Monday, June 22, 2015

Last Minute Father's Day Gift and New Pattern On The Way

Meet Art the Moose!

Yesterday was Father's Day and I spent about 4 hours crocheting this moose. I was to be at my parent's house by 5:30pm and I believe I put in the final stitch at 5:15pm. Talk about flying by the seat of my pants!

I had a body and head already made for a project I had abandoned, thank God for that! And I also had the overalls already made. I stripped them off a bunny. Poor naked bunny now sits with no pants, lol.
So the 4 hours went into the snout, limbs and those antlers. It was the antlers that sucked up most of the time. I tried so many different shapes but  I'd just rip them out and try another and finally I got something I liked, and they are fairly easy to make too.  I think he turned out pretty cute! So of course there's a free moose pattern on the way :)

If you'd like to get started why not make the overalls, those are a free pattern already available right here. Just keep in mind to use the same yarn weight and
hook size you plan on making your moose with.

Here's Art in the car on the way to meet my Dad. My youngest son made sure to put a seat belt on him, safety first!


And here they are meeting for the first time. My Dad laughed and laughed when he pulled Art out of that gift bag. I couldn't have asked for a better response!


I'll call it a night now, it's almost 2am and I'm about to fall asleep right here at my desk. I hope you enjoyed meeting Art and come back soon to get his pattern!

UPDATE! Pattern has been posted

Goodnight :)

10 comments:

  1. I saw your Moose on Facebook and I'm totally in love with him ❤️ Great work. Happy to hear your father liked his present that much ;D
    Regards, Wendy
    Wendy's Mhaaksels

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  2. It's been definitely worth all stress! And to see your father that happy and surprised is the best satisfaction you can get ;) Just love it!

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  3. wow last i heard you were befuddled about what to do for him... great job. Moose came out just as adorable as everything you set your hand to. I really wish I knew why I no longer receive your emails.. I come on here looking when I think of it but miss getting the emails. i have three projects awaiting for eyes to arrive. THANKS again for keeping your admirers happy and more patterns.... yeaaaaa

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    1. thank you!

      And I don't know why, I wonder if it was a glitch in the system. For a little while my blog was not appearing in Ravelry and also when I'd post a link from here no thumbnail pictures would show but now everything is working fine again. I don't know how to find out if the email system is working as I don't control it at all, it's a google thing.. which is a bit of a bummer, but I'll research and find out if there's anything I can do. Thanks for letting me know!

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    2. I looked in blogger help forums and it seems to be an issue for many but there's not any answers how to fix. Blogger did an update a couple months ago and that's when people started noticing the email problem. I guess we'll have to wait for blogger to figure it out. Huge bummer for sure!

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  4. Love the Moose.....great waiting for pattern, and i live in moose mt nb

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  5. I just love your moose and as always beautiful and great work Sharon looking forward to making him. Glad your dad was happy and if I could have the chance again to give a present to my dad it would be from your patterns like the monkey.
    Thanks for sharing your great talent with others.

    Thanks Nae

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  6. I love all your patterns Sharon - Trouble is the finished animals are taking over my home LOL - Keep them coming. Moira x

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  7. Love it! Look at Daddy's smile! 😍❤️

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