Angelic

Every year for the past 7 or so years, I’ve participated in an ornament exchange with a group of friends. The last couple of years, I’ve made the ornament that I give, and crochet tends to be a good medium. Of course, a lot of that depends on the pattern and the yarn! I want my crochet ornaments to look delicate and classy; not like they time-traveled here from the 60s.

This year, I knew I wanted to make my recipient an angel. I searched through a ton of angel patterns. I wanted one with a robe that stood out full — not just a 2D Flat Stanley angel. I also needed one that was ornament-sized instead of a full-on tree topper. This pattern met all the criteria.

Here’s my angel!

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My friend has received it now and said she loves it. I hope it brings her a smile every time she sees it!

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FYI: This may be the last you see of me this week. I’ve been poking along on the girls’ dolls and finally looked at a calendar. Holy Time Crunch, Batman! I’ve gotta get a move on! The kids have been less-than-cooperative in this process. Last week, Granota kept popping out of her room unexpectedly during naptime whereas normally she never leaves her room. That got me all paranoid. Saturday night, I gated off the loft, turned the armchair around backwards and hauled up my fabric and doll pattern book. Were the children content to just let me work since Mr. Gren was home? No. If Maman is not accessible at all times then we’ve entered a crisis situation. All three of them sat at the gate and bleated at me like little lonely sheep, which makes concentration on much of anything more difficult than it should be. So where we stand right now: 1 assembled yet bald & naked Axl (I can just imagine the blog hits I’m going to get now); 1 Axl as Lt. Dan; 1 mostly constructed white jacket; 1 pair of white pants that I’m not completely happy with; and 2 little black t-shirts cut out but waiting to be sewn. Still lots to do!

Have a great week!

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