Mushroom rattle

My first project for the Ravellenic Games is finished! Entered in the event WiPs Wrestling, where you finish projects you haven’t worked on since May 2012.

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This toadstool has been hibernating since September 2009. Three years! About time I pulled myself together and finished it. Seriously, all I had left to do was sew the two parts together. Took me about five minutes… Heh.

The pattern is from the book Virka Amigurumi by Mia Bengtsson.

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A growing boy & two mushrooms

In between all the traveling, packing, unpacking,ย eating, sleeping and socializing this weekend I actually managed to do a good deal of crocheting. Of course I could have mentioned this in my previous post earlier today, but since I link my blog posts to my projects on Ravelry I try to keep my posts separate andย tidy ๐Ÿ™‚
Anyway, again I brought my alien boy with me, with the hope that I would finally finish him this weekend. I didn’t, but there’s not much left. One antenna and the bottom of his feet are the only things missing. And his clothes, of course. He’s huge! I never expected him to be that tall.. He looks a bit freakish with nothing on his head, but I hope to fix that soon ๐Ÿ™‚

As I can never stick with just one project for any length of time, I just had to do something else. I found some leftover yarn from a sweater my mother had just finished, and with the smallest crochet hook I had at hand, I made these two mushrooms in just one evening:

The yarn was a little bitย thinner than what I normally use, so the 3.5mm hook I used was a little too big. A 3mm hook would probably work just as well, it would just make the mushrooms smaller. I have written out the pattern for these mushrooms and posted it hereย on my newย pattern blog. Hope you like it ๐Ÿ™‚