Friday, December 20, 2013

A Finished Gift

Guys. Finals are *finally* over and I am on the verge of a 12 day break from work. I cannot express to you how excited I am! I am going to sew, sew, sew and play some video games on my time off. And it will be GLORIOUS.

But today I wanted to share with you the only other project I have been working on besides cats. My boyfriend and I recently celebrated our 5th anniversary and I wanted to make him something special. Here's what I came up with:

crochet Hobbes

Isn't it cute? He has loved Calvin and Hobbes since he was a little kid, so I decided it was about time he had a Hobbes of his own to have adventures with :)

I used this free pattern to make him. I can't tell you all the yarns I used. I know the black is Caron Simply Soft. The orange is some remnants I had lying around... Same with the white. The eyes and nose are felt and I used yarn to make the mouth. I don't quite understand how his belly turned out so small when hers is so in proportion! I even made it slightly bigger than the pattern! I think I'm actually going to remove that bit and make it a bit bigger. It's just really bothering me.

But he was definitely well-received! Mario had NO idea I was even working on it, which made me pretty happy considering I didn't hide the progress pieces very well! But I should never underestimate his obliviousness to my craft projects ;) Makes things pretty easy!

And because this post wouldn't be complete without it... here are the newest additions to the catvent family:

Yay ipad photos?
What have you been working on?

Linking up to Finish it Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts!


  1. Hobbs is adorable and a great gifty. Happy anniversary to you both. The advent cats are looking good. I missed the fact you went back to class. I recall you completed your masters and were out in the work world. Are you going for your PHD? May you and yours have a happy holiday season ... :) Pat

  2. Hobbs is cute!! Love your cat block too. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Congratulations on 5 years! What a perfect gift Hobbes is. I love him.

  4. I love those cats! Great fabric choices.

  5. Happy anniversary!!! Love the Hobbes, and all your yellow cats :) You make me want to learn how to knit.


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