Sunday, February 25, 2007

Bow to your Sensai... BOW TO YOUR SENSAI!

My good friend and fellow beach bum, Mel, is the one who taught me to crochet 5 years ago. She always says that I am her best student. She also says that I surpassed her.
I beg to differ.
While I like to experiment with different yarns and fibers, she learns new stitches and tackles big projects with simple worsted weight. I don't have the patience required for large or intricate patterns. The only full size afghans I ever completed were done on on a Q-hook for goodness sakes.

She gave Peanut this awesome blanket that she made just for him. I'm sure he will love it as much as I do. There are so many cool details that make this one really special.

It is constructed in 9 main pieces and all the animals and other objects are appliqued on.

Here is a close-up of the waves under the boat.

The elephants' ears flap!

My favorite part is Noah and his wife.

THANKS MEL! We love it!

I'd like to credit the designer too as this pattern was in a book, but I don't remember what one!


Shelly said...

Oh My Goodness that blanket is jaw-dropping amazing!!

Starfish said...

Wow that is really amazing! She's not my sensai but I'm bowing too!

Anonymous said...

My neighbor made this afghan also. She is my sensei! These women are awesome!! Literally :)