When the sun set on Tuesday, I had just finished work on the second of my first two attempts to fashion a pig’s ear with hook and yarn. While neither attempt was wildly awful, neither attempt was what I found sufficiently acceptable. So after I published my last blog post, I continued the search for a suitable pig’s ear, and now, I am pleased to report, on the eve of Solstice 2018, the tale of three crochet pigs’ ears has a happy ending:
The happy ending is the ear on the far right in the above photo, and my success at creating an ear that will work for my crochet pig project spurred me on, and by sunset today, I had gotten this far with my Olivia inspired crochet pig:
It is turning out to be more adorable than I had hoped — a bit fussy perhaps, but still adorable — but seeing the cuteness moved me to work on it more, and I have decided on one design change that I hope will work as envisioned.
But the three crochet pigs’ ears were not the only thing on my crochet plate.
I am also working on making a Gingerbread House Tissue Box crochet cozy using Twinkie Chan’s pattern.
When I finished with my blog post on Tuesday, I did an inventory of the pieces I had made and realized that I had forgotten all about the icing, but I didn’t have too much time to worry about it because there are a bazillion ends to be woven in. In the interstate’s of getting something done, I started with the four crochet Christmas trees, and while I didn’t finish weaving in the ends of all four, I did get halfway through what there was to be done:
I have a lot to do between now and when the post office closes tomorrow at five, but in the meantime, I will move forward, one stitch at a time.