But I got of a bit lightly this year. No sewing required. Well I could have if I wanted to create an awful LOT of work for myself!
BJ decided this year he wanted to be Bofur a dwarf from The Hobbit. Ekkk... he made the decision based on his furry hat that he had been given for his birthday I think.
The picture he showed me first up with this one...
Thank goodness this was weeks ago so I had time to think about it...
A visit to one large op shop did the trick. Turns out ladies clothing includes lots of brown jackets, but finding one small enough was the trick. I didn't think over size was going to matter a great deal though for the character. So this one worked out well, a nice Miss Shop suede jacket with furry bits. lol (he doesn't know it is a girls jacket!)
Anyway, Bookweek is over again for another year. Next year will be dressing up 2 of them!
Quite pleased with Juneau's blanket. It came up really pretty. Being a stash buster I did get lots of acrylic yarn used up. That was the aim. It's about 1m square... The boys enjoyed it. I would ask them to pick the next colour out of the bag for me. So they did have some input & enjoyed it too. The ends weren't even so bad to weave in, even with the extras in the middle of rows when I joined short bits of the colours.
I still expect I have enough to do another easily but I don't have the small coloured fun scraps left like from this one. This has bits from BJ & DJ's ripple blankets, about 5 of my crochet square samplers from the last few years & probably some other one or 2. So there is a bit of variety.
Another bag of scrap, or not so scrappy acrylic yarn. I have no idea why there is so much in my cupboard. Anyway, after the bag of short bits I have started on this bag. I removed all the balls that were still brand new & am making my way through the partial balls to use them up.
The triangle is getting bigger! I will decide when the side is at a metre whether to make it a little bigger or not but a metre seems pretty good for the dog. Then I hope to start the decreasing!