crochet terms so a DC (double crochet) really means a SC (single crochet) in US terminology. Of course, she states that in the general notes in the book but I went straight to the pattern since I’ve made two other animals. Luckily it’s easy to see pretty quickly that I wasn’t doing it right and crochet is very easy to pull out and do over. 

All the body parts were finished last night.


The eyes are still a little weird but I’ve taken them out once so I think I’m going to leave them. The black doesn’t show up against the dark gray so I’ve tried to add a little white to make them stand out. 


Here’s a side view that shows the trunk a little better. 


It’s time to stop playing with yarn and get my rooms ready for the kids … their agendas have changed several times and I thought I had until tomorrow night to get ready but Adam just called and they’re getting here after lunch tomorrow and Chris will arrive shortly after that around dinner time. Adam is also able to stay until Monday and Chris who was going to stay until Monday has to go back on Sunday. None of it’s a problem – I’m just happy they’re both coming for the parade weekend with the kids. I know it’s a long drive for just a couple days but Keith is a big kid and he was home alone last year and went to the Gasparilla children’s parade by himself – he asked both boys to come so he could go with the little ones this year!

7 thoughts on “If I was grading myself …

  1. Florence

    How fun to have your family together again! And for the big parade! Keith is precious to have asked the boys to come. I know your weekend will be just the best!!

  2. Dee Winter

    Good Job! He’s adorable, will he be going home with someone this weekend? So glad you get to see all the grands this weekend. It’s hard when you don’t get alot of time with some of them. Enjoy!

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