Work-in-Progress Wednesday 10


These are my current stacks of works-in-progress...library books and African flower pentagons and hexagons.  Last Christmas, I worked during every naptime & late into the evening on secret amigurumi animals for the kids.  I was a little tired and finished just before I needed to gift them!  So this year, I decided to still do a handmade gift, but let the kids each pick out a pattern.  Jack couldn't decide what he wanted, so he still gets a surprise gift.

Luckily for me, stacks of these white hexagons and black pentagons really don't give away what they will be in the end...a soccer ball pillow.  Cute, right?  I'm currently at 8 black & 7 white (of a needed 12 and 20)...and then I'll have to go into hiding to sew them together.


Joining up with Yarn Along at Small Things & WIP Wednesday at Tami's Amis.




Karen said...

What a fantastic idea- I might have to make a soccer afghan next year when all the littles get back into that sport!

Thanks for the idea - good luck in getting it all put together in time.

Blessings
Karen

pinkundine said...

Cute idea, looking forward to seeing how it turns out!

Sandy Ploy said...

this post reminds me of what i wanted to tell you the other night. Michaels has a kit where you can design your own soccer ball. it is SUPER cool. they had a football one, too. But, well...soccer, right? Just a tip. :-)

Super Cool Idea said...

They will absolutely LOVE the soccer pillows! I forgot how long and late you worked on the animals last year (you probably didn't forget!). Try not to kill yourself this year!

paula said...

Awesome. He'll think he's getting coasters for Christmas! ;) Can't wait to see it all put together.

stephanni :] said...

i can't wait to see the finished product, it's going to be so cute! good luck on your deadlines. :o)

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

What a fun gift idea! The soccer pillow will be so fun.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

A soccer ball pillow: THAT' S GREAT! Ever since I clicked onto your RAV link for the pattern I've been wracking my brain trying to figure who I could make one for!

Jackie said...

very cute idea! boy, you've come a long way from the animals :) and funny, my kids were just playing with theirs yesterday and mentioned how you made those for them!!

and why do i feel like the only chatting i have had with you has been through blogs...sad :( we need to go out!

Crafty Intrigue said...

That soccer ball pillow is going to be cute.

autumngeisha said...

Love this idea! Can't wait to see how it turns out. I love that you can work on it in the open and they will never guess what it will be.

steph said...

very very cute!!!

Andria said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. To answer your question, YES, black is a nightmare to knit with at night!. I was sitting with two lights shining on me and my husband thought I had lost my mind. I try to work on it during the day. A soccer ball pillow is an awesome idea, I love it!

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