Friday, 25 November 2011

Striving to Win*

A small finished object this week...


My close friend recently got a puppy, who seems particularly keen on woolen type toys. Having destroyed her latest one, my friend asked if I would be so kind as to make a new one.

It's the first time my friend has really shown an interest in my knitting (save for the obligatory admiring of the things I have made of course!) so I was delighted to oblige.

I decided that dog toys would be an excellent opportunity to practice my crochet skills, so I grabbed a hook and some of the mystery acrylic yarn I was gifted by a colleague.

The red one was my first attempt, as the previous dog toy had been a simple sausage shape. I was pretty please with my version. So, although my friend had only asked for one toy, I was on a bit of a roll and thought I would attempt to make a bone shaped toy *grins*

It actually went surprisingly well ;) In fact, within moments of receiving the parcel with the toys, my friend sent me a picture of the puppy with the bone:


Always nice to have your work appreciated *laughs*


*"Be it jewel or toy, not the prize gives the joy, but the striving to win the prize." Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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30 comments:

  1. You know you'll probably have to start making one of these every fortnight as he chews through them!

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  2. He looks like he is really enjoying his gift and I have to second little macaroon!
    xx

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  3. Great project for practicing crochet. That is what I should be doing this weekend but...I'm knitting and weaving. Glad your four legged friend enjoyed his new toy.

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  4. Lovely toy and well-loved already! the puppy is so handsome too.

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  5. Awwww, so cute! The puppy is really enjoying it too!!

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  6. Oh that's so nice seeing your work appreciated:)

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  7. Do I detect a little Yorkshire Terrier? How cute is that. Excellent bone.

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  8. So cute, the little toy you made looks nearly as big as the wee pup and I can see he is enjoying himself thoroughly!

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  9. That is very cute, and gives me an idea for my sister's dog who also loves to chew fluffy things :)

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  10. The toys look great. The bone one looks brilliant. I'm sure you'll be making more ;-)

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  11. Love the bone (the puppy's cute too)

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  12. Great use of mystery acrylic!

    Now if we could see you striving with the crochet hook ... :)

    P.S. to WonderWhyGal: if you'd rather be knitting and weaving, then you should knit and weave.

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  13. awesome crochet bone!!! well done you!!! xx

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  14. Awww, too cute! I considered making some cat toys for my friend, but I got lazy and just gave the kittens a ball of eyelash yarn I didn't want which they loved just fine.

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  15. Those are so cute. It's always nice when a gift is well received.

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  16. Those toys are too cute! I love the picture of the bone in action too--really great!

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  17. Yay for crocheting! I love the dog bone, it looks great. I wanted to do up some spooky bones of my own for Halloween, but didn't get around to it---I think a dog toy is probably a better use for bone-shaped crochet. :D And I'm glad the recipient is appropriately appreciative of your awesome gift.

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  18. They are super, and a great use for random acrylic

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  19. How cute! And how great that the recipient loves his toys, lol.

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  20. Such a happy puppy! So very cute.

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