Dragon Rider is supposedly my focus piece, and I've just realised that I haven't work on it since April, there have been far to many projects (and new starts) in my life for the last six months, so Dragon Rider is back on the frame and back getting some attention, at least he was... ooops! I've signed up for the two HAED SALs this month, the normal one and the SS one. Dragon Rider is my normal one. They're not challenging targets, 100 stitches a week for four weeks, so 400 altogether (I know you already worked that out, don't worry :-) ). This is 900 stitches on this page, which I find oddly depressing, I feel like 900 ought to look like more than a smudge, but what can you do? However, as I've hit the target on that I'm now going to move onto Heroes and Heroines for the SS SAL, but Dragon Rider will be back, my guilt over how long it is since I last worked on him is strong, so he'll get some more love very soon. I'm not even putting him away properly, just to make sure that I really don't have any excuse.
And this is my other offering this week, he's only little, but I'm rather excited about my little crochet owl, for many reasons. He's the first time that I've ever really done proper shaping using increases and decreases, and that seems to have worked so yay! He's the first time that I've used a magic ring and again, it seems to have worked, so yay! It's the first time I've done anything 3D as opposed to flat, so also my first time stuffing, and that seems to have worked, so yay! And finally, he's my first ever commission. Someone at work requested this little dude from me, so that's the first time someone's trusted my crochet enough to ask for something. And seeing how many firsts there were for me in this, she was quite brave, and he's only a little cross eyed. Lets say that it makes him unique. This was actually a free pattern so if you want to make it yourself you can find the chart here